I hadn't been able to find out when my great grandmother, Jadwiga Tabor nee Paszkawicz, died. I knew that she had died before my great grandfather, Adam Tabor Sr, but I didn't even know how long before him she died. I really didn't have much to go on.
|Adam, Jadwiga, Aldona and Clarence Tabor|
Her tombstone had only the year (1945), when I finally found the cemetery she was buried in, so that wasn't going to do the trick, but then...
A few years ago, I found a Western Union telegram in a packet of genealogy papers given to me and the question was answered.
"PAF2 8-Scranton Penn Jun 30 303A
1945 Jun 30 AM 6 13
C P Tabor =
Mother Tabor passed away Sunday morn 2 AM=
Adam Tabor 224 Oak St Scranton PA
2 AM 224 Oak St."
So little information to tell me just what I wanted to know. Jadwiga passed away in the early morning hours of June 30th 1945. I was able to send away for her death certificate. Sadly, I didn't get any parent names from the death certificates, but I had that already from their marriage certificate. Jadwiga died at 64 years of age, what I would consider young, but I guess that's by today's standards. Then again, who doesn't hope that their ancestors lived to ripe old ages?