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  Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
March 21, 1935

OBITUARY ~ GEORGE LYDDON

George Lyddon, son of John and Hanna Lyddon, was born in Warren county, Illinois, February 21, 1849, und died at his home southwest of Clearfield, Iowa, March 15, 1935, aged 86 years, 1 month and 13 days.

On November 9th, 1874 he was married to Jennie Bicknell. To this union were given seven children, Delbert Eugene, Maude Gertrude, Lee Ellsworth, and Iva Pearl; and three that died in infancy.

After his marriage, he lived for four years near Alexis, Illinois and then moved to Iowa. They lived for one year ˝ mile south of Clearfield on the county line and then moved to the present home, were he has lived for 55 years. He was the last of a family of three sisters and six brothers.

He leaves to mourn his death, his wife who has stood by his side for sixty years, two daughters, two sons, two grand-daughters Helen and Hilda Lyddon, and three grandsons. Ralph, Richard, and Dean, whom he cherished very dearly. Also many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the home at 2:00 on Sunday, conducted by Rev. Philip Nystrand, assisted by Rev. J. C. Turner. Music was by Mrs. Will Williams, Joe Barrans, J. R. Crew and Don Green. The pallbearers were six nephews: Ned, Harry, John and Orville Lyddon, George and Chas. Cheese. The interment was in Clearfield Cemetery.

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Card of Thanks.

We desire to express our sincere thanks to our neighbors and friends for the many acts of kindness and words of sympathy during the illness and death of our loved one, and also for the beautiful flowers and the songs so beautifully sung at the services.

Mrs. George Lyddon
and Family.

Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
Thursday, March 21, 1935

OBITUARY ~ GEORGE LYDDON

George Lyddon, son of John and Hannah Lyddon, was born in Warren county, Illinois, February 2nd, 1849, and died at his home near Clearfield, March 15, 1935, at the age of 86 years, 1 months and 15 days. He was married November 9th, 1874 to Jennie Bicknell, and they resided near Alexis on a farm for four years, coming then to Iowa and spending one year on a farm one-half mile south of Clearfield on the county line. They then moved to the present farm where they have resided for fifty-five years. To them were born seven children, Delbert Eugene, Maude Gertrude, Lee Ellsworth, Ida Pearl, and three who passed away in infancy. Mr. Lyddon was the last of a family of three sisters and six brothers. He leaves to mourn his death his faithful wife, who has stood by his side for sixty years, his two sons, two daughters and many other relatives and friends. Mr. Lyddon will be missed in the community who has known him for so long as well as by his immediate family.

Funeral services were held at the home, Rev. Phillip Nystrand, pastor of the Christian church, officiating, assisted by Rev. J. C. Turner, pastor of the Methodist church. Singing was by a quartette composed of J. Ralph Crew, Mrs. Opal Williams of Des Moines, Mrs. J. D. Barrans and Donald Green, and pall bearers were nephews of the deceased—Harry Lyddon of Benton, Ned Lyddon of Clearfield, Orville Lyddon of Menlo, la., John Lyddon of Dexter, la., George and Charley Cheese of Lenox. Interment in Clearfield cemetery.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral of George Lyddon were John Lyddon, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Carter of Dexter, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Lyddon and family of Menlo, la., Mr. and Mrs. Haskel Avitt, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Avitt of Creston; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Avitt and Robert of Saint Louis, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. George Cheese, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Cheese of Lenox; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rood of Bedford; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Beatty of Kent; Mr. and Mrs. Homer Grace of Clarinda; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lyddon and son Donald of Benton and O. D. Mercer of Mt. Ayr.

Transcriptions by Lorelei Rusco, November of 2011

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