Woman of the Century/Anne Bozeman Lyon
LYON, Miss Anne Bozeman, author, born in Mobile, Ala., 25th February, 1860. Her father's people were English and Welsh. He was connected with some of the leading families of Virginia, among them the Temples, the Pendletons and the Strothers. "Porte Crayon," General Strother of the Union Army, the noted artist and descriptive writer, was his cousin. Mr. Lyon was a man of remarkable influence and was noted for his learning and marvelous memory. His name was Thomas T. A. Lyon. ANNE BOZEMAN LYON. Miss Lyon's mother was Mary Coffee Heard, a descendant of two illustrious Georgia families. Anne is the oldest of ten children, six of whom are living. Her father died in 1888. In early youth she resided in Mobile and in the swamp country of the Mississippi, where her father was constructing a railroad She always had the best instructors. Her favorite studies were French, history and mythology. She read poetry with a passionate love and a clear perception. Her associations have always been congenial and conducive to her art. Miss Lyon's successes have been in poetry, short sketches and novels. Her poetry is particularly pleasing. She has contributed to many well-known paper- "No Saint" (Louisville), her first novel, made- an immediate name for itself. It is well written. "At Sterling's Camp," her second novel, maintains the author's standards. She excels in descriptive work.