By Don Taylor
This week for Montran Monday[i], I found the following article:
This week’s entry is from the Evening Eagle (Wichita, Kansas) dated 11 September 1953[ii].
O’BRIENS SWORN INTO SERVICE
Lieut. Alerbert C. Montran swears in twin brothers Ed and Johnny O’Brien, both of the Pittsburgh Pirates, at the army induction center a Newark, N. J. The O’Briens made basketball headlines last winter with the University of Seattle. During the past few months they’ve been with the Pittsburgh Pirates.—(UP Telephoto.)
I had not heard of an Alerbert C. Montran previously. So, there might be an error in the name. That idea aside I learned four (possible) facts:
- There was an Alerbert C. Montran.
- He was a Lieutenant in the Army.
- He was stationed in or near Newark, N. J. in 1953.
Search further for Lt. Alerbert C. Montran.
[i] Montran Monday – My grandmother’s father was John Montran. She used the surname, as a young child and again when she began in show business. The name is uncommon and most of the Montrans I see in the newspapers are my grandmother during her early vaudeville career. However, with the constant flow of newly digitized material, I often learn of new articles which contain the Montran name. I pay attention to the finding and try to determine a possible relationship of any Montrans to Donna’s father, John Montran.