FOUNDED July 12, 1886
This History was donated by William Snodgrass, Sr.
399 Richland Avenue
Dravosburg, PA 15034
OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8 AM - 4 PM
Richland Cemetery is made up of 13 acres of land. Presently
there are close to 16,000 people interred here. It was once
part of the Risher Family property in Mifflin Township. The
original main house and office were replaced in 1970.
Richland is an all denomination cemetery and a non-profit
organization. Every person interred here is important to us,
but we also have some very special people of historical
Lt. Charles Oliver was interred here in 1920, in Section G, Lot 1256.
Lt. Oliver was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Here is the
citation: "OLIVER, CHARLES Rank and organization: Sergeant,
Company M, 100th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place & date: At Petersburg,
VA, 25 March 1865. Entered service at: Allegheny County, PA. Birth:
Allegheny County, PA. Date of issue: 3 July 1865. Citation: Capture of
flag of 31st Georgia (C.S.A.)
Charles Oliver Photo #1
Charles Oliver Photo #2
Private Edward Pigford, interred in 1932 in Section C, Lot 568, was
with General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. He survived
because General Custer sent him back to check on the location of Major
Reno and his reinforcements. The story of Private Pigford is in the
Edward Pigford Photo #1
Edward Pigford Photo #2
Lt. Jabez Griffiths was interred in Section A, Lot 298 in 1898. Lt.
Griffiths was present that fateful night when President Abraham Lincoln
was assassinated at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Lt. Griffiths was
one of six Union soldiers who carried the mortally wounded President out
of Ford's Theater and across the street to the Little Brick House.
Jabez Griffiths Photo
FOR GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION AND RESEARCH PLEASE
McKeesport Heritage Center
1832 Arboretum Drive
McKeesport, PA 15132
MEMORIAL DAY services are held by the Dravosburg American Legion on the
Sunday before Memorial Day.
If anyone has further historical information on the cemetery
Please contact the
office. It will be greatly appreciated.
Source: Dravosburg, PA History