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LYON death 1869

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Posted by SFgenealogy on Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 15:01:01 :

LYON--WHO HE WAS -- The 'Chronicle' of March 18th says: "Robert LYON, who was dragged from his sick bed at the Empire House on Commercial street [San Francisco] on Tuesday night and left in the street, where he died in a short time, was a nephew of General Nathaniel LYON who was killed at the battle of Wilson creek, in Missouri, at the commencement of the war. He was an industrious, intelligent and peaceable man, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was a native of Baltimore and had a sister residing at Oakland. A more heartless and brutal deed than thrusting this man from his sick bed to the street in the middle of the night, because his moaning disturbed the other lodgers, can scarcely be conceived of.

Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 20 Mar 1869. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.

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