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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III

(Born N. J.)

Marcus Wardº Lyon

(Ap'd N. J.)


Born Newark, NJ.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1868, to June 14, 1872, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 13th Infantry,º June 14, 1872.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Douglas, Utah, Sep. 30, 1872, to July 23, 1874 (leave of absence, to Sep. 21, 1874); awaiting orders, to

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Nov. 1, 1874)

Dec. 5, 1874; as Assistant Ordnance Officer at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Dec. 15, 1874, to Nov. 10, 1875, — at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., Nov. 26, 1875, to July 1, 1879, — at Benicia Arsenal, Cal.,º July 18, 1879, to July 10, 1881, — at Frankford Arsenal, Pa., July 18, 1881, to Oct. 26, 1883, — and

(Captain, Ordnance, May 9, 1885)

 p186  at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., to July 19, 1887; and as Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of the Platte, and in command of Cheyenne Ordnance Depot, Wy., Aug. 5, 1887, to –––––.

Civil History. — Degree of A. M. conferred by Wesleyan University, Ct., 1881.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: In command Ordnance Depot, Cheyenne, Wyo. — Chief Ordnance Officer, Department Platte, and Assistant, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., to Feb., 1891; command Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., March, 1891 to March, 1892. (In charge excavations Water Power Pool, Rock Island, Ill.). — Inspector of Ordnance Builders' Iron Foundry, Providence, R. I., to March, 1894.

Resigned, March, 1894.

Civil History. — Director and Actuary of several Financial and Life Insurance Companies, Newark, N. J. — Secretary and General Manager Harbor and Suburban Building and Loan Association, 1894‑96. — President Mutual Industrial Company, 1896 to –––––; Director and Actuary Citizens' Building and Banking Society, 1899 to –––––; Managing Director Commercial Building and Life Insurance Associations. — Member of New Jersey Branch, Sons of American Revolution.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. — Honorary degree of A. M., conferred by Wesleyan University. — Residence, Newark, N. J.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Jan. 8, 1849.)

Military History. —

Captain, Ordnance Department, May 9, 1885.

Resigned, March 8, 1894.

Civil History. — Member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity; Honorary degree of A. M. conferred by Wesleyan University.

Residence, Newark, N. J.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Captain, Ordnance Department, May 9, 1885.

Resigned, Mar. 8, 1894.

Died, Nov. 17, 1920, at Newark, N. J.: Aged 71.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1922.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Lyon's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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