6 Mar 1968: Obituary of her father, Anthony, on this date lists her name as Mrs. Joseph Scro of Syracuse, NY.spouse: Scro, Joseph (*1934 - )
03-06-1968: Obituary of his brother, Anthony, who died on this date in Buffalo, NY notes that Thomas predeceased his brother.
Note: there is a Thomas Perna in the SS. Death Index who was born Feb 4, 1910 and died August 1958. SS # issued in NY, but no city of death is given. This may be Anthony Perna's brother.
She died young.
spouse: Salyer, Rufus G (1845 - 1921)
Burial - [place: Camargo, Montgomery Co, KY at the family cemetery]It is on the north side of U.S. 460.
----------child: Salyer, Emma (~1869 - )
Marriage NoteFebruary 21, 1867 Rufus G Salyer and Jane Perry Officiating: William Salyer Witnesses: Daniel Perry, Joseph Perry, William Mynhier
He died young.
Robert was from Carter Co., KY.spouse: Salyer, Sarah (1823 - >1900)
Baptism - [date: 1 JUN 1997] [place: Warren, Macomb Co, MI at St Louise Church]
spouse: Sansone, Anthony J (*1926 - <1997)
Burial - [date: 17 OCT 1997] [place: NY in Nativity Cemetery]
Death Note10-13-1997: Obituary of Irene obtained from the Buffalo News, Wednesday October 16, 1997, p. C-6. Obituary notes that she was the widow of Anthony J. Sansone. Mother of Michael A. (Mary M.) Sansone, MD of Orchard Park and John J. (Barbara) Sansone of Clearwater, FL; grandmother of Margaret Irene, Mary Katheryn, Elizabeth, Sara, Anthony and John. Sister of Margaret Petras, Elsie P. (John T.) Turner, Lillian H. Czaster and the late Rose (late Dan) DePaul. Funeral on Thursday, October 17, 1997 at 10:15 AM at Queen of Heaven Church. Interment in Nativity Cemetery. Arrangements by the Orchard Park Chapel of the Joseph K. Quinn Funeral Home, Inc.
02-20-1999: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 6, SSDI: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 21, 1999, Internal Ref. #18.104.22.168152.51] Individual: Sansone, Irene; SS #: 078-14-2237 Issued in: NY; Birth date: Jul 5, 1923 Death date: Oct 13, 1997; Last known residence: Buffalo, NY 14224.
Marriage NoteThey are now divorced.
All the children were married----------child: Pfeiffer, Jacquelin (*1966 - )
Dorothy never married, but was engaged at one time. Dorothy became a nun - Adrian, Michigan, Dominican order.
Christening - [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI at St Joseph Church on St. Aubin St.]
Larry died early, but had 5 children.
spouse: Pierson, Walter (*1927 - )
Birth NoteLouise was raised by an aunt, and moved to Baltimore.
Marriage NoteAfter she was widowed, Phinetta then moved to Florida and according to Connie Wireman, Phinetta went to be with William "Bill" "Willie" Wireman. They were constant companions until William's death in 1983.
Marriage NoteDavid first obtained a marriage license in Floyd County, Kentucky, February 24, 1817, to marry one Celia Howard. At the time he executed bond, with Michael Risner as surety, David filed a certificate signed by "James Howard" stating that Celia was his daughter and was "of lawful age". No minister's return of a marriage was ever recorded and, apparently, the marriage did not take place for "Celia Howard" later married Isham Dykes in Floyd Co., Kentucky. An affidavit signed by "Celia Howard" and stating that she was "21 years of age and upward and willing" is on file with the marriage bond of Isham Dykes. [Note: There is an Isham B. Dykes in Hawkins, TN -- which is where so many of the COPES ended up. psw] Almost two months later, April 10, 1817, David again applied for a marriage license. This time he filed bond, with Alexander Young as surety, for a license to marry "Sally" Prater. In an affidavit which David presented to the Court Clerk when he executed bond, "Sally Prater" stated that she was "22 years of age a free agent to act for myself and have agreed to marry David Picklesimer". (She was not "22 years of age") (Alexander Young who witnessed "Sally's" affidavit and co-signed David's marriage bond was also a Revolutionary War Veteran. He had served in the South Carolina Line of the Continental Army.) On April 15, 1817, five days after he obtained the license, David and "Sally" Prater were married by the Rev. Samuel Hanna, a minister of the United Baptist Church.
