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Frank Matuskowitz

Name:  Frank Matuskowitz

Date of Birth: 1886

Date of Death: 06/30/1920

Location of Death: Luzerne, PA

 

 

CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH

Prohibition Agent Frank Matuskowitz traveled by train from Philadelphia to Scranton, PA.  He was scheduled to meet and assist other agents  who were attempting to apprehend a notorious bootlegger. As the train approached the town of Pittston, it was involved in an accident and Agent Matuskowitz was killed.

BACKGROUND

Agent Matuskowitz joined the Prohibition Unit on 2/11/1920, with an annual salary of $1,500. He was among the first groups of new agents assigned to enforce the National Prohibition Act.

PERSONAL

Agent Matuskowitz was born in Jeansville, PA.  He was survived by his wife.

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