Lyon, Judge George Ashmore

Lyon, Judge George Ashmore

Male 1821 - 1885  (63 years)

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  • Name Lyon, George Ashmore 
    Title Judge 
    Born 21 Aug 1821  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 12 Nov 1850  Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1852  Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1852  Placer County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Election 1859  Clear Lake Township, Lake County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 11 Jun 1860  Clear Lake Township, Lake County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Voter Registration 31 May 1867  Upper Lake, Lake, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1870  Lakeport, Lake County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 5 Jun 1880  Upper Lake Precinct, Lake, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died 29 Jun 1885  Lake County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    Buried Hartley Cemetery, Lakeport, Lake County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I4365  Sackett
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2018 

    Family 1 McKean, Prudence L.,   b. 21 Aug 1825, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1878, Lakeport, Lake County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1846  [10
    Children 
     1. Lyon, Sarah E.,   b. Abt 1847, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     2. Lyon, Carlos A.,   d. Unknown
     3. Lyon, George A.,   b. Abt 1850, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     4. Lyon, Clara M.,   b. Abt 1854, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     5. Lyon, James M.,   b. 1857, Lake County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1889, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     6. Lyon, Ada Augusta,   b. May 1862, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1933, Lake County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     7. Lyon, Edward E.,   b. Abt 1860, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     8. Lyon, Mabel C.,   b. Abt 1865, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F18454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sackett, Marietta Emma Lillie,   b. 13 Dec 1850, Terapin Ridge, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1940, Upper Lake, Lake, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1874  Sonoma County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Children 
    +1. Lyon, Edith L.,   b. Abt 1875, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     2. Lyon, Walter S.,   b. 12 Aug 1878, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1950, Lake County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +3. Lyon, Nettie Roberta,   b. 11 Dec 1881, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1962, Lake County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Lyon, Myrtle V.,   b. 1884, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F1778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Aug 1821 - Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lyon, Sarah E. - Abt 1847 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lyon, George A. - Abt 1850 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Nov 1850 - Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1852 - Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1852 - Placer County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lyon, Clara M. - Abt 1854 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lyon, James M. - 1857 - Lake County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElection - 1859 - Clear Lake Township, Lake County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lyon, Edward E. - Abt 1860 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Jun 1860 - Clear Lake Township, Lake County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lyon, Ada Augusta - May 1862 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lyon, Mabel C. - Abt 1865 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsVoter Registration - 31 May 1867 - Upper Lake, Lake, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Lakeport, Lake County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jun 1874 - Sonoma County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lyon, Edith L. - Abt 1875 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lyon, Walter S. - 12 Aug 1878 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lyon, Nettie Roberta - 11 Dec 1881 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lyon, Myrtle V. - 1884 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jun 1885 - Lake County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hartley Cemetery, Lakeport, Lake County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1880 Census: Gravelly Valley, Lake, California
      Family History Library Film: 1254066; NA Film Number: T9-0066
      Page Number: 59C
      George A. LYON, Self M Male W 58 CAN Farmer NY CAN
      Emma L. LYON, Wife M Female W 30 IL Keeping House --- ENG
      Edith L. LYON, Dau S Female W 5 CA At Home CAN IL
      Walter S. LYON, Son S Male W 1 CA At Home CAN IL
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      It appears that George died before 1900 when Emma is enumerated as a widow and head of household.
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      From History of Mendocino and Lake Counties (1875):

      p. 141
      Upper Lake
      Following the first settlement of this section, as described in the general history, there came in . . . George A. Lyon, Sr., . . .

      p. 154
      Clear Lake Circuit of the Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1857. Early preachers were S. W. Norman, James Corwin, G. B. Davis. George A. Lyon, Noah Burton, Asa J. White. The first camp meeting was held at Upper Lake. The Kelseyville church was built in 1870.
      . . .

      p. 288
      FARMERS' SAVINGS BANK, LAKEPORT. With an authorized capital stock of $100,000, divided into one thousand shares of the par value of $100 each, but with only twenty per cent, or $20,000, paid in at the time of organization, the Farmers' Savings Bank of Lakeport was established December 8, 1874, . . . [Listed as one of the original subscribers: George A. Lyon] . . .

