Thursday, August 9, 2018

Wedding Snapshots: Arthur Murosky & Mary Eugenia McDonald

Arthur Murosky and Mary Eugenia McDonald were married August 9, 1941 at 9 o'clock in the morning at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. Arthur was 22 years old and Mary Eugenia was 19 years old when they were married. A grouping of formal portraits were taken to commemorate the marriage. The couple remained inseparable for their fifty-six years of marriage. After Mary Eugenia's death in 1998 Arthur never remarried and he always kept her photograph by his bedside.

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The following grouping of snapshots were taken the morning of their wedding.

MB Boutiques: The Arthur & Mary Eugenia Collection &emdash; Arthur Murosky & Mary Eugenia McDonald Wedding
Mary Eugenia McDonald on her wedding day.

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McDonald Family Members photographed with the Bride.
Winifred Agnes O'Neill (paternal grandmother of the Bride), Mary Eugenia McDonald
and Madeline Gertrude McDonald (Aunt of the Bride).
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A snapshot of Arthur Murosky and Mary Eugenia McDonald on their wedding day.

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Mary Eugenia McDonald photographed with her parents 
Frances Philomena Selker and Loraine Anthony McDonald.

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Bridesmaid Rita Ann Murosky, Sister of the Groom

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Bridesmaid Eleanor Lucille McDonald, Sister of the Bride

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Flower Girls Marian Elaine Murosky (Sister of the Groom)
and Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald (Sister of the Bride)

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Flower Girl Marian Elaine Murosky, Sister of the Groom

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Flower Girl Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald, Sister of the Bride

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A snapshot of Anthony Harry Murosky Jr. (Father of the Groom),
Mary Eugenia McDonald (Bride) and Loraine Anthony McDonald (Father of the Bride).

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A snapshot of Frances Winifred McDonald (Sister of the Bride) 
with her friend Charlotte Allgeier.


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A snapshot of Mary Eugenia McDonald with her friend Charlotte Allgeier.


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Wedding Party
(L-R) Eleanor Lucille McDonald, Ray McCosky, Frances Winifred McDonald,
Mary Eugenia McDonald, Arthur Murosky, Rita Ann Murosky

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Anthony Harry Murosky Jr. (Father of the Groom) photographed with Frances Philomena Selker (Mother of the Bride).

From the Mary Eugenia McDonald Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Arthur Murosky is my paternal grandfather. He was the son of Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. and Helen Tillie Bukowski. Mary Eugenia McDonald is my maternal grandmother. She was the daughter of Loraine Anthony McDonald and Frances Philomena Selker.

References:

  1. Personal interview with Arthur Murosky, late 1990's.
  2. Special thanks to family friend Debi Johnson who during the summer of 2014 asked Arthur questions. Some of these details would be unknown without her.
  3. 1940 United States Federal Census.Year: 1940; Census Place: Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3650; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 68-77. Record for Loraine McDonald.

Friday, May 4, 2018

1945 - McDonald Family Gathering

Three generations of the McDonald family were photographed together Spring of 1945.

Charles Eugene McDonald traveled to Erie from his home in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was photographed with several of his nieces Mary Eugenia, Kathryn Joan and Eleanor Lucille McDonald - the daughters of his brother Loraine Anthony McDonald.

Charles was also photographed with great nephew James Arthur Murosky and great nieces Barbra Jean and Mary Helen Murosky - the children of his daughter Mary Eugenia McDonald.

