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Rowena Salome (Spinney) Lyons (1870 - 1910)

Rowena Salome Lyons [uncertain] formerly Spinney
Born in Greenwood, Nova Scotiamap
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Wife of — married 26 Dec 1894 in Greenwood, Nova Scotiamap
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Died at age 40 in Kings County, Nova Scotiamap
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Rowena is the daughter of Harding Spinney and Helen F. Barteaux

Rowena was born in 1869 in Greenwood, Nova Scotia.

In 1894, she married Noble J. Lyons from Blomidon, Nova Scotia. [1].They had 5 children: Roy, Ralph, Reta, Clinton and Helen.

It was February 9, 1910 when Rowena passed away from consumption. She is buried in the cemetery at the Pereaux Baptist Church, in Pereaux, Nova Scotia.


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Rowena's death certificate on lists the cause of her death as consumption and the length of her illness as 10 months.

Poor Grampa and my aunts and uncles! Uncle Clint was 7 and Aunt Helen just two, when their mother died. It has always been my understanding that my grandmother, Bertha Legge Lyons, initially came down to Blomidon from Scots Bay Road to take care of Noble and Rowena's children, aged 14,12,11,7 and 2 when their mother died.

Marsha Auger

posted 16 Sep 2009 by Marsha (Ciaramello) Auger
I found the following social entry in the September 22, 1897 Berwick,NS newspaper (The Registry,) while searching for Lyons family info several years ago, at

Greenwood---"Mrs. Harding Spinney is home after being absent a few months, and her daughter, Mrs. Noble Lyons, of Canning, and her children are at Mrs. James B. Spinney's."

Mrs. Noble Lyons of Canning, was my grandfather's first wife, Rowena. Her sons, Roy Lyons and Ralph Lyons, were most likely with her, when she visited her family in Greenwood. Marsha Auger

posted 16 Sep 2009 by Marsha (Ciaramello) Auger
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