      pp. 317-320
      CAPTAIN JOHN KAY FRASIER . . .
      p. 319: In Lakeport in October, 1874, Captain Fraser married Miss Clara Lyon, sister of George A. Lyon, horticultural commissioner of Lake county, and she

      p. 320: died leaving five children: Lyon, who is at present serving as sheriff of Lake county ; Richard Floyd, who is engaged in farming in Oregon; Lovett K., an attorney, of San Francisco; Yolland L, an electrical engineer, who resides at Lakeport ; and Clara, a graduate of the University of California, 1914. [Lyon Frasier's bio is found on p. 388 of the same publication.]

      p. 574: In 1905 Mr. [Heber Byron] Churchill was married to Miss Edna Lyon, daughter of George A. Lyon, horticultural commissioner of Lake county, and member of one of the prominent families of this part of the state. They have had two children, Heber Byron, Jr., and Beatrice. The Churchills have a fine residence at Lakeport.

      p. 824: WILFRED L. BOARDMAN.?The beautiful country home of Wilfred L. Boardman in West Upper Lake precinct. Lake county, a valuable tr.act of forty acres, was once part of the large estate of Judge George A. Lyon, Mrs. Boardman's father, one of the old-time residents of this locality. . . .

      p. 855
      JUDGE GEORGE A. LYON.?One of the old "forty-niners" in California, and a resident of Lake county from 1858 until his death, there were few better known residents of this region than the late Judge Lyon, a man whose intellect and strength of character gave him high standing among his fellow citizens and naturally made him prominent in the old days, when every man's services to the community were of vital importance. A native of Canada, he was born August 8, 1821, and was about ten years of age when his parents moved to the state of Pennsylvania. A year later they moved again, this time to Ohio.

      George A. Lyon had exceptional educational advantages for his time. After receiving a common school training he entered Allegheny College, at Meadville, Pa., when a youth of nineteen, attending that institution for two and a half years. Then he was obliged to discontinue his studies because of ill health, and he passed the next two years teaching school in Canada. Returning to Pennsylvania he became engaged in the manufacture of pig iron, following it for two years, when his venture was terminated by the destruction of the building and machinery by fire. At that time he received the appointment of deputy sheriff in Mercer county. Pa., holding that office until March, 1849, when the gold fever drew him westward. He set out across the plains with ox teams for California, and arrived at Sacramento September 1st, soon afterward commencing mining, which he followed that winter in Amador county. For some time afterward he was engaged in merchandising, opening a store at Jackson, and six months later, in partnership with two other men, starting another store, in Sacramento. The partners ran both establishments for one year, when Mr. Lyon sold his interest to the others and engaged in hotel-keeping, in Placer county, continuing the business for

      p. 826
      six years. Removing thence to Sacramento, he lived there until September, 1858, when he came into Lake county, settling on the property five miles southwest of Upper Lake, where his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred L. Boardman, now reside, Mr. Boardman owning only a small part, however, of the Judge's holdings. He acquired the ownership of nine hundred acres, located at what is known as Black Point, between Lakeport and Upper Lake. Here he soon became well known, being elected justice of the peace in 1859 and serving three years in that office, and he was always known as "Judge" Lyon among his large circle of friends and acquaintances in this part of the county. He led an active and useful life, and is remembered as one of the substantial citizens of his time, a man who did his share to place the affairs of the community on a proper basis and maintain good government. His demise occurred at his home, June 29, 1885.

      On March 18, 1846, Mr. Lyon married Miss Prudence McKean, who was born in Pennsylvania, and she left a family of eight children, namely : George A. (who is well known all over Lake county in his capacity of horticultural commissioner), Sarah E., Carlos A., Clara M., James M., Edward E., Ada A. and Mabel C. The mother died June 12, 1873. For his second wife Judge Lyon married, June 10, 1874, Mrs. Emma L. Ranard, who was born in Jo Daviess county. 111., and who crossed the plains in 1853 with her parents. Of this marriage four children were born, as follows: Edith L., Mrs. Christie, of San Francisco: Walter S., a farmer at Upper Lake; Roberta, Mrs. Wilfred L. Boardman; and Myrtle V., Mrs. Reynolds, the two last mentioned also residents of Lake county.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith
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  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 26 Jul 2018.
      Memorial ID 75898387
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75898387

