Beverly A. Lock

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There is very little about Beverly online.  I doubt with her age there is much.

I found that her father Norman Michael was born November 3, 1928 in Buffalo, New York.  He died May 27, 1990 in Cheektowaga, New York.  I couldn’t find anything on her mother except what could be her on family trees as a private profile.

 

Source:

 

  • New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Death Index
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 01 January 2020), memorial page for Beverly Lock (unknown–11 May 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 118011765, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .
  • Death Notice in the BuffaloNews May 28, 1990
  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Roll: 1428; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0189; Image: 820.0; FHL microfilm: 2341163

 

Matthew J. Buziak

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This time I know why this prayer card is in the collection.  Matthew J. Buziak lived at 12 Newton Street in Buffalo, New York until 1972.  My family owned 18 Newton from 1944 to 2007.  Mathew and Verna were neighbors for years.  I was two when he died so I do not remember him but I do remember Verna and their son Matty.  Until I was 10 my great grandmother would make me sit with her on the front porch while she talked to the neighbors.  Back then many of the neighbors would walk about and talk to whomever was out on the porches.

 

JJ (28) This porch but by the time I was around it was replaced with a cement and a metal railing.

Back to Matthew.  He was born Mieczyslau Buziak about 1916 in New York, most likely Buffalo.  His parents were Mieczyslau 25, and Mary 31 were both born in Austria/Poland.  In 1920 they lived on Sobieski Street.  The rest of the family was Leonora 12, Stanley 9, Anthony 6, and Weronika 2.

In 1930 the family now with Stella 8 and Joseph 5 lived at 302 Carroll Street.

He made $218 in 1939.  The family lived at 135 Playter Street.  Seven people lived together in the home; Mathew 51, Mary 51, Stanley 29, Mathew 24, Veronica 22, Stella 18 and Joseph 14.  The home has been gone for a few years.  Many home on the east side of Buffalo were allowed to rot and were torn down to keep the rat population down.

He became an electrician by 1941.  On 12 Dec 1942 he enlisted in the military.  He is listed as single with dependents.  Since he was still living with his parents I wonder if they were the dependents.  He was an electrician with a grade school education.

After the war he married Verna A Zalewska on April 30 1946.  They moved to 12 Newton Street.  Matthew worked as a maintenance man until he died in 1972.  Verna died in 1991 the year after I moved out of Newton Street.  I know their son died a few years ago but I can’t find when and with my mother gone I don’t have access to her memory.

 

 

Source:

  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 31 December 2019), memorial page for Matthew J Buziak (30 Nov 1913–22 Dec 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 164974638, citing Saint Adalberts Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Kenny Lingren (contributor 48955078) .
  • New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Marriage Index
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • Buffalo, New York, City Directory, 1955
  • Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2005.
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of New York; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147; Box or Roll Number: 82
  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0039; FHL microfilm: 2341159
  • Year: 1940; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Roll: m-t0627-02826; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 64-110
  • Year: 1920; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 10, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1102; Page: 31B; Enumeration District: 78

Jozef Budziszewski

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There are several Jozef Budziszewski in Buffalo, New York in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  I cannot be positive which Jozef  is which to match the prayer card.  I did see a tree on Ancestry that mixed up several of the Jozefs.

 

Sources:

  • City of Buffalo; Buffalo, NY; Index to Deaths in Buffalo, New York
  • New York Department of Health; Albany, NY; NY State Death Index
  • Year: 1920; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 15, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1103; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 118
  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 2341158