Pauline was also married aft 1975 to Ray Oyer and 14 Jun 1997 to R V Arvesen.spouse: Scarpace, John (1933 - )
----------child: Scarpace, Anne Marie (1959 - )
Divorce - [date: BEF 1975]
spouse: Caito, Josepina (1908 - )
Death NoteAl Pisano worked in Insurance before marrying his wife, Josephine Caito. After serving in World War II, he worked most of his life as a barber before retiring.
15 Oct 1999: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 6, SSDI: U.S., Date of Import: Oct 15, 1999, Internal Ref. #22.214.171.124400.140] Individual: Pisano, Alessio SS#: 035-01-5729 Issued in: Rhode Island; Birth date: Nov 18, 1907; Death date: May 13, 1991 Last known residence: West Warwick, RI 02893
James and his 2nd wife have traveled to Sicily once on a tour. Their next trip, in 2001, will be by themselves. They will begin in Messina, which is on the southeastern coast.
Marriage NoteThey then had a Catholic marriage 31 Mar 1997 in Dearborn Hts, MI at St. Sabina, Dearborn Hts, Wayne Co, MI. This marriage was performed by Fr. Joe Romano, his brother!
spouse: Salyer, Bertha Maria (1882 - 1952)
Occupation - [date: BET 1917 AND 1938] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
auto worker and machinistThis information is based on census answers.
Residence - [date: 1917] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
338 Clinton338 Clinton is the first mention of Tony Poye in Detroit. He lived on Clinton for only one year. Since finding this listing in the R.L. Polk City of Detroit Directory, Laurie McKenzie has also found that the directory may be as much as 2 yrs behind in its time frame.
Residence - [date: 1918/19] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
443 McKinstry Ave.443 McKinstry Ave. was the 3rd house from Orleans. There was another resident in the upper flat.
Residence - [date: BET 1920 AND 1938] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
4705 Brandon4705 Brandon was Tony's 3rd home in Detroit. His occupation was machinist. There must have been what could only be called a 'family compound' on Brandon because various members of the family remember living on Brandon at the same time. The address was changed from 267 Brandon in 1920 - after the census was taken.
Burial - [date: 20 JAN 1938] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI at Holy Cross Cemetery]There is a marker: Sec H, Lot 203, Gr. 370. His son, Kermit, and daughter-in-law, Stella DuBois (she remarried after Kermit's death) are at Holy Cross also. There are markers: Sec X, Lot 22, Graves 1 & 2.
Immigration - [date: 13 JUN 1892] [place: Obergrass, Austria (Trava, Slovenia)]As of April 1998, no specific information can be found.
Subj: Re: [AUSTRIA-L] Re: AUSTRIA-D Digest V98 #325 Date: 11/8/98 9:02:43 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: MeLLoCal@aol.com To: LaurieMcK@aol.com
I have the latest site address sent to me by GHGA (Gottscheer Heritage & Genealogy Association) http://www.gottschee.org/~ghga/ghga.html. If this still doesn't work try AOL net find and lookup Gottscheer, that's how I first found it. Also try http://www.gottschee.com (they have links to good sites).
Suchen is the parish that includes the villages: Gehack, Karlshutten, Merleinsrauth, Mittergras, Obergras, Suchen. Prior to 1800 records for these towns were kept at Ossiunitz Parish.
Record film #'s for Suchen Parish (Draga is Slovene name)
births 1800-1845 Film # 1416414
births 1846-1874 #1416415
births 1875-1913 #1416416
births 1914-1941 #1416417
marriages 1800-1857 #1416417
marriages 1858-1941 #1416418
deaths 1800-1853 #1416418
deaths 1854-1941 #1416419
family books 1800-1820-1840 # 1416420
family books 1840-1860 #1416421
family book about 1860 #1416422
Also the name you are looking for POJE is a common name to the Gottschee area. In the book I have the name is found in 22 different villages.
