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The LYTLE Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on LYTLE. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

No books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal in part with the Lytle family.

There are 18 different first-name entries for Lytle in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' Lytle neighbors in 1890:

In COLLEGE Township:

Andrew, 42, farmer--State College
	Margaret E.
	Bessie M.
	Nellie P.
	Annie B.
James, 44, farmer--State College
John, 55, farmer--State College
Mary E.--State College
William, 57, farmer--Lemont
	Elizabeth B.

In FERGUSON Township:

John H., 42, huckster--Pine Grove Mills
	Laura M.
	Edward W. 15
	Grace M.
	Franklin M. 9
	Walter O. 5
	Maud B.
Samuel T., 65, farmer--State College
	Catharine A.
	Mary E.
	Charles W. 19
	John E. 18

In HALFMOON Township:

Ellis, 47, surveyor--Stormstown
	Margaret V.
	Helen
James, 56, farmer--Stormstown
	Henry R. 53
	Annie M.
	Ward 22
	Dallas J. 17
	Charles 11
	Edith
Thomas O., 18--Loveville
William, 45, farmer--Stormstown
	Elizabeth
	Daniel 14
	Ella
	Emma
	Martha J.
	Grover C. 2

In HARRIS Township:

Maggie J.--Boalsburg

In PATTON Township:

Ephraim, 48, laborer--Benore
	Anna E.
	William H. 10

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Samuel F., 39, physician--Front St.
	Nancy C.