I have been doing genealogy for over 40 years - it is a real passion of mine and I am very happy helping others discover their ancestors! This is a FANTASTIC SITE and it has already filled in some blanks for me. Please let me know if I can help anyone. ~ Catherine
Your tombstone stands among the rest; neglected and alone The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone It reaches out to all who care It is too late to mourn You did not know that I'd exist You died and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you in flesh, in blood, in bone Our blood contracts and beats a pulse entirely not our own Dear Ancestor, the place you filled one hundred years ago Spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew that someday I would find this spot, And come to visit you.
Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa. August 1, 1892
PYLE- At Thornton, Delaware County, on Saturday, July 30th, Abi C. wife of Harlan M. Pyle, in the 43d year of her age.
Friends and relatives of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, without further notice, from the residence of her husband, Wednesday, August 3d. Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery. Carriages will meet the train arriving at Cheyney at 10 o'clock a.m. from Philadelphia.
---- Abi C. Pyle
Saturday, Abi C. Pyle, wife of Harlan M. Pyle, died rather suddenly at Thornton, Delaware County, in her 43d year. She had ben sick at different times for the past two years, but her death was not expected. A husband and two sons and two daughters survive her.
Ibid: August 4, 1892
The funeral of Abi C. Pyle, wife of Harlan Pyle, of Thornton, Delaware County, took place from her late home on Wednesday morning and was well attended. Services were conducted by Rev. Gladstone Holm, of the Bethlehem M.E. Church, Thornton, and the remains were interred in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Please cut and paste to the bio section: Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa. December 12, 1921 Harlan M. Pyle, aged 78 years died Saturday evening in West Bradford, following an attack of apoplexy. He had made his home for several years with a son, Arthur H. Pyle, near Marshallton, and was well-known in that section. He was a widower and leaves two sons and two daughters, George S. Pyle, of Boothwyn, Delaware County; Arthur H. Pyle, Mrs. Marshall Rickabaugh, of Newtown Square, and Mrs. William Anderson, of West Chester. Mrs. Mary Nichols, of Llanerch, was a sister. Deceased was a member of the Thornton M.E. Church, near which place he had formerly resided.