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Lyon, Augustus Waldo

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 28, credited to Salem, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 4/24/61, m/i 7/16/61, SGT, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, reen 12/21/63, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/3/64, comn 2LT, Co. I, 8/4/64 (8/23/64), wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, pr 1LT, 10/18/64 (11/4/64), m/o 7/11/65

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VITALS

Birth: 03/21/1833, Morgan, VT
Death: 11/21/1915

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Westmore, VT
Marker/Plot: 5
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 5669552

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/24/1865; widow Frances J., 12/8/1915, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Italo Collection, VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site, Findagrave
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Randall Lyon, Naples, FL

2nd Great Grandfather of Randolph C. Allen, Littleton, CO

2nd Great Grandfather of Brenda Lyon, Naples, FL

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Lakeview Cemetery, Westmore, VT

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Photo

VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Photo

John Gibson Collection

Photo

Ed Italo Collection

Augustus W. Lyon

Augustus W. Lyon, son of Porter and Elvira (Morse) Lyon, was born on the 21st of March, 1833 in Morgan, Vermont. He attended the district school and Derby Academy. Around 1852 he moved to Massachusetts where for eight years he was engaged in the shoe business. He married on the 12th of July, 1856, Harriet B. Prescott of Oakdale, Massachusetts. She was born in 1833. They had three children:

George A. Lyon was born on the 25th of September, 1858.
Porter E. Lyon was born on the 11th of March, 1867.
Etta E. Lyon was born on the 21st of January, 1869.

Around 1860 Augustus returned to Vermont with his new family and was engaged for a year in a general store. He enlisted in Company D, 3rd regiment of Vermont volunteers, at St Johnsbury, Vermont on April 22, 1861. His personal description at the time of enlistment was 5' 7 1/2" tall, light complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair. He listed his occupation as farmer.

Timeline of Military Career

Augustus first wife Harriet died on the 29th of March, 1871. On the 1st of May, 1872, Augustus married Frances J. Clarke, daughter of Giles M. and Susan (Huggins) Clarke. Frances was born on the 12th of September, 1839 in Windsor, Vermont. They had three children:

Frederick Allston Lyon was born on the 9th of February, 1873.
Eugene Auston Lyon was born on the 7th of January, 1878.
Bert Prescott Lyon was born on the 22nd of October, 1879.

Augustus died on Sunday November 21, 1915, at 1:00 A.M. Frances died in 1920.

Contributed by Randall Lyon, Augustus' 2nd Great Grandson.

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