Photo Corner

Edward Gant PyleContributed by Paul Brady, St. Paul, Minn.
This is my fourth great-grandfather, Edward Gant Pyle. EGP was born in 1785 in Virginia, migrated to California in 1846, and died in 1875 in San Jose. This undated photo was obviously taken toward the end of his life. I am absolutely amazed to be able to look at the photographic image of a man born in 1785, father of twelve and head on the Pyle-Whiteman-Goodman party to California at the age of sixty. He provided logistical support for the rescue of the Donner-Reed party. His first cousin was Margret Wilson Keyes Reed, but I don’t know if he knew. He and much of the family were there for those turbulent and violent days of the Gold Rush and development to statehood.

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Verna May Hall (b. 8 October 1886)Ted Muraski, Detroit, Mich.
Miss Verna May Hall (b. 8 October 1886) at her high school graduation from Centerville High School, May 1904, at Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa. She left for Chicago shortly after and died of Bright’s Disease on 27 Jan 1913 at the age of twenty-six.
 

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