"(He) is the youngest of the family. He pursued his literary education in the district schools and in the high school of Columbus, and afterward engaged in reading medicine with his brothers John and James. He did not complete his course, however. He went to Kansas and visited other western states, going to the Pacific coast. He visited California, Oregon and Washington, being much pleased with the west. On the expiration of seven years he returned to Franklin County, since which time he has engaged in the operation of the home farm."
"In his political views George W. Lisle is a staunch Democrat. He belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at West Jefferson, to the Grange and to the Methodist Episcopal Church."