At some point in time, he dropped the final "e", making his name LaSurk
. I have been told he did this because people were pronouncing his name La-SURK-ey
It was Lasurke on the 1920 census but LaSurk on his marriage certificate, May 1921
Found him on the 1900 Derby, New Haven, Connecticut census (dist 308 img 24) as George Lasurke
Found him on the 1910 Derby Ward 3, New Haven, Connecticut census (dist 336 img 17) as George Lasurke
age 15. Address: 57 Commerce St.
On his WWI draft registration card he claimed exemption from the draft because of being a 'shell inspector' at 'Winchesters Repeating Arms Co.'
Found him on the 1920 Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut census (dist 263 img 11) as George Lasurke
Social Security Application
He lived in Florida for many years. (his SSN was issued there)
Found him in the 1923 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut city directory as George P. LaSurke
, living in the household is his father-in-law Harry S. Munson
Found him in the 1926 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut city directory as George P. LaSurk
, married to Beatrice M
. He is living at 98 Third Ave, New Haven,
a few doors down from his brother, Michael LaSurke
, at 70 Third Ave.
Found him on the 1930 Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut census (dist 137 img 30) age 33. Also listed are his wife, Beatrice
, age 33 and step-daughter Beatrice
, age 12 and step-son Robert
, age 10. His address is 132 Circular Ave.
Found him on the 1935 Hialeah, Dade, Florida state census (dist 4 img 64 FS) as George LaSurk
age 38, furniture finisher.
His birth date varies widely:
- 1890, 24 Jan - SSDI
- 1895, Apr - 1900 Derby Census
- 1895 - 1910 Derby census
- 1895, 24 Apr - WWI draft registration card
- 1895, Apr - 1900 Derby census
- 1896 - 1920 New Haven census
- 1897 - 1930 Hamden Census
- 1898, 24 Apr - SSN Application
1930: Furniture Finisher, Chamberlain Co. Addr: 132 Circular Ave Hamden, CT
Found him on the 1940 Other Places, Dade, Florida census (dist 13-31 img 1) as George LaSurk
age 44. Manager, refunding dept. This census says born Pennsylvania.
He was a resident of Spokane, Washington for 12 years - obituary, copy on file