William Oliver Lyon (1879 - 1946)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

William Oliver Lyon’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of William so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit William’s biography.

William Oliver Lyon Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of William Oliver Lyon and his immediate Lyon family. Add to William Oliver Lyon's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death


Fitzroy, Australia

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for William.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of William Oliver Lyon? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Fitzroy, Australia

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Father: Lyon Edward John Lyon
Mother: Martha Thomas Lyon

Education

Did William finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did William attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what William did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if William Oliver Lyon is a military veteran.

Middle name

Oliver

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add William's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add William's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was William a religious man? Add William’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of William during various points of his life.

Timeline

1879 - In the year that William Oliver Lyon was born, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

1926 - At the age of 47 years old, William was alive when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1934 - He was 55 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

1939 - By the time he was 60 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

1946 - In the year of William Oliver Lyon's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

William Oliver Lyon Family Tree

Who was William’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share William’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

You can add or remove people from William's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of William Oliver Lyon is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

William Oliver Lyon passed away in 1946 in Fitzroy, Australia at age 67. There is no listed cause of death for William. He was born in 1879. He was born to Lyon Edward John Lyon and Martha Thomas Lyon, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

Memories

What do you remember about William Oliver Lyon? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that William is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of William Oliver Lyon

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources