32. Charles Ward Pye
MR. C. W. PYE.
The death occurred on Friday in his 67th year, of Mr C. W. Pye, a well-known wool buyer and grazier. Mr. Pye was a son of the late Mr, David Pye, of Waawaarawaa, Riverstone, where he was born. After being educated at Calder House, Redfern, Mr Pye entered the wool trade, and remained identified with it throughout his life as a buyer.
At various times he owned such well-known stations as Nebea and Culga, in the Coonamble district, - Dunumbral Gingie, and Currawillinghi in the Walgett-Goodooga district, and Ghoolendaddi, in the Boggabri district.
Mr. Pye is survived by Mrs. Pye, six sons, all of whom are engaged in the pastoral business, and one daughter.
The funeral took place at Windsor Cemetery on Saturday
Source: SMH 12 Sep 1927
LATE MR. C. W. PYE.
Probate has been granted of the will of the late Mr. Charles Ward Pye, wool buyer and retired grazier, of Sydney, who died on September 1 last, leaving an estate of the net value of £159,699. The testator, who was 67 years of age, appointed his sons Frederick Charles Pye, of Cardington, Molong and Richard James Pye, of Sydney, both graziers, his executors and trustees. He bequeathed his furniture and household effects to his widow, and stated that no further provision for her was made in the will for reason that he had already provided for her. He left £25,000 each to his daughter, Mary Kathleen Pye, and his sons Walter Dudley Pye and Francis David Pye; and the residue of his estate in equal shares among his children. Testator further stated that except for their interests in the residuary estate he made no special gifts to his sons, John Bruce Pye, Frederick Charles Pye, and Richard James Pye, as he had already provided for them during his lifetime.
Source: SMH 26 Oct 1927
LATE MR. C. W. PYE'S ESTATE
Mr. Charles Ward Pye, wool buyer and retired grazier, who died on September 9 and was buried at his own request before his friends were notified of his death, left estate which has been valued for probate purposes at £159,699. In making his request for secrecy to his family, Mr. Pye declared that funerals were only a farce, and that most people went to them to have a good time. Mr. Pye's management of his affairs was so methodical that his executors were able to obtain probate in just, over five weeks after, his death.
Source: Barrier Miner 26 Oct 1927
33. James J Pye
MR. JAMES J. PYE
ONE of the best known and most respected identities of the Riverstone district, Mr, James John Pye, the popular squire of 'Liberty Hall,' passed away at his residence on. Wednesday, 8th instant, at the age of 71 years, after a lengthy illness. The late Mr. Pye took a commendable interest in public affairs, and was a councillor of the Blacktown Shire Council from. the inception of Local Government in 1906 until his retirement through ill health in 1930. He was widely known throughout the shire and in the Hawkesbury and Nepean districts, and was such a popular favorite that he was usually returned at the triennial elections by comfortable majorities. He rendered yeoman service to the council, and his opinions were always respected. He also took a keen interest in the Hawkesbury District Hospital, the Hawkesbury District Agricultural Association, the Schofields sub branch of the Returned Soldiers' League and other organisations. Born at Quaker's Hill, the deceased was a son of the late David Pye., a pioneer settler in that locality. Just on 40 years ago, the late James Pye was married at Rouse Hill to Miss Frances Levy, who survives together with one son (Francis James) and a daughter (Jenny). Another son (Alfred) was killed at the war. Mr. R. A. Pye (Kurrajong), Mr. Sid. Pye (Riverstone) and Mr.' Les Pye (Parramatta) are brothers of' the deceased. The late Mr. Pye was a man who worked' hard all his life, and won the esteem and respect of a wide circle of friends. He Was a noted breeder of cattle, and some years ago imported a number of the Zebu strain from India. From them he bred with success, and the beasts were always greatly admired by train travellers passing the 'Liberty Hall'' Estate.' The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon and was largely attended, the remains being laid to rest in the Church of England cemetery, Riverstone. Rev. W J Owens officiated at the graveside, whilst the beautiful Masonic service was