In 1943, my grandparents were listed in the city directory along with four of their five children. My mother, Jane A. Niedzialkowski, is listed for the first time. Her occupation was key punch operator, a career to which she would return many years later and would continue until her death in 1980.
Kostanty, Helen A., Natalie, Raymond, Jane A., and Frederick Niedzialkowski are listed in the 1943 Worcester Directory published by R.L. Polk & Co. One child was still too young to be listed.
Worcester Directory 1942 Entry for Kostanty and Helen Niedzialkowski and Family
SOURCE: Massachusetts City Directories, Worcester 1943, page 660, Kostanty Niedzialkoski; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 03 December 2007); citing Polk’s Worcester (Worcester County, Mass.) City Directory Vol. 1943 C. 1943. Boston, MA: R.L. Polk & Co.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Worcester Directory 1943 Entry for Kostanty and Helen Niedzialkowski and Family. The record provides the following information:
- Kostanty Niedzialkowski was a steel worker who resided at 18 Huntington av;
- his wife’s name was Helen A.;
- his daughter Natalie V. worked as a stenographer and resided at 18 Huntington av;
- his son Raymond was in the USA military service;
- his daughter Jane A. worked as a key punch operator for Grafton & Knight Co. and resided at 18 Huntington av; and
- his son Frederick was in the USA military service.
My grandfather’s occupation was once again listed as a steel worker, although he was listed as a set up man in the 1942 Worcester Directory.
My mother’s surname is spelled as Niedzialkoski even though the directory lists the surname as Niedzialkowski for the rest of the family.
The name Damian Niedzialkowski again appears in the directory (misspelled as Damiam Niedzalkowski). 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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