      Judge George Ashmore Lyon
      Birth: Aug. 8, 1821, Canada
      Death: Jun. 29, 1885
      Lake County
      California, USA

      He married Merietta Emma Sacket who was born 1850 in Illinois. Their children were Edith L born 1875 and Walter S born May 1880

      Family links:
      Spouses:
      Prudence L Mc Kean Lyon (1825 - 1878)*
      Merietta Emma Sacket Lyon (1850 - ____)*

      Children:
      James M Lyon (1857 - 1889)*
      Ada Augusta Lyon Clendenin (1862 - 1933)*
      Walter Sackett Lyon (1878 - 1950)*
      Myrtle Viola Lyon Reynolds (1884 - 1969)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Hartley Cemetery
      Lakeport
      Lake County
      California, USA
      Plot: Sec 1, Str F, N/W

      Maintained by: Find A Grave
      Originally Created by: Pearlady
      Record added: Sep 03, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 75898387

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S500] 1860 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 27 Jul 2018.
      1860 Census, enumerated 11 Jun 1860 in Clear Lake Township, Lake County, California, United States. Post Office: Upper Lake

      G A Lyon M 38 U C [Upper Canada became Canada West in 1841]
      Prudence Lyon F 34 Penn
      Sarah Lyon F 13 Penn
      George Lyon M 10 Penn
      Clara Lyon F 6 Cala
      James M Lyon M 3 Cala
      No Name Lyon M 0 Cala

      "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDK6-Y64 : 13 December 2017), G A Lyon, 1860.


    3. [S506] 1850 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 27 Jul 2018.
      J W Haynes M 26 Canada
      Geo A Lyon M 30 Canada
      A W Webster M 23 Ohio
      A H Cooper M 36 Kentucky

      "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4SM-NGK : 12 April 2016), Geo A Lyon in household of J W Haynes, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States; citing family 925, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S1991] California State Census, 1852, (Family Search) (Reliability: 3), 27 Jul 2018.
      Name George A Lyon
      Event Type Census
      Event Date 1852
      Event Place Sacramento, California
      Gender Male
      Age 31
      Birthplace Canada
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1821

      "California State Census, 1852," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4NC-V81 : 30 July 2017), George A Lyon, Sacramento, California; citing p. 11, State Archives, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 909,231.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S1991] California State Census, 1852, (Family Search) (Reliability: 2), 1852.
      Name G A Lyon
      Event Type Census
      Event Date 1852
      Event Place Placer, California
      Gender Male
      Age 31
      Birthplace Canada
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1821

      "California State Census, 1852," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4ND-JBV : 30 July 2017), G A Lyon, Placer, California; citing p. 21, State Archives, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 909,230.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    6. [S1992] History of Mendocino and Lake counties, California, with biographical sketches of the leading, men and women of the counties who have been identified with their growth and development from the early days to the present, Aureliius O. Carpenter & Percy H. Millberry (1975), (Los Angeles, Cal., Historic record company), 131 (Reliability: 2), 27 Jul 2018.
      G. A. Lyon elected justice in 1859 in Clear Lake Township, Lake County, California

      Researched by Ted Smith

    7. [S701] California Great Registers, 1866-1910, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 27 Jul 2018.
      Name George Ashmore Lyon
      Event Type Voter Registration
      Event Date 31 May 1867
      Event Place Upper Lake, Lake, California, United States
      Age 45
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1822
      Birthplace Canada

      "California Great Registers, 1866-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNFR-L2Y : 8 December 2017), George Ashmore Lyon, 31 May 1867; citing Voter Registration, Upper Lake, Lake, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 976,469.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    8. [S501] 1870 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 27 Jul 2018.
      1870 Census, enumerated __ ___ 1870 in Lakeport, Lake County, California, United States

      J A Lions M 48 Canada
      Prudence L Lions F 48 Pennsylvania
      Clara Lions F 15 California
      James M Lions M 13 California
      Edward Lions M 10 California
      Ada Lions F 8 California
      Ma*E Leons F 5 California

      "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN6N-D4D : 12 April 2016), Prudence L Lions in household of J A Lions, California, United States; citing p. 37, family 237, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,572.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    9. [S960] 1880 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 27 Jul 2018.
      1880 Census, enumerated 3, 5, & 7 Jun 1880 in Upper Lake Precinct, Lake County, California, United States

