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Alva Francis Tyson1

b. 20 December 1914, d. 12 August 2010

Family Marno Ila Thompkins b. 29 January 1920, d. 30 September 2002
Marriage* 25 February 1939  Principal=Marno Ila Thompkins1 
Children  1. Rodney Eldred Tyson
  2. Kathryn Faye Tyson
  3. Susan Eileen Tyson
  4. Mary Marno Tyson
  5. Francis Keith Tyson
  6. Sylvia Janine Tyson

Birth* 20 December 1914  Muskignum Co., OH1,2 
Marriage* 25 February 1939  Principal=Marno Ila Thompkins1 
Census* 1940  1940 Federal Census, Ohio, Coshocton County, Tuscarawas Township, ED: 16-33, Series: T627, Roll: 3046, Page: 21B, April 30
Sheet 21B
45, 417, R, 1800, No, Tyson, Francis, Head, 0, M, W, 26, M, No, H4, 30, Ohio, 59, , -, -, -, No, x0v1, Yes, , , , , 1, 42, , Shipping Clerk, J B Clow? Co, PW, 226|30|1, 50, 1338, No,
46, 417, , , No, Tyson, Marne, Wife, 1, F, W, 20, M, No, H4, 30, Ohio, 59, , Coshocton, -, -, No, x0v5, No, No, No, No, H, 5, , , , , , , , , ,3 
SSN* 12 August 2010
Given Name: Francis
Middle Name:
Surname: Tyson
Name Suffix:
Birth Date: 20 December 1914
Social Security Number: 279-10-5074
State: Ohio
Last Place of Residence: Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio
Previous Residence Postal Code: 43812
Event Date: 12 August 2010
Age: 96
Collection: Francis Tyson, "United States Social Security Death Index"2 
Death* 12 August 2010  Coshocton Co., OH1,2 
News/Obit* 13 August 2010  A. Francis Tyson

Alva Francis Tyson, 95, of Coshocton died Thursday. Services will be held Monday at 10:30 in Free Funeral Home at Coshocton. Calling hours are Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30.

Published in The Times Reporter (New Philadelphia, OH), August 13-14, 20104 
News/Obit 14 August 2010  A. Francis Tyson
"Together Again"

COSHOCTON: Alva Francis Tyson, 95, Coshocton, joined his wife Marno in Heaven at 6:40 a.m. on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. Born December 20,1914 in Muskingum County, he was the son of the late Oscar Zachariah and Katie Elizabeth (Hahn) Tyson.

A 1933 graduate of Coshocton High School, Francis was employed as a Shipping Manager, Industrial Engineer and Safety Manager for 44 1/2 years until retiring in 1979 from the James B. Clow & Sons Company, now known as Clow Water Systems Company.

Francis served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II from April 7, 1944 to March 26,1946 with overseas duty on special assignment in Vienna, Austria.

Francis was a longtime member of the Chili Crossroads Bible Church where he served in many capacities including serving on the Church Board for many years. He had an active life and was busy doing things such as singing and playing the piano for various church groups and community gatherings, including the Senior Center. His musical talent also included playing the electric organ, guitar and mandolin. One of his joys was playing "Beautiful Ohio" on the piano at the State House in Columbus.

In 1952 Francis started his own part-time woodworking business at his home-based workshop. He loved creating wooden furniture, cabinets, gift items, etc. for many people, as well as his own tools.
Francis attributed his full and rewarding life to being a Christian and having a Christian wife for 63 vears. Marno Ila (Thompkins) Tyson whom he married February 25, 1939.

His loving family consists of six children, K. Faye (Jerry) Casey of West Lafayette, Susan (Paul) Rea of Fresno, Mary (Lester) Lauvray of Warsaw, F. Keith (Sue Ann) Tyson of Ormond Beach, Florida, S. Janine Kaufman of Dublin, Dr. Rodney E. (Mira) Tyson of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; nine grandchildren, Lance (Elaine) Casey, Lori (Rich) Wheeler, Rhonda (Richard) Youker all of West Lafayette, Matthew Rea of Columbus, Dr. Jeremy Rea of Houston, Texas, Brian (Tracy) Lauvray of Columbus, Bethany (Rob) Parsons of Powell, Angela (John Zakrajsek) Lauvray of Washington D.C., Jacob Kaufman of Columbus; twelve greatgrandchildren, April (Don) Riedel of South Carolina, C.J., Colin, Chelsea and Conner Wheeler, Austin and Evan Youker all of West Lafayette, Oscar and Onslo Parsons of Powell, Analyse and Aria Lauvray of Columbus, Ila Lauvray Zakrajsek of Washington D.C.; one great-great-granddaughter, Rylie Wheeler of New Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Clara Tyson of Zanesville; a brother-in-law, Wayne Aronhalt of Coshocton; and a special friend, Anita Mauer of Zanesville.

In addition to his wife, Marno who died September 30, 2002, Francis was preceded in death by nine siblings, Vera Border, Blanche McCoy, Samuel Tyson, infant twins Charles and Beatrice Tyson, Eldred Tyson, Roland Tyson, Mary McCoy and Jean Laird.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 16, 2010 at the Free Funeral Home, Coshocton with Pastor Neal Dearyan officiating. Interment will follow at Coshocton County Memory Gardens. Military Honors will be conducted by the Coshocton County Veterans Council. Calling hours will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 15, 2010 and an hour before services on Monday at the Free Funeral Home.

Memoriums may be made to the Chili Crossroads Bible Church, 29445 C.R. 10, Fresno, Ohio 43824 or the Coshocton Senior Center, 201 Brown's Lane, Coshocton, Ohio 43812. Envelopes are available at the Free Funeral Home.

Published in the Coshocton Tribune, Saturday, August 14, 20101,5

Last Edited 7 Apr 2013

  1. [S1572] Tyson, Rodney Research.
  2. [S129] SSDI Death Index,.
  3. [S1286] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , 1940 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S1240] OH, Times Reporter, Dover/New Philly, online.
  5. [S265] Coshocton Tribune.

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