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1. GEORGE SHRINER was born May 15, 1886 in Leisenring No. 2, Fayette Co, PA, and died November 1964 in Brownsville, Fayette Co, PA. He married (1) HELEN ROSE RUSSIN, daughter of MIKE RUSSIN and MARY. She was born 1888 in Czechoslovakia, and died February 08, 1928. He married (2) MARY SENAK 1933. She died April 09, 1963.

His birthplace is in question by many different family members -- but this is what ww2 card and obit has indicated.

George Shriner
George Shriner, 79, of 82 Elm Street, Ellsworth, died at 6:20p.m. yesterday in Broewnville General hospital. Mr. Shriner was born May 8, 1885, at Leisenring, No. 2. He had resided in the Ellsworth community the past 50 years and had been employed in area coal mines. He was a member of the Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic church, Charleroi; UMWA local 197, Cokeburg, and Ellsworth Sportsmen’s association. He was married first to Helen Russin, who died February 8, 1928. He later married Mary Sayniak, who died April 9, 1963. Survivors include six sons, Mike, Ellsworth; John, Vestaburg; Thomas, Cokeburg; Paul, Coal Center, R.D.1;Carl, zyuma, La; and Joseph, Bentleyville; four daughters; Mrs. Mary Belak, Duquesne; Mrs. Ann Breitenbach, Gibsonia; Mrs. Helen Babiak, Monongahela R.D.; Mrs. Susan Procasky, Parma Heights, O.; four step-sons; three step-daughters; 39 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. A son, George, is deceased.


i. MICHAEL SHRINER, b. September 01, 1907; d. January 1975; m. EDNA MCMICHAEL.

ii. MARY "MARIE" SHRINER, b. July 30, 1910; d. June 21, 1996; m. JOE BELAK.

iii. ANN C. SHRINER, b. March 08, 1912; d. December 21, 1965, Gibsonia, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; m. RICHARD BREITENBACH; b. 1918; d. June 27, 1974.

Notes for ANN C. SHRINER:
Mrs. Ann C. Shriner Breitenbach
Mrs. Ann C. Shriner Breitenbach of Gibsonia died on Tuesday at her home at 4214 East Ewalt Road. She was the daughter of the late George and Helen Russin Shriner. Survivors include her husband, Richard A. Breitenbach; six brothers, Michael Shriner of Ellsworth, John of Vestaburg, Thomas of Cokeburg, Paul of Coal Center, Carl of Houma, La. and Joseph of Bentleyville; and three sisters, Mrs. Marie Belak of Duquesne, Mrs. Helen Babiak of Monongahela and Mrs. Susan Procasky of Parma Heights, Ohio. Friends are being received at the Freyvogel Sons, Inc. Funeral Home in Pittsburg.

More About ANN C. SHRINER:
Burial: December 24, 1965, Forest Lawn & Gardens Cemetery

Burial: July 30, 1974, cremated

iv. JOHN SHRINER, b. September 16, 1913, Fort Palmer; d. October 10, 1984; m. VIOLET M RODGERS, November 27, 1932; b. November 08, 1913; d. December 23, 2000.

John Shriner
John Shriner, 71, of Vestaburg was dead on arrival at Brownsville General Hospital at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 1984. He was born September 16, 1913, in Fort Palmer, a son of George and Helen Russin Shriner. He was a member of United Presbyterian Church of Vestaburg, Mr. Shriner was a retired employee of Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.'s Vesta 5 Mine. He was a member of United Mineworkers Union Local 762 of Vestaburg, the Beth-Center Senior Citizens and the UMW Pensioners Club. On November 27, 1932, he married Violet Rodgers, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia Fuller and Elaine Yankura, both of Vestaburg; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren ; two sisters, Marie Belack of Dusquense and Susan Prockasky of Parma Heights, Ohio; three brothers, Paul Shriner and Joseph W. Shriner, both of Bentleyville, and Carl Shriner of Humao, La. A daughter, Millie Marie Shriner , a grandson, Dustin Fetsko, two sisters, Ann Britenback and Helen Babiak, and three brothers, Michael, George Jr. and Thomas Shriner, are deceased. Greenlee Funeral Home of Fredericktown is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Burial: Beallsville Cemetery, Vestaburg, Pennsylvania

v. GEORGE SHRINER, b. April 15, 1915, Ligonier, West Moreland Co, Pennsylvania; d. June 14, 1958, Washington, Washington Co, Pennsyvania; m. VERONICA; b. 1920.