I'm happy to help, that's how I found my family, someone gave me the lead!
27 Feb 2002
According to the Ellis Island records online: Passenger 442 was Anton Poje, age 29, a workman, immigrated to Boston, MA on 13 June 1894 on the ship Rugia. His ethnicity was Poland, he resided in Gottschee. The port of departure was Hamburg, Germany. Everything above fits what I know about my grandfather - except his age.
Passenger 435 was Gohan Poje, age 32, workman. This man was also Polish, resided in Gottschee, port of departure was Hamburg, Germany. However Gohan landed in New York.
Were they brothers? Related at all? Poje was a very common name in the Gotschee area.
Census - [date: 1920] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]Listed with Anthony Poye who owns 267 (4705) Brandon - mortgaged home, age 42, immigrated to U.S. 1894, naturalized in 1917, he and his parents were born in Germany, speaks English, was an assembler at an auto company where he worked for wages, are: Bertha, his wife, age 39, did not work outside of the house; Carmen, age 19, was a press hand at a die works where she worked for wages; Kermit, age 14; Orval, age 12, and Olga, age 6. ****Helen was out of the house - she had been married 2 yrs by this time.
<u>1920 </u> 16-WD DETROIT
Series: T625 Roll: 815 Page: 78
Surname GivenName Age Sex Race
POYE ANTHONY 42 M W
Birthplace State County Location Year
GERM MI WAYNE 16-WD DETROIT 1920
Census - [date: 1910] [place: Gary, McDowell Co, WV]Anton and Bertha Poye were listed with their children: Elena (Helen), Carmon (Carmen), Kermit, and Arobella (Orval).
Census - [date: 1900] [place: Magoffin Co, KY]Anton Poje was 29, born Oct 1870 in Austria, as were his parents, single, immigrated to the U.S. in 1897 and was an alien. He was one of many "Austrian woodsman" who worked in Magoffin County. He could read, write and speak English according to this census.
Census - [date: 1930] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI](ED 491, page 18A and 18B) as Anton Poye, age 51, divorced, born in Germany. He is listed as father to the head of household, Kermit age 24, married at 21 and born in W. Virginia, father in Germany and mother in Kentucky. Wife is Stella, age 23, married at 21, born in Michigan. Kermit has a daughter named Patricia, aged 1 5/12 born in Michigan. They rent their residence at 4705 Brandon for $30.00 a month. Carmen Smetana, age 26, born in West Virginia, father in Germany and mother in Kentucky, and husband John also live at this address. They pay $35.00 a month rent.
Event Travel - [date: 11 SEP 1896] [place: Ellis Island, New York Co, NY]
"probably" is the Anton POJE listed on the ship Patria which departed from Hamburg, GermanyAt the Ellis Island site (http://www.ellisislandrecords.org) this information was found:
21. Anton Poje Gottschee 1892 29
22. Anton Poje 1896 24 ***
23. Anton Poje Neuwinkel 1898 43
24. Anton Poje Lazec 1898 47
** So I went to the specific record:
Ship of Travel: Patria
Port of Departure: Hamburg, Germany
Date of Arrival: 11 Sep 1896
This Anton POJE could be my grandfather! (L L - 13 Jun 2001)
Birth NoteSubj: [AUSTRIA-L] Re: AUSTRIA-D Digest V98 #325 Date: 11/7/98 8:05:34 PM Eastern Standard Time From: MeLLoCal@aol.com To: AUSTRIA-L@rootsweb.com
Obergras (Trava) is a village which was part of the Gottschee district. Today the area is called Slovenia, known by its Slovene name, Kocevje. Obergras is in the township of Obergras and the parish is Suchen. If you go to the LDS center by you they have the films from the parish and you can find births, deaths, and marriages. You can also go on-line to http://www.gottschee.org you will find the Gottschee Heritage and Genealogical Society. My ancestors' parish was Nesslthal and I have traced my family roots with their listings of LDS films.
