Lyal Newton Cole was born June 21, 1908 in Valparaiso, Indiana. He was the third in a line of ten children from his parents Newton Leroy Cole (1886-1959) and Wilhimena Isabelle Sheets (1886-1953).
His siblings were: Hazel Fern, Earl Leroy, Edith Lillian, Howard Glenn, Allen Lloyd, Robert Dale, Junior Leroy, Edward Lee and Beverly Lorain.
Lyal married his wife Agnes Berniece Barkley on February 23, 1929 in Valparaiso, Indiana. Together they had eleven children: Duane Lyal, Lorraine Agnes, Blaine Eugene, Wayne Lee, Elaine Berniece, Darlaine Jo, Laine Robert, Marlaine June, Charlaine Ann, Arlaine Rita, and Zane Lynn.
Lyal Newton was very much a family man. He was a member of the Valparaiso Moose Club and the Church of the Nazarene. He was employed for much of his life at the Bearing Division of McGill Manufacturing in Valparaiso.
Lyal is shown here in July 1952 holding his grandson, Douglass Lyal.
He died on August 7, 1955 at the age of 42. He is buried in Kimball Cemetery in Liberty Township, Indiana, next to his wife Agnes.
A Matter of Public Record: Lyal Newton Cole
1920 US Census, State of Indiana, Porter County, Center Township, Valparaiso City, ED 143, Sheet 7A, Line 35 (Surnamed misspelled as “Cale”)
1930 US Census, State of Indiana, Lake County, Gary City, ED 3, Sheet 8A, Line 30