By 1940, my grandparents had moved again, and my grandfather’s occupation had apparently changed again.
Kostanty and Helen A. Niedzialkowski are listed in the 1940 Worcester Directory published by R.L. Polk & Co.
Worcester Directory 1940 Entry for Kostanty and Helen Niedzialkowski
SOURCE: Massachusetts City Directories, Worcester 1940, page 704, Kostanty Niedzialkoski; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 01 December 2007); citing Polk’s Worcester (Worcester County, Mass.) City Directory Vol. 1940 XCVII. 1940. Boston, MA: R.L. Polk & Co.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Worcester Directory 1940 Entry for Kostanty and Helen Niedzialkowski. The brief record states the following:
- Kostanty Niedzialkowski was a steel worker who resided at 18 Huntington av,
- his wife’s name was Helen,
- his daughter, Natalie V. worked as an office secretary for Dorothy W. Carruth and resided at 18 Huntington av
My grandfather’s occupation as a steel worker may or may not be different than that of a press operator as described in earlier directories. Again, he may have worked at Worcester Pressed Steel, but the place of employment was not listed in this directory.
As of 1940, my Aunt Natalie was employed as an office secretary for Dorothy W. Carruth. The directory entry for Dorothy W. Carruth states that Ms. Carruth was a lawyer doing business from 332 Main, Room 316.
The residence, 18 Huntington Avenue, is the same as my grandfather’s first address when he immigrated to America and settled in Worcester. The building was probably owned by his uncle, Frank Niedzialkoski.
The name Damiano Niedzialkowski again appears in the directory. He may or may not be related to my grandfather, but the circumstantial evidence indicates that he is probably a distant relative.
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