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RIP Lyon Tyler Jr.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Corky Ramirez up on 94th St., Oct 8, 2020.

  1. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St.

    Corky Ramirez up on 94th St. Well-Known Member

    I've always been fascinated by this story. The grandson of President John Tyler -- the 10th president, who served from 1841-45 -- died the other day.

    Grandson of the TENTH US president John Tyler dies aged 95 | Daily Mail Online

    And I didn't know until recently that Lyon's great-grandfather was Thomas Jefferson's college roommate. Lyon's brother is still alive, so at least there still is one grandson kicking around.
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  2. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    My favorite new piece of this:

    John Tyler had one grandson shot as he planted the Confederate flag on Cemetery Ridge at the peak of Pickett’s charge at the battle of Gettysburg.

    He has one (recently 2) living grandsons.

    These guys’ first cousin was shot in Pickett’s charge.

    I can’t get over it.
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  3. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    The grandson who survives, Harrison, still lives at Tyler's home between Richmond and Williamsburg, which is open to the public. As recently as a few years ago, he led tours for larger groups that visited the home.

    Mo Rocca interviewed him for Sunday Morning several years ago. It was very nice.
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  4. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Our family isn't that elongated, but my grandfather was born in Canada in 1889. He lived to be 86. He was 46 when my mother was born (and she'll be 86 next June) and 80 when my sister was born. My sister's youngest kid just started first grade, so fourth-generation Peyton could be 86 right around 2100.
  5. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    Shit. There goes of my Presidential Fun Facts I use in class.
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  6. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    This was Mo Rocca’s chat with them. The conversation about Steven Tyler is funny.

  7. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    It might’ve been my favorite bit of random trivia I’d ever heard.
  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I've been to John Tyler's grave in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. It's a beautiful place, right above the James River. I've also been to Millard Fillmore's grave, another impressive site. Only a few more (Chester Arthur, Andrew Johnson, Gerald Ford) to complete my accidental presidents gravesite tour.
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  9. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    That's actually a fascinating subset. Don't forget a trip to the LBJ Ranch and Harry's Place in Independence, Mo.
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but those guys also got elected on their own; so did Teddy R. So I don't consider them accidental presidents.
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  11. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Chester Arthur’s in Albany is interesting. One of the more grander graves but set in a low and fairly untraveled section — very low visibility and no signs directing you there. (If you are a Hamilton fan, the Schuyler family also is buried there, but at the highest point.) Gerald Ford’s museum beside his grave is excellent.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2020
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  12. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    The grandson barely outlived the name of his grandfather at a school in Tyler, Texas. John Tyler High School was renamed Tyler High School.
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