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Trying to find information on my maternal grandmothers family. Her name was Catherine Edna Lyon (1912-1985). She had a brother, James R. Lyon, Jr., known as Buck who married Marguerite Gossage and two sisters, Louise and Evelyn, Their mother was Mary Ella Rogers. I only know that they settled in Maryland & North Carolina and that back in their family tree was a plantation known as "The Two Brothers Plantation" somewhere in Maryland. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Here's what I found, appears that Catherine's brother was James R Lyon the second, his father was Jr and grandfather was Sr. 
Junior and Senior were "Street Hucksters"


1910 United States Federal Census

Name: James R Lyon
Age in 1910: 60
Birth Year: 1850
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1910: Precinct 7, Washington, District of Columbia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary E Lyon
Father's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother's Birthplace: Maryland
Neighbors:
Household Members: Name Age
James R Lyon 60
Mary E Lyon 60
Mary E Lyon 22
James R Lyon Jr 29
Violas C Lyon 20
Emma T Lyon 19
Maornie E Lyon 17
May L Lyon 2
James R Lyon 2nd 3/12
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Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Precinct 7, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll: T624_152; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0129; Image: 1063; FHL microfilm: 1374165.

Here is the family in 1930, appears that Mary L is another daughter of James R and Mary Ella:


1930 United States Federal Census

Name: James R Lyon
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Maryland
Race: White
Home in 1930: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Father-in-law
Spouse's Name: Mary E Lyon
Father's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother's Birthplace: Maryland
Household Members: Name Age
Marvin G Barber 26
Mary L Barber 21
Marvin E Barber 2
James R Lyon 39
Mary E Lyon 38
James R Lyon 20
Edna C Lyon 17
Evelyn C Lyon 12


Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll: 296; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 172; Image: 840.0; FHL microfilm: 2340031.

Is this Marguerite? Looks like Catherine Edna may be Catherine Owens?

1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Margrette Gossage
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: District of Columbia
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Home in 1940: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia
Street: 35th Street-NE
House Number: 314
Inferred Residence in 1935: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 11B
Rent/home value:

Occupation:

Education:

Employment status:
Neighbors:
Household Members: Name Age
Ira Owens 32
Catherine Owens 27
Irley Owens 5
Charles Owens 2
Margrette Gossage 31

Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia; Roll: T627_568; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 1-446B.

Yes, Catherine Edna was my grandmother.Ira K. was my grandfather and Shirley is my mother.

I have spent many hours on ancestry.com as well and have traced James Reeder Lyon all the way back to a King of Norway, A King of Italy and a Queen of Sweden.

Would you mind telling me what a Street Huckster is?

The 1910 cencus was evidently for my great great grandfather.

How kind of you to help me.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Mary L. was my great Aunt, Mary Louise. Mary and Marvin were her children with Marvin Barber.

My grandmother's name appears as Edna C. which is incorrect, I don't know why.

Apparently, back then, at least in my family, it was customery to take in extended relatives.

Thanks again.

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