05 July 2011

Tombstone Tuesday -- Murt Durkin

I came across MURT DURKIN's tombstone in the Annunciation Cemetery in Shenandoah, PA.  There is no date on the stone itself. It reads only "Murt Durkin Phoenix Fire Co No 2 And Altar Society".

The 1930 US Census for Shenandoah shows 75 year old Murt Durkin with daughter Rose, son Murt and daughter Isabelle. The father Murt is not employed and the son is listed as a laborer in a coal mine. The 1920 Census shows mom Rose still living. Father Murt is a foreman in the coal mine while son Murt remains a laborer in the mines.

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