Mary Richards, born June 28, 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri, was the daughter of Caroline Beckwith Maxwell and Eben Richards of St. Louis Missouri. She married her long-time beau, Tom Russell Wyles, Sr. in 1899. They lived in Highland Park and Deerfield, Illinois, where they raised their family.
Caroline Beckwith Maxwell was the daughter of Mary Ann Beckwith and James Maxwell.
Eben Richards was the son of Ebenezer Richards and Theoline Tilden.