.

Click here for pictures of George Descendants

George Wesley Lyness

Father: Enoch Morgan Lyness ( 1836- 1903)

Mother: Malinda Elizabeth Kuhn ( 1834-1901)

Born September 8, 1859, at Logan, Indiana.
Died November 18, 1899, at Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas.

George had an 80-acre farm just to the north of his father, Enoch's, farm. The farm had a two-room house with a lean-to shed on the back. It also had a good well and a cistern system. He married Hannah Jane Shireman (b. March 5, 1863, at Winchester, Illinois; d. August 1, 1933, in Center, Colorado; buried in Walnut Cemetery, Walnut, Kansas; daughter of Daniel Spring Shireman and Rachel A. Mudd of Hepler, Neosho County, Kansas) September 8, 1884, at Girard, Kansas.

In 1899, at the age of 40, he contracted typhoid fever. He was taken to his parent's home, where his mother nursed him until his death. His youngest child was born one month after his death. His oldest daughter, Ruth, remembered that he was tall and handsome and liked to ride a good horse fast. His daughter, Bessie, remembered her father's tool chest, of which he was very proud.

Children:

  1. Arthur Shireman Lyness, b. February 25, 1887, at Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas; d. July 19, 1967, at Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin.
  2. Albert Lewis Lyness, b. May 16, 1890, at Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas; d. April 6, 1946, at Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  3. Ruth Anna Lyness, b. April 15, 1892, at Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas; d. September 2, 1986, at Center, Colorado, as the result of an automobile accident; buried in the Monte Vista cemetery in Monte Vista, Rio Grande County, Colorado.
  4. Bessie May Lyness, b. May 2, 1894, at Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas; d. March 3, 1940, at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas; buried in the Lyness family plot at Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas.
  5. Fred Daniel Lyness, b. September 24, 1897, at Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas; d. January 31, 1974, at Kansas City, Missouri.
  6. Esther Elva Lyness, b. December 17, 1899, at Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas; d. February 23, 1981, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Return to Lyness index page.
Modified August 19, 2013