Kyle, John Merrill was born on May 19, 1856 in Cedarville, Ohio, United States. Son of James and Maria Jane (Tarbox) Kyle.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Wooster, O., 1877, A.M., 1880 (Doctor of Divinity, 1892). Student Princeton Theological Seminary, 1877-1878. Bachelor of Divinity, Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, 1880.
Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1880. Pastor Fredericksburg, O., 1880-1882. Missionary to Brazil, S.A., under Presbyterian Board Foreign Missions, 1882-1907.
Missionary to the Portuguese, Lowell, Massachusetts, under Congressional Home Missionary Society, since 1909. Home: Lowell, Mass.