Posted By: Lisa Walden (email)
Date: 12/4/2020 at 16:03:37
PYLE. At Lamoni, Iowa, November 24, 1896, of dropsy, Mr. Cortez Pyle, aged 79 years, 9 months, and 10 days.
He was born in Kentucky. In 1818 his parents removed to Perry County, Illinois, where he grew to manhood and was married in 1842. In 1855 they removed to Worth County, Missouri, and thence to Lamoni in 1881.
He lived an honorable life but never united with any religious body. His wife became a member of the Reorganized Church of Christ in 1870, and he had great respect for it but held that a proper life of morality and honesty was all the preparation needful for the future.
After nearly fifty-five years of companionship with him his wife is left to mourn. Of nine sons and daughters born to them seven remain. The funeral sermon was preached by Elder H.A. Stebbins, assisted by Elder A.S. Cochran.
Source: The Saints' Herald - volume 43 (1896) pg 816 [The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints]
Decatur Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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