Good Luck! Doreen
Obergras, Austria is now known as Trava, Slovenia. The area was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire at the time of Anton's birth. Slovenia is now an independent country. Trava Koceve (Gottchee) is half way between Trieste and Zagreb - on the east edge of the Julian Alps. (Nov. 1998; LMcK)
Death NoteTony died due to bronchial pneumonia, complicated by asthma, at the age of 59 yrs, 4 mos, 1 day. At the time of his death, Tony had lived in the U.S. for 44 years.
In addition to searching Magoffin Co., KY, Johnson Co., KY and Floyd Co., KY earlier, 9 Sep 1998 was spent by Laurie McKenzie and "Noddie" Lamb looking for their marriage license/certificate. A trip was made to Ashland and Catlettsburg, both in Boyd Co. KY, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV and Charleston, WV, the state capitol. Several counties including McDowell Co., WV were searched to no avail.----------child: Poye, Helen Annette (1902 - 1965)
Divorce - [date: 10 NOV 1921] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]2 Jun 1921 was the date of filing for the divorce. Bertha Poje was the complaintant. The alleged causes were: Cruelty and non-support - typical for the era.
Marriage NoteAs of May, 2000, no marriage license has been found. When researching for a record of their divorce, Laurie Scarpace McKenzie found the divorce record. It stated the date of marriage used here and that the marriage took place in Virginia. So far (May 2000) no record of the marriage in that state has been found. Of course, Laurie has only looked in KY, OH and WV.
spouse: , Frances (~1890 - )
Birth NoteAge at time of the 1920 U.S. Census his age was listed as 35. Civilian Draft Registration for World War I shows: John Poye/Poje, b 23 May 1888, Croatia; registered in Lafayette Co, MS.
spouse: Rytlewski, Isadore (1861 - 1937)
Burial - [date: AFT 1937] [place: Fisherville, Bay Co, MI at St. Anthony Cemetery]
Irene is a librarian for the Westland Family History Center.spouse: Hall, Homer (1930 - )
Marriage NoteMarriage license, Wayne Co., Michigan #955043, between Homer Hall, age 17, white, residing at 5308 Addison, Detroit 10, Michigan, born McRoberts, Kentucky, occupation Technical Aide, not previously married, father - William Lee Hall, mother - Lula Joseph, and Irene Roberta Pollands, 20, white, 12020 Rutland, Detroit 27, Michigan, born Detroit, occupation typist, not previously married, father - Robert Henry Nesbit Pollands, mother - Jessie Irvine. Married 14 June 1958 at Grandale Presbyterian Church, 15727 Plymouth Road, Detroit 27, Michigan. Witnesses were Jean C. Pollands, 12020 Rutland, Detroit 27, Michigan and Richard L. Allen, 20890 Elroy, Warren, Michigan.
Grandale Presbyterian Church was at 15727 Plymouth.
Burial - [place: Swampton, Magoffin Co, KY on Carpenter Hill #3 at Conley Cemetery]
Burial - [place: Swampton, Magoffin Co, KY on Carpenter Hill #3 at Conley Cemetery]
spouse: Green, James (1761 - 1782)
Death NoteJean Porter Green Kilgore was laid to rest in the old Nickelsville Cemetery in the year 1842, near the old Baptist Church in which her second husband often preached. In 1854, Robert Kilgore was laid beside her and thus fulfilled the fateful, even if carelessly spoken words of James Green, to take care of Jean till he should come back.
spouse: Conley, Minnie (1885 - 1969)
Burial - [place: Swampton, Magoffin Co, KY on Carpenter Hill #3 at Conley Cemetery]
spouse: Levy, Gordon Edward (1964 - )
Graduation - [date: JUN 1982] [place: Fresno, Fresno Co, CA from Herbert Hoover High Schoo.]
----------child: Levy, Connor Dylan (2004 - )
Marriage NoteGordon and Dorie live and work in Tempe, AZ.2002.
They moved to a different house in 2002 in Phoenix, AZ. They announced their pregnancy to "Grampa" Ed during a telephone call in April 2004. The baby is due in October 2004. We have also been told (July) the baby will be a boy. Ed is ecstatic!
