Saturday, October 25, 2014

Family Photo: Leopold George Selker Jr.

Posted to the family photo album website today is a second photograph of Leopold George Selker, Jr. with his drum set. The first photograph is available here.

Michelle M. Murosky: The Selker Collection &emdash; Leopold George Selker, Jr.

Leopold George Selker, Jr. was born 21 June 1918. He was the son of Leopold George Selker, Sr. (28 Sep 1891 - 10 Dec 1955) and Katherine V. Hartle (1894 - 01 Sep 1970). Leopold George Selker, Sr. was the oldest son of Joseph William Selker and Frances Philomena Guth.

His son Leopold indicated that his father played in Blue Baron's Band out of Cleveland and Philadelphia. He also played with Doc Weaver's Pennwood Orchestra and in a trio that backed Janet Blair (from Indian Falls Gap, PA). She was a big singer with Les Brown and later like Patti Page went the Hollywood route.

The photo was found in the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Leo autographed this for his first cousin Mary Eugina McDonald and her husband Arthur Murosky, my grandparents. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Leopold George Selker, Jr. is my 1st cousin 2x removed. He is a first cousin to my maternal grandmother Mary Eugenia McDonald. Joseph William Selker and Frances Philomena Guth are the common grandparents that link the cousins. 

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