HENRY CLAY LYONS
From the 1887 History
of Vernon County, Missouri, p. 402:
Henry Clay Lyons
and Stock-raiser, Section 33, Post-office, Carbon Center).
the sketch which immediately precedes this, that of Mr. Lyons' brother,
mention has been made somewhat at length of his parents, William and
Sarah E. (Hampton) Lyons, so that it is unnecessary to repeat what has
already been referred to at that place. Henry C. Lyons also came
originally from Lewis county, Ky., his birth occurring April 15, 1844.
Like his brother he was reared to an agricultural experience and
consequently passed his time in a manner common to that of other
farmers' sons, though besides attending to the duties about the farm he
was enabled to secure a good common school education. When the Civil
War broke out he made several unsuccessful efforts to join the Federal
army, but was refused admission until a short time before the cessation
of hostilities when he became a soldier and served until the struggle
ended. Soon after his return home, or in October, 1865, he was married,
his wife being Miss Emma Scott, whose father was Fielding L. Scott, of
Champaign county, Ill. She died in August, 1884, leaving a family of
six children, four of whom survive: Charles, Julia, Theodosia and
William. March 11, 1885, Mr. Lyons took his second wife Miss Mary E.
Skinner of Eldorado Springs, Mo. His present farm is a valuable one of
400 acres, the improvements of which are above the average; this is kept
well stocked with cattle of high grades. Mr. L. is a Republican in
politics and strongly in favor of temperance. He was formerly connected
with the I. O. O. F. in Champaign county, Ill., and at this time belongs
to Argyle Lodge No. 520, A. F. and A. M., of Nevada. Alive to all
matters of public interest, he keeps well posted on the current events
of every-day life, and wherever known is accorded high esteem and
respect. His standing as a citizen is above reproach.
H. C. Lyons Dead
H. Clay Lyons, 74
years old, died at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday morning September 3, 1918, at
his home eight miles southeast, in Vernon county of 'bowel trouble'
after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Lyons was one of the best known
farmers of this section, having been a resident of this vicinity for
more than fifty years. He was a man of sterling worth and had a large
circle of friends. He was a member of Rich Hill Lodge No. 479 A F & A
M. Surviving are the wife, three daughters, Mrs. Chas Compton, of
Richards, Mrs. Geo Shafer of Fairview, Mo., and another daughter of
Erie, Kans., and one son of the home address. Burial will probably be
made Thursday at Carbon Center.
Rich Hill Mining Review, Rich Hill, Missouri. Thursday, September