Frances Gackowski

1896–1977 (Age 80)
San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States

The Life of Frances

When Frances Gackowski was born on 18 August 1896, her father, John Gackowski, was 45 and her mother, Magdalena Raczkowska, was 43. She married Stanley Wesolowski on 9 August 1916, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. She died on 15 May 1977, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Frances Gackowski
Stanley Wesolowski
Marriage: 9 August 1916
Norbert Stanley Weslow
Melvin L Weslow
LaVerne Frances Weslowski

Spouse & Children

9 August 1916
Cook, Illinois, United States


  • Norbert Stanley Weslow


  • Melvin L Weslow


  • LaVerne Frances Weslowski


Parents & Siblings

  • John Gackowski


  • Magdalena Raczkowska




  • Teofila Gackowski


  • Rosalia Gackowski


  • Peter Joseph Gackowski


  • Joseph Karl Gackowski


  • Anna Martha Gackowski


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World Events (8)

1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 1

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Polish (Czaczkowski): habitational name for someone from a place called Czaczki in Białystok voivodeship, or some other place named with cacko, a derivative of Old Polish czacz ‘toy’, ‘bauble’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Frances Wesolowski in household of Stanley Wesolowski, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frances Wesolowski in household of Stanley Wesolowski, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Francis Wesolonski in household of Stanley Wesolowski, "United States Census, 1920"

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