Wylie was born to Edward and Julia Ague in 1894. He married Bessie Jones in 1915. They had 9 children: Lucille 1916-2000, Louise 1917-1995, Myltreda 1919-1985, Julia 1920-1984, Wylie,Jr 1924-1984, Rosalee 1926-1928, Raymond 1928-1994, James 1936- , and Richard 1939-2004. They lived in Orangeville, then on Slackwater road (now Shadow) in South Pymatuning. He died in 1948 of a heart attack and is buried in Westside Cemetery in South Pymatuning.