Nancy J. Thompson Lyon


Headstone of James M. Lyon and Nancy J. Thompson Lyon

The Sunday Telegram., August 29, 1915, page two

Mrs. Nancy J. Lyon, aged widow of the late James M. Lyon, is critically ill in the Lyon apartment following an attack of typhoid fever several weeks ago.


The Daily Telegram., August 30, 1915

Well Known Woman is Claimed Here by the Messenger of Death.

The funeral of Nancy J. Lyon aged 79 years, who died at 5 o’clock Sunday morning following a complication of diseases which followed an attack of typhoid fever seven weeks ago, will be held at the Lyon apartment at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and interment will be at the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. W. C. Taylor pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate.

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The deceased woman was a daughter of Hugh Thompson, a pioneer citizen, and one of a family of six children. William, Thomas and Samuel Thompson, all prominent men, were her half brothers and Kelso Thompson, the late Elizabeth Payne, widow of Thomas T. Payne, and Mrs. Lyon were children of the second marriage.

Mrs. Lyon was the widow of James M. Lyon, a prominent citizen of the county who died in June, 1905. The husband during the Civil War served as a deputy sheriff and later as a member of the county court. He was president of the West Virginia Bank a number of years. He was a member of the Hepzibah Baptist church and prominent in the activities of that denomination.

Six of their nine sons and daughters are living, namely, Ellis, Hugh and Guy and Miss Bessie. Mrs. James W. Robinson and Mrs. Frank A. Willison, of the county. Kelso Thompson, of Wolf Summit, a brother, also survives Mrs. Lyon.

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Mrs. Lyon was a consistent Christian woman and a kind neighbor. She was exemplary in the truest sense of the word and a truly good woman whose long life has been full of noble deeds is gone from among us.

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