----------child: Jennaro, Jason (1975 - )
Marriage NoteRobert works for S. C. Johnson Co. (household chemicals)- sales - first being transferred to Oregon, then to Colorado Springs, CO.
spouse: Flint, William E (1906 - 1989)
Birth NoteEthel Mae was the half-sister of Bertha Marie Salyer Salyer Poye Weiss Puchalski. Bertha was 20 yrs older than Ethel Mae.
Social Security Administrationspouse: Arnett, Shafter (1900 - 1984)
Office of Earnings Operations
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Re: Freedom of Information Act Request
Dear Freedom of Information Officer,
I am writing this request under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 552. I hereby request a copy of the SS-5, Application for Social Security Card, for the following individual:
Birth: 21 Mar 1909
Death: 1 Apr 1997
This individual is deceased, having been listed in the Social Security Administration's Death Master File. I understand the fee for this service is $7.00 when the Social Security Number is provided. Included is a check for $7 made out to the Social Security Administration to cover any administrative costs required by this request.
Please respond to my request upon receipt of this initial correspondence. Thank you for your attention and assistance.
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Burial - [place: Salyersville, Magoffin Co, KY at Blue Grass Cemetery]
Birth NoteAt the time of the 1910 U.S. Census for Magoffin Co., KY, Madeline was listed as 16 although her parents had been married only 3 years. The census or transcription was in error. Madaline was only 1 year old in 1910. Madaline was the half-sister of Bertha Marie Salyer Salyer Poye Weiss Puchalski. Bertha was 18 yrs older than Madeline.
Death NoteShe died of congestive heart failure.
spouse: May, Cynthia (1841 - 1918)
Death NotePOWERS SANFORD R 079 MAGOFFIN 02-08-1916 012 05693 1916
spouse: Allen, Nancy Jane (1866 - 1950)
Census - [date: 1920] [place: Magoffin Co, KY]POWERS, Will P 38; Jane 53; Maddie 10; Ethel May 7.
Will - [date: 13 JUN 1947] [place: Magoffin Co, KY]Copy of will as found at Magoffin County Courthouse and recorded 26 April 1957.
Birth NoteAt the time of the 1910 U.S. Census for Magoffin Co., KY, Will Press Power was listed as 29 years of age and had been married 3 years.
----------child: Power, Madeline (1909 - 1997)
Marriage NoteAccording to the 1910 U.S. Census, Nancy Jane and Will Press Power had been married 3 years. She was 44; he was 29 years of age. There is a photograph of Nancy taken in 1944 when she was 78. The photo was inscribed to Olga Scarpace "from Grandma."
spouse: Smetana, John (1897 - 1988)
Residence - [date: BET 1935 AND 1963] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
Residence - [date: 1927/28] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
Residence - [date: BET 1928 AND 1930] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
Burial - [date: 20 DEC 1963] [place: Livonia, Wayne Co, MI at Glen Eden Cemetery]Carmen is buried with her husband, John at Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia: Garden of Ascension - Block 29, Section 705, Graves 1 & 2.
Death NoteCarmen died of a coronary thrombosis due to congenitive heart failure and hypertensive heart disease. She was a diabetic. At the time of her death Carmen was 59 yrs, 9 mos, 18 days old.
----------child: Smetana, Gertrude (1921 - 1921)
Marriage NoteCarmen and John Smetana were presumed childless until their niece, Laurie SCARPACE McKenzie found a grave at Grand Lawn Cemetery for a daughter Gertrude. They always had a small dog as a companion. Family photos show many family get-togethers at their cottage near Monroe on Lake Erie.
spouse: Potter, Patricia Anne (1933 - )
Graduation - [date: 1947] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI from Mackenzie High School]
Event Degree-BA - [date: 1951] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI from Wayne State University]
Birth NoteHis nickname was "Beno" but his father always called him "Sonny Boy."
spouse: Alpert, Linda (1961 - )
Event Degree - [date: ABT 1978]
in Architectural Engineering
Marriage NoteGerry is an Architectural Engineer.
