Pray, Maria

BORN 1828 - DIED 1911
GRAVE LOCATION New York City, New York: Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn

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 fiftene years old. She married the actor Charles Westayer and after his death she married the actor Barney Williams in 1850.

Together they formed a succesfull acting couple. After intitial succes 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: 31 Oct 2010