Monday, April 1, 2013

Random Acts Of Genealogical Kindness - Charles Pavlina

Easton Express, 15APR1964, pg 38
Because we all have collateral information surrounding those obituaries and news articles we copy for our records.  Let's share them and hope that they benefit someone researching their genealogy.

“Charles Pavlina

Charles Pavlina, 82, of 51 Green Row, Oxford, died unexpectedly yesterday at his home.

Mr. Pavlina was a miner for 37 years.  He was employed at the Alan Wood Steel Co. in Oxford before he retired.

He was a native of Austria-Hungary.  His wife, Julia, died 21 years ago.  He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Oxford, and the Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union, Wilkes-Barre.

Survivors include a son, John, Oxford; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Petersack and Mrs. Julia May, both of Oxford, and Mrs. Sophia Jurinko, Phillipsburg; a sister in Austria, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the DeVoe Funeral Home, Washington, followed by a Requiem High Mass at 9:15 a.m. in St. Rose Church”

The Social Security Death Index has Charles being born on February 3, 1882 (remember this is not proof of birth!).  The SSDI and the obit apparently have the name wrong, or a variant, because Charles and his family can be found in the 1930 census under the name Pavolina...and his and Julia's tombstone on FindAGrave is Pavolina as well!