spouse: Looper, William Henry (1897 - 1955)
Residence - [date: BET 1948 AND 1963] [place: Pigeon, Huron Co, MI]
8300 Pt. Austin RoadHelen & William Goldmann bought land on Wild Fowl Bay, a finger of Saginaw Bay, built a house for themselves and sold lots for cottages. Their house was a favorite visiting spot for nieces, nephews and grandchildren and their parents. The children were allowed to explore the "wilds" and fish the inlet. Laurie and Freddie Scarpace remember catching their first fish there. An article in the Blade-Crescent of Sebewing (September 26, 1963) shows Helen with her collection of international dolls as part of an exhibit for the 18th Anniversary of the United Nations put on by the Bay Port Woman's Club. Her granddaughter, Sheree (Watt) Schalte currently has the collection on display at her home. On 13 Oct 1996, Laurie and Sheree visited the house. The current owner (1996) is Gerald (Jerry) Himmell, a retired Detroit Police Officer. He remembers watching the house being built as a youngster and was pleased to find it on the market when he returned "home" from Detroit. The house now sports a sauna, a dining room (formerly a Florida room where Helen worked on her crafts) and an enlarged living room with a bay window from which to view the outdoors. The garage floor has foot and handprints dated 1948: Helen, Willy, Joyce, Jim, Duffy and Bob and Alice (by proxy). Grandson, Kim Watt, has many memories of Helen and "Liebling," Willie. As a child he remembers visiting before the Goldmanns had developed the property. He and Sheree used to swim and fish in the inlet. Once they visited a local farm for fresh chickens and eggs; Kim ended up with a chicken foot. Pulling the tendon would make the toes curl; it made Sheree so sick she wouldn't eat chicken or eggs for many years. Son, Bob Looper, never lived here but visited fairly often and always enjoyed it.
Residence - [date: BET 1939 AND 1948] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
Cremation - [date: 24 DEC 1965] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI at Evergreen Cemetery]Helen's youngest sister, Olga, and Olga's daughter, Laurie, were at the cremation. Fortunately, families are no longer in attendance at cremations. Olga was aghast at the whole procedure. After the service Laurie remembers going with her mother to Joyce's and Jim's house. Joyce placed the urn with her mother's remains on the living room mantle. In September, 1997, Laurie visited Evergreen Cemetery and discovered that Helen's remains are still there. According to cemetery records, the remains were given to the funeral home and shortly thereafter they were returned to the cemetery.
Baptism - [date: 6 NOV 1911] [place: Gary, McDowell Co, WV at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church]
Census - [date: 12 JAN 1920] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]LOOPER, WILLIAM (1920 U.S. Census)
MICHIGAN , WAYNE, 14-WD DETROIT
Age: 22, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: GA, Occ: Electrical Operator, sub-station
Series: T625 Roll: 813 Page: 110
Helen - Wife - Age: 17, Female, Race: WHITE, Born: VA, Occ: Operator, Western Union
The address was either 77 or 277 Park Ave. The house had two flats. William and Helen were listed as #2 - so that probably means they lived in the upper flat.
Birth NoteBaptism Certificate states that Helen was born 26 May 1900.
Death NoteCause of death was volvus of intestine and cardiac infarction. An autopsy was performed. She was 63 yrs, 6 mos, 26 days old.
----------child: Looper, Robert Burdine (1922 - 2003)
Divorce - [date: 1925] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
Marriage NoteHelen and her first husband, Bill Looper had two children, Bob and Joyce. Helen and Bill divorced when the children were quite young. Helen then married William Goldmann.
spouse: Rytlewski, Stella (1906 - 1975)
Residence - [date: BET 1939 AND 1956] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
11740 Asbury Park
Burial - [date: 9 FEB 1956] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI at Holy Cross Cemetery]Kermit and his wife/widow, Stella, are buried side-by-side at Holy Cross Cemetery: Sec X, Lot 22, Graves 1 & 2. There are markers.
Birth NoteHis mother always called Kermit "Sonny Boy."