      George A Lyon Self M 58 Canada
      Emma L Lyon Wife F 30 Illinois, United States
      Edith L Lyon Daughter F 5 California, United States
      Walter S Lyon Son M 1 California, United States

      "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6GY-6XM : 26 August 2017), George A Lyon, Gravelly Valley, Lake, California, United States; citing enumeration district ED 52, sheet 59C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0066; FHL microfilm 1,254,066.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    10. [S1992] History of Mendocino and Lake counties, California, with biographical sketches of the leading, men and women of the counties who have been identified with their growth and development from the early days to the present, Aureliius O. Carpenter & Percy H. Millberry (1975), (Los Angeles, Cal., Historic record company), 131 (Reliability: 2), 27 Jul 2018.
      JUDGE GEORGE A. LYON.?One of the old "forty-niners" in California, and a resident of Lake county from 1858 until his death, there were few better known residents of this region than the late Judge Lyon, a man whose intellect and strength of character gave him high standing among his fellow citizens and naturally made him prominent in the old days, when every man's services to the community were of vital importance. A native of Canada, he was born August 8, 1821, and was about ten years of age when his parents moved to the state of Pennsylvania. A year later they moved again, this time to Ohio.

      George A. Lyon had exceptional educational advantages for his time. After receiving a common school training he entered Allegheny College, at Meadville, Pa., when a youth of nineteen, attending that institution for two and a half years. Then he was obliged to discontinue his studies because of ill health, and he passed the next two years teaching school in Canada. Returning to Pennsylvania he became engaged in the manufacture of pig iron, following it for two years, when his venture was terminated by the destruction of the building and machinery by fire. At that time he received the appointment of deputy sheriff in Mercer county. Pa., holding that office until March, 1849, when the gold fever drew him westward. He set out across the plains with ox teams for California, and arrived at Sacramento September 1st, soon afterward commencing mining, which he followed that winter in Amador county. For some time afterward he was engaged in merchandising, opening a store at Jackson, and six months later, in partnership with two other men, starting another store, in Sacramento. The partners ran both establishments for one year, when Mr. Lyon sold his interest to the others and engaged in hotel-keeping, in Placer county, continuing the business for

      p. 826
      six years. Removing thence to Sacramento, he lived there until September, 1858, when he came into Lake county, settling on the property five miles southwest of Upper Lake, where his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred L. Boardman, now reside, Mr. Boardman owning only a small part, however, of the Judge's holdings. He acquired the ownership of nine hundred acres, located at what is known as Black Point, between Lakeport and Upper Lake. Here he soon became well known, being elected justice of the peace in 1859 and serving three years in that office, and he was always known as "Judge" Lyon among his large circle of friends and acquaintances in this part of the county. He led an active and useful life, and is remembered as one of the substantial citizens of his time, a man who did his share to place the affairs of the community on a proper basis and maintain good government. His demise occurred at his home, June 29, 1885.

      On March 18, 1846, Mr. Lyon married Miss Prudence McKean, who was born in Pennsylvania, and she left a family of eight children, namely : George A. (who is well known all over Lake county in his capacity of horticultural commissioner), Sarah E., Carlos A., Clara M., James M., Edward E., Ada A. and Mabel C. The mother died June 12, 1873. For his second wife Judge Lyon married, June 10, 1874, Mrs. Emma L. Ranard, who was born in Jo Daviess county. 111., and who crossed the plains in 1853 with her parents. Of this marriage four children were born, as follows: Edith L., Mrs. Christie, of San Francisco: Walter S., a farmer at Upper Lake; Roberta, Mrs. Wilfred L. Boardman; and Myrtle V., Mrs. Reynolds, the two last mentioned also residents of Lake county.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    11. [S823] California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, (https://familysearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 27 Jul 2018.
      Name George A. Lyon
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 10 Jun 1874
      Event Place Sonoma, California, United States
      Gender Male
      Age 52
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1822
      Spouse's Name Emma L. Raynard
      Spouse's Age 24
      Spouse's Gender Female
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1850

      "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ3T-X2X : 8 December 2017), George A. Lyon and Emma L. Raynard, 10 Jun 1874; citing Sonoma, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,031,223.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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