Homewood Cemetery

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Homewood Cemetery is a historic urban cemetery[1] in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located in Point Breeze and is bordered by Frick Park, the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, and the smaller Smithfield Cemetery.[2]

Schoonmaker monument (Jakob Otto Schweizer, sculptor)

It was established in 1878 from William Wilkins' 650-acre (2.6 km2) estate, Homewood.[3]

Notable interments[edit]

Business leaders[edit]

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Military leaders[edit]

  • John Wilkins Jr. (1761–1816), Quartermaster General of the United States Army 1796–1802

Artists and musicians[edit]

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  1. ^ Linden, Blanche M.G. (2007). Silent City on a Hill: Picturesque Landscapes of Memory and Boston's Mount Auburn Cemetery. Amherst, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts Press. p. 295. ISBN 978-1-55849-571-5. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Point Breeze Map". Archived from the original on 2012-11-03. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  3. ^ Toker, Franklin. Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1986, p. 221.
  4. ^ Skrabec, Quentin R. H.J. Heinz: A Biography. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2009, p. 205.
  5. ^ "Ernest T. Weir Dies At 81." Wall Street Journal. June 27, 1957.
  6. ^ Dodge, Andrew R. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: 1774-2005. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005, p. 1232.
  7. ^ Alzo, Lisa A. Pittsburgh's Immigrants. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub., 2006, p. 48.
  8. ^ Jackson, Kenneth T.; Markoe, Karen; and Markoe, Arnie. The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. Detroit: Gale, 1998, p. 180.
  9. ^ Forr, James and Proctor, David. Pie Traynor: A Baseball Biography. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2010, p. 8.

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Coordinates: 40°26′28″N 79°54′32″W / 40.441°N 79.909°W / 40.441; -79.909