Death NoteKermit died of adenocarcinoma of caecume metastasis. He also had pulmonary tuberculosis. He was 49 yrs, 10 mos, 3 days old.
spouse: Scarpace, Laurence Joseph (1910 - 1970)
Residence - [date: FROM 1935 TO 1937] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
Residence - [date: BET 1937 AND 1939] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
12710 WarkDuring a two month period in 1938 Olga worked in Minneapolis as a stenographer for the government. Times were tough. Larry and his mother-in-law took care of the apartment until Olga returned. Tony Poye had just passed away and Larry and Bertha were fixing up the Brandon house. There is a series of letters that Olga received from her mother, sister and husband. Thank goodness for the U.S. Mail!
Residence - [date: FROM 1940 TO 1954] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
9991 Strathmoor with her husband and children
Residence - [date: FROM AUG 1954 TO MAY 1996] [place: Dearborn, Wayne Co, MI]
457 Woodcrest Dr. until her deathOlga was very involved socially with her children and husband, until Larry's death in 1970, and women's groups: Kiwana Queens, Dearborn Orchestra Society, and Dearborn Country Club, where she and Larry chaired many activities. Olga helped establish the Junior Golf program at DCC. She also found time to earn the rank of Life Master in Bridge. Yet her children knew she would always be there when they had any activity.
Residence - [date: 1933] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
10036 Broadstreet Ave with her new husbandBased on 1934 Christmas cards addressed to Olga and Larry, they must have lived on Broadstreet before moving to Ilene.
Residence - [date: 1934] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
Burial - [date: 30 MAY 1996] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI at Grand Lawn Cemetery]The funeral was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dearborn, MI. She is buried beside her husband: Sec 26, Lot 139, Gr 3. There is a marker. Olga's mother, Bertha Puchalski, a sister, Orval Poye, and a niece, Gertrude Smetana are nearby.
Baptism - [date: 25 DEC 1913] [place: Gary, McDowell Co, WV at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church]
Graduation - [date: JAN 1930] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI from Commerce High School]Olga was in the Commerce High School band & orchestra in 1927 &1928; she was in the first girls' band & was concert master (clarinet) in 1928. She was also in the first All-City Girls' Band playing 1st bassoon. She marched in the 1928 Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade. Olga was also in the All-City Orchestra in 1928; she was in the All-State Orchestra (1st bassoon after playing 3 months) in April, 1928. Olga left school - without telling anyone - on 13 Dec 1929 (her 16th birthday) and went to work for R. P. Jones Insurance Co. as a secretary. Olga took the job as part of a class project. Three weeks later, the school telephoned her mother and asked why Olga was not in school. Her mother was shocked - thinking Olga had been attending school regularly. When confronted, Olga replied that since she had the job, there was no longer any reason for her to be in school. Wrong! Sort of. The school made special arrangements for Olga to graduate, early - in January - since she did indeed have enough credits. Armed with the diploma she left Jones Insurance 12 Mar 1930 to go to work for Creage Co. After only a month she left Creage Co. to work for Chrysler Corp. She worked at Chrysler Corp. until the family started arriving.
Death NoteOlga's adult children made a conscious decision to keep her at home until she died. Olga broke a hip in October, 1995 and was in a wheelchair thereafter. She succumbed, probably due to pneumonia and old age, after a 10-year losing battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was 82 yrs, 5 mos, 15 days old. Olga survived her husband, 3 sisters: Helen, Carmen and Orval, and 1 brother, Kermit.
----------child: Scarpace, Laurie Catherine (1941 - )
Marriage NoteOlga & Larry met in high school although they did not date. After their first date (with other people), Olga awakened her mother to announce she had met the man she was going to marry. Larry's oldest brother Frank, was the best man at the wedding. Olga's brother, Kermit POYE was an usher. Larry's cousin, Pauline GUCCIARDI was also in the wedding party (Pauline was 13.).
Burial - [date: 17 FEB 1926] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI at Grand Lawn Cemetery]There is a marker: Sec 13, Lot 22, Gr 68.
Death NoteOrval died before her eighteen birthday of a botched abortion which was considered a criminal offense at the time. (She was 17 yrs, 8 mos, 1 day old.) An autopsy was performed.
Patty and Jim have 2 surviving children. They have 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.spouse: Irvin, James Harold (1926 - )
Residence - [date: BET 1950 AND 1980] [place: Detroit, Wayne Co, MI]
8256 Stout Ave