Biography of Robert Kyle


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ROBERT KYLE, farmer. P. O. Rogers Park, was born in Liverpool, England, Decemher 27, 1823, althongh his parents, William and Alice, were restdents of St. John, New Brunswick. His boyhood days were spent in St. John. In 1836 his parents came to the United States and settled in Buffalo, N. Y. where they resided up to 1869, when they moved to Evanston Township. His father died in 1880, his mother is still living. Our subject at the age of fourteen commenced sailing on the lakes from Buffalo to Chicago, which he followed up to 1873, having in that time passed through the different grades up to master of a vessel before he was nineteen. He has resided in Evanston Township sines 1847. and since abandoning a sailorís life, has engaged in gardening. He has been school director for five years He was married to Miss Ann Marshall, of Arnold, England, February 3, 1847, whose father died in Albany, N. Y., of cholera in 1832, and mother, Sarah, settled in Evanston, Cook County. in 1843. They have four children, Emma J. (now Mrs. H. W. Phelps, of Rogers Park), Alice (now Mrs. William Maxwell, of Rogers Park), William T. and Sadie P.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.