George Shriner, Jr.
George Shriner, Jr., 43, of 268 Wood Street, Richeyville, died at 6:35p.m. Saturday, June 14, 1958, in Washington Hospital. Mr. Shriner was born April 15, 1915, in Ligonier. He was a member of St. Agnes R. C. Church and UMWA Local 2399, Richeyville. Surviving are his wife, Veronica A., the following children: Mrs. Tressa Sabatello, Pittsburgh, and Michael, Bernard, Darlene, Georgia, Lenori, Lorrie, Corrine, and Barry all of the home; his father, George Sr., Ellsworth; four sisters, Mrs. Marie Belak, Duquesne; Mrs. Ann Breitenbach, Gibsonia; Mrs. Helen Babiak, Mononogahela, and Mrs. Susan Procasky, Pittsburgh; six brothers, Mike and Paul, both of Ellsworth; John, Vestaburg; Thomas, Cokeburg; Carl, Lake Charles, La., Joseph, Bentleyville; one grandson, Leonardo Sabatello III, Pittsburgh, and one aunt, Mrs. John Popovich, Scenery Hill.

vi. THOMAS HOWARD SHRINER, b. June 10, 1917; d. June 24, 1970; m. ANNA WASHLOCK; b. 1922; d. 1984.

Thomas H. Shriner. 53, of. 27 Franklin Street, Cokeburg, died unexpectedly at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 1970, while C; at work at Bethlehem Mine No.60. A resident of Cokeburg for the e past 32 years, Mr. Shriner was employed by Bethlehem Steel Co. as an assistant mine foreman. He was a member of St. Joseph R. C. Church in Cokeburg. Surviving are his wife, Anna Washlack Shriner; three sons: Thomas H., Jr., of Foxboro, Mass., and Richard and Joseph E at home; four daughters: Shirly McCombs, of Pittsburgh; Mary Chopp, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Carol Olson; of Columbus, Ohio, and Anna May Shriner, at home; nine grandchildren; five brothers: Michael, of Ellsworth; John, of Vestaburg; Paul, of Coal Center, R. D. 1; Joseph, of Bentleyville, and Carl, of Lake Charles, La.; three sisters: Helen Babiak, of Monongahela, R. D. 2; Marie Bellak, Duquesne, and Susan Procasky, of Berea. Ohio.

vii. PAUL ANDREW SHRINER, b. August 08, 1919, Fairfield Township, Westmoreland Co, Pennsylvania; d. March 07, 2002, Washington, Washington Co, Pennsylvania; m. JUNE ETTA LAMBERT, August 10, 1940, Washington, Washington Co, Pennsylvania; b. June 04, 1921, Coal Center, Washington Co, Pennsylvania; d. February 25, 1995, Chaleroi, Washington Co, Pennsylvania.

