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Scott Fife (#47142607)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 15 days
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Originally from the South Hills area of Pittsburgh, PA, I now live north of Philadelphia, PA and have been involved with genealogy my entire life. Having relatives that have been in the United States since the 1700's makes it a long, tough, interesting journey to find out information about them. I especially enjoy researching the various wars that they have been involved in from the Revolutionary War through the current ones. The internet makes things a lot easier than it used to be.

I am always interested in certain family names such as: Fife/Patterson, Breinig/Lattien, Brown/Thomas and Cyprych/Rudzki from the Pittsburgh area. The other names are Lare/Austin, McKinley/Hasenpflug, Miller/Weisler and Sheeler/Retallick from the Philadelphia/Kulpmont areas.
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 • 73 Memorials Added
 • 113 Memorials Managed
 • 29 Photos
 • 6 Virtual Cemeteries
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Messages left for Scott Fife (24)[Leave Message]
Reid Crookston
RE: transfer request
Scott,

I was able to add a photo of the grave marker and a copy of Hamilton Sheppard's obituary to the memorial. Below is a little biography I wrote for Hamilton. Please feel free to use it or not and/or to modify it.

Reid
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Hamilton Sheppard was born on 20 Oct 1826 in Killinchy, County Down, Ireland to George Sheppard (~1783 – 21 Jan 1868) and Jean Hamilton (~1788 – 1 Oct 1867). Hamilton Sheppard was christened in the Presbyterian Church there 12 October 1827. He came to the United States in 1851. Hamilton was the first Superintendent of the Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh from March 1878 until January 22, 1881. He was responsible for initially laying out the grounds into sections and lots, making arrangements for the necessary surveys, construction of roads and walks, planting grass, cleaning fallen trees and under growth, etc. His salary on April 1, 1880 was $2,000 per year. His departure from the cemetery was apparently abrupt and unexpected. He lived two years after resigning, and died (stroke) on 26 January 1883. In addition to his work at the Homewood Cemetery, his obituary says he laid out the grounds appertaining to residences in Pittsburgh’s East End.

Hamilton married Jane Leech in Pittsburgh. They had six children: George Sheppard, Find-a-Grave Memorial # 33811679 (1852 – 1930), Ellen Ann Sheppard (1854 – 1890), James Harvey Sheppard (1857 – 1915), John Leech Sheppard, Find-a-Grave Memorial # 33811698 (1856 – 1918), Thomas Howe Sheppard, Find-a-Grave Memorial # 33811726 (1867 – 1930) and Harry Reid Sheppard, Find-a-Grave Memorial # 33811684 (1869 – 1929).
Added by Reid Crookston on Aug 02, 2015 9:54 AM
Reid Crookston
Memorials 33811683 and 33811690
I am interested in two of the memorials you manage: Hamilton Sheppard (33811683) and his wife, Jane Leech Sheppard (33811690). Hamilton Sheppard was the brother of my great grandfather, George Sheppard (59551772), who's memorial I prepared. I have photographs of the grave markers, death certificates, and obituaries for both Hamilton and Jane Sheppard. I would like to add those pictures and add biographies to those memorials. My preference would be for you to transfer management to me. You can email me at rbc246@gmail.com

Reid Crookston
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Added by Reid Crookston on Aug 01, 2015 2:47 PM
Robert David Miller
Transfers
I sent your family over to you Scott but you sent me the wrong Find-a-grave number for yourself. I was able to track down your correct membership number, so I was able to complete the transfers. So as I always say after a transfer "Treat them well, for they are a part of your family's history." Sincerely, Robert Miller
Added by Robert David Miller on Oct 21, 2014 7:10 PM
Randee Marshall
RE: possible transfer of listing?
Hi Scott, no problem, I transferred her to you. Thanks for writing me and if you find anyone else I have added and they are direct family members just send me a note and I'll look into it. Happy Hunting!!
Randee
Added by Randee Marshall on Oct 20, 2014 4:52 PM
Randee Marshall
RE: possible transfer of listing?
Hi Scott, no problem, I transferred her to you. Thanks for writing me and if you find anyone else I have added and they are direct family members just send me a note and I'll look into it. Happy Hunting!!
Randee
Added by Randee Marshall on Oct 20, 2014 4:52 PM
Randee Marshall
RE: possible transfer of listing?
Hi Scott, no problem, I transferred her to you. Thanks for writing me and if you find anyone else I have added and they are direct family members just send me a note and I'll look into it. Happy Hunting!!
Randee
Added by Randee Marshall on Oct 20, 2014 4:52 PM
Teddi Smith
Rachel G Fife
I have found Rachel G Fife living with her parents in both the 1850 and 1860 census records. I don't know what happened to her after 1860, but I'm pretty sure she didn't die as as infant.

Would you mind removing that information from her memorial page?

Thanks,
Teddi Smith
Added by Teddi Smith on Apr 05, 2014 6:37 PM
Zim
RE: Ellen A. Brown
God Bless the man!! He must have been a saint. I transferred Margaret to you and I notified KBStewart about the duplicate memorials. He is quite nice and very prompt in correcting his memorials.

Also Lida Brown Simpson and Thomas Simpson are also buried on this plot. I wasn't sure if you knew. I did not make the memorial or I would transfer them to you. However, I did post pictures of their headstones.

Good Luck on your ancestral search,

Janet
Added by Zim on Jan 20, 2014 9:32 PM
Susan Peterson
Sarah McKinley
Yes, Sarah McKinley is my great grandmother. I was also told that she was related to President McKinley. I haven't found a connection to that, but at some point back when Ancestry.com had an easy way to show you all your relatives, I did see that we were related to President McKinley's wife. I can't remember her name right now, but she wasn't a McKinley. So, kind of ironic.

I also don't have anything further back than you do. Everything I have is at Ancestry under the name thehappypetersons. Let me know if you can't find my tree. It's named Peterson.

Susan
Added by Susan Peterson on Nov 13, 2013 6:34 PM
Dr. James M. Owston
RE: Allegheny Cemetery Transfers
I have fulfilled your transfer request. Please forgive the lateness on this.
Added by Dr. James M. Owston on Sep 18, 2013 10:08 PM
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