Joesphine Ormsby Yard Obelisk, Allegheny Cemetery

A fairly early obelisk whose inscription is still perfectly clear. There was a very prominent Ormsby family after whom the borough of Ormsby was named; it is now the section of the South Side Flats east of 24th Street. Father Pitt does not know whether this Josephine was a member of that family. She must have died fairly young; her husband was buried beside her in 1889, suggesting that he never remarried for the remaining thirty-six years of his life.

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