Robert LYTLE, foreman in blacksmith shops of the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad, Cochran, is a native of Ireland, and was born in County, Tyrone, April 17, 1847, and received only a common education. His parents, Joseph and Elizabeth (MILLS) LYTLE, were born in same locality. The father came to America in 1847, and mother in 1849, locating in Aurora, INd. The former was a linen weaver by trade, and died March 29, 1855. The mother resides in Aurora, and is enjoying good health, being now about seventy years of age. the subject of our sketch has always worked hard, and never sought preferment. He lived economically, and gave nearly every dollar of his hard earnings to his good mother up to the date of his marriage. In 1860 he began as a laborer at T. & J. W. Gaff's Mill, and in 1864 commenced the blacksmith trade under William McClelland. In June, 1864, he changed to Stedman's Foundry and worked until 1865; then engaged with the Ohio & Mississippi
Railroad Company at the Cochran shops to complete his trade. In 1876 he was promoted to foreman of the blacksmith shops and has held the position ever since. Mr. LYTLE was married, May 4, 1880, to Miss Lizzie TREON. She was born in Bartholomew County, Ind., April 2, 1860. By the union, one child - Jennie T. - has been born. Mr. LYTLE is a member of Dearborn LODGE No. 442, F. & A. M. Aurora Chapter No. 13, Chosen Friends Lodge No. 13, I.O.O.F, Aurora Commandery No. 17, and the Presbyterian Church.
"HISTORY OF DEARBORN AND OHIO COUNTIES, INDIANA-1885"
SUBMITTED BY: Jackie DeCamp