Thursday, April 7, 2016

1920's - Frances Winifred & Mary Eugenia McDonald

Sisters Frances Winifred McDonald and Mary Eugenia McDonald most likely photographed in the late 1920's. The back of the original photograph is labeled "Jean & Fran".

Frances Winifred McDonald was the oldest child born to Loraine Anthony McDonald and Frances Philomena Selker. She was born March 18, 1920 in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. Mary Eugenia McDonald was the second child born on January 22, 1922 in Strattanville, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.

The location of the photograph is unknown. There is a possibility the photograph may have been taken in front of 3216 Landis Street in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The 1930 United States Federal census records Loraine's parents Robert A. McDonald and Winifred A. O'Neill living at 3126 Landis Street. The house in the photograph below is very similar to the images available of 3126 Landis Street.
Michelle M. Murosky: The McDonald Collection &emdash; Late 1920's - Mary Eugenia & Frances Winifred McDonald
Mary Eugenia & Frances Winifred McDonald
From 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. Mary Eugenia McDonald is my paternal grandmother. Frances Winifred McDonald is my great aunt.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Five Generation Chart: Arthur Murosky

The five generation pedigree chart below showcases Arthur Murosky with four generations of his direct ancestors. The color coding is used to group the birthplaces of the featured individuals. If the individual is unknown black has been used. This format has been adapted from the original version shared by genealogist J. Paul Hawthorne.

The oldest ancestors featured in the chart are Ignacy Kwiatkowski and Julianna Kłos born in Poland. The chart represents at span of at least 58 years between the birth of the grandparents generation and their grandson Arthur Murosky born April 13, 1919.
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Arthur Murosky
Five Generation Pedigree Chart
As shown from the chart Arthur was the grandson of immigrants:
  • Antoni Murauskas whose name would be adapted to Anthony Murosky Sr. was born in the Suwałki Governorate. Following WWI the land of the Suwałki Governorate was split between Poland and Lithuania. Antoni would identify with Lithuania following WWI. Anoni arrived about 1892 and settled in Forest City, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. 
  • Ewa Zilinskaite whose name would be adapted to Eva Zielinski was also born in the Suwałki Governorate. Eva arrived about 1894 and settled in Forest City, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. She married Antoni Murauskas within a year of her arrival.
  • Vincinety Frank Bukowski arrived May 1, 1895 with his wife and three oldest children. The family has identified that they were from the Poland living in the German Partition. The family settled in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. 
The chart also indicates that for the Murauskas,  Zilinskaite and Bukowski lines there are currently no details known about the families in Europe. The Kwiatkowski line offers clues as the names of European family members are known. Time may reveal additional clues to the heritage of these families.

An additional chart is also shown that includes the birth and death dates for the featured individuals if known.
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Arthur Murosky
Five Generation Pedigree Chart
Arthur Murosky is my paternal grandfather. The individuals featured in the chart are my direct ancestors.