Main Steet Cemetery

Pye Family Monument


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.

Next William 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 them to assist with raising the children. She was last to be buried in the Pye plot in 1933.

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