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Title Person(s) Vol. Page(s) Date 1 Date 2
CHAPTER VI. Bell, H. C. 2 63


Abbreviation Type Citation
Cushing 1889 county histories Cushing, Thomas, ed. History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: including its early settlement and progress to the present time; a description of its historic and interesting localities; its cities, towns and villages; religious, educational, social and military history; mining, manufacturing and commercial interests; improvements, resources, statistics, etc.; also portraits of some of its prominent men, and biographies of many of its representative citizens. In two parts. Chicago, Ill.: A. Warner & Co., 1889.

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Type Summary
Text UNION TOWNSHIP. This township formed part of Chartiers from 1851 to 1860. March 24, 1860, a petition for the division of Chartiers having been presented to the court, John Young, Isaac Walker and Alexander McKee were appointed commissioners to make inquiry as to the propriety of so doing. Their report was favorable, and at a special election, September 9, 1860, there was a large majority in favor of the measure. September 29, 1860, the division as thus proposed was confirmed by the court, and the name 'Kirkpatrick' conferred upon the new district. February 9, 1866, the impropriety of so large a name being affixed to so small a township was brought to the notice of the court, with the request that a shorter designation be substituted, and on the same day the name was changed to Union.

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Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Kirkpatrick Township 1860 Creation yes* Sep 29, 1860
View New Name Union Township 1861 Creation yes* Feb 9, 1861