Early African American Deaths in the Pittsburgh Courier, Book Two, from January 13, 1923-December 27, 1924


Book Two in this series, covering January 1923 to December 1924 is a unique compilation of death notices and obituaries printed in the Pittsburgh Courier that reference over one hundred cities and small towns across the United States. In addition to the locations listed below, towns in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wyoming are also featured, along with Washington, D. C. Many of these towns share common roots with the Pittsburgh community and detail how individuals are linked to one another.

The deaths allow us to construct the African American community in these cities and small towns and the role their citizens played in helping to build and live in it.

  • Pennsylvania: Apollo, Bellevue, Brownsville, Canonsburg, Carlisle, Charleroi, Clairton, Donora, Duquesne, Ellwood City, Finleyville, Greensburg, Homestead, Meadville, McKees Rock, McKeesport, New Kensington, Pittsburgh, Uniontown, Washington, West Middletown 
  • West Virginia: Charleston, Parkersburg, Fairmont, Keystone, Kimball, Mahan, Morgantown, and Ronceverte 
  • Virginia: Appalachia, Danville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Petersburg, Roanoke, South Boston and Staunton
  • Ohio: Akron, Bridgeport, Canton, Cincinnati, Chillicothe, Cleveland, Dayton, East Liverpool, Marion, Martin’s Ferry, Massillon, St. Clairsville, Steubenville, Toledo, Wellsville, Youngstown and Zanesville
  • North Carolina: Burlington, Durham, Edenton, Fayetteville, Leaksville, Gastonia, Greensboro, Hertford, Kinston, Rocky Mount, Salisbury, Wilmington and Winston Salem
  • New Jersey: Hackensack, Jersey City, New Brunswick, Orange and Patterson
  • New York: Albany, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Fayetteville, Syracuse, Rochester and Yonkers
  • Kentucky: Covington, Harrodsburg, Lexington, Louisville, Middleboro, and Millersburg
  • Georgia: Albany, Atlanta, Augusta, Elberton, Fort Valley, New Albany, Thomasville and Toomsboro

This book also contains an alphabetical listing of all the deaths featured in the book as well as an every name index at the end of the book.

Marlene Garrett Bransom

2011, 8.5x11, Softbound, 252 pages

ISBN: 9781558565524