Biography of Samuel D. Kyle
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies

SAMUEL D. KYLE, whose valuable farm of 120 acres is favorably situated on the Mt. Jackson Darlington Highway, about three miles south of the former place, is successfully engaged here in general farming and stockraising. This is his birth farm, and he is a son of John and Jane (Delzell) Kyle. He was born October 17, 1871.

The grandfather, William Kyle, came to America from Ireland and in 1817 bought 200 acres of land in. North Beaver Township, the present farm being included in this purchase. Of all this large body of land, but one acre had been cleared and William Kyle labored until he had cleared all the rest. His son, John Kyle, was born on this farm, November 30, 1821, and engaged in agricultural pursuits here all his life. He died here September 3, 1902, aged eighty one years. He married a daughter of Hugh Dalzell, an early settler of North Beaver Township, who came from Ireland and purchased land one and onehalf miles north of the Kyle farm. William Kyle purchased his land from James Sample and paid the sum of $600 for it. The six children born to John Kyle and wife were as follows: William, who lives on the old homestead; Samuel, who died aged one year; Hugh, Milton and David, all farmers in North Beaver Township; and Samuel D. William Kyle, the oldest son, married Mary Bobison and they have three children: Mrs. Rebecca Dice, who has one son, William Renfrew; Mrs. Iva Kelso; and John. Hugh Kyle married Margaret Patterson and they have one child, Gertrude. Milton Kyle married Elizabeth McKim and they have four children: William, Robert, Jane and Martha. David Kyle married Nellie MeChesney.

Samuel D. Kyle resides on the home farm with his mother, who has reached the age of seventy eight years. She is a highly esteemed lady and is generally known all through this section. Mrs. Kyle is a member of the Bethel United Presbyterian Church, while Mr. Kyle holds membership at Moravia. Mr. Kyle is president of the board of directors of the Mt. Air Independent Telephone Company.

20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908

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