|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1853|
|Death: ||Jul. 27, 1936|
Undated and unidentified newspaper
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Lawrence R. Reno
Miss Mary Isabelle Reno, 83, Rochester, who died Monday morning in the old Reno homestead in East Reno street extension where she spent nearly all her life, was a member of an old pioneer family very prominent in the history of Rochester. She was the daughter of the late Atlas L. and Pamela Dexter Reno and the granddaughter of Lewis Reno and Minerva Lacock, also prominent in the history of Beaver county.
Her great-grandfather, Rev. Francis Reno, an Episcopal clergyman, ordained by Bishop White, journeyed with his wife and six children by ox-cart from Washington county, built the first log cabin on the hillside just below where the Passavant Memorial Homes for the Care of Epileptics now are located and thus founded the town of Rochester. This great pioneer of God rode in all directions for miles, preaching, baptizing, marrying and died August 12, 1837.
Trinity Episcopal church, Rochester, though organized May 29, 1851, really began to function in 1799, when Rev. Francis Reno and family settled in Rochester.
Reno street, Rochester, on which the Old Reno homestead fronts, was named in honor of the Reno family.
Miss Mary Isabelle Reno was educated at Beaver College and later for a number of years was principal of the Sterret School, Pittsburgh. She was one of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Atlas L. Reno of whom Miss Alice M. Reno, alone survives.
Atlas Lacock Reno (1824 - 1901)
Pamela Jane Dexter Reno (1825 - 1892)
Mary Isabelle Reno (1853 - 1936)
Louis Dryden Reno (1854 - 1925)*
Created by: Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
Record added: Apr 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107924350
Carole M. Chop
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