notables

OUR history

The list below is composed of persons interred in Union Dale, brought to our attention over many years. Some, whose names are easily recognized, are notable on a grand scale, while some were significant locally or played an important role in Allegheny City. We continue to enjoy many wonderful stories brought to us from many sources, adding to this work in progress. Links below have more information about them which you may see by clicking.

Union Dale has always been the pride of the community

 

Division One

Philotus Dean

Principal of Pittsburgh Central High School


Robert Fairman 

Cabinet/casket maker, funeral director, and a founder of Mt. Union Cemetery (now Union Dale)


Colomb Gengembre

French architect, artist, and engineer - designed Allegheny City Hall


Albert Buell Hay

Civil War Major, co-founder of the Union Veteran Legion


Charles Kirschler

Last mayor of Allegheny, deputy Mayor of Pittsburgh


John McClurg

Pres. of James McClurg & Company, cracker bakers & confectioners (the factory is now the D.L. Clark Co. Bldg.)


Thomas Megraw

Mayor of Allegheny 1878-1881


Robert Bruce Mowry, MD

A leader in the founding of Allegheny General Hospital


David Navarro

P.T. Barnum's "Illinois Giant Boy"


Hezekiah Nixon

Mayor of Allegheny 1844-1845. builder of first rolling-mill in Allegheny


John E. Parke

Author of "Historical Gleanings of Allegheny" published in 1886


John T. Pressly

Prominent cleric in Allegheny City


Jacob Stuckrath

Mayor of Allegheny 1858


Francis Torrance

Early Officer of American-Standard Corporation


Dr. C. Jane Vincent

First female physician in Allegheny City


Reverend George Carothers Vincent

Leader of the founders and first presiding officer of Westminster College

History
Worth Remembering

 

Division two

Colonel James Andrews

noted mason, bridge builder and businessman


William Bullock

Inventor of the web rotary press


John W. Barr

Noted Pittsburgh architect


Andrew Bayne

Member of The Constitutional Convention of 1837-38 and Sheriff of Allegheny County


Thomas McKee Bayne

Civil War Colonel, US Congressman, Pittsburg Press Publisher


Mary Junkin Buchanan Cowley

Educator and early kindergarten and playground advocate


Cruikshank Family 

Manufacturers of jellies and preserves


Charles W. Dahlinger

Noted Pittsburgh historian, author, lawyer, and politician


James J. Davis

Secretary of Labor under Presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover, US Senator


Hance M. Dunlap

Riverboat Captain, school board member, businessman, a founder of Mt. Union Cemetery (now Union Dale)


Helen D. English

Librarian - Pennsylvania Division of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh


John Adams Gilleland

Civil War Veteran, Businessman, Allegheny City Postmaster


Nettie Gordon

"Queen of the North Side underworld"


Charles Geyer

Mayor of Allegheny


Lt. Friend W. Jenkins

Died aboard the USS Maine


Lt. Wallace Kappel Jr.

Golf champion


William J. Kappel

Founder and chairman of Busch Jewelry Co of NY and chairman of Kappel Jewelry of Pittsburgh


Robert Liddell

Mayor of Pittsburgh 1878-1881


Ralph C. Minehart

The Father of Pennsylvania DeMolay


Edward Morris

Known as "Cannonball" - major league baseball player


John R. Murphy

Mayor of Allegheny 1901


William C. McCarthy

Known as "Roaring Bill", mayor of Pittsburgh 1866-1868, 1875-1878


George Ellsworth Smith

Horseplayer known as "Pittsburg Phil"


John M. Titzel

Engineer and businessman


Louis A. Thiel

Founder of Thiel College


David T. Watson

Noted attorney and philanthropist, founder of the Watson Institute


G.W. Wolf

WWI submarine commander, steel executive


James G.Wyman

Four-time mayor of Allegheny

 

Union Dale is committed
to preserving legacies

Division three

Armstrong Family

Metal fabricators


Benjamin F. Bain

Patent holder and manufacturer of Wolverine mechanical toys


Brack Marcus Barr

Tuskegee Airman


Ernest R. Braun

Baker - Founder of the "Town Talk" bread label


Gene Bricker

Singer - The Marcels (the original group)


Henry Buhl, Jr.

Department store owner, philanthropist (Buhl Foundation)


Maurice E. Carlisle

Two-time mayor of Ben Avon, Union Dale officer


Robert J. Corbett

US Congressman 1939-1941, 1945-1971


David F. Creighton

Architect and mechanical engineer - known for "terrace" housing in Gary, IN


Lieutenant - Colonel Levi Bird Duff

Civil War officer and District Attorney of Allegheny County


Levi Bird Duff

Civil Engineer - supervised the construction of ten major bridges


Thomas D. Evans

Noted Pittsburgh architect


Hugh S. Fleming

Two time mayor of Allegheny City and a co-founder of Allegheny General Hospital


Edward W. Gwinner

Contractor, baseball team owner


Frederick Gwinner, Sr.

Stagecoach operator, contractor, banker


Allen Johnson - Singer

The Marcels (successor group)


C. Carl Kleinschmidt, Sr.

President of Pearson Manufacturing


C. Carl Kleinschmidt, Jr.

CEO of Williams and Company, Union Dale officer


Gottlieb Luty

Medal of Honor recipient 1876


Walter L. Main

Traveling circus operator


Edward "Eppie" Miller

All-Star major league shortstop


Henry Russell Miller

Attorney, author, publisher


Louis McCord

Magician known as "Silent Mora"


Jerome "Jerry" Nachman

Award winning journalist, , broadcaster, editor-in-chief, executive


Thomas W. Pomeroy, Jr.

Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania


Josephine Hunter Potter

Author


William M. Rimmel

Newspaper writer and author


Robert C. Russell

Inventor of Russell Soundex System for indexing of records


Elmer Ellsworth Smith

Major league baseball player - Pittsburgh Pirates


Edward Swartwood

Major league player - Pittsburgh Alleghenys


W. F. Trimble Family

Contractors - Heinz Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh & Buhl Planetarium


Jacob C. and Rudolph G. Volkwein

Music store proprietors


Henry J. Volz

Musician, Composer, Conductor - co-founder of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra


William Henry Walker

Actor and Theatre Manager known as Harry Williams


E. Sydney Youden

1893 World's Fair horticulturist, Supt. of parks for Allegheny City, Union Dale Supt.

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