Pray, Maria

BORN 1828, New York City, New York - DIED 1911
GRAVE LOCATION New York City, New York: Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn (Section 111, Lot 13464)

Daughter of Samuel Pray, who worked for the Broadway Theatre in New York and died there of an accident in 1848. Maria joined the ballet group of the Chatham Theatre in New York when she was fifteen years old. She married the actor Charles Westayer and after his death she married the actor Barney Williams on 24 Nov 1849.

Together they formed a successfull acting couple. After intitial success in San Francisco they performed in England and New York. Her sister Malvina Pray was also an actress.

• Husband: Williams, Barney (1850-)


The grave of Barney Williams at the Greenwood Cemetery, New York City.
Picture by Androom (15 Apr 2010)


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Published: 31 Oct 2010
Last update: 25 Feb 2022