Mrs. M. Kyle, whose maiden name was Young, was born in Maryland, August 10, 1828, being one of twelve children, five of whom are living, born to William and Mahala (Roby) Young. Her mother died when she was quite small, and her father in 1845, and after making her home with her eldest brother for awhile, she began working out for a living. January 7, 1858, she was married to Henry L. Kyle, by whom she became the mother of four sons and one daughter: Elmer, born April 12, 1831; Rebecca E., born October 14, 1862; George B., April 6, 1864; William S., April 23, 1865; John E., August 18, 1867, George B., died April 19, 1864, and Rebecca E., September 21, 1863. Mrs. Kyle lived in Henry County, Ill., for thirteen years after her marriage, and in 1868 removed with her husband to Linn County, Kas., where they remained about six years, then coming to Morgan County, where she now lives, and where her husband died April 1, 1886, aged seventy years, one month and twenty-nine days. Her three sons reside with her on a farm of 185 acres, nearly all of which is fine bottom land, and about ninety is under cultivation. The rest is heavily covered with timber. They have a roomy, old-fashioned house and substantial out-buildings and good orchard. The three sons are members of the Agricultural Wheel, and are Democrats in their political views, always voting the straight ticket. Mrs. Kyle is a member of the Methodist Church, as was her husband.
History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.