The first photograph shows the group on the front porch of 638 East 23rd Street in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. 
MB Boutiques: The McDonald Collection &emdash; 1945 - McDonald Family Gathering
McDonald Family Members
Left to Right: Kathryn Joan McDonald, Mary Eugenia McDonald holding her son James Arthur Murosky, Barbara Jean Murosky, Charles Eugene McDonald, Eleanor Lucille McDonald holding Mary Helen Murosky.
The second photograph was taken in the backyard of 638 East 23rd Street in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. The former Holy Trinity School is the large brick building in the background.
MB Boutiques: The McDonald Collection &emdash; 1945 - McDonald Family Gathering
McDonald Family Members
Left to Right: Mary Eugenia McDonald holding her daughter Barbara Jean Murosky, Charles Eugene McDonald holding James Arthur Murosky, Eleanor Lucille McDonald holding Mary Helen Murosky
The photograph is from Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Frances' daughter Mary Eugenia McDonald ended up with her mother's photo collections which is time were handed down to me. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Charles Eugene McDonald is my 2nd great uncle. Mary Eugenia McDonald is my paternal grandmother. Kathryn Joan McDonald and Eleanor Lucille McDonald are my great aunts.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

1933 - Frederick William Selker & Eleanor E. Herman

One of my favorite aspects of family history is connecting with cousins. A newly found cousin had this lovely snapshot in her care. She gave me permission to share the snapshot so that other Selker descendants may also enjoy it. 

A snapshot of Frederick William Selker and Eleanor E. Herman shortly after their wedding. The couple married  19 June 1933 in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania at the Immaculate Conception Church.

Frederick William Selker was born 15 October 1896 in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Joseph William Selker and Frances Philomena Guth. Eleanor E. Herman was born 13 February 1910 in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.

MB Boutiques: The Selker Collection &emdash; 1933 - Frederick William Selker & Eleanor E. Herman
Frederick William Selker & Eleanor E. Herman

The photograph is from the Frederick William Selker Collection. Photographs in this collection were originally owned by the sisters Naomi Herman and Eleanor E. Herman. Today these photographs are in the care of a descendant of Frederick William Selker and Eleanor E. Herman. The photograph is shared with permission. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Joseph William Selker and Frances Philomena Guth are my 2nd great grandparents. Frederick William Selker is my 2nd Great Uncles. His sister Frances Philomena Selker is my great grandmother. Her daughter Mary Eugenia McDonald my paternal grandmother

Saturday, April 28, 2018

1937 - Selker Family Photo

This photograph was originally housed in the Unknown Photograph Collection. The woman was thought to be Frances Philomena Guth - wife of Joseph William Selker.

The photograph was recently identified by another Selker descendant. The woman was confirmed to be Frances Philomena Guth. She is photographed with her son Ambrose John Selker and her granddaughter Mary Lou Selker.

The photograph was taken summer of 1937. Frances Philomena Selker would have been 74 years old and Ambrose John Selker would have been 38 or 39 years old when the photograph was taken. The location is the back yard of the Selker family home located at 242 Main Street in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. The J.W. Selker Cigar factory is the building on the right side of the photograph.

The photograph was taken by Mary Elizabeth Meisinger the wife of Ambrose John Selker.
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Selker Family Photograph
Ambrose John Selker holding his daughter Mary Lou Selker is standing with his mother Frances Philomena Guth
The photograph is from Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Frances Philomena Guth appears to have passed the photographs down to her daughter Frances Philomena Selker. Frances' daughter Mary Eugenia McDonald ended up with her mother's photo collections which is time were handed down to me. Photographer Mary Elizabeth Meisinger. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Joseph William Selker and Frances Philomena Guth are my 2nd great grandparents. Ambrose John Selker is my 2nd Great Uncle. His sister Frances Philomena Selker is my great grandmother. Her daughter Mary Eugenia McDonald my paternal grandmother

Monday, March 12, 2018

1933 - Anna Gertrude Selker

A photograph of Anna Gertrude Selker taken at the wedding of her older brother Frederick William Selker. The wedding of Frederick William Selker and Eleanor E. Herman was held 19 June 1933 in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania at the Immaculate Conception Church. Anna would have been 25 years old when photographed.

Anna Gertrude Selker was born August 11, 1907 in Clarion. Anna was born August 8, 1900 in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. She was the youngest of ten children born to Joseph William Selker and Frances Philomena Guth.

