|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1889, Poland|
My Grandma, Sophie Mary Gabrysh's first husband.
A Polish/Russian immigrant.
They married in 1910 & he was killed in a coal mining accident, a cave in, in late 1923 or (very early 1924). We were always told that he was "crushed by a lump of coal".
He died in either Barnesboro or St. Benedict & is buried in one of the 2 towns.
Father of Mikolaj, Mary, Joseph, Thomas, & Stanley, who was born after his father's death.
There has been much confusion as to his first name. His WWI Draft record, Pennsylvania marriage records, & US Census records refer to him as "Mike". His name was Mikolaj (Polish version of Nicholas) but Americans & the way they shortened names, used creative spelling, etc., at the time, turned Mikolaj into Mike.
Thanks so much to Juel for sponsoring this page. She is a real sweetheart & a terrific friend!
Sophie Mary Gabrysh Mazur (1896 - 1986)*
Mary Mazur Reynard (1917 - 2005)*
Joseph Nicholas Mazur (1919 - 1962)*
Thomas John Mazur (1921 - 2002)*
Stanley Sylvester Mazur (1924 - 2011)*
Specifically: Currently searching for his burial site.
Created by: Kim Koper♥Davis ...
Record added: Mar 05, 2006
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Robert Duran ~
Added: Jul. 21, 2014
Kim, thank you for explaining your Grandpa Mike's given name, i.e. how Mikolaj (Nicholas) turned into Mike. I am researching my best friend's Polish family and it looks like the same happened with her g-grandfather. In America he is almost always "Mike"...(Read more)|
Added: Mar. 5, 2014
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