biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Hon. David L. Lyons, of Pleasant Grove Township, was born in Oakland County, Mich., in 1851, and is the son of Thomas and Ann (Lester) Lyons (whose biography see elsewhere in this book). He is the eldest child of a family noted for their intelligence, sound judgment and sterling worth. He arrived in Iowa with his parents, Feb. 15, 1855, and lived upon the farm with his father until he became of age, receiving in the meantime a good education. He was united in marriage with Miss Jane Hazlett, March 4, 1874, and they are now the parents of four children: Elmer T., born Aug. 18, 1876; Samuel R., March 6, 1879; Walter C., Aug. 2, 1881, and Olive, July 16, 1884. Mr. Lyons is a member of the Republican party, and at the election held Nov. 3, 1885, was elected Representative in the General Assembly of Iowa, in which position he acquitted himself in a manner creditable to himself and constituents. Our subject is the owner of 160 acres of good land, under excellent cultivation and well improved. In addition to his own laud he cultivates a large portion of that belonging to his father. David Lyons comes of that sturdy stock, North of Ireland people, who possess unusual force of character, and a large amount of unadulterated common sense. His convictions upon all questions, moral or otherwise, are of the positive order, and he is equally as positive in the expression of his views. He has been very successful in life, the result of energy, industry and good management. He is an estimable citizen in all respects, and enjoys the confidence of a large circle of friends.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy