Re: Catherine Olivia "Cassie" (Taylor) Lyons of Parrsbor_ o; Joyce rel

Her son:

Memorable Manitobans: Manson Ainslie Lyons (1879-1965)


Born at Delhaven, Nova Scotia on 14 November 1879, son of Joseph H. Lyons
and Catherine Taylor, he was educated at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, High
School; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. He taught manual
training for two years in the College of St. Francis Xavier, Nova Scotia and
one year in Lunenburg (High School), then was engaged in such various
engineering works as wharf, freshwater and dam construction and railway
location on Halifax and Eastern Railway in Nova Scotia. In 1910, he
graduated in Civil Engineering, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
of Boston.

On 31 December 1912, he married Susan Kent, with whom he had a son and a

Lyons went to Calgary in spring of 1911, and was engaged in irrigation and
railway engineering with Canadian Pacific Railway until 1912. For the next
two years, he was engaged in drainage and bridge engineering with Government
of Manitoba. In April 1914, he was appointed Chief Engineer of the Good
Roads Board of Manitoba. He served as President of the Association of
Professional Engineers of Manitoba from 1920 to 1921. In 1936, he replaced
Archibald McGillivray as Manitoba Highway Commissioner. He later served as
Deputy Minister of Public Works.

He died at Trail, British Columbia on 10 February 1965.


On 27/09/12 9:40 AM, "David Winter" <davidwinter@...> wrote:

> ==========
> Parrsboro Record, Tuesday, January 2, 1945, pg. #4; Reel #2865, NSARM,
> Halifax, N.S.
> OBITUARY: Mrs. J.H. Lyons
> The funeral of the late Mrs. Joseph H. Lyons took place Thursday afternoon
> with interment in the Baptist Cemetery besides her husband. The grave
> service was conducted by Rev. Carl Jones, pastor of the Baptist Church.
> Mr.[sic, Mrs.] Lyons, a former well known and highly esteemed resident of
> Parrsboro, passed away on December 16th in Selkirk, Manitoba, at the home of
> their daughter, Mrs. Gobert, with him she has resided for the past eleven
> years following the death of her husband, the late Capt. Lyons, in
> Parrsboro. Eighty-eight years of age she was the former Miss Catherine
> Olivia Taylor and was the last surviving member of her family. Surviving are
> a son and daughter, Manson Lyons of Winnipeg, deputy minister of public
> works for Manitoba and (Nellie) Mrs. Gobert of Selkirk, Manitoba. Also
> surviving are 5 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Allison B.
> Spence of Parrsboro is a niece of the late Mrs. Lyons. The remains arrived
> in Parrsboro on Wednesday, accompanied from Manitoba by Pilot Instructor
> Eugene Gobert, a grandson of the late Mrs. Lyons. While in town, he was the
> guest of Mr. and Mrs. Spence, leaving on Thursday evening to return to
> Winnipeg.
> Source: Dave Winter, 27 Sep 2012
> ==========
> Automated Genealogy Version;
> 1901 Cumberland County Census, Parrsboro family #18, LYONS:
> 20 18 Lyons Joseph M Head M Jun 5 1853 47
> 21 18 Lyons Cathern F Wife M Dec 25 1866 44
> [1856?]
> 22 18 Lyons Mason M Son S Nov 14 1879 21
> 23 18 Lyons Nella F Daughter S Apr 1 1882 19
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