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Diane Nichols (#47683373)
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Bio Photo Interested in family history and the history of O'Hara Township for many years, I am a stockholder of Greenwood Cemetery, on the Board of Managers, secretary to the Board of Managers and historian for Greenwood Cemetery in O'Hara Township, Allegheny County PA, near Pittsburgh. Both my mother and I grew up while living in the old brick McPherson farm house within the cemetery limits.

I have translated the church records of the Etna Congregational Church out of the original books written in German script, and also done a translation of the Sharpsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church record books.

In 1981 I worked with Sheri Ihrman to gather all of the records left for the Pine Creek Presbyterian Church in Fox Chapel, including a tombstone reading for the small cemetery.

The records of Greenwood Cemetery have been entered into a card file in the office, but misfiling and mistakes in the record books have made this an imperfect tool for research. It is my hope to correct the mistakes by entering every interment in Find A Grave after reviewing all the cemetery records and comparing them to the SSDI and local church records. The main list of facts for all memorials will be the burial permits filled out by the local funeral home. These may contain dates of birth which need to be confirmed, but were the best information available at the time of death. Please remember that ages given on the permits were taken from anyone able to give information, and that sometimes the info was well off the mark, both too young or too old. The SSDI is a good guide, but not necessarily correct. From 1918, many of our "residents" were from the City of Pittsburgh. New information from the just released PA death certificates is being added to all interment info and the Find A Grave memorials. This is a long process, so please be patient.

Within reason, I will add information to the posted memorials in Freeport and Greenwood from your family tree. Please try to send some reference to a document or other proof that you have the correct person. Many people have a name duplicate to others within Greenwood. Any inquiries about additional information on any of the memorials here can be sent to me, although I try to include as much as possible when constructing a memorial.

Before adding any memorial to Greenwood, please consider that a much newer cemetery named Greenwood Memorial is also in the Pittsburgh area. We very often get inquiries about people who are in that cemetery.

Everyone deserves to be remembered. A tombstone is one way their memory can endure, so I would like to preserve those monuments of their time on earth.
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Joanne Petrillo
RE: Pine Creek Presbyterian Cemetery
thank You Diane. I have been doing this for a while and I know it is tough. but with finding the graves in Pine Creek cemetery, I feel there should be some records somewhere.
I appreciate anything you can find. I don't know who James Campbell was. I don't think he was related to Alexander but who knows. should there be records somewhere?
thank You so much. Joanne
Added by Joanne Petrillo on Sep 22, 2014 9:26 PM
Joanne Petrillo
RE: Pine Creek Presbyterian Cemetery
My great great Grandfather is Alexander Campbell of Fox Chapel. I have been there and have pictures of the graves.
Ann Campbell Hodil was my Great Grandmothers sister.
Alexander Campbell of Fox Chapel had two sons, Hugh and Robert and many daughters two of which were Ann Campbell Hodil and Sarah Eleanor Campbell Neal, my Great Granmother. My mother was raised by her grandmother
Sarah and told that we are related to the Alexander Campbell
Of Bethany W.V. I have done much research through the years and feel I need to find out who my GGGrandfathers, father was to go on. where would I find that? Are there archives that would show this? I appreciate anything you would direct me to or be able to find. thank You so much
Joanne Petrillo
Added by Joanne Petrillo on Sep 19, 2014 1:14 PM
Joanne Petrillo
Pine Creek Presbyterian Cemetery
My Grandmother's father and mother are buried in Pine Creek Presbyterian Cemetery. their names are Alexander Campbell born 1802 and died Dec 27, 1874. Mary Wilson Campbell is there too. I need to know who Alexander Campbell's father was. Iam trying to see if we are related to Alexander Campbell of Bethany W.V. this Alexander started the Disciples of Christ church. My mother was raised by her Grandmother Sarah Eleanor Campbell Neal of Carnegie, PA. the Hodil family that is buried at Pine Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, was Sarah Eleanor's sister. any info you can give me would be appreciated.

Added by Joanne Petrillo on Sep 18, 2014 7:58 PM
gloria chisholm
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Horace Chisholm is my day thank you very much
Added by gloria chisholm on Sep 12, 2014 12:49 PM
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horace chisholm
yes that is my dad and his right date of birth and death wondering have you heard from any other sibblings im Gloria Chisholm
Added by gloria chisholm on Sep 12, 2014 12:46 PM
Floyd E Fox III
RE: Bent Fox
Yes. It is him. His real full name was Benton Thomas Fox. His death certificate confirms this Benjamin Fox is Bent, as his parents and informant are listed.
Added by Floyd E Fox III on Sep 07, 2014 4:41 PM
Larry & Connie Schultz Scarborough
Thank you for looking for my Uncle Fred and letting me know that his grave is unmarked.
Added by Larry & Connie Schultz Sc... on Aug 27, 2014 6:41 AM
Sophia Magdelene Kane Cable
My Great-Great-Aunt Sophia ,who is buried in Greenwood Cemetary in O' Hara Twp. has a probate record dated June 22,1885 na dthe administrator of her estate is John Cable. There was a question of her death date. The will is is in the wills office in Pgh.,Pa. Barb.
Added by BARB on Aug 07, 2014 3:35 PM
Barbara McCloy
Diane, I really didn't expect you to post the SSDI information. I was sending that to you for proof of her last name.
Added by Priscilla on Aug 06, 2014 8:56 AM
Cassandra Kennedy-Carter
RE: Inscription for Jesse Perrin
Ok. Are you saying that I can. If I can add it I can certainly do that. I thought I had to go through you.
Added by Cassandra Kennedy-Carter on Aug 06, 2014 6:49 AM
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