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Mina Chauncey Lyon Partridge Rites & Alton B Lyon

Mina is William Ross Chauncey’s Grandaughter, Austin Edwin Chauncey’s daughter..my 2nd Cousin Twice Removed
Mina Chauncey Lyon Partridge Rites Held

This about Alton is from a marvelous Blog. Local History Notes Newsclippings of obituaries, marriages and other news items pertinent to the southern tier of New York state, primarily including items from Broome, Chenango and Delaware counties, New York. http://smdlocalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/obituaries-october-2.html?m=1

Monday morning Jan. 10, 1916, a dark shadow was cast over the whole community as the sad intelligence spread announcing the sudden death of Alton B. Lyon. Earnest prayer was made by his friends and the Church for his recovery, the best medical skill was employed and two trained nurses and his devoted wife and faithful parents watched and ministered day and night to the end that healing and restoration might be given, but Alton B. slipped away from their kind ministry to the land of friends, music and flowers, to the house not made by hands eternal in the heavens. Alton B. Lyon was born Oct. 6, 1881, in the town of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], and when 16 years of age his people moved from Coventry to this village [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY] to give him the advantage of a High School training. He was graduated from the Bainbridge High School in the class of 1901. After his graduation he was given a position of trust in the Milford Bank and later served acceptably in the Wilber National Bank of Oneonta. For three or four years he was engaged with his father, Geo. Lyon, in the lumber business, and for nine years was engaged in the coal business in Sidney. This business he disposed of about a year ago because of declining health. For the past year he had been living at Whitney Point and with his family was visiting his parents when taken ill. The deceased friend was married Oct. 23, 1907 to Miss Mina Chauncy. Two bright and healthy children were given to bless this union. Mr. Lyon was a young man of cheerful disposition and radiated good cheer in all the circles he touched. He was a man of strict virtue and uprightness of life and was interested in every good work that sought to promote good will and goodness among men. He had a host of friends in the circles where he lived, loved and achieved. This was evidenced by the profusion of beautiful, fragrant floral pieces that came from his friends and admirers in home, church, social and business circles. The funeral services were held from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lyon on South Main street this village, Thursday afternoon, Jan. 13, 1916, and were in charge of Rev. Frank James, assisted by Rev. Dr. Fletcher of Sidney. The funeral oration was full of worthy praise for the unselfish and upright life of the departed and overflowing with assurances of Divine comfort for the sad, sorrowing and lonely hearts. The bearers were Dr. Ralph Loomis, Floyd Doolittle, Herbert C. Kibbe and Glen Fical. The interment was made in Green Lawn Cemetery [Bainbridge, NY]. The surviving friends are: His widow, Mrs. A.B. Lyon, and two children, Thelma and Wilfred Lyon; also Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lyon, honored parents, and a sister, Mrs. S.B. Hollenbeck…[Bainbridge Republican, Ja. 20, 1916]