Rev. Elam Allen Lyons

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Rev. Elam Allen Lyons

Birthplace: Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States
Death: September 05, 1988 (81)
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, United States
Place of Burial: Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Allen Lee Lyons and Bessie Leona Lyons-Wallingford
Husband of Frances Wynona Lyons
Ex-husband of Vera Maude Lyons-Gower
Father of Helen Virginia Lyons
Brother of Edward Eugene Lyons; Earl Terrell Lyons; Bessie Tobitha Ellerbe; Private; Private and 2 others
Half brother of Clemmie A. Gaskins

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About Rev. Elam Allen Lyons

Rev. Elam Lyons led a very interesting life. Not only was he a minister of the gospel, but he worked as a courier delivering secret documents for the Maritime Division of the Federal Government. He was fluent in speaking Italian and German as well as his native English. Researched by Pat Lyons. Info by Elam's immediate family.

!st WIFE: Vera Maude Boyette. Rev. Lyons was a Baptist preacher in the Tampa area where he married his first wife, Vera Maude Boyette in 1931. One child, Helen Virginia Lyons (1934- ) was born to this couple while in Tampa. Their daughter was also fluent in speaking several languages. This first marriage terminated in 1943, following a very disagreeable divorce with a nine year old daughter in the middle. Afterward, Lyons moved to Jacksonville and worked at the shipyards building ships for the military during WWII. Info from personal conversation with daughter, Helen and 2nd. wife, Frances Huffling Lyons. (PMLyons)

2nd WIFE: Frances Huffling. Frances Huffling, who became his 2nd wife, also worked at the shipyards. Lyons and Huffling were married in 1943. Rev. Lyons at some point changed his affilliation with the Baptist Church to minister in the Church of God. The Lyons and two other couples started two different churches in Jacksonville, one being the Regency Church of God, their home church. As traveling evangelists, they worked in the ministry in Ohio, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Mississippi and Florida. Info given by Elam's immediate family. PMLyons

Three children were adopted by the couple in Michigan. The names and info of the children will not be given on this site for security and safety of living individuals as required by Find A Grave. PMLyons

Elam was a 33 degree Mason and was studying for the Yorkshire Rite. He became disabled the last 20 years of his life with rheumatoid arthritis. After Elam died in 1988, Frances continued to preach the gospel. Info by Frances Lyons, wife of Elam.

NOTE. Frances, wife of Elam Lyons, welcomed me into her home in Jacksonville to share her family story. Elam's daughter, Helen, who was visiting her step-mom, also shared her story. Pat Lyons (Findagrave PML #48315564)

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Rev. Elam Allen Lyons's Timeline

February 23, 1907
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States
September 5, 1988
Age 81
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, United States
Chapel Hill Memory Gardens, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, United States