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A HISTORY

OF

GRACE CHURCH PARISH,

MOUNT WASHINGTON,

PITTSBURGH, PA.

WITH LIST OF PARISHIONERS, VESTRYMEN, BAP-

TISMS, CONFIRMATIONS, MARRIAGES,

BURIALS, ET CETERA,

BY
REV. ROBERT JOHN COSTER, D. D.,
RECTOR.

INCLUDING, ALSO, A SKETCH OF THE EARLY
HISTORY OF THE PARISH,

BY

HON. THOMAS T. BIGHAM,
LATE SENIOR WARDEN.

1903 :
WM. O. JOHNSTON & CO.,
PITTSBURGH.

 

PAGES

1 - 39

40-106

107-142

Parishioners (143 - 165)

Baptisms (166 - 208)

Confirmations (209 - 214)

Marriages (215 -229)

Burials (230 - 261)

Biographies (262 - 304)

INDEX

 

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209
CONFIRMATIONS

in

GRACE CHURCH, MOUNT WASHINGTON,
1853-1903,
As RECORDED IN THE PARISH REGISTER.

By the Rt. Rev. Alonza Potter, D. D., Bishop of
Pennsylvania. Rev. Richard Smith, Rector.

September 14, 1854.


Thomas J. Bigham, Margaret Lowen, Maria Lowen, Margaret A. Neely,
Robert Neely, Ephriam Reese, Ellen Stubbs and Rebecca Wilson.
 

April 27, 1857.


Rev. Charles W. Quick, Rector.
George Chivers, Olive Chivers, Barbara Ditmore and Kate Golding.

By the Rt. Rev. William Bacon Stevens, D. D., Asst. Bishop of Pennsylvania.
Rev. Gustavus W. Mayer, Rector.
 

August 1, 1862.
 

Mrs. Phebe A. McMillin, John C. Shaler, Jr., and Miss Augusta Shaler.
 

May 17, 1864.
 

Dr. L. H. Harris, Lay Reader.
Joel L. Bigham, Elizabeth Minsinger, William Min-inger, Emily Smith,
David Torrence and Mrs. Mary Torrence.
By Rt. Rev. John B. Kerfoot, D. D., First Bishop of Pittsburgh.
Rev. B. B. Killikelly D. D., Rector.
 

September 30, 1866.


Mrs. Maria Adams, Mrs. Susan Blanton, Mrs. Phebe Craig, Mrs. Mary Jane Campbell,
Mrs. Alice Hibbs, Mrs. Agnes Hughes, William Hughes, Mrs. Sarah Goldthorp,
Julian G. Maddox, Miss Theresa Shaeffer, Miss Dorothy Trotter, and
Mrs. Prudence R. Wilmot.
 

July 18, 1869.
 

Rev. Robert John Coster, Rector.
Edward Bratt, Nellie Ruth Bratt, Miss Mary Lowen Goldthorp, Miss Kate Goldthorp,
Miss Elizabeth Goldthorp, Miss Amelia Shaeffer, Miss Mary Rebecca Torrence,
and Miss Sarah Ann Torrence.
 

 
 

 

 

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March 28, 1872—Passion Week, Wednesday, 7:30 P. M.


John C. Davitt, Mrs. Nellie Davitt, Miss Sarah Goldthorp, Miss Anna Maria Jackson,
Miss Margaret Schaeffer, Miss Mary Storer, Miss Elizabeth Torrence and
Miss Henrietta Wilson.
 

December 27, 1873—Sunday after Christmas, 3 P. M.


Edward H. Dermitt, Mrs. Mary Jane Ewens, Mrs. Eliza A. Goehring, Miss Lida A. Goehring,
Miss Margaret Goehring, Mrs. Ann E. Milligan and Melville L. Stout.
 

May 31, 1874—Trinity Sunday morning.


Miss Mary Marland, and Charles Stein.
 

March 21, 1875—Palm Sunday, 3 P. M.


Miss Ann Halpin, Miss Mary Halpin, Miss Margaret Jane Smith, Robert Reed Torrence
and Miss Elizabeth G. Zehfuss.
 

May 7, 1876—Third Sunday after Easter, 3 P. M.


William McKean Kurtz, Miss Mary A. I. Wilmot, Miss Prudence Theresa Wilmot
and Miss Annie Zehfuss.
 

June 10, 1877.


Miss Dode Goehring, Miss Agnes Thomas and Miss Mary______________.
 

June 9, 1878.


A. P. Davis and Mrs. A. P. Davis.
 

March 2, 1879.


Miss Mary J. Bigham, Henry James, Sr., Miss Fanny Wilmot and Miss Mary Zehfuss.
 

May 9, 1880-Sunday after Ascension, A. M.


Miss Eliza Augusta Bigham, Miss Minnie Lefferts and Mrs. Margaret Douglas Goldthorp.

By Rt. Rev. Cortlandt Whitehead, D. D., second Bishop of Pittsburgh.
Rev. Robert John Coster, Rector.
 