Paul A. Shriner (Bentleyville)
Paul A. Shriner Sr., 82, of Bentleyville, died at 9:50a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2002, in Washington County Health Center, Washington. He was born Aug. 8, 1919 in Fairfield Township, Westmoreland County, a son of the late George and Helen Rushkin Shriner. Mr. Shriner was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Roscoe. He retired from Bethlehem Mines Corporation Mine 51 in Ellsworth. Surviving are two daughters, Delores Green of Windsor, Mo., and Nancy Robertson of Corcoran, Calif.; one son, Richard Shriner of Bentleyville; one brother, Joseph Shriner of Bentleyville; one sister, Susan Procosky of Cleveland, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Karen Stafford, Daryl Shriner, Michael Carr, Paul Carr, Debbie Cappino, Dorothy Shriner and Donald Shriner; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, June Etta Lambert Shriner, who died Feb. 25, 1995; one son, Paul A. Shriner Jr., who died in April [March] 1996; three sisters Helen Babiak, Ann Birtenback, and Marie Bellak; and five brothers, George, John, Thomas Sr., Michael Sr., and Carl Shriner Sr. Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 619 Main St., Bentleyville, on Friday from 7 to 9p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7p.m. Funeral services will be held at 12:30p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the funeral home with the Rev. David Zona officiating. Interment will be in Maple Creek Cemetery.

Burial: March 10, 2002, Maple Creek Cemetery, Bentleyville, Washington Co, Pennsylvania

viii. HELEN SHRINER, b. September 25, 1921, RD 1 Bolivar, Pennsylvania; d. September 04, 1973, Taylor Run Road, RD2, Monongahela, Pennsylvania; m. FRANK BABIAK; b. March 09, 1914; d. August 22, 1980.

Helen Babiak
Helen Babiak, 53, of Taylor Run Road, RD2, Monongahela, died suddenly at home, Thursday, Oct. 4, 1973 at 12 noon. She was born in RD 1, Bolivar, Pa., Sept. 25, 1920, the daughter of George and Helen Shriner. Mrs. Babiak had lived in this area most of her life and was a member of St. Mary’s R.O. Church of Monongahela. Surviving are her husband, Frank; three sons, Frank Jr., Raymond and Michael all of Monongahela; two daughters, Nancy Beitsinger of Coraopolis, Helen Marie Thomas of Wichita, Kansas; four grandchildren; five brothers, John Shriner of Vestaburg, Paul Shriner of California, Joseph Shriner of Bentleyville, Mike Shriner of Cokeburg; Carl Shriner of Luisana; one sister, Mrs. Mary Bellak of Duquesne. Friends will be received after 2 p.m. Friday at the L. M. Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela.

Funeral Notices:
Babiak … Helen Babiak, 53, of Taylor Run Road, RD2, Monongahela, died suddenly at home, Thursday, Oct. 4, 1973. Friends will be received after 2 p.m. Friday at the L. M. Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Services in the L. M. Frye Chapel, Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Nicholas.

ix. CARL CHARLES SHRINER, b. October 08, 1923; d. July 29, 1991; m. MARIE HARGRAVES.

Carl Shriner
Carl Charles Shriner Sr., 67, a native and a resident of Bentleyville, Pa., and a resident of Houma, died at 1:50 a.m. today, July 29, 1991. He was a former resident of Lake Charles, and was employed as a tool pusher in the oilfields. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 10p.m. and Wednesday from 8a.m. until funeral time at the Chauvin Funeral Home. A Mass will be said at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with interment in the St. Francis de Sales No.2 Cemetery in Houma. He is survived by his wife, Marie Hargraves Shriner of Houma; three sons, Carl Charles Jr. and Darrall Glenn Shriner, both of Houma and Joseph Granville Shriner of Thibodaux; four daughters, Mrs. David (Marie) Savoy of Iowa, La., Mrs. Ronald (Catherine) Barnett, Beverly Ruth Shriner and Mrs. Kevin (Helen) Scott, all of Houma; two brothers, Paul and Joseph Shriner, both of Bentleyville, Pa.; and one sister, Mrs. Joseph (Marie) Bellak of Duquesne, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Helen Rose Shriner; three brothers, Tom, Mike and George Shriner Sr.; and one sister, Ann Shriner. He was a parishioner of Maria Immacolata Catholic Church and a World War II veteran.

Burial: St. Francis De Sales #2, Houma, LA

x. JOSEPH SHRINER, b. June 27, 1927; m. ANN NEMETH, October 26, 1946; b. May 26, 1930; d. May 11, 1988.

