Pittsburgh daily Post 14 Oct 1920 William Criswell Obituary with far more deatilas.
a -1 WH'.iam Criswell, S3 years o'.d. a well-known well-known well-known architect and builder, died yesterday yesterday in his home. 121 Monterey street, Northsnde. He was a son of Mr. and WILLIAM CKISWELL. 1 vw V t 6 X Architect and builder, nlio died la hi nrthlrte home yesterday. Mrs. James C. is. veil and was born in Flnleyville, Washington county. One year after Ills birth his parents moved to what is now known as Clinton township, township, Butler county. where he passed his boyhood days on a farm. When he was IS years old Mr. Criswell Criswell entered the carpenter firm of Hungry v. Smith, Northside, as an apprentice. apprentice. He remained with the company company until 1SS5. when the firm became known as Criswell & Co. With the exception exception of three years he had been a lifelong resident of the Northside. During the Civil war the deceased was actively engaged in work for tho Government. Government. He erected the structural work for many large guns, notably the Swamp Angel, in Fort Pitt foundry. At several place?, when the Confederates burned bridges, he superintended the erection of new structures. Some of the largest find most difficult enterprises of the 60s were constructed by him. The Union depot and grain elevator in Pittsburgh, burned during the raiiroad riots, the Allegheny conservatory, the I.nion bridge across the Allegheny river at the Point, the Allegheny observatory an-j an-j an-j Masonic Temple, on the Xcrthside, arc some of the buildings of which he was the architect and the building of which he superintended. He also superintended superintended the erection of the trestle work on the Connellsville railroad, now the Baltimore & Ohio, from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Md., and most of the bridge and trestle work on the Allegheny Valley Valley railroad. Mr. Criswell was married to Miss Mathilda Mathilda Bradshaw, of ol,i Allegheny, !n 18C. His wife, with his only daughter, died about 45 years ago. The deceased was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was a past master of Mc-Kirley Mc-Kirley Mc-Kirley lodge, No. SIS, Allegheny City; past high priest of Allegheny chapter. No. 217, and past eminent commander of Allegheny commandery, No. 35, Knights Templar, and past grand master of Mc-F.-.rland Mc-F.-.rland Mc-F.-.rland Mc-F.-.rland Mc-F.-.rland lodge, I. O. O. F of the North-side. North-side. North-side. The deceased is survived by three brothers, Thomas, of West Elizabeth; Ross, of Washington, Pa., and Joseph, justice of the peace, of Lyndora. Pa., and one sister, Susan Burtner, of Bar-berton, Bar-berton, Bar-berton, O. 'Funeral services wi'l be con ducted to-morrow to-morrow to-morrow afternoon m ms late residence. Rev. Dr. IX S. Kennedy officiating. officiating. Edwin Cole. J. :: . .1 I i