Herbert Lytle

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Herbert Lytle (9 July 1874 Malone, New York – 7 March 1932 Warsaw, Indiana) was an American racecar driver. He was injured in a crash when he struck a tree on the road approaching West Mattituck.[1]

Herbert Hartland Lytle (age 58) died on 4 March 1932.[2] His wife Josephine Della J Leer Lytle (age 36) died on 5 March 1932.[3] They both died of pneumonia. A dual funeral service was conducted on 7 March 1932.[4] He was previously married to Gertrude Fannie Harbord Lytle who predeceased him on 23 May 1926 Warsaw, Indiana[5]

Lytle began racing automobiles circa 1900, and first teamed-up with James Bates, who became his riding mechanic. He competed in multiple racing venues and won a 50-mile race at the Atlanta Motordorome, which was a 2-mile dirt race course.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "Racer Killed When Auto Hits Tree". The New York Times. 30 September 1909. 
  2. ^ The Kokomo Tribune, 8 March 1932 page 3
  3. ^ Ancestry.com Lytle, Herbert Hartland/Harbord, Gertrude Fannie
  4. ^ The Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, Indiana, Tuesday 8 March 1932, Page 3
  5. ^ Ancestry.com Lytle, Herbert Hartland/Harbord, Gertrude Fannie
  6. ^ Wikipedia: 1910 AAA Championship Car season
  7. ^ http://www.champcarstats.com/drivers/LytleHerbert.htm