Monday, March 2, 2015

Family Photo: Margaret Murosky & Irene Chanis - 1920's

Margaret Murosky photographed with her daughter Irene Chanis in the 1920's. Margaret Murosky was born June 15, 1897 in Forest City, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Margaret married Lithuanian immigrant John Chanis in 1914. Their daughter Irene Chanis was born 1920 in Forest City, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

In the early 1920's the family was living in Forest City, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Margaret's parents and siblings were also living in Forest City, The 1930 United States Federal Census recorded the family living in Edwardsville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

This photograph may have been taken in Forest City, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Margaret's brother Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. traveled with his wife and children to Forest City from Erie, Erie County Pennsylvania several times in the 1920's. Anthony's wife Helen had several photographs in her collection from those trips. This photograph may also have been taken on one of those trips.
Michelle M. Murosky: The Murosky Collection &emdash; Margaret Murosky & Irene Chanis
Margaret Murosky & Irene 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 Murosky is my 2nd great aunt. She is the sister of Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. my great grandfather. His son Arthur is my paternal grandfather. Margaret's daughter Irene Chanis is my 1st cousins 2x removed. 

  1. Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930, Record for John Chanis 
  2. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Year: 1920; Census Place: Forest City Ward 1, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1655; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 68; Image: 226. Record for John Chanis.
  3. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002. Year: 1930; Census Place: Edwardsville, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2066; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 0031; Image: 883.0; FHL microfilm: 2341800. Record for John Chanis.

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