środa, 16 listopada 2011

My dad's mom

I do not know too much about my dad's ancestors. Mainly names and dates of birth and death. Mainly because I have never met most of them, also there are no documents in family archive. Two posts ago I presented a picture of my granfather. Now something about his wife.
My grandmother Michalina Bednarek was born in 1900. She had two sisters and four brothers. I met only two of them.
I also met my grandmother. When my parents were working, she spent with me a lot of time. She lived with us. But she died when I was less then a year old. And I do not remember her. At all.
When she was young she married colonel of the Polish Legions. Unfortunately both her husband and their daughter died because of tuberculosis. I have one picture of my grandma in widows weeds, taken probably about 1930.
I also have a membership card of her brother Wladyslaw, issued in 1925
and pictures of her, probably youngest brother Jozef, in corporal's suit. These pictures were taken in 1938, when he was 22. He and his sister Jadwiga, who died in 2009 were just the only I remember.


12 komentarzy:

Liz Stratton pisze...

Michalina was very beautiful woman - a perfect image from 1930. It is interesting that someone was cut from the photo of her creating an interesting mystery to solve!

PLK pisze...

I suppose there is nobody who could explain it. My father, her only living child does not know. Also all her sisters and bros are no more.

Tattered and Lost pisze...

Wonderful images. Your grandmother looks so wonderfully mysterious.

Bob Scotney pisze...

Photographs to be treasured. I have no grandmother photos at all so it's a delight to see sonone from the same era.

Karen S. pisze...

Your mother was a lovely lady! An excellent walk back in the day...nicely done!

barbara and nancy pisze...

what a beautiful photo. Your grandmother looks very arty, very pretty. That is a mystery of what's on the photo. It's so nice that you have those treasured photos and that membership card.
Nancy Javier
http://ladiesofthegrove.blogspot.com/

imagespast pisze...

Such a pretty young lady to be a widow. Jo

Marilyn pisze...

Your grandmother was so lovely, how wonderful to have all of these photos.

Pat transplanted to MN pisze...

I know how inquisitive one becomes researching ancestors. Get all the information you can while people are alive to tell. These are great photos, the one of your granmother, so mystical, it could be a cover photo for a book. I have ancestral links to Poland but make no prgress on these--mine around Krakow and the Mts. between Poland and Austria

Alan Burnett pisze...

They are wonderful images. All serious, no nonsense : photography as record rather than amusement. Classics of their kind.

sEAN bENTLEY pisze...

I have just gone back through all your posts - wonderful photos and memories. My ancestors left Latvia well before 1900 but your photos give me some idea of what their lives might have looked like had they stayed.

TICKLEBEAR pisze...

while I appreciated each pictures, I was of course intrigued as to why your grandma's picture was cut off,
but someone already raised the question...
perhaps an undesirable relative, or someone she wasn't keen on anyone knowing...
;)~
HUGZ