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James McCampbell Lyle is the answer for Number 543 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: Early drug store owner
Tuesday: Papers donated to University of Idaho archive
Wednesday: Involved in real estate transactions
Thursday: Was a member of the University of Nashville, in Tennessee 50th graduating class
Friday: Moved to Peck after graduating
Saturday: Lost his father at 16 and spent several years farming to support his mother
Monday: Was a medical doctor
Tuesday: Later became health officer for Nez Perce County
Wednesday: Sold lots for an early day promoter of Peck
Thursday: Liked hunting and fishing
Friday: Two sons and a daughter
Saturday: Lived to be about 82 years old before dying in 1958
Monday: Buried in Lewiston
Tuesday: Still had a farm after he became a doctor
Wednesday: Had an orchard near Lewiston
Thursday: Moved to Lewiston in 1920
Friday: Married Elizabeth Rogers
Saturday: After moving to Lewiston, patients wrote to him seeking his medical advise
James McCampbell Lyle was born in Franklin, NC, on Sept. 16, 1876. He was the son of J.M. and Nannie Lyle and went to public schools in Franklin. At 16, his father died and he spent several years farming to help support his mother.
He later entered the medical department of the University of Nashville in Tennessee and was a member of the 50th graduating class in 1901. He then came to Peck and began his medical career. He also operated a drug store there from 1913 to 1919. In 1920, he moved to Lewiston and in 1923 was appointed the health officer for Nez Perce County.
His papers which were donated to the University of Idaho by his son, were from his medical practice, drug store and farming. They indicate that he was also involved in real estate transactions in the Peck area to assist DS Waskey an early Peck townsite promoter who moved back to Kansas.
In addition to his medical practice, he also had an interest in farming and owned several acres of farm and orchard land in the Lewiston Orchards. Lyle also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In 1903, he married Elizabeth Rogers and they had three children: James M., Jr., Donald R. and Elizabeth L. He and his wife are buried in Normal Hill Cemetery in Lewiston.
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