Monday, October 13, 2014

Family Photo: Margaret Chanis

Posted to the family photo album website today is a photograph of Margaret Chanis on the day of her First Holy Communion.

Margaret Chanis was born August 22, 1923 in Forest City, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants John Chanis and  Margaret Murosky.  Margaret Murosky is my great-aunt, the sister of my great-grandfather Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. The family relocated from Forest City to Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in 1930. In 1938 they were living at 424 1/2 Main Street. Sadly Margaret died young at age 14. On July 21, 1938 she passed away in Wilkes -Barre General Hospital after contracting meningitis. Her death certificate indicates she is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Pringle, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Michelle M. Murosky: The Murosky Collection &emdash; Margaret Chanis

Photograph from the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen recorded the name on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Margaret Chanis is my 1st cousins 2x removed. Anthony Murosky, Sr. and Eva Zielinski are our common grandparents. My great grandfather Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. was Margaret's uncle. His son Arthur is my paternal grandfather. 


  1. Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930, Record for John Chanis 
  2. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1924, Record for Margaret Chanes

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