Katherine Rene Pyle

Katie Pyle

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Katie R. Pyle aka Wilmarth
Born 1960s.
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Katherine Rene Pyle, daughter of Ronald Pyle and Joanne Parr, born on Patuxent Naval Air Station, located in Lexington Park Maryland, on March 10 1963. First of three children, the 2nd born the falling year in Leonardtown Maryland, in 1964; and the third, in 1966, Monterrey California.

Katherine as a child, was called "Kathy", and in her work-life, "Katie" or "Kate"; she grew up mostly on the east coast, (Philadelphia, Pa., Southern Maryland; New Jersey) moving across the United States to Monterrey, and Alameda, California, then back again to Southern Maryland, where her family owned a home, and where most of her childhood memories remain.

Katherine's parents, (he a naval pilot, she a flight attendant for the army) met where one might meet others sharing the same occupation or trade, crossing paths as they would at no other location, regardless if the branches of military they each served were different. (Proximity of the ladies bathroom).

They married in February of 1962, and one year later, their family began.

Growing up around the Naval air base's was exciting, but the moving every couple of years or so.....was hard for any kid. Always the "new kid" in school, getting chased around the playground, made fun of..etc etc.....tough then, but our life experiences make us who we are today.

At the age of 15, living in Philadelphia Pa.,on a small one mile by one mile navy depot located on Robbins ave in North-east Philadelphia, Katherine experienced her first boyfriend, (George), first concert (Doobie Brothers), first Record album (Chicago), first time experienced alcohol (Bacardi) not a good experience.....and exposed to the neighborhood gangs, on the Philadelphia streets, outside of the military fencing, where her best friend Ingrid lived.

By 17, I was attending St. Mary;s Academy for Girls, in Leonardtown Maryland, my junior year of high school. Decided I would rather attend the public school, for my senior year. Should have stayed though, as 1981 was the last year the academy remained open. Great School and awesome girls.....crazy girls!!!

By 18, I moved in with a girl-friend, working part-time at Andrew's Air Force Hospital for Service America, and also waitressing at a motel/restaurant/bar off base but in close proximity. Tried attending Community College, but eventually moved back home to enroll in State College.

Met my husband Michael William Wilmarth, born in Feb. 1962; Radar Operator on the P-3, stationed at Patuxent Naval Air Station, in Lexington Park Maryland. His term was almost up, so we married May 7 1983, and moved to Phoenix Arizona, where he grew up; and where I still live with my 2 sons.

I divorced 6 years later (1989), and retrieved my maiden name back; I met my kids father, Steven Emerson Marcks, born in March 1953, Wisconsin. He died unexpectedly, on May 27 2003, . we never married, but together had 2 sons; Derek and Dylan Marcks. At the time of his death they were 12 yrs and 5yrs old.

Hardest thing I have ever endured.......grieving, and moving forward with no answers to provide......but we did!! Had to...

Worked for Maricopa County Planning & Development and other depts., from 1995 to 2009, enrolled at Phoenix University, in 2007....earned 30 credits, with a GPA of 3.4; but was never able to finish as the economy crashed, which effected anything to do with infrastructure and building......government or not.

My mother died in September of 2009, and I currently was without a job, so in Nov of 2009, I moved my family back to Blackstone Virginia, to help my dad. My parents retired in a small town "Blackstone" south of Richmond; They owned a beautiful farm, where they remained until her death in 2009. The farm has since been sold.

I tried to make ends meet there, but living in a town with 3500 population....hard to do. I worked part-time in the Gym at Fort Pickett, and met some outstanding men and women currently serving in our military. Fort Pickett is used now as a National Guard Post, formerly Army, and is a maneuvering training center for all branches of the military.

In July 2011, I moved my family back to Phoenix, hoping to get back in the same line of work, but as we all know, the economy does not jump back as quickly as we would like....... many many struggles......frustrations........

And here I am.......

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On 16 Feb 2018 at 06:57 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

I just wanted to say "Congratulations" on becoming one of the newest Red Badged "Generous Genealogist", Awesome job helping others with merges, obtaining sources and adding to profile biographies. You are definitely a team player, Keep up the good work Katie!!

On 12 Jan 2018 at 12:42 GMT Caroline Williams wrote:

Hi Katie! I believe Downing-841 (which you manage) is the same Thomas Downing as Downing-1227. I believe the two profiles should be merged. Thank you!

On 2 Jan 2018 at 17:06 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 18 Dec 2017 at 11:33 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Katie

Hope you are well, I popped in to say how much we appreciate your contributions to the community's shared tree. Thank you for the recent changes to your tree.

The community is growing at a rapid rate. We have expanded things like projects, categories and interest groups so much has happened WikiTree has come a long way since you first joined us. Explore: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Projects and https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Project_FAQ

Also have a look at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:New_Member_How-To the latest resource members are directed to it is great as a refresher as well

Click the green name tag on your profile page for other WikiTreers following the surname, may be relatives

Any questions please just ask

Best wishes Janet

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On 25 Oct 2017 at 19:10 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Hi Katie, Congratulations on your Pre-1500 Badge. Please make sure to add pre-1500 to your G2G followed tags so that you can assist with "help wanted" posts.

On 12 Oct 2017 at 02:38 GMT Ed Poor wrote:

Rufus Humphrey 1794 and 1795 are not the same.

One is son of a Rufus and the other son of an Abraham Rufus 1794 had one daughter. 1795 Rufus had 16 children.

On 6 Apr 2017 at 22:57 GMT Judith Blodgett wrote:

Hi Katie, We are cousins. I have evidence that Hannah Wiswall Hyman was born in Dorchester, MA. You show her being born in Salem. Why do we have a discrepancy?

Thank you in advance for your assistance and interest.

On 1 Apr 2017 at 15:22 GMT Karen (McWhorter) Wilhelm wrote:

I removed myself from being manager of Robert Elliott-1411 and Mary Johnston Elliott so you can edit as you feel necessary. Thanks for the good work on the family.


On 4 Dec 2016 at 16:33 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Hi Katie,

Isaac and Lydia Kenney are direct ancestors of my family. Would you please add me to their trusted lists so that I can keep informed of future updates to their profiles?

Thank you, Sharon

On 21 Dec 2015 at 22:25 GMT Robert Stiles wrote:

Please add me to the Trust List for Dormer-4.

I would like to have this individual in my Watchlist to simplify running queries and being added to the Trusted List is the only way that I am aware of to do that (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Watchlist#Adding_and_removing_profiles).

This is a direct ancestor common to both my paternal and maternal lines: http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Relationship&action=calculate&person1_name=Stiles-1327&person2_name=Dormer-4

Thank you, Robert Jefferson Stiles http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rjstiles/

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