Early African American Deaths in the Pittsburgh Courier, Book Three, from January 3, 1925-December 26, 1925


Book Three in this series is a unique compilation of deaths reported in the Pittsburgh Courier between January and December 1925 that reference over one hundred cities and small towns across the United States.

  • Pennsylvania: Apollo, Bellevue, Brownsville, Canonsburg, Carlisle, Charleroi, Clairton, Donora, Duquesne, Ellwood City, Finleyville, Greensburg, Homestead, Meadville, McKees Rock, McKeesport, New Kensington, Uniontown, Washington, and West Middletown as well as the City of Pittsburgh
  • West Virginia: Charleston, Parkersburg, Fairmont, Kimball, Keystone. 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

In addition, selected towns in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, D. C. and Wyoming are also featured. Many of these places 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.

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, paper, 201 pp.

ISBN: 9781558565562