ANDREW W. LYMAN                  GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Erie Record, Friday, Apr. 13, 1917

Died:  Apr. 9, 1917

 

A PIONEER AND A SOLDIER.

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A.     W. Lyman Died At His Home Monday

Came Here First in 68.

 

  Andrew W. Lyman was born in Stark county, Ohio, May 6, 1836.  When he was a year old he removed with his parents to Iroquois county, Ill., where he grew to manhood.  He was united in marriage with Miss Mary Chapin, May 24, 1857 and to this union two children were born.  One, Ethel Viola Loretta, is now Mrs. J. M. Hendricks, of Erie, who with her family was living with him at the time of his death.  In addition to his daughter he is survived by two grandsons, George L. Hendricks and Winfred Hendricks, and a nephew, Edward Lyman of Garfield, Kansas, who was here to attend the funeral of the man who raised him.  Other relatives surviving are:  J. M. Chapin, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Loomis of Parsons.

  Mr. Lyman enlisted in Company A, 76th Illinois Infantry and served his country three years as a soldier.

  In 1867 he moved to Benton county, Mo., but in November the following year he came to Kansas and settled on his claim near Flatrock Creek, Walnut Grove township, Neosho county, where he lived until 1877, when he moved back to Illinois to take care of his parents and where he remained for four years.  He then returned to his Neosho county farm where he lived until August 28, 1888 when he moved to Erie where he made his home until his death Monday, April 9, 1917, at 10:30 p.m.

  He was converted when he was 35 years of age and united with the Metodist Episcopal church afterwards transferring his membership to the United Brethren church, and was an active member of that church for several years.  At the time of his death he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in Erie and Erie Post G. A. R.

  Funeral services were held in the Erie Methodist church Wednesday and burial was made in the Erie cemetery.  Rev. H. H. Fowler had charge of the services and members of Erie Camp Sons of Veterans acted as pallbearers.