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Milford Hall Lyon

Clergyman

Milford Hall Lyon, American clergyman. Member St. John’s Presbytery.

Background

Lyon, Milford Hall was born on February 10, 1868 in Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States. Son of Edmond Burke and Harriet (Sisson) Lyon.

Education

Youngest of 14 children. Bachelor of Arts, State University of Iowa, 1892. Doctor of Divinity, Wheaton (Illinois) College, 1916.

Career

Bachelor of Arts, State University of Iowa, 1892. Doctor of Divinity, Wheaton (Illinois) College, 1916. Married Effie Cornelia Forest, November 10, 1892.

Children—Merle Paul, Helen (Mistress R.E. Beebe), Arthur Eugene, Margaret (Mistress Her Majesty Morgan), Ruth. President Ellsworth College, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 1892-1894. Ordained Congressional ministry, 1894.

Pastor Harvey, Illinois, 1894-1896, Bethel Church, Chicago, 1896-1899. Evangelistic work, 1899-1930 (delivered over 8,000 addresses in 36 States, 150,000 professed conversions). Pastor Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, Chicago, 1930, 31, First Presbyterian Church, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1932-1939.

Director Winona Assembly, 1915-1920. President Interdenominational Association Evangelists, 1917-1918. Ex-president Daytona Beach Ministerial Association On staff Young Men’s Christian Association, with American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1917-1918.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Lordship of Jesus, 1905. For the Life That Now Is, 1909. The Basis for Brotherhood, 1923.

Membership

Member St. John’s Presbytery.

Connections

Married Effie Cornelia Forest, November 10, 1892. Children: Merle Paul, Helen (Mistress R.E. Beebe), Arthur Eugene, Margaret (Mistress Her Majesty Morgan), Ruth.

father:
Edmond Burke Lyon

mother:
Harriet (Sisson) Lyon

spouse:
Effie Cornelia Forest

child:
Ruth Lyon

child:
Margaret Lyon (Mistress Her Majesty Morgan)

child:
Helen Lyon (Mistress R.E. Beebe)

child:
Arthur Eugene Lyon

child:
Merle Paul Lyon