15 October 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Slawko


 
SLAWKO
Leroy Yaroslaw 1923 - 1996
Geraldine B. 1931 - 1999
 
buried at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Cemetery,
Valley Twp., Chester County, PA
 
 
Leroy Yaroslaw Slawko was born 2 February 1923 to Ignatz and Paline Slawko. The family lived on High Street in Coatesville. In 1940, Leroy - who was only 17 at the time - listed his occupation as "new worker". His dad and older brothers worked at the steel mill. 
 
Leroy married Geraldine and the two lived on S Bailey Rd., Coatesville. He passed on 4 July 1996.
 
His parents immigrated in 1912 (his father) and 1911 (mother), according to the 1920 Census. They were living on Lukens Street at that time. His father, who worked at the mill, spoke English, but his mother did not.
 
Sources:
1920 US Census
1940 US Census
SS Death Index for Leroy


Tombstone Tuesday is a daily blogging prompt prompted by GeneaBloggers in which an image of a gravestone is featured. It may also include a brief description of the image or the ancestor.
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.