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ISO Maternal grandmother's maiden name

ISO Maternal grandmother's maiden name

Posted: 1389725499000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Osborne, Fitrunk, Molesavich
Until recently I knew little about my mother's side of the family. But through Ancestry I found my grandfather's obituary, which has led me to answers to some of my questions. One of things I did not know is that the woman my mother knew as a mother was not her biological mother. I managed to contact my step-aunt, who told me my bio grandmother's name was Betty, but there's nothing else I can find on her; she abandoned my mom and her younger sister when they were young. My bio aunt passed away in 1965 and her grandparents are mentioned in the obituary, but I think the OCR process messed up their last name (common on newspaper sites) and now it reads as a name that doesn't seem real (Fitrunk). Here is the text from her obit:

"Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon Pi,, Saturdiy, February 6, 1965 Orientals Wont Mora Movits DEATHS and FUNERALS Miss June E, Osborne, 20, Is Taken By Death Miss June E, Osborne, X, (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Osborne, 30 David Drive, died Friday evening at the Werners- Ville State Hospital. She worshipped in the Melii- Odist faith. In addition to her parents she la survived by two sisters, Sharon, of Alanwood, and Nancy, wife ef James Wagner, Cleona; a grandmother, Mrs. Catherine Molesavich , Annville; and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. fitrunk, Stroudsburg."

You can see that the above text is all over the place, accuracy-wise. I know that "i' and "l" and "m" and "n" are commonly mixed up in OCR text, so that broadens my options for the surname, but I honestly have no idea what it's supposed to be and none of my searches have given me anything else to go on - no marriage or birth announcements that mention "fitrunk."

Maternal grandmother's maiden name seems to be STRUNK

Posted: 1389729738000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1389908819000
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post your mothers name, maiden and married,husbands name, siblings, step aunts name and names of those who raised your mom so we can try to help u
meanwhile, u can get a trial subscription to newspaperarchive., and unless you have dial-up, you can do a fast one day hunt for the family and find a lot. meanwhile, i used my subscription to read the obit-the unreadable name-mr/mrs edgar strunk. another article indicates that the strunks had a daughter beverly who wed an angle, if this is the correct edgar strunk family
Stroudsburg Pocono RecordWednesday, January 24, 1968, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
- - pounds 9 ounces and has been named Chris Ann. Older children are M r s Jennie Staples, 17; Harold, 17; Edgar, 15; Steve, 13 and Jori Lynne, 8. Mrs. Angle is the former Beverly Strunk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Strunk of 420 Main St., Stroudsburg

1940 census reveals an elizabeth, possibly your "betty", if this the correct edgar
:1940 Ward 1, Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg Borough, Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States
father:Edgar Strunk age 37 died1974 in E Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania
mother:Martha Strunk age 35 b abt 1904 died 1982 in E Stroudsburg, kids all born pa
findagrave has them in Mount Zion Cemetery Sciota Monroe CountyPennsylvania, Strunk, Martha E Sayer b. 1904 d. 1982
sonCharles Strunk17
Son Thomas Strunk16
Son George Strunk 13
Daughter Elizabeth Strunk15
Daughter Vivian Strunk12
Daughter Minnie Strunk11
Daughter Beverly Strunk 7
Father Charles E Strunk72


Lebanon Daily NewsSaturday, October 25, 1969, Lebanon, Pennsylvania

FATAL ACCIDENT Richard Levitz Ann yille Fire Company and George Miller First Aid and Safety Patrol examine the wreckage of the Daily NEWS Photo car in which Walter Osborne Manheim RD 3 was killed Friday night in a onecar accident on Route 934 near Annville
Lebanon Daily NewsTuesday, October 28, 1969, Lebanon, Pennsylvania

...home Elks service at 7 Walter C Osborne Military funeral services were held this morning in St Lukes... ...Episcopal Church for Walter C Osborne Anna Molesavich Osborne Manheim RD 3 Officiating was Rev

this may be "your" minnie
Stroudsburg Pocono RecordSaturday, March 01, 1969, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Taylor St., East Stroudsburg, died Friday afternoon on admission to the General Hospital of Monroe County. Born in Stroud Township, he was the son of John and .Minnie Strunk Christian. He was of the Methodist faith. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bernadine Rinker Christian, and eight


of coarse, to be sure, you should send for junes death cert, birth cert, her fathers marriage cert. have you tried that yet? world wide web portal.health.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/genealogy_requests/14125
and you could attempt to contact one of the strunks and see if this is your family.
ancestry familytree has minnie Death22 Apr 2002inEast Stroudsburg

Charles E Strunk
Birth2 Aug 1922inPennsylvaniaDeath29 Apr 1994inStroudsburg

Thomas E Strunk
Birth24 Feb 1924inPennsylvaniaDeath10 Oct 2007inKunkletown, Monroe, Pennsylvania

Re: ISO Maternal grandmother's maiden name

Posted: 1389731036000
Classification: Query
My Mother: Sharon Ann Osborne. Married David Rapp Kreiser in 1968. They divorced ~1975; she married again a few years later; divorced again and married again around 1988-89, but don't know what her last name would have been.

Sharon's sisters: June E. Osborne (biological, died in 1965); Nancy Wagner (step-sister). Nancy's mom, Anna Molesavich, married Sharon and June's father, Walter C. Osborne, presumably sometime around 1950. Walter adopted Nancy and she took the Osborne name at that time. Anna and Walter never had biological children. All families lived in the Lebanon/Manheim/Palmyra/Myerstown area - they're all in fairly close proximity.

From what my step-aunt Nancy told me, Sharon and June's mother abandoned them when the girls were very young - less than 5YO. Walter was unable to care for them himself, so each girl was raised by a different aunt (one of his sisters), probably until he married Anna (she became Anna Sholly after Walter passed in 1969). I know for certain that Carrie Osborne Antanies (passed in 2004) was one of the aunts who helped, but Nancy wasn't sure of the other who helped - maybe Clara Osborne Shafer (passed in 2002). I remember her mentioning the name Betty, but she knew nothing else about her. I never ever remember my dad or his mother mentioning "Betty," so the only maternal grandmother I "knew" was Anna.

Thanks and I hope someone gets further than I've been able.

Re: Maternal grandmother's maiden name seems to be STRUNK

Posted: 1389817543000
Classification: Query
Wow, thanks so much for all that info! It does seems that this is the right family, but there is still very little to go on and less about my MGM. But at least I have a last name now and other family members too.

Re: Maternal grandmother's maiden name seems to be STRUNK

Posted: 1515340275000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1515342698000
Surnames: Strunk
Following up from 3 years ago ... the reference to Beverly is what has brought all of this together for me. I was pretty confident about who Betty/Elizabeth was, but I was unable to connect to anyone from the Strunk family, despite my attempts at reaching out to several people. Then just recently I found a member connection with the same "Betty" as me ... and it connect me to other Strunks. In just the last 2 days, I have found someone who knows my grandmother's sister, who is still alive. I'm actually surprised I've found any one still living from that time ... we'll see what happens.
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