From 100 Years on the Muddy, Arabell Lee Hafner, comp.
Art City Publishing Company, Springville, Utah, 1967, pp. 268-269
Stephen Alonzo Lyman was born in Fillmore, Utah, August 11, 1864, son of Priscilla Turley and Amasa Mason Lyman. When he was 20 years old his father died. He was working for Mr. McNeil at Clear Lake Ranch and was not able to go to the funeral.
Later he went to Idaho to work. He learned to braid leather strings into quirts, headstall hackamores and also hair ropes. He learned to be a butcher and learned to make butter and cheese.
In Stephen’s childhood he knew a Scotch girl, Ellen King, who lived in Deseret (near Filmore), Utah, and always while in Idaho she seemed to stay in his mind. It took him nine and a half days to go visit her on horseback (400 miles). When the family moved to California from Idaho he stayed in Fillmore and married Ellen on December 24, 1887. He was 23 and she was 22 years old.
In 1983 they moved to California with their two children, Albert A. (Bert) and a daughter, Dezaline. While living in California three more children were born to them, Priscella [sic] Jean, Neil Stephen and Bruce John.
In 1916 the Lymans moved back to Fillmore, Utah, but not finding what they wanted there, the father with two of his boys started back for California. On the way they stopped at St. Thomas, Nevada, and liking the climate and having a touch of pioneering spirit, Stephen decided to move his family to the Moapa Valley. They survived one hot summer and traded a team, wagon and harness for a four-acre place with an adobe house on it in Logandale. They settled there and Mr. Lyman did butchering and also veterinary work which he had learned while in Inyo County, California.