DR. CHARLES M. LYON
The History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson
Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).
Dr. Charles M. Lyon, a physician, of McLeansboro, and the owner and one of
the editors of The Leader, was born at Cuyahoga Falls, Summit Co., Ohio,
October 8, 1843. He came to Illinois in 1859, and in August, 1861,
enlisted as a private in Company 1, Forty-fourth Illinois Volunteer
Infantry. He was promoted captain, and mustered out October 20, 1865. He
was a member of the Thirty-first General Assembly of Illinois, and in
December, 1881, was appointed postmaster at McLeansboro. He was
reappointed by President Arthur in December, 1883, and removed by
President Cleveland in August, 1885, for being an "offensive
partisan. " He has been a resident of McLeansboro, for twenty years.
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