More About ANN NEMETH:
Burial: Beallsville Cemetery, Vestaburg, Pennsylvania

xi. SUSAN SHRINER, b. Aft. 1933; m. EDWIN PROCASKY; d. April 11, 2009.

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Do you have census records for George? In a quick search, the earliest I have found him is on the WW2 draft registration, which I will post this afternoon if you need it.

Let us know what other records you have, and hopefully we can help discover George's family. :)
All I have is the WW2 card -- and obituary

His daughter Susan -- disagrees with the birthplace saying it should be Austria. Most of the family member say he came over to get away from the war -- but never says which one.

George's brother is John Evon -- Aunt Susan wrote 'but his brother John Evon came from Austria-Hungary. John Evon changed his name from Shriner to Evon to excape the army in Austria. That has been my understanding, no way to prove it." I have located a member from John's family but still at a brick wall on George himself.

Thanks for any and all help,
Julie Carr
Hi Julia-

I can't seem to find the Shriners on any census records, but I found John Evon on the WW1 draft registration and on the 1930 census. I will attach the census- let me know if you want the WW1 draft registration.

I wonder if the Shriners used another name in the 1920s and 1930s?
There must be a lot of John Evon's -- I don't think this is the right one.

I was thinking the same thing on a name change on the Shriner, but my mother-in-law's dad Paul Andrew Shriner was born in 1919 and Delores (Mother-in-law) 1941 They have always been Shriner. Aunt Sue was always a Shriner and she was born abt 1934

I'll post what I have on John Evon. Maybe it would help!

I think I found the right John in the 1920 (says he came over in 1904, but can't locate him in 1910), 1930, ww1 and ww2 card.

This is what I got form Rosemary Evon -- I have not personally confirmed the following parentage for George.

Generation No. 1
1. JOHN1 SHRIENER was born Abt. 1860 in Austria, and died in Austria. He married ELIZABETH VRIOG. She was born in Hungary, and died in Austria.

Children of JOHN SHRIENER and ELIZABETH VRIOG are: George and John

2. JOHN EVON was born Jun 16, 1886 in Czechoslovakia/Slovakia, East Austria/Slovakia, and died Aug 15, 1947 in Whitsett, Pa.. He married VERONA ACZEL 1908 in New Jersey. She was born Mar 04, 1892 in Abod, Budapest, Hungary3, and died Jun 22, 1969 in Whitsett, Pa..

Note: On some birth certificates it was Ivan and not Evon
Residence: 1930, Rostraver, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania3

Going to Passiac, NJ
Sent all her son's clothing to half sister's family in the old country when son's went to war. She said they would not come back. This told by Margaret Anderson, daughter. Made moonshine to sell for money, also sent money to family in the old country. She got a 5 star honor for having 5 sons to serve in the war

ULTONIA 1898 ( the ship she came on in 1907)
Emigration: Jan 05, 1907, New York
Nationality: Hungary Magyar
Naturalization: Got her citizenship from her 5 sons serving in World Warll Occupation: Work in a tobacco factory and homemaker
Religion: Catholic
Residence: Abod, Hungary Magyar

Children of JOHN EVON and VERONA ACZEL are:

i. STEVE EVON, b. Sep 22, 1909, New Jersey; d. Jul 14, 1967, Whitsett, Pa.

ii. MARGARET EVON, b. Jun 18, 1911; d. Oct 05, 2004, Perryopolis, PA; m. (1) UNKNOWN ANDERSON; m. (2) MICHAEL MOLNAR, 1927, West Virginia; b. 1906, PA.

iii. HELEN EVON, b. Mar 13, 1913; d. Perryopolis, PA; m. CHARLEY REHO, Dec 07, 1940, Westmoreland Co., PA; d. Dec 07, 1940.

iv. JOSEPH EVON, b. Oct 21, 1914, Jackson( Township) Vintondale, ( borough) Penn.; d. Nov 22, 1983, Dandridge, Tn; m. MARIE KULIK, Sep 14, 1940, Smithon, PA; b. Nov 18, 1915, Hannastown , Penn..

v. JOHNNY EVON, b. Abt. 1916, Vintondale, PA; d. Abt. 1920.

