Thomas G. Lytle

Thomas G. Lytle

Birth
Wayne County, Ohio, USA
Death 4 Jan 1898 (aged 73)
Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA
Burial Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 31732802 · View Source
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Thomas was the husband of Idilla H. Allen and Mary Ellen Margeson and the son of Aaron and Hannah Litle.
He was elected sheriff of Porter County first in 1854 and re-elected in 1856. He served 3 terms as mayor of Valparaiso, first in 1868, re-elected in 1870 and again in 1882.
He served in the Civil War as Captain, Co C, 138th Indiana Infantry in Tennessee and Alabama.

From: https://ia601405.us.archive.org/31/items/historyofvalpara00valp/historyofvalpara00valp_bw.pdf

MAYOR LYTLE'S FIRST ADMINISTRATION
Was marked by continued enterprise. One of the first acts of the Council was to secure to the city the control of the Old Cemetery, and to establish a new one. To this end, the beautiful tract known as Maple Cemetery was purchased, and laid off in the most artistic and elegant manner. A Hook and Ladder company was organized, as the beginning of a fire department, and an engine house was built, east of the court-house square. The most marked event of MAYOR LYTLE'S
SECOND ADMINISTRATION
Was the purchase of the Valparaiso Collegiate Institute building for city school purposes, and the erection of a public school edifice which in size and elegance is unsurpassed in the State. The school here established was composed of various grades, embracing in its departments a course unsurpassed, perhaps unequaled, by that of any other graded school in Indiana. The First Addition to North Valparaiso was incorporated in '70. It was proposed to build a bridewell. This, however, was never done, and the city still uses for this purpose the basement of the Merchant's Hotel. During the greater portion of the timet Mayor-Lytie's office and the city council chamber were kept in the block of the Academy of Music. Within this year was commenced the publication of the Valparaiso Messenger, a Democratic paper.


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  • Created by: Ron Hallberg
  • Added: 26 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31732802
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas G. Lytle (2 Dec 1824–4 Jan 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31732802, citing Old City Cemetery, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Ron Hallberg (contributor 46894376) .