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Anna Gertrude Selker
Photographed "holding bridesmaids bouquet of pink roses"
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Back of the Photograph
Carl and Don - Clarion, Pa."Ann Selker Fritz's sister holding bridesmaids bouquet of pink roses"
Frederick William Selker was known by many as "Fritz" Selker.

The copies of these photographs are shared with permission. The top photograph is from the Frederick William Selker Collection. Photographs in this collection were originally owned by the sisters Naomi Herman and Eleanor E. Herman. Today these photographs are in the care of a descendant of Frederick William Selker and Eleanor E. Herman. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Joseph William Selker and Frances Philomena Guth are my 2nd great grandparents. Frederick William Selker is my 2nd great uncle. Anna Gertrude Selker is my 2nd great aunt. Anna is the sister of Frances Philomena Selker my great grandmother. 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Wedding Photos: Frederick William Selker & Eleanor E. Herman

The wedding of Frederick William Selker and Eleanor E. Herman was held 19 June 1933 in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania at the Immaculate Conception Church.

Frederick William Selker was born 15 October 1896 in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Joseph William Selker and Frances Philomena Guth. Eleanor E. Herman was born 13 February 1910 in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.

Recently I had the opportunity to connect with some more Selker Cousins. The cousin, a descendant of Frederick William Selker and the Eleanor E. Herman, had a labeled copy of the wedding photograph below.
MB Boutiques: The Selker Collection &emdash; 1933 - Wedding of Frederick William Selker & Eleanor E. Herman
Wedding Party
Ambrose John Selker (Best Man, Brother of the Groom), Naomi Herman (Maid of Honor, Sister of the Bride), 
Frederick William Selker (Groom) and Eleanor E. Herman (Bride).
From the Frederick William Selker Collection

Using the known photograph from the wedding the photograph below was identified. The photograph was previously housed in the Unknown Photograph Collection. In addition to identifying the unknown wedding party - these are the first known photographs to exist of Ambrose John Selker.
MB Boutiques: The Selker Collection &emdash; 1933 - Wedding of Frederick William Selker & Eleanor E. Herman
Wedding Party
Ambrose John Selker (Best Man, Brother of the Groom), Naomi Herman (Maid of Honor, Sister of the Bride), 
Frederick William Selker (Groom), Eleanor E. Herman (Bride) Unknown Clergy, Unknown Clergy.
From the Frances Philomena Selker Collection

The top photograph is from the Frederick William Selker Collection. Photographs in this collection were originally owned by the sisters Naomi Herman and Eleanor E. Herman. Today these photographs are in the care of a descendant of Frederick William Selker and Eleanor E. Herman. The photograph is shared with permission. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

The bottom photograph is from Frances Philomena Selker Collection. Frances Philomena Guth appears to have passed the photographs down to her daughter Frances Philomena Selker. Frances' daughter Mary Eugina McDonald ended up with her mother's photo collections which is time were handed down to me. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Joseph William Selker and Frances Philomena Guth are my 2nd great grandparents. Frederick William Selker and Ambrose John Selker are my 2nd Great Uncles. Their sister Frances Philomena Selker is my great grandmother. Her daughter Mary Eugenia McDonald my paternal grandmother

Saturday, February 24, 2018

1936 - Anthony Harry Murosky Jr. & Helen Tillie Bukowski

Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. photographed with his wife Helen Tillie Bukowski. The borders of the photograph are stamped 1936. Anthony would have been 41 years old when the photograph was taken. Helen would have been 34 or 35 years when the photograph was taken.

The photograph was most likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
MB Boutiques: The Murosky Collection &emdash; 1936 - Anthony Harry Murosky Jr.& Helen Tillie Bukowski
Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. & Helen Tillie Bukowski
From the Helen Tillie Bukowski Collection. Photographer Unknown. Editing and digital restoration by Michelle M. Murosky.

Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr. and Helen Tillie Bukowski are my Great Grandparents.