Cecylja Agnieszka Gwozdz

Female12 March 1925–4 May 2004

Brief Life History of Cecylja Agnieszka

When Cecylja Agnieszka Gwozdz was born on 12 March 1925, in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Piotr Maciej Gwozdz, was 38 and her mother, Bronislawa Banas, was 39. She married Joseph Thomas Olsztyn on 28 December 1948. She lived in Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 May 2004, in Madison Heights, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Thomas Olsztyn
Cecylja Agnieszka Gwozdz
Marriage: 28 December 1948

Sources (3)

  • Cecilia Olsztyn in entry for Mrs Helen Cecilia Gwozdz Armata, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Cecilia Gwozdz in household of Peter Gwozdz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cecilia Gwozdz in household of Peter Gwozdz, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1948
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1928 · The Detroit Zoo

    Age 3

    "The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, """"He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them."

    1946 · Russell Kelly Office Service

    Age 21

    "Russell Kelly Office Service is an American office staffing company that operates globally. It was founded by William Russell Kelly in 1946, initially providing office services performed at Kelly's offices rather than at the client's. However, customers asked for the work to be performed at their own offices, and the temporary staffing concept was born in the same year. The temporary workers, usually female, became known as ""Kelly girls"" and the company name was changed to Kelly Girl Service, Inc. in 1957."

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Polish Feliks, Jerzy, Henryk, Jarek, Ludwika, Wojciech, Zbigniew.

    Polish (Gwóźdź): from gwóźdź ‘nail’, applied either as a metonymic occupational name for a nailmaker or as a nickname for a tall, thin person.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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