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The Lyons family lived in the Greenbank/New Beith region. William Lyons married local girl Alice Edwards in1882. She already had one son Frank, born in 1880. William and Alice had two more sons Walter and Arthur, born in 1883 and 1885. All three boys attended the Greenbank School from 1895. Arthur and Alice were involved in dairying and timber getting. They also grew corn. Arthur married Harriet Colebrook in 1909. Their daughter Doris married Reg McTaggart, from another well known local family, in 1935. In 1997 the name of Lyons was gazetted as a new suburb of Beaudesert Shire.