Born: June 4, 1855

Died: April 23, 1920

Married: Carolyn Hamilton (Talcott)

Children: Elizabeth Hamilton Lyon Kidd (b. 1898), and twins Carolyn Sybil Lyon Remington ("May") and Linda Gale Lyon Van Voorhis ("June") (b. 1902)

Edmund Lyon was a noted Rochester inventor, humanitarian, philanthropist, and manufacturer. Among his inventions was the electric starting motor for automobile engines. He became involved in education for the deaf, and founded the Rochester School for the Deaf and Dumb.

He bought the Alfred White camp, Camp Restawhile, on Deer Island, Upper Saranac Lake in 1917.  He renamed it Bircholm.  His descendants still own the property.

He was acquainted with Alexander Graham Bell and Helen Keller.


New York Sun, July 6, 1919

The A. L. White camp on the Upper Saranac, recently purchased by Edmund Lyon of Rochester, has been opened by its new owner, who has arrived with his family for the season.

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