MARTHA (OLSZEWSKI) MORLEY

B. July 25, 1895 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
D. 1978
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  • Father: Michael Olszewski born March 15, 1872 in Chicago, Cook County, IL son of Antoni Olszewski (1845-1921) and Maryanna (Zdawka) Olszewski (1849-1921); married Anna “Annie” Malewski/Malikoska on June 8, 1892 in Cook County, IL; Michael died February 5, 1953 in Cook County, IL; buried in Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, Niles, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Saturday, February 7, 1953, page 23:

“OLSZEWSKI – Michael Olszewski, beloved husband of the late Anna, loving father of Raymond, Rose Parpan, Martha Morley, Joseph, Henry, John, George, peter, Albert, Agnes Gazda, Evelyn Blezien, and Helen Maziek, grandfather of 29 grandchidlren; 14 great-grandchidlren.  Funeral Monday, 9:30 a. m., from funeral home, 1023 N. California avenue, to St. Mark’s Catholic church.  Interment St. Adalbert’s.  HUmboldt 6-6358

  • Mother: Anna “Annie” (Malewski) Olszewski born March 12, 1874 in Chicago, Cook County, IL daughter of John Malewski; died May 19, 1940 in Chebanse, Iroquois County, IL; buried in Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, Niles, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, May 21, 1940, page 20:

“OLSZEWSKI – Anna Olszewski, beloved wife of Michael, loving mother of Raymond, Rose, Martha, Frank, Joseph, Henry, John, Helen, peter, George, Agnes, Evelyn, and Albert.  Funeral Wednesday, May 22, at 9 a. m., from funeral home, 1023 N. California avenue, to St. Mark’s church.  Interment St. Adalbert’s”

  1. Richard Morley born September 20, 1915 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
  2. Ruth Ann (Morley) Berent born October 9, 1918 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Raymon Francis Berent (1918-2011); last residence in Darien, DuPage County, IL; Ruth died January 25, 2001; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, January 30, 2001, page 113:

“BERENT – Ruth Ann Berent, 82, nee Morley, of Darien, IL, beloved wife of Raymond, formerly of Westchester, IL, died January 25, 2001, as a result of ALS, loving mother of Patricia, David (Mary), Barbara and Lawrence; dear grandmother of Camille McCray.  Ruth was an avid reader, enthusiastic golfer and loved to draw and paint.  Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 3, 2001, at Queen of Peach Catholic Church, 701 Plainfield, Rd., Darien, IL.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Retired Officers Association Scholarship Fund will be appreciated.  Mail donations to TROA, 21740 Empress Lane, Plainfield, IL 60544-6322.  For information, call 630-737-0115.”

  1. Bernice Edith (Morley) Katusic born July 20, 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married unknown Katusic; last residence in Torrance, Los Angeles County, CA; Bernice died August 20, 1994 in Los Angeles County, CA; buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, CA
  2. LeRoy G. Morley born March 5, 1925 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; died July 23, 2008; according to the Lake County New Sun (Waukegan IL) July 31, 2008:

“LeRoy Morley, 83, of Round Lake, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at his home.  He was born on March 5, 1925 in Chicago, to William and Marie Morley.  He was a member of IBEW Local 150 electrical union and a World War II veteran of the Coast Guard, serving his country at the invasion of Normandy.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Arlene (nee Bracher), whom he married October 26, 1946 in Round Lake; LeRoy is also survived by his children, Gregory (Debbie) of Lake Villa, James (Carinne) of Antioch, Lee of Ingleside, Michael (Elaine) of Lake Villa, and Sharon (Roger) Abbott of Avon; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Jae Cee; a brother, Richard; three sisters, Ruth, Bernice and Gladys; and an infant grandson, