William Bradford Pye


Born: 1843
Died: 1904




Biography

William Pye and his family are honored with an obelisk style monument that is the tallest monument in the Main Street Cemetery. William is buried between his two wives near the monument. Louisa Thomas, the sister of his second wife, is also buried nearby. William was born in England in 1843 and came to America when he was 14 years old around 1857. Several other members of his family lived in area, so he probably lived with them in his childhood.

When William was 23 he married his first wife Emily Atwood. Her family was also from England. They were only married for 3 years until she died at the age of 22. There is no record of children from this marriage.

William next married Mary Jane (Jennie) Thomas. Jennie was 21 years old when they wed in 1870. William and Jennie probably lived near her parents in Chicago. They had three children: Florence, John, and William. Jennie died at the young at the age 39. In 1900, Louisa Thomas, the sister of Jennie, came to live with the family to assist with raising the children. Louisa was the last to be buried in the Pye plot in 1933. William next married Mary Jane (Jenny) Thomas. Jenny was 21 years old when they wed in 1870. William and Jenny probably lived near her parents in Chicago. They had three children: Florence, John, and William. Jenny died at the young at the age 39. In 1900, Louisa Thomas, the sister of Jenny, came to live with the family to assist with raising the children. She was the last to be buried in the Pye plot in 1933.


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