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Death in OR 1864- Captain T.W. LYLES, steamboatman, native of SC, age abt 55
Posted by: Vern Dander (ID *****8132) Date: December 12, 2007 at 12:17:43
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Am not related. May be of interest to someone who is. I have no further info, but additional newspaper extracts may be found at URL:

Vern D
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch
Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
>>FRIDAY, 17 JUNE 1864<<

DEATH of a PIONEER - Captain T.W. LYLES died, says the Sacramento 'Union,' at the Dennison House, in Portland, Oregon, on Monday, June 13th. He was a native of South Carolina and came from Mobile to California in the early days of the settlement of this State. Captain LYLES was one of the pioneer steamboatmen on this coast - ran the Bragdon for several years between this city and San Francisco, and afterward commanded the Eclipse while she was run as an opposition boat. When the Combination was formed he was the 1st agent of that company in this city. Subsequently he resided in Portland, and became interested in the Oregon Steam Navigation Company, in which institution most of his property is invested, he having acquired quite a competency in the steamboat business. His age was about 55. Captain LYLES was highly esteemed by his friends and possessed many excellent elements of character.

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