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LESTER LYON TOOK OWN LIFE FRIDAY (S34)


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  • Title  LESTER LYON TOOK OWN LIFE FRIDAY 
    Short Title  Lester Alonzo Lyon Obituary - Winterset Madisonian 
    Source ID  S34 
    Text  Winterset Madisonian - Wed., May 5, 1943

    LYON TOOK OWN LIFE FRIDAY

    Scott Township Man Uses Shotgun to Shoot Self

    Lester Lyon, young Scott township farmer, committed suicide last Friday by shooting himself at his farm home about seven miles east of Winterset. He was 33 year of age.

    Mr. Lyon had a wide acquaintance in this county. He was connected with the Winterset Community auction as assistant clerk, did commercial trucking, in addition to operating his farm. He was a native of this county and had spent all his life here, with the exception of 10 years in Des Moines.

    The tragedy occurred about 7:10 a.m. last Friday. He came to the house after completing the morning chores, and went to an upstairs bedroom. His wife and three small children were in the house at the time. Shortly afterwards they heard the fatal shotgun blast from upstairs.

    Coroner Paul Eggleston of Winterset was called and investigated the death. No inquest was held. Mr. Lyon left no note, and no reason for the act could be assigned by his family, except that he had been in ill health recently.

    In addition to his wife, he is survived by the three children, Dale, Robert and Judy Ann; by his parents, Jacob and Viola Lyon of Scott township; two brothers, Dale Lyon of the U.S. army and Linden E. Lyon of Seattle, Wash., and two sisters, Nalda Lyon of Des Moines, and Audrey Lyon at home.

    Funeral services were held Monday from the Anderson Funeral home, in charge of the Rev. James Walls of the Peru Methodist church. Burial was made in the Union Chapel cemetery. 
    Linked to  Lester Alonzo LYON 
     

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