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Dr Charles Thomas Pyles

Dr Charles Thomas Pyles

Birth
Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 20 Dec 1948 (aged 63)
Berkeley Springs, Morgan County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Boundary Avenue South, Lot 0, Site 3
Memorial ID 64499893 · View Source
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Parents:
- Michael Thomas Pyles [1843-1907]
- Ann Elizabeth Williams Pyles [1849-1887]

Marriage to Mary Elizabeth Griffith on November 16, 1910.

Father of:
- William Griffith Pyles [1913-1959]
- Elizabeth Dade Pyles [1916-1916]
- Charles Thomas Pyles [1920-2005]
- Mary Dade Pyles Yeaton - Shugars [1922-1992]

Obituary
The Daily Mail (Hagerstown, MD) December 21, 1948

Dr. Chas. Pyles Dies at Hancock - Well Known Dentist Expires Last Night; Suffered Heart Attack.

Dr. Charles Thomas Pyles, D. D. S., since 1905 a practicing dentist at Hancock and one of that community's most active and best known citizens, died last night at 11:10 o'clock at the Morgan County Memorial Hospital, aged 63 years. Dr. Pyles was stricken with a heart attack ten days ago and had been a patient at the hospital at Berkeley Springs for the past week.

Born at Poolesville, Montgomery County, Dr. Pyles was the son of Michael Thomas and Betty (Williams) Pyles.

Dr. Pyles graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in 1905 and came to Hancock to begin the practice of dentistry that year.

Active in civic and church affairs in his community, Dr. Pyles was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal church, the James W. Bowers Masonic Lodge No. 173 and the Rotary Club, all of Hancock.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Griffith) Pyles, formerly of Poolesville; sons, William Griffith, of Rockville, Md.; Charles Thomas, Jr., of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a daughter, Mrs. David Shugars, of Harrisburg, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Elijah W. White and Mrs. John A. Jones, both of Poolesville; and three grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Charles Bast funeral home at Hancock, where it will rest until Thursday, when it will be taken to St. Thomas Church, where services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. Kearney Jones officiating. Interment in Monocacy cemetery, Beallesville, Montgomery County, Md.

Eulogy — "The Good That Men Do"
Author unknown

A living force, a tower of strength for good has gone from Hancock with the crossing of Dr. Pyles. Like the fall of a great tree that towers among its brothers, his going leaves a difference in the whole surrounding where he stood, a startling gap upon our near horizon. And, like the giant tree, his place will not soon be filled, until some other who has stood in his shade grows tall, uncrowned, to see the broad vision of human service that he saw.

Few men have lived a deeper practical Christianity than he. Some may not know, for "Doc" did not give to be known, but in our community are mourners from high and low estates who felt his warm brotherly love in time of sore need, when it was life itself. A need family given daily milk, a boy of broken home counseled, clothed or guided to a sure career, another cheered to face the limitation of physical handicap by his weekly visit — his generous gift — these are but typical memories of someone who knew him late. Only now are many full hearts speaking the unsung multitude of blessings long years of Doc. Pyles' goodness brought to them. And now, too, those who were privileged to know him very well embraces a new inspiration of his life to ennoble their own.

In this sense he is not gone, but having lived so graciously lives still, reflected in those who walked closely with him. Mourned he is, and will be deeply and long. But rising out of grief is the great challenge of his life — the place he leaves to fill — the good deed to carry on.



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  • Created by: Glenn Wallace
  • Added: 21 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64499893
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Charles Thomas Pyles (4 Aug 1885–20 Dec 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64499893, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Wallace (contributor 46802463) .