Meronia, Purfill.

Biography

k-Meronia, Purfill. (Maronia); b. March 5, 1908 Essen, St. Clair Township, Pennsylvania; Polish American d. 1923; father John Meronia, mother Annie Macron Russian; Single; Coal Miner; CP 1934, member district committee; Received Passport# 471752 on August 19, 1937 which listed his address as Uasge, West Virginia (206 W. 104th Street, NYC); Sailed August 28, 1937 aboard the Lafayette; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on September 14, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Killed in action Apri 3, 1938, Gandesa, during the Retreats.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Cadre; Figueres List. Code A
Photograph: Purfill Meronia, Passport Photograph, 1937.