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William Charles Lyon


William Charles Lyon.
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William Charles Lyon,
William Charles Playfair Lyon,
born 4 Sept 1862, London.
He was a Printer, Stationer and Bookseller.
Listed in 1881 census as living with widowed mother Lavinia in London.
Listed in 1891 census as living 7 Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire.
Listed in 1901 census as living High Cross St, St. Austell, Cornwall (see map).
Listed at mar 1903 as living 11 High Cross St, St. Austell, Cornwall.

He mar 1stly, 21 Apr 1903 [him age 40, her age 25] to Julia Falvey [born 4 Nov 1877, from Tralee, Co.Kerry].
He was English Protestant. She was Irish Catholic.
Marriage notice says mar 21 Apr 1903 at RC Church of St.Aloysius, Clarendon Square, London.
However there is an entry on 21 Apr 1903 in St. Pancras parish church (Church of England). Marriage wit by her brother John Charles Falvey and her mother Mary Ellen Falvey.
See marriage notice in Kerry Sentinel, 2 May 1903.
She died within months. No issue.

Julia dies, 1903:
She died Tue 15 Sept 1903, age 25 yrs, St. Austell, Cornwall, of typhoid.
See report in Kerry Sentinel, September 19, 1903.
See report in Kerry Weekly Reporter, September 19, 1903.
See notice in Kerry Sentinel, September 30, 1903.
Francis Falvey's obituary 1904 says "the recent death of his daughter, Mrs. Playfair Lyon, to whom he was deeply attached, affected him considerably."

William mar 2ndly, Feb 1909 [him age 46, her age 24] at St. Austell to Beatrice Warne ["Trixie"].
She was born 1885, Cornwall, dau of Frederick Warne.
(todo) See marriage of William Charles Lyon, St.Austell, [GRO.UK], 2nd qr 1909, 5c 165.

They are listed in 1911 census as living Glenogle St, St. Austell.
Despite briefly marrying a Catholic, William was a devout member of the Church of England and was apparently a Lay Preacher.
They lived in Bristol for some years.
When WW2 came they moved back to (safer) Cornwall. (Bristol was indeed heavily bombed in the war.)
William died June 1943, St. Austell, Cornwall, age 80 yrs.
(todo) See death of William C Lyon, St.Austell, [GRO.UK], 2nd qr 1943, age 82, 5c 102.
Beatrice died 4 May 1968, think NOT 1967, Devon, age 83 yrs.
(todo) See death of Beatrice Lyon, Devon C, [GRO.UK], 2nd qr 1968, age 83, 7a 395.
William and Beatrice had issue.


William Charles Lyon, around 1910.
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William and Beatrice and their son Kenneth (born 1910).
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