Biography of George C. Kyle
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George C. Kyle, who is successfully engaged in the real estate and insurance business in Mansfield, with offices in the Walpark Building, is a native of this city, born Jan. 18, 1880. He is the son of Edward W. and Alice B. (Hershiser) Kyle.

Edward W. Kyle was born at Youngstown, Ohio, in 1845. He enlisted at Youngstown and served through the Civil War. After the close of the Civil War he came to Mansfield and became the representative for the Domestic Sewing Machine Company. He was one of the first rural mail carriers out of Mansfield and was engaged in that work at the time of his death in August, 1918 His wife was born at Mansfield, June 1, 1854, and died in February, 1926. She was the daughter of Cyrus and Marguerite (McCormick) Hershiser, who were among the first settlers of Richland County. Mr. Kyle was a Republican, a member of the First Congregational Church, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the G. A. R. Post of Mansfield. There were two children born to Mr. and Mrs. Kyle: Kitty, deceased; and George C., the subject of this sketch.

George C. Kyle obtained his education in the grade and high schools of Mansfield. As a young man he clerked in the Thompson Dry Goods Company, and later served for three years as manager of the north side store of the H. L. Reed Company. Mr. Kyle was also identified for a time with the production department of the Ohio Brass Company. Later, he traveled for the National Biscuit Company of Toledo, Ohio, and the J. M. Bour Company, of Toledo, now the Blodgett-Beckley Company, coffee and tea dealers. Mr. Kyle returned to Mansfield in 1924, and has since been interested in the real estate business. Since 1927 he has been general agent in Mansfield for the Federal Union Fire Insurance Company and the First American Fire Insurance Company. He is also general agent for the Motors Mutual Insurance Company. Mr. Kyle is vice president of the Mansfield Real Estate Board.

Mr. Kyle was married in 1910 to Miss Elizabeth Huss, the daughter of Benjamin Huss, of Tiffin, Ohio, a retired oil producer. They have two daughters, Maryalice and Georgeann.

Mr. Kyle is a Republican and a member of the First Congregational Church, and Chamber of Commerce. He is an honorary member of Barton Smith Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 613, Toledo, Ohio; treasurer of Frank H. Marquis Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 690, Past Master in 1926; Mansfield Chapter R. A. M., No. 28; Mansfield Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 94; Mansfield Commandery, K. T., No. 21; Mystic Club; Mansfield Lodge, No. 19, I. O. O. F.; and Mohican Encampment, No. 13.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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