Biography of Robert Dilworth
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

ROBERT DILWORTH. George Dilworth (V), son of Benjamin Dilworth (IV), and grandson of Anthony Dilworth (III), was born in Columbiana county, Ohio. April 6, 1806, and died in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, in July, 1865. He removed to Allegheny county while yet a young man, before his marriage, and engaged in the saw mill business and later in a planing mill, in which work he continued until his death. He married Mary Jane Robertson, born in Pittsburg [sic], daughter of George and Jane ('Mitchell) Robertson. Of the thirteen children born of this union four died young. The names of those growing to maturity are: 1. George, who was a first lieutenant in Company C of the One Hundred and Twenty third Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers (Colonel J. B. Clark's regiment). At the battle of Chancellorsville he was wounded, and from which he died. He was unmarried. 2, Nancy, married George W. Faulkner, of Allegheny City, both now deceased. 3. J. Lawrence, who was a member of Company C, Sixty first Pennsylvania Regiment of Volunteers in the Civil war, was a sergeant and was accidentally shot and died from the effects at Auburn, New York, after having his right arm amputated at the shoulder. He was unmarried. 4. William. 5. Mary A., married James Jackson, now deceased. 6. Rebecca, married T. C. Davis, and their issue is: Sadie, Stella, Flora, Olive, Samuel W. Cameron, all living in Milvale, Pennsylvania. 7. Samuel, unmarried, living in Allegheny City. 8. Irene, deceased, who married charles D. Hamilton, who is hying. Their children are: Florence, who married Morris Ironsides; James and Mabel. 9. Robert, of this notice.

Robert Dilworth (VI), son of George Dilworth (V), born May 26, 1843, in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, received his schooling at the public schools of his native city and at the Iron City commercial College. Upon leaving school he learned the blacksmith's trade and upon the breaking out of the Civil war in 1861 he enlisted in the Sixty first Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, in Company C, for three years as a private soldier. At the battle of Fair Oaks he was seriously wounded, being shot through the left lung and his arm, the effects of which he has felt ever since. He was sent to the Philadelphia hospital, where he finally recovered, and received his honorable discharge from the service of his country in August, 1862. After recovering from his serious wounds he entered the recorder's office in the Allegheny county court house, under Abner McClure, and there remained for three years, after which he was elected clerk of the common council of Allegheny City (1886), serving continuously up to April, 1907, having been there forty one years. He is a man of unassuming ways, methodical in all of his methods and highly esteemed by all within the radius of his wide acquaintance. Politically he is a Republican.

In Allegheny City, in 1863, Mr. Dilworth married Charlotte Kelly, born in that city, a daughter of Zacharia and Hannah Kelly. His wife died December 3, 1890. They were the parents of thirteen children, eight of whom still survive: 1. George, married Mary Dubb, of Allegheny. 2. Frank, unmarried. 3. Mary O., married William A. Nye, Jr., of Allegheny City, and they have children: Grace, Elsie and Howard. 4. Robert, Jr., mar ried Lillian Smith, of Allegheny City, and has one child, Mary L. 5. Lincoln, married Elsie Hill. 6. Elsie G., married S. W. Davis, of Allegheny City, and their issue is: Lillian, Ruth H., Helen, Walter and Robert (III). 7. Charlotte, married Donald G. Macpherson, of Allegheny City, now of Braddock, Pennsylvania, and has one child, Ethel. 8. Cora L., married Homer B. Neely, of Allegheny City. Of the five deceased children, four died in infancy, and one, Edwin A., died aged eighteen years, in 1903.

A Century and a half of
Pittsburg and her people.
By: John Newton Boucher
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