If you are interested in learning more about my personal mission to reunite each signature card with it's original owner click here. I hope you'll browse through the names listed here and will enjoy doing so! I respectfully request that you contact me if you happen to recognize, know or are related to anybody on the list that appears at the bottom of this page. Thank you very much!
In honor of my grandmother, I would like to share some information about our family history. On the left, is a picture of my Great, Great Grandfather , John Marsh. He was born the son of Charles (a blacksmith) and Maria Marsh in 1874, Sheffield, York, England.
On the right is a picture of John's wife and my great, great grandmother, Lily Aldridge. She was born June 29, 1872 in Sheffield, York, England to James Aldridge and Mary Jones. Johh and Lily were married in 1893 in Sheffield, England
After emigrating from England around 1902, John found a job in a steel mill. He had worked in Sheffield, England as a steel worker. He saved his money until his wife and 5 children could join him.
John Charles Marsh and Lillian Marsh started building their home at 944 6th St. Verona, PA. A suburb of Pittsburgh, but John died at the young age of 37, just 8 years after coming from England. Lily helped to raise my my grandmother and some of her siblings. My grandmother tells me she was very stern/strict and bought her kneeling pads once to pad her knees when she scrubbed the floors. Lily died on May 5th, 1938 and is buried in Oakmont Cemetery. At the time of Lilly's death she was residing at 1526 Railroad Street, Glen Osborne Alley Ward, Allegheny Co, PA.
This is a picture of the house buillt by John and Lily Marsh in Verona, PA. My grandmother had many wonderful memories of her time in this home and I am glad to have a picture of it.
The group picture below is a photo of the Marsh girls. The photo is labeled in pen with each girls first and married names. Winnie, 2nd over from the left, is my great grandmother. She was a fascinating woman and I was fortunate enough to have known her. She was a kind christian woman, had a great big heart and a wonderful sense of humor.