Anna Domanska 1893-1968
By c c July 27, 2007 at 02:41:08
I'm looking for information on my grandmother, Anna or Anastasia Domanska. Here is all I know about her.
Anna was born in "Austria" on March 30, 1893. She had a sister named Mary. Anna was married to a man who was killed in a Pennsylvania coal mining accident circa 1915-1916. I'm not sure of their marriage date but suspect that it was about 1910. His anglicized name was Markson. His Ukrainian name was something like Maximov. Possible first names are Mettody or Michael. They had two children--Michael Matthews Markson in 1914 and Katherine Markson in 1916. After he died, she and the children moved to New Jersey, possibly White Horse/Trenton area. I suspect they were staying with a brother, but I don't know his name. Soon after, they moved to New York City where she married my grandfather Michael Kolosowsky. They had one daughter, Jan (Gladys) Kolosowsky in 1935. Anna died on April 20, 1968 in Manhattan.
She was never naturalized and never had a social security number. I cannot find either marriage record for her and have had no luck finding her immigration records. I have searched for the coal mining accident that killed Markson without luck. I have ordered birth and death records for the children (Michael and Katherine) without success. (No records found or faulty information provided on the record.)
I am hoping that someone somewhere will recognize my Anna Domanska/Markson/Kolosowsky and provide me with some information, as I seem to be at a dead end. I will also post about her sister Mary, as well.
Any assistance that you can provide will surely be appreciated. I'd also be happy to share whatever documentation and information I have accumulated so far!