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Long ago I long ago wrote about the USAAF WW2 9th Weather Squadron = the Red Roosters

Hello, After 5 years of seeking, I am finally learning more about the troopers of  the Red Roosters ( from the weather vane) top secret Meteorolgical 21st Weather Squadron, of the Ninth US Air Force, ETO. My Dad, Art Dunn LT2  (1918-1954) was XO of Weather Detachment “YI”, under the command of Lt. Bob Burnight, […]

My grand aunt Rose Chomesak Rock, and her irrascible husband Mickey

Hello All, Well, I seem to have come to the end of my winter writing season, and to the end of the roster of the nine Cumashot children.   I knew  Rose and  Mickey and their daughter quite well.  They took over the Cumashot’s big old yellow brick house on Beaver Road, Ambridge.  I had many […]

Two Cumashot Daughters born in West Virginia

Mary’s younger sisters Anna (b. 1905) and Eva (b. 1907) may have indeed been born in West Virginia, as was passed down in our family lore. The 1940 US Census of Cleveland, Ohio does list Ann Bowles as having been born in West Virginia.  Her husband Stanley  was raised in Michigan but may have been […]

Mary and Nick ; the last two Cumashots born in Plymouth, Pa.

I knew Mary and her younger brother Nick quite well.  They were born in Plymouth in 1901 and 1903, and soon after the family moved down to West Virginia to “follow the coal”.  I have found no records of their years there, but their two younger sister were born in the Mountain State.  By 1910 […]

The Next Cumashot Son – George

Hello, While I was doing some ‘brushing up’ research on my grand mother Julia (aka Jewel) Cumashot Johnson(?) Adams, I found a series of family trees of them written by an on-line research friend, Donna, who like me had been raised in the ‘sticks’ of Economy Township (now Borough).  Thank you, Donna, for putting up […]

Jewel nee Cumashot Adams and Steve Cumashot

Again, I write more sad stories.  I fear that the Cumashots  had more than their share of them.  My grandmother Jewel Cumashot was born August 2o, 1896, in a unnamed coal patch town outside of Kingston, Luzerne Co., Pa.   Luzerne County records have no records of the Cumashots in whatever unnamed town they lived […]

John Cumashot – Eldest Son

I might have met John Cumashot Sr., the eldest son of Mary and Wasyl Chomisak, in the early to mid-1950’s.   My father Art Dunn died in 1954.   My mother re-married in 1955, and I was adopted by my Marti step-father. My real grandparents, Julia and Joe Adams used to take me to visit their siblings.  […]

My Ukrainian/Gallacian/Austrian-Hungarian Cumashot (various spellings) Ancestorsncestors

Hello, I have been stumbling across new information about my maternal grandmother Jewel Cumashot  Adam’s Ukrainian immigrant family who arrived in the US in about 1890.  Wasyl Chomisak and Mary Wasiecko might have met in war torn Gallacia, and immigrated to the US in about 1890, or they might have been single when they ventured […]

The Dunn Kids of 14th Street, Ambridge, Pa., Grow Up

Hello All, I have been writing of my in-laws the Baumans of Leetsdale, Pa., who moved to Deland, Volusia, Florida in the early 1920’s, and their doings there after.  I know that my grandparents Thomas John and Bertha Flueckiger Dunn (sister of Millie Flueckiger Bauman) kept in touch with Oscar and Millie after they went […]

The Dunns, Creeses, and Hinemans move to Florida

Hello all, Over the last to bitter cold winter months, I have been sporadically studying about, and writing about, the Bauman family;  in-laws of my Dunn family, thru my grandmother Bertha Flueckiger Dunn’s sister Millie Flueckiger Bauman, wife of Oscar.  Oscar’s extended Bauman family mostly all moved to DeLand, Florida  from 1915 to 1925.   […]