Friday, April 24, 2015

Dorothy Elizabeth, Barbara Jean & James Arthur

April 26, 2015 - In the original version of this post I had recorded the aunt as Madelyn Ann McDonald. After family viewed the photograph - a consensus was reached that the aunt shown in the photo is Madelyn Ann McDonald's sister Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald. In old photographs Madelyn Ann and Dorothy Elizabeth often resemble each other.

Murosky siblings Barbara Jean and James Arthur Murosky photographed with their aunt Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald.

The age of the younger children and the winter clothing can be used to estimate the date of the photograph. Barbara Jean was probably around a year old when the photograph was taken. That would indicate the photograph was likely taken between 1944 to 1945 in late fall or early spring.

James Arthur would have been 2 to 3 years old when the photograph was taken.Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald would have been 10 to 11 years old in that time frame.

The location of the photograph is unknown but it was most likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania where both families lived.
Michelle M. Murosky: The Arthur & Mary Eugenia Collection &emdash; Madelyn Ann, Barbara Jean & James Arthur
Madelyn Ann standing with Barbara Jean and James Arthur in the wagon
James Arthur Murosky and Barbara Jean are the children of Arthur Murosky and Mary Eugenia McDonald. Mary Eugenia McDonald, Madelyn Ann McDonald and Dorothy Elizabeth McDOnald are the daughters of Loraine Anthony McDonald and Frances Philomena Selker. A copy of this photograph was included in the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Madelyn Ann McDonald and Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald are my great aunt. They are the sisters of Mary Eugenia McDonald my paternal grandmother. James Arthur Murosky and Barbara Jean Murosky are my aunt and uncle. 

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