Apologies to all lovers of SNGF bloggers. Saturday Night I became involved with my Stark family genealogy, which was not on topic this weekend.
I was checking some of my cousin Kent's on-line notes and noticed that one of the younger members of my Mom's Stark Family generation, Mont Mettie Munger, Jr., a year older than my Mom, was put into a children's home following his own mother's death in 1927. I was stunned! His father was still alive, an older sister as well. Plus the entire Stark Family support system lived within the same small town of Avalon, Pennsylvania. What could have possibly prompted them to send this young fellow to a home?
At first I thought that this was one of those apocryphal family tales, but I checked the 1930 Pennsylvania census and there he was listed in the United Presbyterian Home in Butler, PA. He was only 11.
There is little more to the story....Mont, Jr. later changed his name to Robert. I have no idea what he did with his life, if he married or had children. I did locate a World War II registration and he served in the Army. There is also a death listing for him in Florida.
Perhaps a relation will read this an contact me with more information. I hope so.
Mont Mettie Munger, Jr. changed his name to Robert M. Munger
Son of Mont Mettie Munger, Sr. and Lucy Wilma Stark
Born on April 06, 1920 in Avalon, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Died on June 27, 2007 at Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida
Known to family as "Junior"