Mary Kowinsky

10 June 1914–September 1995 (Age 81)
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Kowinsky was born on 10 June 1914, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Kowinsky, was 23 and her mother, Stella M. Mackowiak, was 21. She married Paul S. Gondosh on 20 August 1940, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Unity Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died in September 1995, in Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Paul S. Gondosh
Mary Kowinsky
Marriage: 20 August 1940
Dennis P. Gondosh

Spouse and Children

20 August 1940
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Czech: metonymic occupational name for a chimneysweep, from Slavic komin ‘chimney’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Cowensky in household of John Cowensky, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Kowinsky Gondosh in entry for Madge R Kowinsky Sisley, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Mary M Kowinsky Gondosh in entry for Dennis P Gondosh, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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