My wife and I are trying to find information about her fathers family.
His name was Michael SLATER and he went to GAR High School in (we believe) 1939. He played on the basketball team and supposedly he was a star player. We don't know much of his family except that his Mothers name was Lillian PLUCINSKI and his father was Michael SLATER. We know nothing about his father. What we know about his mother is that she had sisters Eleanor, Agnes and Cecelia, and that her mothers first namd was Veronica. Eleanor married a man by the name of Bill Perrins and Agnes married a man by the name of John "Jack" WALKO. Mike was living with his grandparents at the time he was in High School. Before that we do not know where he lived.
While searching through the 1930 Census on line we found (what we believe are) his Grand mother Veronica and two of his mothers sisters (Celia and Eleanor) living with a gentleman as wife and stepdaughters. Problem is we can not read the mans last name it appears to be H**ALNY (*denoting letters we could not read) first name Michael and that they lived at 72 Lanning Street in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. A short ways from this address was a William PERRIN 15 years old who we believe may have been Eleanors future husband. So we feel pretty confident that this is the right family.
I am writing in hopes that maybe some relatives may read this and get in contact with us, that maybe someone who knew Michael SLATER could give us some information,Or that maybe someone could find out what the last name is of the gentleman of 72 Lanning street in 1930 was.
Michael Slater died in 1993 in Houston, Texas and he had went to Pennsylvania sometime in 1977-1979 to visit friends and relatives at that time.
Any help that yougive us would be helpful.