We at Ellwood City Memories felt that our little town has such a great past, it needs to be celebrated rather than only remembered by a select few. This web site is dedicated to remember our history with great pictures of Ellwood City, PA past and present along with the stories behind them to share with other generations the grand history of our town. Ellwood City Memories is a place where we can share our fond memories and photos, recall something we haven’t thought about in years, and maybe even learn something we did not know before.
If you have any pictures or stories about any of the pictures posted that you would like to share please email us at email@example.com All pictures and stories will be credited to the owner. Questions you may have about the history of Ellwood City can be emailed to us and we will post the question under History’s Mysteries. Thank you Please sign the Guestbook
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When you are cleaning out the house this year, we ask you to please do not throw away any pictures. If you were planning to get rid of pictures, please toss them into a box or bag and we will come get them. Pictures you may think no one would be interested in may hold a piece of history. What could just be a picture of a parade to you might hold the key to our past in the background. We have already come across similar pictures where some might not notice the stores in the background but they are the only picture we have of stores that are no longer in business. This is especially true today as we still do not have any pictures of G.C. Murphy, J.C. Penny, Barnes Theatre, and many more.
If you see your neighbor getting a dumpster, please mention to them that we would like to have any picture they plan to throw away also.
What Was That Restaurant:
Ellwood City Tobacco Pickers:
Chicken Coop Hill:
Early Tube Mill Products:
U.S. Steel Conference Table:
Unmarked Indian Grave:
Blue & White Restaurant:
I would like to offer my heartfelt gratitude to Linda Turner and Mr. Ralph Newton for their financial support of Ellwood
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Folks Looking For Other Folks…
Lora Williams is trying to track down info on her great grandfather Basil Thomas Hill that lived many years on Hazen Avenue in Ellwood City. He and his wife Mary were raising their grandchildren Rosalinda and Dorothy Hill. They would have graduated in about 1946 and 1949 respectively. Any other info someone might be able to share would be so very appreciated!! Please contact Lora at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Roxanne Hoffman contacted me wondering if anyone knew anything about Sam Tritt and his sister, especially his sister Minnie Tritt Miller. Roxanne believed Minnie owned an apartment building on the West End of Ellwood, maybe in the mid 1940′s early 50′s. She also believes she was a registered nurse.
Roxanne was also told that Sam Tritt helped build the Assembly of God Church on North Street which is now Lighthouse. You can contact Roxanne Hoffman by email at email@example.com
Clive Ashman contacted me searching for any links to a Thomas Davies who migrated to Elwood City about 1897 and settled possibly in the Tin Trade.
He may have married and Mr. Ashman believes his wife died but he survived to about 1930.
In early 1941 a New York Attorney called J. Dwyer advertised in London for his relatives but with that little skirmish called World War II raging, relatives had more pressing things to worry about like Bombs!!.
Later tracks were lost.
If anyone can help, it would be GREAT!! Please contact Clive at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim McDowell contacted me looking for help with a little family tree research. His father was born in Ohio but moved to Ellwood City. AJ Zatterio went to Lincoln and graduated in 1939 or 1940. He worked at the McDowell Hotel and later changed his name to McDowell sometime after WWII. His mother’s name was Gertrude Zatterio and he had three sisters two of who he lost track of after the war. AJ passed away in 1996 in Alaska and rests in the Fort Richardson National cemetery. There are so many gaps in his life that I would like to fill. I contacted the McDowell hotel and spoke with Boyd McDowell who remembers my father fondly until WWII. Just wondered if there are any bits of info that you have? I have some photos that I can scan if you would like. the 1930 census has them living at 312 Lawrence Ave. Did not find them in the 1940.
Any information is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Tim McDowell email@example.com
Tony McGivern also contacted me trying to track down information on Abraham Dugdale. Tony’s great uncle came to Ellwood along with his son and daughter. He is trying to find out if Tony’s daughter remained in Ellwood There name is Dugdale Abraham, John, Mary or May. If anyone knows of any of the Dugdale’s please contact Tony McGivern at firstname.lastname@example.org