Born: April 18, 1807, Col­rain, Mass­a­chu­setts.

Died: Oc­to­ber 6, 1886, Wai­mea, Ha­waii.

Buried: Im­i‘o­la Church, Wai­mea, Ha­waii.

Ordained a Con­gre­ga­tion­al min­is­ter at Au­burn Sem­in­a­ry in 1831, Lyo­ns sailed from New Bed­ford, Mass­a­chu­setts, in No­vem­ber 1831, ar­riv­ing in the South Ko­ha­la dis­trict of the is­land of Ha­wa­ii in 1832. He spent the rest of his life ded­i­cat­ed to na­tive Ha­wa­ii­ans. Flu­ent in the Ha­wai­ian lan­guage, he com­posed ma­ny po­ems and hymns. His Wai­mea par­ish event­u­al­ly in­clud­ed the dis­tricts of Ko­ha­la and Ha­ma­ku­a, mak­ing it the larg­est mis­sion sta­tion in Ha­wai­i. Dur­ing his ten­ure, he was re­spon­si­ble for erect­ing 14 church­es. He al­so served as dis­trict post­mas­ter from 1858 un­til his death.


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