Helen Marie Pyle

Brief Life History of Helen Marie

When Helen Marie Pyle was born on 3 May 1894, in Venango, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Andrew Pyle, was 24 and her mother, Mary P. Dunn, was 25. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Frank Harold Brown. She lived in Cranberry Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940 and United States in 1949. She died on 15 April 1992, in Franklin, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Franklin Pioneer Cemetery, Franklin, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Frank Harold Brown
Helen Marie Pyle
Betty Jane Brown
Francis Harold Brown
Jean M Brown
Richard Lee Brown

Sources (9)

  • Helen M Brown, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Helen Marie Pyle, "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Helen M. Pyle Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1905 · The Movie Theater

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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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