Charles Pyle

15 July 1805–20 October 1868 (Age 63)
Thornton, Thornbury Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Pyle was born on 15 July 1805, his father, John Pyle, was 47 and his mother, Alice Crosley, was 32. He married Abigail H Smedley on 20 January 1832. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Thornbury Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 20 October 1868, in Thornton, Thornbury Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Charles Pyle
Abigail H Smedley
Marriage: 20 January 1832
Anna Elizabeth Pyle
Thomas Ellwood Pyle
John Abiah Pyle

Spouse and Children


    Abigail H Smedley


20 January 1832


    Anna Elizabeth Pyle


    Thomas Ellwood Pyle


    John Abiah Pyle


Parents and Siblings


    Alice Crosley




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World Events (7)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 7

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 20

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 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 a metonymic occupational name for a stake maker or a nickname for a tall strong man.2 Dutch: 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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Sources (3)

  • Charles Pyle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Charles Pyle, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles Pyle Burial Record

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