Sunday, March 29, 2015

1936 - Helen, Rita & Marian

Helen Tillie Bukowski photographed with her daughters Marian Elaine Murosky and Rita Ann Murosky. Helen is holding Marian. The photograph was likely taken in 1936.

Michelle M. Murosky: The Murosky Collection &emdash; 1936 - Helen, Rita & Marian
Rita, Marian & Helen

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen likely recorded the date on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky

Helen Tillie Bukowski is my great grandmother. Rita Ann Murosky and Marian Elaine Murosky are my great aunts. Ritan and Marian are the sisters of Arthur Murosky my paternal grandfather.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Joseph William Selker & Frances Philomena Guth - Application for Marriage License

Joseph William Selker & Frances Philomena Guth were married November 4, 1890 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. To view the couple's wedding photo visit the blog post Tintype Photo: Wedding of Joseph William Selker & Frances Philomena Guth (1890)

On November 3, 1890 the couple completed their Application for Marriage License at the Clarion County Courthouse.

The left hand page of the application records their names, ages, place of birth, parent's names and occupation. The couple's signatures are shown in the lower section. The license indicates Joseph W. Selker, age 25, was born in Germany the son of George & Katherine Elizabeth Selker. Frances Philomena Selker, age 27, was born in Clarion, Pennsylvania the daughter of Leopold & Theresa Guth. Joseph's occupation is recorded as cigar manufacturer.
Michelle M. Murosky: Blog Images &emdash; Joseph William Selker and Frances Philomena Guth Marriage
Application for Marriage License - Left Hand Page
The right hand page includes the marriage license and details of the the marriage location. The marriage license was issued on November 3, 1890. The couple was married November 4, 1890 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Clarion, Pennsylvania. The duplicate certificate was filed January 17, 1891 and was recorded as no. 766.
Michelle M. Murosky: Blog Images &emdash; Joseph William Selker and Frances Philomena Guth Marriage
Application for Marriage License - Left Hand Page

Joseph William Selker and Frances Philomena Guth are my 2nd great-grandparents. Their line extends through their daughter Frances Philomena Selker to my paternal grandmother Mary Eugenia McDonald. 

This information has been made available free of charge by FamilySeach in the database Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950.  The database description FamilySearch:

"This collection includes civil marriage records created in Pennsylvania counties. The records include registers, affidavits and marriage licenses. In some instances, divorce records are recorded with marriages."

References:

  1. "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-20637-16835-61?cc=1589502 : accessed 28 March 2015), 004811664 > image 532 of 666; county courthouses, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

1952 - Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald - Engagement Portrait

Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald, daughter of Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker, formal engagement portrait taken in 1952.
Michelle M. Murosky: The McDonald Collection &emdash; Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald  

Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald is the daughter of Loraine Anthony McDonald and Frances Philomena Selker. A copy of this photograph was included in the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographed by Vagnarelli Photo. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald is my great aunt. She is the sister of Mary Eugenia McDonald my paternal grandmother.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Arthur & Harry A. Murosky - 1925

Arthur Murosky and Harry A. Murosky photographed in Forest City, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania in 1925. Arthur and Harry A. were the sons of Helen Tillie Bukowski and Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. When photographed Arthur would have been 6 years old and Harry would have been 4 years old. 
Michelle M. Murosky: The Murosky Collection &emdash; 1925 - Harry A. & Arthur Murosky

Over the years the Anthony, Helen and the children made several trips from Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania to Forest City, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. was born in Forest City, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. His parents and siblings eventually relocated to Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen recorded the names, date and location on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. and Helen Tillie Bukowski are my great grandparents. Their son Arthur Murosky is my paternal grandfather. Their son Harry A. Murosky is my great uncle. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald

A formal portrait of Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald.
Michelle M. Murosky: The McDonald Collection &emdash; Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald

Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald the daughter of Loraine Anthony McDonald and Frances Philomena Selker was born in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. A copy of this photograph was included in the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald is my great aunt. She is the sister of Mary Eugenia McDonald my paternal grandmother.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald - Childhood Portrait

Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald. The back of the photograph is dated November 1948. She would have been around 14 in this photograph.
Michelle M. Murosky: The McDonald Collection &emdash; Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald
Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald the daughter of Loraine Anthony McDonald and Frances Philomena Selker was born in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. A copy of this photograph was included in the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald is my great aunt. She is the sister of Mary Eugenia McDonald my paternal grandmother.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Family Photo: Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker

Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker photographed together.
Michelle M. Murosky: The McDonald Collection &emdash; Loraine Anthony McDonald & Frances Philomena Selker
The photo was found in the Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky. 

Loraine Anthony McDonald and Frances Philomena Selker are my great grandparents. They are the parents of my paternal grandmother Mary Eugenia McDonald. 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Family Photo: Marian Elaine Murosky

Marian Elaine Murosky my my grandfathers beautiful sister photographed in the 1952. This was her senior portrait.
Michelle M. Murosky: The Murosky Collection &emdash; Marian Elaine Murosky

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

Marian Elaine Murosky is my great aunt. She is the sister of my paternal grandfather Arthur Murosky.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Holy Rosary School Class of 1935

A photograph showcasing the Holy Rosary School 1935 graduation class. Holy Rosary School was located in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania at 504 E. 27th Street. The school, part of the Roman Catholic Diocese, closed spring of 2012.

My paternal grandfather Arthur Murosky attended Holy Rosary School. He is the tallest boy in the center of the back row. 
Michelle M. Murosky: The Murosky Collection &emdash; Holy Rosary School Class of 1935
Holy Rosary School Class of 1935
Photograph from the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen recorded the name on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Arthur Murosky is my paternal grandfather.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. Family - 1933

The family of Anthony Harry Murosky. Jr. and Helen Tillie Bukowski photographed in 1933.
Michelle M. Murosky: The Murosky Collection &emdash; 1933 - Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. Family

 Back (L-R): Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr., Helen Tillie Bukowski, Arthur Murosky 
Front (L-R): Harry Anthony Murosky, Edward V. Murosky, Rita Ann Murosky

From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Helen likely recorded the date on the photograph. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. and Helen Tillie Bukowski are my great grandparents. Their son Arthur Murosky is my paternal grandfather. 

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. 

References: 
  1. Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930, Record for John Chanis 
  2. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com 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. Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com 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.