- Birth Date
- 25 December 1840
- Death Date
- 31 January 1908
Oscar Fitzallen Lyons
Oscar Lyon’s autobiographical sketch indicates that the Lyons family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Edward Hunter Company in 1850. The family consisted of their mother, Sarah Bigler, and her children Oscar Fitzallen, Amanda Fitzallen, Caleb Washington, Jr., and Sarah Bigler. According to a biography written about Caleb Washington Sr., he was killed in the explosion of the “Edward Bates” steamship while on the Mississippi River, where he was working as a deck hand, on 12 August 1848. He was one of about 40 people who died in the accident. Without her husband, Sarah traveled with her four children across the plains to the Salt Lake Valley.
Oscar was rebaptized in Salt Lake City on 11 September 1852. The Salt Lake Stake Record of Members shows his birth date as 25 December 1841, but his death certificate, inscription on his gravestone, and his obituary all show the date of his death as 25 December 1840.
At the End of a mission, Oscar traveled home in the William Henry Chipman Company in 1866, as indicated in the Deseret News on 26 September 1866.
- Age at Departure: 9
- Age at Departure: 25
- Returning Missionary
- 1900 United States Federal Census
- Chipman, William H., Notebook, 1866.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1959, Volume 1.
- "Oscar F. Lyons and John A. Marchant Summoned by Reaper," Deseret Evening News , 7 Feb. 1908, 3.
- Oscar F. Lyons autobiographical sketch, 1. Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.
- "Oscar Lyons is Dead," Coalville Times, 7 February 1908, 5.
- "Passenger List: of Cap. W. Chipman's Train," Deseret News, 26 September 1866, 5.
- "Peoa. Prominent Citizens Dead," Deseret Evening News, 7 February 1908, 3.
- Salt Lake Stake Record of Members, 1848-1917.
- Utah Death Certificates.