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Re: Ghrist (aka Ghrists of SW Pennsylvania)

Posted: 23 Mar 2007 11:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ghrist, Wilhelm, Keenan, Cope, Hazen
Hello all,

This is an old thread, and most of the original posters are not registered on RootsWeb anymore so I cannot contact directly. But if anybody is still following this, I wanted to let you know that much of this discussion is about my direct maternal line, and I have a substantial amount of information on this line going back to Aaron Ghrist (b.abt 1840) on the Ghrist surname, and other lines going back as far as the 14th century. Collateral lines are Stickle, Hazen, Windermuth, Cope, Chandler, Dickinson, Cook, Phillips, and many others.

Let me fill in some of the information I have directly related to individuals discussed in this thread, and invite anyone with information or interest in this line to contact me at campbe6274@earthlink.net if you'd like additional information or have adds/edits to what I've got so far. Thanks!

I'll start with my grandfather, William Frank Ghrist who was the nephew of the Harry Frank Ghrist Sr. (b.1896) mentioned a few times in this thread.

Before I get to the ahnentafel report, I'll add to the anecdote about the father/son dying on the same day. It was William Paul Ghrist (b. 28 Jul 1894) and his son Robert Thomas Ghrist (b. 17 Jul 1928). They both died on 14 Nov 1951 and are both burried in Dickerson Run Union Cemetery in Dunbar, Fayette County, PA. According to personal account of my grandmother, who is William Paul's daughter in law, Robert (Bob) Thomas Ghrist was epileptic and had been put in the Fayette County Jail (apparently something they did back then with epileptics having uncontrollable siezures). He died in that jail. So the story is all the more bizzarre knowing that father and son didn't die together (like in a car accident or something) on the same day, but just purely by coincidence. I also have newspaper obituaries from the time on these deaths, if anybody wants them.

Regards,
Scott

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Generation No. 1

1. William Frank Ghrist, born 13 Aug 1923 in Mt. Braddock, Fayette County, PA; died 17 Mar 1996 in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, VW (Resident of Hopwood, PA at the time of death). He was the son of 2. William Paul Ghrist and 3. Florence Keenan. He married (1) Genevieve Lorraine Wilhelm 02 Oct 1947 in Cumberland, MD. She was born 30 Nov 1930 in Mt. Braddock, PA. She was the daughter of Frank Lewellyn Wilhelm and Margaret May Brewer.

Generation No. 2

2. William Paul Ghrist, born 28 Jul 1894 in Vanderbilt, Fayette County, PA; died 14 Nov 1951 in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA. He was the son of 4. Frank Burr Ghrist and 5. Phoebe Jane Hazen. He married 3. Florence Keenan 23 Feb 1919 in Mt. Braddock, Fayette Co., PA.
3. Florence Keenan, born 24 Sep 1898 in Pennsylvania; died Abt. 1965 in Dunbar Township, Fayette County, PA. She was the daughter of 6. Unknown Keenan and 7. Unknown _____.

Children of William Ghrist and Florence Keenan are:
1 i. William Frank Ghrist, born 13 Aug 1923 in Mt. Braddock, Fayette County, PA; died 17 Mar 1996 in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, VW (Resident of Hopwood, PA at the time of death); married Genevieve Lorraine Wilhelm 02 Oct 1947 in Cumberland, MD.
ii. Glenn Ghrist, born 18 Sep 1934; died 06 Dec 1995 in Dunbar, Fayette County, PA; married Connie Kaufman.
iii. Albert P. Ghrist, born 20 Aug 1925 in Mt. Braddock, Fayette County, PA; died 17 Jan 1991 in Coolspring, Fayette County, PA; married Norma Jean Groves; born 01 Mar 1931; died 02 Apr 1998 in Uniontown, Fayette County, PA.
iv. Robert Thomas Ghrist, born 17 Jul 1928 in Pennsylvania; died 14 Nov 1951 in Fayette County Jail, Uniontown, PA.
v. Gwendolyn Wilhemina Ghrist, born Abt. 1921 in Pennsylvania; died Aft. 01 Nov 2006; married David Adams; died Bef. 23 Aug 1962.
vi. Eva Mae Ghrist, born Abt. 1920 in Pennsylvania; died Aft. 01 Nov 2006; married James Johnson.
vii. Faye Ghrist, died Bef. 17 Jan 1991.
viii. Norma J. Ghrist, born Abt. 1930 in Pennsylvania; died Bef. 17 Jan 1996.
ix. Infant Ghrist, died Bef. 17 Jan 1991.


Generation No. 3

4. Frank Burr Ghrist, born 29 Nov 1867 in Perryopolis, Fayette County, PA; died 19 Sep 1918 in Dunbar Township, Fayette County, PA. He was the son of Aaron Ghrist and Elizabeth Stickle. He married 5. Phoebe Jane Hazen 31 May 1893 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
5. Phoebe Jane Hazen, born 06 Aug 1875 in Vanderbilt, Fayette County, PA; died Aug 1954 in Dunbar Township, Fayette County, PA. She was the daughter of Eli Cope Hazen and Minnie Ann Phillips.

Children of Frank Ghrist and Phoebe Hazen are:
2 i. William Paul Ghrist, born 28 Jul 1894 in Vanderbilt, Fayette County, PA; died 14 Nov 1951 in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA; married Florence Keenan 23 Feb 1919 in Mt. Braddock, Fayette Co., PA.
ii. Harry Frank Ghrist, born 11 Dec 1896 in Mt. Braddock, Fayette Co., PA; died Aft. May 1953; married Allena _____; born Abt. 1900 in New York; died Aft. 1920.
iii. Warren Ghrist, born 04 Mar 1899; died 27 Jul 1899 in Dunbar Township, Fayette County, PA.
iv. Wilbur Ghrist, born 04 Mar 1899 in Dunbar Township, Fayette County, PA; died 19 Apr 1899 in Dunbar Township, Fayette County, PA.
v. Roy Henry Ghrist, born 10 Aug 1901 in Mt. Braddock, Fayette County, PA; died 04 May 1970 in Connellsville State General Hospital, Connellsville, Fayette Co., PA; married Mildred E. _____; born 1905; died 1989.
vi. Della Mae Ghrist, born 25 Jul 1903; died 26 Nov 1999 in Eichers Family Home, Normalville, PA; married William Theodore Niel 26 Nov 1921; born 30 Sep 1903 in Bell Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania; died 25 Feb 2000 in Eicher's Family Home, Normalville, Fayette County, PA.
vii. Eva Blanche Ghrist, born 16 Dec 1906 in Clairton, Pennsylvania; died 17 May 1953 in Connellsville, Fayette County, PA @ Connellsville State Hospital; married Clifford "Tip" Pritchard; born 14 Feb 1905 in Weston, WV; died 07 Jun 1981 in Connellsville State General Hospital, Connellsville, PA.
viii. Unnamed Ghrist, born 12 Sep 1908 in Pennsylvania; died 12 Sep 1908 in Dunbar Township, Fayette County, PA.


6. Unknown Keenan, born in Pennsylvania; died Aft. 1927 in Pittsburgh. He married 7. Unknown _____.
7. Unknown _____, born in Pennsylvania; died Abt. 1927.

Child of Unknown Keenan and Unknown _____ is:
3 i. Florence Keenan, born 24 Sep 1898 in Pennsylvania; died Abt. 1965 in Dunbar Township, Fayette County, PA; married William Paul Ghrist 23 Feb 1919 in Mt. Braddock, Fayette Co., PA.

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