The Lyons-Ryan Family of 'Ellendale', Marong, Victoria

Lyons' Cemetery Plot

The Marong cemetery is typical of many Australian country cemetries. It is basically an open field with graves from the mid 1800s to the present day. The cemetery is located on Cemetery Road (off the Calder Alternative Highway) about 3 km south of the town.


Location of Marong Cemetery

The Lyon's plot is quite substantial and is the final resting place of both Patrick and Ellen Lyons, their daughters Brigid, Kathleen and Mary Ann, their son Thomas, their son-in-law William Armstrong and Ellen's parents, William and Mary (Ann) Ryan.


Lyons' Cemetery Plot

Lyons' Cemetery Plot - Headstone

The inscription on the headstone reads:

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
PATRICK LYONS
DIED 11th OCT. 1911,
ALSO MY DAUGHTER
BRIGID
DIED 14th MARCH 1921,
AND MY INFANT DAUGHTER
KATHLEEN,
ALSO MY DAUGHTER
MARY ANN ARMSTRONG
DIED 26th JAN. 1908,
AND HER HUSBAND
WILLIAM ARMSTRONG
DIED 28th SEPT. 1891,
AND MY PARENTS
WILLIAM AND ANN RYAN
ALSO
ELLEN LYONS
DIED 6th SEPT. 1930,
AND
THOMAS PATRICK LYONS
DIED 23rd JUNE 1959.

REQUIESCANT IN PACE

ERECTED BY
ELLEN LYONS
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE ABOVE

W&R QUIN                   BENDIGO

Interestingly, the inscribed date of death for Patrick Lyons is incorrect. According to his death certificate, he died on 27 October 2011.


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