conducted' by Bro. Rex. Matthews, W.M. Mr. Chandler carried out the funeral arrangements. BLACKTOWN COUNCIL'S TRIBUTE Sympathetic reference to the late ex-Cr. Pye was made by the President (Cr. J. C ' Page) at last week's meeting of the Black town Shire Council. Cr. Page said they' had heard with the deepest regret that ex-Cr. Pye passed away the previous day. Prior to ' his resignation in April, 1930. the deceased had represented1 A Riding of the shire continuously since the inception of Local Government a period of 24 years. As 'a councillor, Mr. Pye had, by his regular attendance to his duties, and by his invariably courteous demeanor, good comradeship and helpful advice, gained and' held the confidence and respect of all his colleagues, while as a citizen he was held' in the highest regard for his integrity, patriotism and liberality. All the councillors, paid their tribute to the deceased, commending him as a council lor and citizen, and a motion of, sympathy with the widow' and family was carried by all standing in silence. As a further mark of' - , respect to the memory of the deceased, the council adjourned for ten minutes.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 17 Nov 1933
87. David Sidney Pye
ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, Parramatta, on the December 14 last, was the scene of a pretty wedding, when Miss Jessie Florence Davis, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Davis, of 'Stafford,' Alice Street, Harris Park, and formerly of Riverstone, was married to Mr. David Sidney Pye, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Pye, of,'Waawaarawaa,' Quaker's Hill. The Ven. Archdeacon Charlton officiated.
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dainty frock of ivory georgette and chantilly lace, finished with a diamente buckle. The Brussels net veil which formed the train was held in place by a coronet of of orange blossom. She carried a shower bouquet of white cactus dahlias, November lilies and maiden hair fern. The bridesmaid, Miss Dorothy Davis, sister of the bride, wore a frock of powder blue mariette with silk crinoline and lace hat. She carried a bouquet of pink gladioli and rose buds. Mr. Noel Pye was best man. The bride's mother wore a frock of black morocain relieved with biege mariette and silk crinoline hat, and carried a posy of red roses. After the ceremony the bride's mother entertained the immediate relatives of the bride and bridegroom at her home at Harris Park. The bridegroom's mother chose a gown of black georgette with bead trimmings with bois-de-rose hat and carried a posy of pansies. When leaving for the honeymoon, which, was spent motoring in the southern districts the bride wore a smart frock of pink biege crepe de chene with hat to tone.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 6 Jan 1928
38. Leslie Walter Pye
' Cumberland Argus ' says: — L. W. Pye still keeps piling them up. He has already scored four centuries in the first grade competitions. Sometimes there isn't much in a big score. That is, a man may by lucky cricket knock up runs, the same as Bill Howell the other day,
who got 20 runs in a few minutes off awful flukes, his drives flying over long slip's head. But it is the way that Pye has got his runs this season that makes good judges of the game wonder at his exclusion from big cricket. He has bat ted very solidly, combining sound defence with abundance of strength in his strokes. A cricketer that can make Farquhar look tame isn't a tip-and a-run kind of player. That's what Pye has done this season. Brilliant and sound as Farquhar is, he hasn't been up to Pye's form. Pye's only failure this season was against Sydney, when the batsmen failed miserably on both sides, but with that failure, which was an important one as it happened, be cause Noble (in Adelaide) put in a couple of outsiders on that Saturday's performance — Pye has an average of over 85 runs per innings in the first grade competitions. His performances include four centuries so far .157 against Glebe, 178 against Waverley, 101 not out against Redfern, 121 against Paddington; also 22 against Burwood, 29 against Leichhardt Balmain and 56 thrown out against North Sydney, And yet Hopkins, a one-performance man —far behind Farquhar, Pye and heaps of other players goes to England.
Source: Windsor and Richmond gazette 15 Mar 1902