John T. and Alice Birdwhistle Lyen Obituaries

IMG_2196 J. T. Lyen, 1845-1926.  His wife, Alice B., 1847-1918, New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, May 24, 1918

Mrs. Alice Lyen, wife of Mr. J. T. Lyen, died Tuesday morning at the home near Providence church after a weeks’ illness of peritonitis. She was in her sixty-fifth year and before her marriage was Miss Alice Birdwhistell. She was a consistent member of the Christian church and leaves a bright testimonial that she was prepared and ready to go and be with her Savior. Surviving her is her husband and a large family of children. They are D. J. B. Lyen, of Lawrenceburg; Linney Lyen, of Kansas City; T. H. Lyen, of Beach, Cal.; Nathan Lyen, Bernie Lyen, Homer T. Lyen, Sprole Lyen, Mrs. William Crews and Mrs. Harry Davenport, all of this county.


from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, February 5, 1926

Mr. John T. Lyen, one of the most estimable citizens of the McAfee section, died Tuesday afternoon at his home near Providence  church. Mr. Lyen would have been eighty-one years old in June. Owing to his advanced years his general health had been failing for sometime and the final breakdown came a few weeks ago. He spent his entire life in the same section of the county, and was held in the highest esteem and love. He was a member of the Salvisa Presbyterian church and at the time of  his passing was its oldest elder. When he bought a farm near McAfee he kept his membership in the old church at Salvisa, but because of the nearness of Providence church to his home, the funeral was held there yester­day, with burial in Providence cemetery. The Rev. William McKay, pastor of the Lawrence­burg Presbyterian church, conducted the service. His wife who was Miss Birdwhistle, died several years ago. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Crews, of Harrodsburg, and Mrs. Harry Daven­port, of McAfee also seven sons, Dr. J. B. Lyen, of Lawrenceburg; Nathan Lyen, of Salvisa; R. S. Lyen, of Burgin; P. M. Lyen, of Long Beach Calif.; Bernie and Lennie Lyen, of McAfee, and one sister, Mrs. Annie Kennedy.



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