buried at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Cemetery, Valley Township, Chester County, PA
Father John Hlady (1894 - 1965) ... He stated he was born 27 June 1894 in Galicia Austria. He arrived in New York in 1909 and was, at that time, a citizen of The Republic of Poland. In 1917 he registered for the WWI Draft. He was single then, living on New Street in Coatesville with his father, mother and sister. John was 36 when he filed his Declaration of Intention and Petition for Naturalization in 1930. At that time he was living in New York. He lists his last residence as Hlyszczaua, Austria. He mentions also that when he immigrated, he did so spelling his name Ivan Hladij.
He and Sophia were married in Coatesville on 2 June 1918. Their children - William (b. 21 March 1919) and Mary (b. 19 June 1921) were born in Coatesville. The 1920 census shows them (John, Sophia and William) living with Sophia's parents: Harry & Helen Monko on New Street. By 1930 the Hladys live in New York.
Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
The National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Petitions for Naturalization from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1897-1944; Series: M1972; Roll: 973.
Year: 1920; Census Place: Coatesville Ward 2, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1549; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 812.