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Memorable Manitobans: Silas Herbert Redmond Lyon (1890-1969)

Businessman.

Born at Cartwright on 18 July 1890, son of Frederick Herbert Lyon (?-?) and Martha Elizabeth Vaughan (1851-?, daughter of Amos Hawley Vaughan), he founded Lyon Paint and Glass Company in 1909. During the First World War, he served in the Royal Flying Corps. He returned to his business after the war and, in 1949, it became General Window Products of Canada with him as President. On 17 November 1920, he married Frederica Iveagh Lee (?-?) at Russell and they had six children: Peyton Vaughan Lyon, Kathleen I. Lyon (wife of F. G. P. Lewis), C. Geoffrey Lyon, Vivienne J. Lyon (wife of R. A. Frampton), Frederica M. Lyon (wife of F. J. Bolton), and K. R. Vaughan Lyon. He died at Winnipeg on 21 January 1969 and was buried in the St. James Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations [Silas Redmond Lyon], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 1969, page 31.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 April 2020

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