Born in Broadwater, Nebraska, Lyle moved to the Peace River Country in 1920 with his parents, Charles and Grace Cook, and his 5 siblings. The family settled on a homestead five miles north of Sexsmith AB. At one time, Lyle had a young pet moose. In 1942 Lyle joined the army, and he was posted in England. There his met and married his Irish-born wife, Mary Morten, who was working in England. They came back to Canada in September 1946, and acquired a homestead in the Saddle Mountain district. (SW 9 and NW 4 in township 77-4-6.) Lyle and Mary adopted their son, Charles, in 1957. In 1964 they sold their land and moved to Grande Prairie for 3 years, before moving to Quesnel, BC.
Source: Burnt Embers p. 110 photo; p. 293 story and photos
Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 1149 (Name in Roll of Honour) ; p. 415 story and photos