Edward Schenley Ebdy has the most recent tombstone in the cemetery, although at least one other person was buried there afterward. That person, Jennifer Sutch, was buried in 1883 but was later disinterred and moved to Homewood Cemetery.
Edward Ebdy was the son of Charles D. and Louise M. Ebdy. Louise was from England. Charles was a Civil War veteran and is buried in the GAR section of Homewood Cemetery, where his name is misspelled as “Eddy.” One researcher found Edward Ebdy listed in the 1870 census as being 11 years old and in school, living in the 23rd ward (now the 15th ward) of Pittsburgh, with 4 brothers and sisters. A researcher says that Edward’s mortality schedule for 1880 says his occupation was glassblower, and he died of typhoid. His small, flat gravestone poignantly says, “Gone but not forgotten.”
A road near Turner Cemetery is named Ebdy Street, which is located on a tract of land that was called “Ebdy Orchard” on a plat map from 1923 that had been split up into lots for development.
Ebdy’s middle name, Schenley, is the same as a prominent Pittsburgh family of the time. Research is needed to discover if the families were related. Middle names in those days often were mothers’ maiden names or the names of other close relatives.
In 1935 the minutes of the Mary S. Brown Memorial Church Sunday School has this entry: “A general discussion of the Memorial Day Program for Sunday May 26, 1935 was held after which it was decided to dedicate a tree in memory of Mr. Edward Schenley Ebdy.”