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Sophia Mary Yourish Tucholsky
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1904
Greenwald
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1981
Greensburg
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA

My grandmother was born on a farm in Greenwald, Unity Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, on September 15, 1904 to parents John Yourish (Jurasz) and Victoria Keller (Kellar). She attended St. Bartholomew Elementary School until the eighth grade. After graduation, she worked as a maid for a wealthy family in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

She married Jan Tucholsky on July 11, 1923 in Crabtree, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

At the time of her marriage she resided in Greenwald, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and worked at the Westmoreland Glass Factory in Grapeville, Pennsylvania near Jeannette. The Westmoreland Glass Factory was closed in 1984 and the majority of the structure burned to the ground in 1995.

She had gave birth to a total of ten children. Two sets of twins that died shortly after they were born. One child was still-born. The five children living to adulthood, in order of birth are: Victoria A. "Vicky", Martha, Mildred "Millie", John (my father), and Robert "Bobby".

She loved visiting with her grandchildren and playing checkers with them. Her greatest joy later in life was going on vacations with her daughter Vicky to visit shrines. She enjoyed: quite times; praying the rosary; and going to mass. She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Crabtree and the Slovak Rosary Society.

Surprisingly, she also enjoyed watching wrestling on television. Like the time when we came to visit and she was watching it on television with her arm curled up next to her, like a head lock. And my father asked her what she was doing. She said "I am helping the other guy." :)

She died on November 3, 1981 at Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, Pennsylvania from an Acute Bowel Obstruction secondary to an Acute Mesenteric Thrombosis and Mitral Stenosis as a consequence of diabetes. Services were held at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Crabtree. She is interred with her husband, John, at Calvary Hill Cemetery, Crabtree, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Children:

Premature Baby Touhalisky
Victoria A. Touhalisky
Twins Touhalisky
Martha Touhalisky
Mildred Touhalisky
John Touhalisky, Jr
Robert J. Touhalisky 
 
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 Parents:
  John Jurasz Yourish (1877 - 1963)
  Victoria Keller Jurasz (1887 - 1926)
 
 Spouse:
  John Joe Tucholsky Touhalisky (1894 - 1967)
 
 Children:
  Mildred Touhalisky Murtland (1935 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sophia Mary Yourish Tucholsky (1904 - 1981)
  Walter J Yourish (1906 - 1949)*
  M. Justin Yourish (1909 - 2008)*
  Mary Justin Jurasz Yourish (1909 - 2008)*
  Marta Jurasz (1926 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Hill Cemetery
Crabtree
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Joe
Record added: Jun 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53339592
Sophia Mary <i>Yourish</i> Tucholsky
Added by: Joe
 
Sophia Mary <i>Yourish</i> Tucholsky
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Sophia Mary <i>Yourish</i> Tucholsky
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