William Sherman Pyle

Brief Life History of William Sherman

When William Sherman Pyle was born on 27 May 1865, in Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States, his father, Marcellus Pyle, was 24 and his mother, Ruth Ann McClure, was 24. He married Mary Elizabeth Pattison on 27 November 1890, in Lewistown, Fergus, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Polaris, Beaverhead, Montana, United States in 1910 and Churchill, Nevada, United States in 1910. He died on 25 March 1931, in Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States.

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William Sherman Pyle
Mary Elizabeth Pattison
Marriage: 27 November 1890
Ruth Ann Pyle

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  • William Pyle in household of Marcellus Pyle, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Sherman Pyle - Individual or family possessions: birth: 1865; Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States
  • William Sherman Pyle, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"

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1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.


EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER Elizabeth French BIRTH 1860 Wisconsin, USA DEATH 31 May 1866 (aged 5–6) Bannack, Beaverhead County, Montana, USA BURIAL Mountain View Cemetery Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana, USA PLOT Plat A, Block G, Lot 14, Space 7 MEMORIAL ID 163936740 · View Source


Historical Boundaries 1885: Beaverhead, Montana, United States

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pile ‘stake, post’ (via Old English from Latin pilum ‘spike, javelin’), hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a stake or post serving as a landmark, or sometimes perhaps a nickname for a tall thin person.

Americanized form of Dutch Pijl: metonymic occupational name for a marksman or an arrowsmith, from pijl ‘arrow’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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