Frank Matuskowitz

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Date of Birth: 
1886
Date of Death: 
June 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 February 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.

Associated Artifacts: 
Image of a newpaper article from the Ocean Evening Times about Frank Matuskoitz dated April 27, 1923.
Last Reviewed August 21, 2015