Notes for JOHNNY EVON:

Johnny and Elizabeth died young at young age around 3. In 1920's there was a flu epidemic and they were killed according to Margaret their sister.

vi. ELIZABETH EVON, b. Abt. 1918, Vintondale, PA; d. PA.

vii. MICHAEL EVON, b. May 06, 1919, Vintondale, PA; d. Jan 11, 1968, Perryopolis, Pa; m. SARA MAE BRUNO; b. Jul 16, 1921, Punxsutawney, PA; d. Jan 22, 2007, Perryopolis, PA.

viii. MARTIN EVON, b. Apr 06, 1922, Vintondale, PA; d. Mar 15, 1957; m. DELORES SAMS.

ix. JOHN EVON, b. Dec 30, 1924; d. May 31, 1994, Perryopolis, Pa; m. EMMY LUCAS, Sep 18, 1948, Greek Catholic Church of Perryopolis.

x. CATHERINE EVON, b. Feb 15, 1926; m. JOSEPH VARGO, Jun 14, 1943, Westmoreland Co., PA; b. Nov 01, 1918; d. Mar 1975, Perryopolis, Pa.

xi. WILLIAM EVON, b. Jun 22, 1927, Vintondale, PA; d. Apr 05, 1983, Fayette Co., Perryopolis, PA; m. JANET MOSKAL, Aug 28, 1948.
Hi Julia-

Something to consider if you haven't already is to order the SSN application for George Shriner- I believe this is he:

Social Security Death Index
Name: George Shriner
SSN: 169-03-5343
Last Residence: Pennsylvania
Born: 15 May 1886
Died: Nov 1964
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)
Here it is!
Helen (Russin) Shriner is buried at St. Clement Cemetery, Ellsworth, Washington Co., Pa

George and Mary (Senak) Washlack Shriner ia buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mononghela, Pa.

I am uploading pictures to go with this.

Here's a list of St. Clement Cemetery, Ellsworth, Washington Co., Pa

Helen is #201 -- death on stone is 1929 -- was past down has 1928. But yet today I heard that she might have died child birth of Joseph, which he has a birth year of 1927. So even more questions keep coming.

Trying to tract down Uncle Joey's address I was told today that he's hard of hearing of the phone and does not like to talk on phone.

P.S Just found an address --
St. Clement's Cemetery
P.O. Box 590

What do I write to see if they have any info on Helen (Russin) Shriner?

yes, I do remember St. Clements being on a hill.
I also have an obituary of Helen (Russin) Shriner's sister Mary (Rosen) Popovich. Notice the spelling of the maiden name is different, but as most of us know spelling can change from one document to the next.

Mary Rosen Popovich, 97, of Scenery Hill, formerly of Eighty Four R.D.2, died at 9:05p.m. Sunday May 6, 1990, in her home following a lengthy illness. At the time of her death, Mrs. Popovich was the oldest resident of Scenery Hill, having lived there since 1951. She was born January 1, 1893, in Czechosvakia, a daughter of Mike and Mary Rosen. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Popovich was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of Monongahela. On February 13, 1913, she married John Popovich, who died November 1, 1965. Surviving are three daughters, Julia Popovich at home, Mrs. John (Helen) Nester of Scenery Hill, and Mrs. James (Mary) Levers of Meadow Lands; two sons, Mike Popovich of Scenery Hill and John Popovich of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
I just found I found John Popovich ww2 draft registration card at

United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942;s=w...

Collection Description: Images of cards for men, age 45-64 (born 1877-1897), included in the fourth draft conducted on April 27, 1942.

I went to State = Pennsylvania -- Surname letter = Po -- name = John Popovich, -- Image = 9

P.S Remember that the back of the card is probably not John's because of the mix up in scanning the images.
The birth place looks like Bogerevico, Czeckoslavak but have not located this place yet.






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