Name: Reynolds Knox Lytle
Change Date: 09 FEB 2014
Birth: 17 FEB 1819 in Stark Co., Ohio 1
Note: Marriage Record had last name at LYTLE.
Census: 04 JUN 1880 Washington Twsp., Van Wert Co., Ohio
Note: The 1880 Ohio Census listed R.K. Lytle 61 years old, banker, born in Ohio, wife Belle - 56 years old, son Lyndle S., 11-years old and born in Ohio and daughter Maggie 10-years old, born in Ohio
Residence: 1885 Delphos, Van Wert Co., Ohio 1
Death: 09 NOV 1890 in Ohio
Burial: Westside Cemetery, Delphos, Van Wert Co., Ohio 2
R. K. LYTLE, banker and manufacturer, Delphos, was born in Stark County, Ohio, February 17, 1819 ; son of Robert and Hannah (Knox) Lytle, former of Irish, latter of Scotch descent They were parents of the following children : James, deceased, leaving a family at St. Mary's, Ohio ; Mary, who became the wife of David Williams, both of whom are now deceased ; Edmond, residing near Sidney, Ohio ; Margaret, widow of John Walkup of Delphos ; and R. K. The father died in 1821, the mother in 1842. The subject of this sketch, with his mother and other members of the family, moved to Sidney, Ohio, in 1833. In 1839 he entered the freshman class at the Miami University, and there remained until completing his junior year; he then began the study of medicine with Dr, G. Volney Dorsey, an eminent surgeon of Piqua, Ohio, where he remained one year. But surgery being distasteful to him, he discontinued the study of the profession and devoted his time to school teaching until 1845, when he came to Delphos and took charge of the general store of Hollister, Bliss & Petit, in which capacity he continued two and a half years, when he became a member of the firm of Hollister, Bliss & Lytle, which continued until 1856. The clothing and dry goods firm of Lytle & Robuck was then formed, and existed until 1859, when it was dissolved. The firm of R. K. Lytle & Co., dealers in general merchandise, was next established, and was carried on until 1864, when Mr. Lytle rented his store room and removed to Sidney, Ohio, to live a retired life on account of poor health. Two years being spent in retirement, Mr. Lytle became interested in the firm of Lytle & Scott, of Delphos, which in 1873 was terminated, owing to Mr. Scott's health. Our subject remained in Sidney until 1872, when he returned to Delphos, and engaged with his partner in building the Lytle Block. In 1874, upon the organization of the Commercial Banking Corporation, he became president, in which capacity he still continues. He is a director in the Ohio Wheel Company, also a director in the Union Stave Factory. At the request of the people of the Fifth Congressional District, he became a candidate for Congress upon the Republican ticket, against A. V. Rice, receiving 8,279 votes against 13,477 for his opponent, which was the smallest Democratic majority ever given in the district Mr. Lytle was thrice married, first at St Mary's, Ohio, in 1846, to Martha L., daughter of Samuel Major, and by her had six children, all of whom died young. Mrs. Lytle dying in 1864, Mr. Lytle married, in 1866, Mary Sprague of Wooster, Ohio, daughter of Lindol Sprague. To this union were born two children, both of whom are living: Lindol S. and Margaret K. The mother of these children died in 1874. and our subject's third marriage occurred, May 10, 1876, with Miss Isabelle E. Harn of St. Mary's, Ohio, daughter of Denton and Rachel (Pickett) Harn. Both he and his present wife are descended from the celebrated Knox family; his mother a distant connection of James Knox Polk, eleventh President of the United States. Mr. Lytle is a Royal Arch Mason and a member of the Royal Arcanum. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church of Delphos, in which he is a trustee and of which he was instrumental in the construction.
Father: Robert Lytle
Mother: Hannah Knox
Mary Sprague b: 03 NOV 1829 in Ohio
17 MAY 1866
in Wayne Co., Ohio 1
- Lindol Sprague Lytle b: AFT 1866 in Ohio
- Margaret Knox Lytle b: AFT 1866 in Ohio
Martha L. Major
10 NOV 1846
in St. Mary's, Auglaize Co., Ohio 1
Isabelle R. Harn b: 27 AUG 1825 in Maryland
10 MAY 1876
in Shelby Co., Ohio 3
- Title: History of Allen County, Ohio Containing a History of the County, Its Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, Etc., Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, Biographies, History of the Northwest Territory, History of Ohio, Statistical and Miscellaneous Matter, Etc., Etc ...
Abbrev: History of Allen County, Ohio
Author: M. A. Leeson
Publication: Warner, Beers & Co.,, Chicago, Illinois, 1885
Page: page 648
- Title: Steven Harn Redman
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- Title: Marriage Record from Shelby County, Ohio
Abbrev: Marriage Record from Shelby Co