March 8, 1882—Third Wednesday in Lent, evening prayer.


Herbert Anthony Davis, Miss Ann Green, Miss Agnes Washington Hughes,
Miss Margaret Elizabeth Jackson, Miss Ellen Lee Prosser, Miss Mary Magdalene Stinson
and Robert Stinson.
 

 
 

 

 

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April 6, 1884—Palm Sunday, A. M


Thomas F. Ashford, Jr., Frank Goehring, Miss Lottie Marland and
Miss Edith Milligan.
 

March 25, 1885—Fifth Wednesday in Lent, at evening prayer.


Thomas Furber, Miss Mary Elizabeth Kenah, Miss Elmina McMillin, Mrs. Lucy D.
Montgomery, Miss Natalie Schank and Miss Edith Smithson.
 

March 21, 1886—Second Sunday in Lent, A. M.


Miss Ida Josephine Armiger, George Edward List, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Smithson,
Miss Augusta Margaret Shaler, Miss Edith Amelia Shaler, Miss Mary Ann Thompson
and Miss Emma Ann Torrence.
 

March 27, 1887—Fifth Sunday in Lent, A. M.


Miss Georgina Ashford, Miss Emily McMillin, Miss Annie Halpin Hughes,
Edward Conway Shaler, and Miss Caroline A. Wilmot.
 

March 25, 1888—Palm Sunday, A. M. Twentieth year
of the rectorship of the Rev. Robert John Coster.


Mrs. Mary A. Ashford, Mrs. Margaret Armiger, Mrs. Alice Belle Bollman, Robert Coster Bond,
Frank Speer Brunt, Harry Lee Brunt, Miss Nellie Lorena Brunt, William Hamilton Brunt,
Mrs. Cornelia S. Chamberlain, Walter Dixon, Mrs. Selina Florence, Samuel Henry Kenah,
William P. Linhart, Ernest Whitworth Marland, Mrs. Margaret H. McKain,
Miss Caroline R. Naysmith, Mrs. Sarah A. Naysmith, Miss Isabella B. Naysmith,
Harry W. Neely, Walter Clark Niven, Mrs. Jane M. Niven, Miss Catherine A. Price,
Mrs. Amanda A. Purkey, Mrs. Lewis C. Purkey, Lewis C. Purkey, Edward C. Purkey,
Mrs. Margaret Reed, Robert Wilson Revelvy, Harry Gibson Shaler, Harry Peterson Speer,
William Brunt Speer, Mrs. Mary Stinson, wife of Robert, and Mrs. Mary Ann Storer.
 


May 19, 1889-Fourth Sunday after Easter, 3:30 P.M.


Frank S. Bond, Mrs. William P. Linhart and Mrs. Clara Montreville.
 

 
 

 

 

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April 6, 1890—Easter Sunday evening.


Nellie Olive Ashford, Maude Gertrude Burrows, Miss Clara Ann Bowman,
John Cooper Bindley, John Boyce, Miss Helena Marie Dermitt, Miss Matilda Sophia Henkler,
Miss Sadie Belle Linhart, William Naysmith, Miss Catherine Needham, George Eynon Reed,
Orin W. Sadler, M. D., Miss Verona Jane Taylor Wilmot and Miss Ida May Zehfuss.
 

April 12, 1891—Second Sunday after Easter.


Miss Anna Brokaw Armiger, Miss Sarah Harris Armstrong, John Charles Herbert,
James Lewis McKain, Miss Mabel Ruth Miller, Robert George Naysmith,
Miss Maude Amelia Robertson, Miss Mabel Reta Stevens, Miss Minnie Blanche White
and William Jay White.
 

April 3, 1892—Fifth Sunday in Lent, P. M.


Miss Mary Florence Ashford, Miss Cornelia Augusta Bowman, Miss Emma May Heinrich,
William Kirkland Hughes, Miss Josephine Ellen Needham, Miss Elizabeth Torrence,
Robert Torrence, Oscar Brashear Torrence and Miss Mary Alice Whaley.
 

March 15, 1893—Fifth Wednesday in Lent, P. M.


Harry Butterfield, Edward John Gould, Albert Heinrich, Samuel Marlow Pare,
Miss Harriett Reed and Miss Rachel Louise Wait.
 

March 18, 1894--Palm Sunday, P. M.


Miss Margaret Elise Altstadt, Miss Elizabeth Carter, George B. McClellan Hannam,
Mrs. Matilda Sophia Hannam, Christ John Fred. Heinrich, Miss Geraldine Annie Howes,
William Boisol Kenah, Albert George Lowe, Miss Harriett Elizabeth Lowe,
John Johnson Lowe, Mildred Lee Phillips, William Denning Shaler and
Robert Clinton Woods.
 

April 7, 1895—Palm Sunday, 7:30 P. M.


