History & Genealogy of
Lyons Township
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Cities, Towns & Villages within Lyons Township:

Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Brookfield, Burr Ridge [partly in Dupage County], Countryside, Elmhurst, Hillside, Hinsdale [partly in Dupage County], Hodgkins (originally Gary), Indian Head Park, Justice, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lyons, McCook, Summit (aka Argo), Western Springs, Willow Springs

History of Summit/Argo, including a hand-drawn map of the area surrounding Roberts Park Subdivision



Biographies .....

JOHN B. LEITCH is a son of Robert Leitch, who came to Chicago in 1837 and is now one of the oldest and most prominent residents of LaGrange, Cook County. John was born in Chicago in 1854 and reared on his father's farm in Lyons Township. In 1867 he came to the town of Lake, and was for three years employed in a distillery, then for some six years in various packing houses. In October, 1877, he embarked in business for himself as a dealer in wines and liquors. Mr. Leitch has always taken an active interest in politics, and in the spring election of 1883 of the municipal officers of the town of Lake he was a strong opponent against the re-election of the "old board" candidates. [Excerpt from HISTORY OF EARLY CHICAGO MODERN CHICAGO AND ITS SETTLEMENT EARLY CHICAGO, AND THE NORTHWEST BY ALBERT D. HAGER, page 681 Transcribed by Dori Leekley]



Military .....

Spanish-American War Veterans Residing in Lyons:

NAME

RANK

COMPANY

UNIT

RESIDENCE

SCHULTZ, HERMAN

PVT

H

2 IL INF

LYONS

WHITE, GEORGE S

PVT

G

3 IL INF

LYONS

Spanish-American War Veterans Residing in Elmhurst:

EDWARDS, EUGENE E

SGT

D

1 IL INF

ELMHURST



Online Data .....

1949 La Grange & La Grange Park Telephone Directory (only surnames starting with A-C so far)

1880 Mortality Index


Important Addresses.....
Lyons Public Library
4209 Joliet Ave.
Lyons, IL 60534-1597
708-447-3577


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