Biography - N. C. LYRLA

N. C. Lyrla, of Tuscola, a young lawyer of brilliant prospects in the future, was admitted to practice in the Douglas county courts, in 1896, having previously prepared himself for the law under the tutelage of the late Hon. Charles W. Woolverton. He was born October 4, 1875, in Champaign county, Illinois, and is the son of H. J. and Rose (Christy) Lyrla, who were natives respectively of South Carolina and Ohio. His father is a tubular well driller by trade and resides in Tuscola. His grandfather Christy was born in Ohio and served in the war of the Rebellion.

N. C. Lyrla was graduated from the Tuscola high school in the class of 1894. He takes an active interest in the success of the Democratic party and was the party's nominee for county judge in 1898, but withdrew before the election. In the legal profession he is rapidly fighting his way to the front; he is a young man of excellent good judgment, is a good judge of law and is engaged in some of the most important cases that come before the Douglas county courts.

Extracted 08 Sep 2018 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, page 174.

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