Agnes Chambers, Lillian Goldthrop Dermitt, Selina Alicia Florence, Sadie Glaze,
Maude Amanda Hannam, Jeannette R. Lewis McKain, Agnes McRae, Alberta Martel,
Annie Woods, Lynn Morris Thompson, Stanley Fitton Wilmot, William James Woods and
Edward Minsinger Zehfuss.
 

 
 

 

 

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April 3, 1896—Good Friday, 7:30 o'clock, P. M.


Joseph Eichbaum Ashford, Thomas James Bigham, James Edgar Flinn,
Roland Lee Goldthorp, Frederick Hugh Groves, George Abraham Johnson,
Joseph NagIee Reeves, George Frank Slocum, William Kerr Thompson, Catherine Flinn,
Fanny Charlotte Mason, Mabel Lotus McCormick, Florence Elizabeth Sellars and
Clara Vincent Small.
The Bishop preached on the Atonement. No processional hymn, and no singing in the
service, except Hymn No. 100 before the sermon and No. 501 before the confirmation, and
the recessional, "Guide me, 0 Thou Great Jehovah."
 

April 4, 1897—Fifth Sunday in Lent, 4 P. M.


Samuel Harper Howarth, Harry Minnus McCombe, Harry Chesney M. McDonald,
Howard Floyd Small, Catherine Francis Alstadt, Alice Julia Silence Gould,
Matilda Eva Heinrich, Caroline May Howarth, Lillian Martel, Harriett Deborah McCormick,
Edith Loretta Minsinger, Sarah Caroline Minsinger, and Florence Emma Moyer.
Music by the vested choir of 16 boys and 3 men, with Mr. W. H. Sweitzer at the organ. Solo
sung by Mr. Reed, of Trinity Church choir, during the offertory.
 

April 24, 1898—Second Sunday after Easter, 7:30 P. M.


Clarence George Brush, Charles Wilmot Coward, James Stewart Florence,
William Hoppman, Harry James, Wilfred Drabbel Lowe, Albert Coster Turbett,
George Hobday Wilmot, Edna Kane Cartwright, Prudence Rebecca Coward,
Ella Margarite McKain, Esther M. Moyer, Florence Martha Schmidt, Alice T. Torrence
and Nellie Torrence.
The rector read the service and the Bishop preached the sermon. Music by the vested choir,
with William H. Sweitzer at the organ.
 

March 26, 1899—Palm Sunday, at 3 P. M.


Annie Lenora Ashford, Elizabeth Alice Purkey, Florence Elizabeth Thorn and
Charles Francis Adams Ritchie.
Music by the vested choir. Solo sung during the offertory by George Howarth.
 

 
 

 

 

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March 11, 1900—Second Sunday in Lent, 3:30 P. M.


Harry Anderson, William Alfred Bowman, Albert Glaze, William Thomas Higginson,
Ralph Reed Lewis, Joseph Niell, William, John Niell, Mary Ann Barnes, Anna Gibson,
Mary Jane Gibson, Margaret, Winifred Kemp and Viola Sarah Voigt.
Music by vested choir of 6 boys and 6 men, with Henry W. Clark at the organ.
 

March 24, 1901-Fifth Sunday in Lent, 4 P. M.


Salina Beatrice Boyce, Inez May Douthitt, Caro line May Flinn, Charlotte Sophia Heinrich,
Alice Eden Kemp, Alma Lillian Moyer, Louise Helen Schmidt, Maria Louise Stout and
Mary Della Towse.
The rector read the service and the Bishop preached the sermon. Music by the vested
choir of 6 men and 12 women. Solo sung by Mrs. T. J. Bigham during the offertory,
Henry W. Clark presiding at the organ.
 

March 9, 1902—Fourth Sunday in Lent, 3:30 P. M.


Frederick Bradley, George Minsinger Howarth, James Whitehead, Mary Isabella Bowman,
Patience Virginia Brush, Isabella Herbert Coward, Violet Irene Coward, Olive Virginia Mason,
Edith Elizabeth Minsinger, Mary Blanche Minsinger, Helen Stinson Neely, Nellie Niell
and Annie Whitehead.
The Bishop read the lessons and prayers and preached. Music by vested choir. Solo sung by
Miss Eggers, with Henry W. Clark at the organ.
 

March 29, 1903—Fifth Sunday in Lent, 3:30 P. M.


Alice Stinson Ashford, Margaret Blackmore Ashford, Lillian Helen Boyce, Gladys Elizabeth Crum,
Ethel Alice Gibson, Lydia Clara Gilbert, Mrs. Ida May Heinrich, Edith Cameron Lowe,
Blanche Olivet Minsinger; Ada Wilhelmina Zehfuss, Gertrude Matilda Zehfuss and
Thomas George Purkey.
The rector said evening prayer, Thomas J. Bigham reading the lessons. The Bishop addressed
the class. No sermon. Music by the vested choir of 5 men and 8 women, with Frederick W. Hall
at the organ.
 

 
 

 

 

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