The Lyons Family

Charlton Havard Lyons
20 November 2007, 7:58 pm
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CHARLTON HAVARD LYONS, born at Abbeville, Louisiana, on September 3, 1894. When he was a year and a half old, his parents moved to Melville. He attended public school at Melville and after complet­ing his sophomore year at Louisiana State University, transferred to Tulane. This was in the fall of 1912. While in New Orleans, he lived in the home of his Aunt, Mrs. Sallie Havard. He received B. A. and LL. B. degrees from Tulane in 1915 and 1916, respectively. After graduation from Tulane, he was assistant principal of the High School at Glenmora, Louisiana, for one year. When the United States entered World War I, Charlton resigned his posi­tion at Glenmora and volunteered for service in the Army. He was sent to Officers’ School at Fort Root, Arkansas, but due to defective sight, was not admitted. However, he was later permitted to enter the Army for limited duty.

While a student at Tulane, Charlton met Marjorie Hall. She was a student at Newcomb College, and lived with her Aunt, Mrs. Dottie McCord. Marjorie was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, on March 27, 1895.

Charlton and Marjorie were married on August 28, 1917, in the original Hall cottage at Lake Chetek, Wisconsin. They then went to Pollock, Louisi­ana, where Charlton served as principal of the High School for the ensuing year. Marjorie also taught in the school, filling the place of a teacher who had resigned. She continued to teach at Pollock while Charlton was in the Army.

Following his discharge from the Army at the end of World War I (1918), Charlton practiced law at Winnfield, Louisiana, with John J. Peters, Jr. Some 18 months later, he moved to Shreveport, and practiced law there for a number of years before engaging exclusively in the oil producing busi­ness. He is presently the Senior Partner of Lyons Petroleum.

Marjorie Lyons is 5 “1” tall; her hair is deep, live red. She has an attrac­tive and impelling personality, is discerning and possesses rare taste. She is a brilliant conversationalist. Marjorie is well-grounded in art, literature and music. She studied book-binding at Newcomb and excelled in that craft. She possesses unusual histrionic ability, having appeared in many theatre produc­tions in Shreveport. She also appeared in a production of the Little Theatre, at Dallas, Texas.

In addition to her intellectual attainments, Marjorie is a practical person. She personally supervised the rebuilding of the soil on her hill farm, Ultima Thule, near Greenwood, Louisiana. She is an excellent cook and seamstress. Her garden at 1075 Erie Street, Shreveport, was outstanding. Her present garden at 6336 Querbes Drive, Shreveport, is a gem in design and growth. Marjorie is an authority on azaleas.

Marjorie and Charlton Lyons have two sons, Charlton Havard Lyons, Jr. and Hall McCord Lyons.