My Email from David Webb

Lytle's father John Emmett Webb worked on the Hattie Brown and came down from Ohio when the Browns sold the boat. Lytle's oldest brother Bill Webb was also a crewman on the Hattie Brown in the early 1900s. Lytle was born in Madison Indiana and named after the General Lytle Steamboat which I believe John Emmett may have worked on at the time.

The General Lytle Steamboat was a mail carrier that stopped at Warsaw.
I understand that a man named Clarence Eugene Webber would pick up the mail at Warsaw and deliver it to Florence and Vevay. By the way General Lytle was a saddle maker and he worked for a man named Bailey Lineback who owned one of the livery's in town.


See pictures of the steamer General Lytle, at this site.