Re: Joseph Furin 1883-1932
My grandfather was John Furin (your uncle?).I still live in North Olmsted in the "Ohio enclave" :) and have been working on and off on a family tree for some time.Like you I've used the internet for years but only recently started looking at the genealogy sites.
I have tried to contact Martha Burns, but my e-mail bounced back so I don't know if her address is still valid.
I would be interested in sharing data if you are so inclined.I remember my father (Edward W. Furin) talking about "Leo" and that he had cousins elsewhere in the Cleveland area, but that is the extent of my knowledge of the extended family.
Interesting about the Japanese reference.I found "furin" (lowercase) on a Japanese gift site but it related to the sound of wind chimes.Did not seem off color...