Stella Cwiak

Brief Life History of Stella

When Stella Cwiak was born on 1 March 1904, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Matthew Cwiak, was 38 and her mother, Helen Kawa, was 30. She married Samuel Pozorski on 13 June 1923, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Forest Park, Will, Illinois, United States in 1998. She died on 17 May 1986, in Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in River Grove, Leyden Township, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Samuel Pozorski
Stella Cwiak
Marriage: 13 June 1923
Robert Leroy Pozorski

Sources (15)

  • Stella K Pozorski in household of Samuel M Pozorski, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Stella Cwiak, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949"
  • Stella Curak, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1968"

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World Events (8)

1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.


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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Polish Bronislawa, Janina, Jerzy, Walenty.

Polish: possibly a nickname fromciekać ‘to run fast’.

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

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