Important People in South Lyon History

Edwin F. Woodard was a Union soldier during the American Civil War. In January of 1862, he first enlisted into the 9th Michigan infantry. Shortly thereafter, he was discharged as his superiors thought he was too small to fight. Within a few short hours he enlisted into the 22nd Illinois Regiment as a drummer boy. After the war, he moved to Fowlerville with his wife and then in 1905 he moved to South Lyon. He would live there for the rest of his life until he passed in 1940 at 94 years of age.