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Frank M. "Frankie" Maciejewski
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Birth: Mar. 3, 1909
Buffalo
Erie County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1956
West Seneca
Erie County
New York, USA


Frank was born Francis. He was called Frankie by his family--later Frank. He is the son of Wojciech (George) and Maryanna (nee Wojciechowski) Maciejewski. He grew up at 84 Cable Street, Buffalo, New York with his siblings: Teddy, Chester, Mary, Frances, Johnny, Hattie, Pearl, Kay. The neighborhood was known as 'Kaisertown'.

Frank met Frances Dubel in 1929. They dated that year and were married July 29, 1930 at Holy Apostles Peter and Paul R.C. Church on Clinton Street, Buffalo, New York.

Frank and his wife, Frances lived briefly at 928 Clinton Street before moving to a tiny house behind Frances' parents house at 888 Clinton Street, Buffalo, New York USA, which was owned by Frances' parents. This tiny house was called "the cottage".

Frank and Frances raised two children, Frances and Frank, Jr. during the hard times of the depression and World War II. Frank was very devoted to his wife and children.

Frank was very talented. He could play any instrument by ear. Frank played the accordion, harmonica, guitar, electric guitar and Hawaiian guitar.

Frank created a picture from colored glass beads in 1938. He also carved a wooden chain with a ball enclosed in a sphere from one piece of wood, a large wooden vase that stands on the floor and a wooden figurine of a girl carrying grapes on a platter. He also made jigsaw puzzles for his children.

Frank wanted to get his family away from the City of Buffalo. The City was dirty and smelled from all the factories and slaughter houses. Frank and Frances bought approximately 5 acres of land in Elma in 1938 to farm and build a house on Swartz Road. The garage was built first. Next came the well which was dug by hand and most importantly the outhouse. Frank also dug the cellar of the house by hand. The wood for the house was obtained from dismantled train cars which Frank brought home stuffed in his car every day after work.

Frank went to enlist in the United States Army when World War II started, but was denied because he had a family and was working in a foundry.

Frank and Frances' daughter, Florence Marie was born 1945 in Elma.

Walking home from Annunciation Church on Sunday, Frances and daughter Fran, saw a four-sale sign on the front lawn of their house. Frank decided he wanted to be a farmer and get away from working at Worthington as a core maker in the foundry. A farm on Simme Road was purchased in 1946. Grain was planted and harvested during the summer. The owner decided not to sell and gave Frank some money. Another farm was purchased in Cowlesville were they raised cows, chickens and ducks. They also had some horses. Frank quit his job at Worthington to be a full-time farmer.

Frank got very sick with undulant fever from drinking unpasteurized milk. Frank and Frances sold the farm and bought a house on North Road in Alden, New York. Frank got a job at Symington Gould Corporation in Depew, New York as a core maker. There son, Florian was born in 1949.

The summer of 1951 had Frank and Frances on the move again--this time to Orchard Park Road in West Seneca, New York. The inside of the house was unfinished. Frank did all the finish carpentry and the family moved in.

Frank went back to work for Worthington again on Clinton Street, Buffalo, New York. The workers at Worthington went on strike in 1953. Frances went to work sewing men's pockets on pants as piece work while Frank stayed home and was 'Mr. Mom'. He got the children ready for school, fixing breakfast and their lunches, made dinner, cleaned the house and whatever else needed to be done. Frank and Frances supported and helped each other throughout their lives. They were truly soul mates.

Frank made a goldfish pond in 1954 digging the pond by hand and making a liner out of concrete for the pond.

Frank died of a heart attack at the age of 46.

Frank had an extraordinary, imaginative and innovative talent for woodworking, painting, metal work and gardening. He was truly a 'master gardener'. He was very hard working, always helping family members.

Loving memories never die as years roll on and days pass by. In our hearts a memory is kept of one we loved and will never forget. Daddy you are sadly missed. Rest in peace.


Married: July 29, 1930

 
 
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 Parents:
  Wojciech Maciejewski (1876 - 1952)
  Maryanna Wojciechowski Maciejewski (1880 - 1947)
 
 Spouse:
  Frances M. Dubel Maciejewski (1910 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Theodore Maciejewski (1902 - 1977)*
  Chester Maciejewski (1903 - 1965)*
  Mary A. Maciejewski Kilian (1904 - 2011)*
  Francizka H. Maciejewski (1905 - 1999)*
  John J. Maciejewski (1907 - 1945)*
  Frank M. Maciejewski (1909 - 1956)
  Hedwig R Maciejewski Wojkowski (1911 - 1976)*
  Pelagia M. Maciejewski Rys (1917 - 2004)*
  Casimera T. Maciejewski Knospe (1919 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Father
 
Burial:
Saint Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery
Cheektowaga
Erie County
New York, USA
Plot: Section OO
 
Created by: Flo B.
Record added: Aug 26, 2013
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