FROM:  The History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).  P. 718.

          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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