The Marriage of Albert Francis Blackman and Anastasia Rita Meleski

Last week, while I was on the east coast, I stopped in at the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics and searched for the marriage records for my half-first-cousin-once-removed, Anastasia Rita Meleski.  Anastasia Rita’s father, Joseph, was my grandmother’s half brother.

Anastasia Rita was married twice, once to Albert Blackman and once to Bernard Izbicki.  However, I didn’t know when either of these marriages occurred or whether the first marriage ended in death or divorce.

Anastasia Rita’s first marriage turned out to be to Albert Francis Blackman, someone about whom I previously knew precious little.

Marriage Certificate for Albert Francis Blackman and Anastasia Rita Meleski

The Marriage Certificate for Albert Francis Blackman and Anastasia Rita Meleski

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Marriage Certificate for Albert Francis Blackman and Anastasia Rita Meleski.  The Marriage Certificate states that:

  • Albert Francis Blackman was a 31 year old white man born and living in Boston
  • He was a journalist, and his parents were Clifford A. Blackman and Jane Goodrich
  • Anastasia Rita Meleski was a 35 year old white woman born and living in Worcester
  • She was a social worker, and her parents were Joseph Meleski and Katherine Warchol
  • Both Albert and Anastasia Rita were single at the time of marriage and this was the first marriage for both of them
  • The intention of marriage was entered at Worcester on 03 May 1946 and the certificate was issued on 04 May 1946 by Malcolm C Midgley
  • The wedding was solemnized on 08 May 1946 in St. Mary’s Church in Worcester by Ladislaus J. Radzik, a priest residing at 15 Richland Street, Worcester
  • The certificate was received by the city or town clerk, Malcolm C Midgley on 09 May 1946
  • The Registered No. was 843 and the Intention No. was 816

This marriage was recorded in the records in two places because the bride and groom lived in different places in Massachusetts.  The marriage was recorded in the Worcester records for 1946, Volume 153, Page 158 (the record above) and also in the Boston records for 1946 (APR. 28-MAY 10), Volume 17, Page 493.  I did not request the Boston record, since that record was a copy of the Worcester record.

Well, this record answers a lot of questions and provides me with quite a bit of information I didn’t have before.  As far as I know, Albert Francis Blackman and Anastasia Rita Meleski had no children.

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One Response to The Marriage of Albert Francis Blackman and Anastasia Rita Meleski

  1. Robert Shirkey says:

    I happened across your page. I have been researching the Goodrich family. Albert F. Blackman is my 4th cousin. Albert’s mother, Jane, is the daughter of Charles Ichabod Goodrich and Helen C. Sherlock. Charles, born in Detroit, MI is the son of Charles Benjamin Goodrich and Anna Bentley. Charles Benjamin Goodrich, also born in Detroit, is the son of Ichabod Goodrich and Grace Palmer. Ichabod was born in Rocky Hill, CT and was the son of Ichabod Goodrich and his wife Binah. I am compiling all of the information I can about Ichabod and Binah’s descendants. I am a 3rd Great Grandson of Ichabod and Binah.
    I found the information on your page of interest, thank you for posting it.

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