Erskin Wortman was born in June 1881 in Dunbar, Fayette County, PA, the son of Moses "Ross" and Hester Ann (Minerd) Wortman. The family name also has occasionally been misspelled as "Workman."
As a boy or early teenager, Erskin and his parents and siblings moved to Cumberland, Allegany County, MD, where he apparently spent the rest of his life.
He never married.
As a young man, Erskin and his parents and siblings relocated to Cumberland, Allegany County, MD, where the father became proprietor of a hotel. Erskin was put to work in the establishment, and in 1900, at age 18, was the hotel clerk.
He remained in his parents' dwelling as of 1910, when he worked as a fireman at a local iron furnace in Cumberland.
By 1920, Erskin and his widowed mother made their home with his married sister and brother in law, Ada and Edward Collins in Cumberland. Erskin's occupation, as recorded by the census-taker, was "storeroom man" for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
In 1930, when he was age 49, he made his home with his widowed mother on Arch Street in Cumberland. His work that year was driving trucks for the railroad.
Circa 1939, at the death of his elderly mother, Erskin resided in Cumberland.
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