Ralph Lyons
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Ralph Spinney Lyons (1897 - 1969)

Ralph Spinney Lyons
Born in Blomidon, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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Brother of , , , , [private sister (1910s - unknown)] [half] and [private sister (1910s - 2010s)] [half]
Husband of — married 14 Jul 1918 in Scots Bay Road, Nova Scotiamap
Died at age 72 in Norwood, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Ralph was born in 1897 in Blomidon, Nova Scotia.[1] He married Cora Legge in 1918.[2]

According to the 1920 census, Ralph and Cora were living with the Whittens. Also according to that census, he was a machinist.

Ralph and Cora lived most of their lives together in Westwood, Massachusetts.

Ralph died in 1969 in Norfolk, Massachusetts.[3]


  1. "Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVRF-LVPW : 8 November 2017), Ralph Spinney Lyons, 03 Jul 1897; citing Birth, Blomidon, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, certificate number 990763, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.
  2. "Nova Scotia Vital Records, 1763-1957," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMG3-J84 : 8 December 2014), Ralph Spinney Lyons and Cora Elvira Legge, 1918, Marriage; citing p. 482, volume 33, , Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada; Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.
  3. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JK6W-55Q : 21 July 2020), Ralph Lyons, Nov 1969; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  • "Massachusetts Naturalization Index, 1906-1966," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XG7J-2MW : 4 December 2014), Ralph Spinney Lyons, 1935; from "Index to Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the U.S. and District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, 1907-1966," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing NARA microfilm publication M1545 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 74.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQ5D-M7T : accessed 5 February 2020), Ralph S Lyons, Westwood, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 135, sheet 20B, line 91, family 488, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 937; FHL microfilm 2,340,672.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4NN-CJ7 : 29 July 2019), Ralph Lyons, Westwood Town, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 11-288, sheet 10A, line 12, family 5, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1633.

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"United States Census, 1920," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF9V-W7K : accessed 19 June 2015), Ralph S Lyons in household of Edward D Whitten, Fitchburg Ward 1, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 6B, family 139, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,745.
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