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Descendants of Joseph Francis Valkos (Walkush)




Generation No. 1


1. JOSEPH FRANCIS VALKOS2 (WALKUSH) (UNKNOWN1 VALKOS) was born March 17, 1873 in Poland, and died October 20, 1957 in Brownsville Hospital, Washington County, Pennsylvania. He married MARIA (MARYA) THERESA HERETIK Abt. 1904 in Hungary, daughter of UNKNOWN HERETIK and UNKNOWN. She was born March 22, 1883 in Namestov, Hungary, and died February 06, 1951 in 715 Hill Street, Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Notes for J
OSEPH FRANCIS VALKOS (WALKUSH):
Immigration to Ellis Island in 1900 was the first time he was here. He was single at the time. Came over second time before March 1908. His wife and 2 children came after he did. Manifest states that he was going to Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. No Relatives in USA. Ship was the Trave.
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On PA 1920 Census, Joe has listed he was born in Poland, but wife says Sloviak. Also says he was naturalized in PA.
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Excerpt from the Monessen Daily Independent, Monessen, Pennsylvania, dated November 13, 1941 pg 2:

BELLE VERNON MAN HURT; FALLS OFF CAR

Joseph Walkush, 67, of 715 Hill Street, Belle Vernon, is a patient in the Charleroi-Monessen hospital suffering of injuries sustained when he fell from an automobile while riding through Monessen last evening.

Walkush was admitted to the hospital at 11:30 last night with lacerations of the face and a fractured right forearm.
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WALKUSH FAMILY REUNION ATTRACTS LARGE CROWD

BELLE VERNON- Approximately 45 members of the Walkush family gathered recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Walkush, of Hill Street for a family reunion. The affair was on the lawn of the home and featured games, dancing, races for the children and a baseball game. Many prizes were awarded the winner.

During an intermission in activity a basket picnic dinner was enjoyed.

Guests attended from Pittsburgh, Perryopolis, Tier Hill, Belle Vernon, Monessen, Newell, Waltersburg, Star Junction, and Fayette City. Melvin Walkush, who is home on naval leave from Washington D.C. was present.

The only member of the family unable to attend was Mrs. David Boyd, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walkush, who resides in Florida.
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On Remembrance card it states that his birthday is March 17, 1877, but due to census information, i believe it was really 1873.
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Excerpt from the Daily Independent, Monessen, Pennsylvania dated October 21, 1957:

JOSEPH F WALKUSH

Joseph Francis Walkush, 80, 715 Hill St., Belle Vernon, died yesterday at 11:31 a.m. in the Brownsville Hospital.

Mr. Walkush was a member of the St. Sebastian R.C. Church, Belle Vernon and a member of the Catholic Jednota Lodge, Monessen. He was a retired coal miner.

Surviving are three sons, Carl, Cleveland, Ohio, and Joseph Jr and Melvin, both of Belle Vernon, eight daughters, Mrs. George (Anna) Moxin, Perryopolis, Mrs. Clarence (Helen) McCullough, Mrs. William (Mildred) Miller, and Mrs. Donald (Cecelia) Sweitzer all of Belle Vernon; Mrs. Harry (Augustine) Ezolt, Monessen, Mrs. Jerome (Mary) Altieri, Pittsburgh, Mrs. Albert (Francis) Curcio, Newell; Mrs. David (Irene) Boyd, Miami, Fla.,; thirty one grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the Shelby D. Ferguson Funeral Home, Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, from 1 to 5 and from 7 to 10 p.m.


More About J
OSEPH FRANCIS VALKOS (WALKUSH):
Burial: October 1957, Belle Vernon Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Census 1: April 22, 1910, "Joe Welcose" age 37-Pennsylvania Census
Census 2: January 17, 1920, Age 46-Pennsylvania Census
Census 3: April 14, 1930, Age 57-Pennsylvania Census
Immigration: February 10, 1900, Yoseph landed Ellis Island from Bremen, Germany
Namesake: Changed to Walkush-children went to school
Naturalization: Abt. 1920, Became US Citizen
Occupation 1: 1900, Labourer
Occupation 2: April 22, 1910, Coal Mine Scraper
Occupation 3: January 17, 1920, Coal Miner
Occupation 4: April 14, 1930, Glass Factory Laborer
Religion: Member of the St. Sebastian R.C.Church in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania and member of the Catholic Jednota Lodge in Monessen, Pennsylvania
Residence 1: Bef. 1900, Klin by Namestov, Hungary
Residence 2: April 22, 1910, Luzerne Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Residence 3: January 17, 1920, Jones Edition, North Belle Vernon Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Residence 4: April 14, 1930, 387 Hill Street, North Belle Vernon Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Residence 5: Bet. February 1951 - October 1957, 715 Hill Street, Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Notes for M
ARIA (MARYA) THERESA HERETIK:
Maria, Anna, Augustine, and a friend of the family (Veronica Krawak) came over on board the Kroonland. They were going to live with Joseph at Box 56, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
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Excerpt from the Monessen Daily Independent, Monessen, Pennsylvania dated October 26, 1939:

HOUSES FOR SALE

FOR SALE- 5 room house corner Vine and Graham streets North Belle Vernon. Reasonable. See or write Mrs. Mary Walkush, 751 Hill Street, Belle Vernon.
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Excerpt from the Monessen Daily Independent, Monessen, Pennsylvania dated February 7, 1951:

