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