Fayette County Death Index

The Fayette County Death Index is drawn from the numerous obituary clippings that have been donated to the Pennsylvania Room over the years, as well as efforts by Library staff to record obituary information from recent newspapers. It is not drawn from the large obituary index available on-site in the Pennsylvania Room. 

The newspapers noted in the table include the Genius of Liberty (“GL”), Morning Herald (“MH”), Evening Standard (“ES”), and Herald Standard (“HS”). A few entries cite the Keystone Courier (“KC”). Where the source of the information was unclear, a death date is usually provided, but no newspaper is cited. In this case, it is still advisable to search for the individual’s obituary in the local newspapers.

For ease of navigation, some information was excluded from this online table, including additional publication dates for obituaries. If you are interested in this information, please contact us at paroom@uniontownlib.org.

Tips and Tricks

When using the Fayette County Death Index, try the following:

  • Use the Search Box in the upper right corner to enter a keyword. For example, “Elizabeth” will return all rows with the name “Elizabeth” appearing in it. You can even enter a few letters to widen the results. (ex. “liz” will return “Elizabeth,” “Eliza,” “Lizzie,” etc.) At this time, the table does not support wildcards.
  • Click the column headers (ex. “Surname”) to sort the data by that column.
  • To see more entries at once, use the dropdown in the upper left corner to make up to 100 rows visible.

Database Notes

Please be advised that errors may have been introduced into this database during the original transcription or data entry processes. Researchers are encouraged to verify the information they find by seeking the original obituaries, death certificates, and so on.

If you notice an error, you are welcome to let us know by sending a message (and preferably, documentation to provide correct dates/names/etc.) to paroom@uniontownlib.org. We will update the database as time allows.