MRS. MARY WALKUSH

Mrs. Mary Walkush, aged 68 years, 715 Hill Street, Belle Vernon, died Tuesday, February 6 at 9:15 p.m. at her home. She was a member of St. Sebastian R.C. Church.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Walkush; three sons, Carl, Merrittstown, PA, Joseph of Belle Vernon, and Melvin stationed with the Navy in Washington D.C.; eight daughters, Mrs. George Moxin, Perryopolis, Mrs. Harry Ezolt, Monessen, Mrs. Clarence McCullough, Belle Vernon, Mrs. Jerry Altieri, Pittsburgh, Mrs. Albert Curcio, Newell, Mrs. David Boyd, Miami, Fla., Mrs. William Miller, Belle Vernon, Mrs. Donald Switzer, Belle Vernon; 28 grandchildren, two great grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the Melenyzer Funeral Home in Belle Vernon.
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Excerpt from the Monessen Daily Independent, Monessen, Pennsylvania dated February 26, 1951:

CARD OF THANKS

WALKUSH- We wish in thins manner to express our sincere thanks for the many kindnesses shown us during the death of our wife and mother, Mrs. Mary Walkush. We especially wish to thank those who sent flowers, loaned cars for the funeral, the pallbearers, those who donated for masses. Father Francis Martin, our friends and neighbors and all those who aided in any way. All these acts of kindness will ever be gratefully remembered.

Joseph Walkush, Sr and family

More About M
ARIA (MARYA) THERESA HERETIK:
Burial: February 1951, Belle Vernon Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Census 1: April 22, 1910, "Mary Welcose" age 27-Pennsylvania Census
Census 2: January 17, 1920, Age 36-Pennsylvania Census
Census 3: April 14, 1930, Age 47-Pennsylvania Census
Immigration: March 03, 1908, Landed Ellis Island from Antwerp, Belgium
Occupation: Bet. 1905 - 1930, Housewife
Religion: Member of the St. Sebastian R.C.Church in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
Residence 1: Bet. 1883 - 1908, Klin by Namestov, Hungary
Residence 2: April 22, 1910, Luzerne Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Residence 3: January 17, 1920, Jones Edition, North Belle Vernon Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Residence 4: April 14, 1930, 387 Hill Street, North Belle Vernon Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
     
Children of J
OSEPH (WALKUSH) and MARIA HERETIK are:
2. i.   ANNA3 VALKOS, b. January 10, 1905, Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic; d. May 03, 1980, Pennsylvania.
3. ii.   CARL (KAROL) JOSEPH VALKOS, b. March 07, 1906, Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic; d. June 20, 1968, Ohio.
4. iii.   JUSTYNA (AUGUSTINE) THERESA VALKOS, b. October 02, 1907, Orava, Hungary (Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic); d. September 14, 2001, Mon Valley Hospital, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
5. iv.   HELEN MARY VALKOS, b. June 01, 1909, Thompson #2, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; d. November 22, 1985, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
  v.   MARY VALKOS, b. January 19, 1911, Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; d. January 24, 1989, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; m. JEROME "JERRY" ALTIERRI, Aft. 1930, Pennsylvania; b. Abt. 1885, Italy; d. Unknown.
  More About MARY VALKOS:
Burial: January 1989, Belle Vernon Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
Census 1: January 17, 1920, Age 9- Pennsylvania Census
Census 2: April 14, 1930, Age 19-Pennsylvania Census
Occupation: April 14, 1930, Housemaid
Residence 1: January 17, 1920, Jones Edition, North Belle Vernon Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Residence 2: April 14, 1930, 387 Hill Street, North Belle Vernon Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Residence 3: Bet. February 1951 - October 1957, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

  More About JEROME "JERRY" ALTIERRI:
Census 1: February 27, 1920, "Jerry Altere" age 35-Pennsylvania Census
Census 2: April 05, 1930, Age 32-Pennsylvania Census
Occupation: Bet. February 27, 1920 - April 05, 1930, Barber at a Barbershop
Residence 1: February 27, 1920, Rankin, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Residence 2: April 05, 1930, 15th Ward of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

6. vi.   FRANCIS VALKOS, b. November 28, 1912, Pennsylvania; d. June 19, 1977, Pennsylvania.
7. vii.   IRENE MARGARET VALKOS, b. October 29, 1914, Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; d. July 16, 2002, Orlando, Florida.
8. viii.   MILDRED MARIE VALKOS, b. December 05, 1916, Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; d. June 2007, New Jersey.
  ix.   ETHEL VALKOS, b. March 08, 1919, Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; d. January 17, 1920, Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
  More About ETHEL VALKOS:
Burial: January 1920, Belle Vernon Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
Census: January 17, 1920, Age 10 Months- Pennsylvania Census
Residence: January 17, 1920, Jones Edition, North Belle Vernon Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

9. x.   JOSEPH FRANCIS VALKOS JR, b. Private.
  xi.   EDITH MAE VALKOS, b. May 06, 1923, Pennsylvania; d. September 18, 1938, Pennsylvania.
  Notes for EDITH MAE VALKOS:
Excerpt from the Monessen Daily Independent, Monessen, Pennsylvania dated October 26, 1939:

NORTH BELLE VERNON JUNIORS TO STAGE CANTATA NEXT FRIDAY

The etc...

Cymbals- Edith Walkush, etc....

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Excerpt from the Monessen Daily Independent, Monessen, Pennsylvania dated September 26, 1938:

The members of the Senior class of the North Belle Vernon High school will attend mass at 9 o'clock tomorrow at the St. Sebastian Church. This mass is being said at their request for Edith Walkush, a sophomore at the High School who died last week.


  More About EDITH MAE VALKOS:
Census: April 14, 1930, Age 6-Pennsylvania Census
Residence: April 14, 1930, 387 Hill Street, North Belle Vernon Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

10. xii.   CECELIA VALKOS, b. Private.
11. xiii.   MELVIN FRANCIS VALKOS, b. Private.


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