George Chauncey Stanton

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer)After the U.S. entered World War I, Black selectees from the Pittsburgh area, nearly all educated, many of them having college training,…

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“Harry the Hermit”

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer)Harry Stein was born in May 12, 1903 to Isaac and Harriet Stein in Wampum. He made his home in the Turkey…

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First Female Funeral Director in PA (McGonigle)

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) Elizabeth May Mangan, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Mangan of Allegheny was born in August 1876. She worked as a confidential…

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Lawrence County’s First Female Alderman (Orres)

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) In September 1941 Margaret M. Orres, (R), began her campaign for Alderman in New Castle's Sixth Ward.  Winning her election, she…

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International Women’s Day

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) March 8 is International Women’s Day. It is a focal point in the movement for Women’s rights. The first National Women’s…

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She’s A Winner!

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) A little more than a year after the 19th Amendment was passed and women won the right to vote, Lawrence County…

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