Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Pyles at Green-Wood Cemetery

My husband and I visited New York City last month and of course, there were visits to cemeteries. Green-Wood Cemetery, in Brooklyn, is a beautiful cemetery to visit. They have an online burial search at their website.

James Pyle is my second great-grandfather, founder of Pyle's Pearline Soap. I had seen photos of the Pyle plot at FindAGrave (start here to see James Pyle's memorial), so I knew what I was looking for.

I pushed away the plant in front of the stone to take this photo:

James Pyle
Born Aug. 18, 1823
Died Jan. 20, 1900
Anna Elizabeth
Born May 28, 1853
Died Sept. 12, 1859

Maria Louisa
Born July 16, 1861
Died Aug. 26, 1861

Mary Isabel
Born Aug. 21, 1864
Died May 27, 1865
Charles Sumner
Born Nov. 28, 1857
Died Dec. 1, 1873

Also buried in this plot is my second great-grandmother, Esther Abigail (Whitman) Pyle, who died in 1921, outliving six of her seven children, as well as one of her sisters, Harriet Whitman Bliss. Esther's burial is not marked.


  1. Great photo. I love how you can read all the inscriptions. Looks like a great visit.

    1. Thanks for the comment. I found a few other family members at Green-Wood and we also visited a Jewish cemetery and found relatives of my husband. See Tombstone Tuesday ~ Anna Goldstein.

  2. So Esther died much later than her husband James, and outlived all but one of her children? Maybe no one was left to add her name to the gravestone...there's a blank spot waiting. I was sad to see all the youngsters' dates. Sigh.

    1. It does look like the space on the gravestone is there for Esther. I don't know why her daughter didn't arrange for her name to be added to the stone; she lived in Manhattan or northern New Jersey at the time.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.