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Mary Ellen McDermott Yavorsky

Houtzdale, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Mar 1942 (aged 49)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Houtzdale, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 10930227 · View Source
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Married to Andrew Yavorsky.
Murdered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Her Obituary Philipsburg Daily Journal 16 March 1942
Woman Identified as Houtzdale Resident Found Dead
Mrs. Nellie Yavorsky, 46 of Houtzdale was found dead today by police who broker into her room in an East Liberty, Pittsburgh rooming house yesterday. She was identified by papers in her purse. Her body was clad only in a partially torn slip and a towel had been stuffed down her throat. All doors and windows to the room were locked. After a preliminary examination, Dr. J.M. McMeans, coroner's physician said he believed the woman had been slain. The towel had been stuffed so far down her mouth that she could not have done it herself, according to the doctor. A next door roomer stated that he had heard what sounded like a scream in her room Sunday morning. The woman registered as Mrs. Nell McDermott and according to police her husband operated an inn at Madera.

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  • Created by: Maureen McDermott-Marella
  • Added: 8 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10930227
  • Maureen McDermott-Marella
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ellen McDermott Yavorsky (2 Feb 1893–14 Mar 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10930227, citing Saint Lawrence Cemetery, Houtzdale, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Maureen McDermott-Marella (contributor 46482357) .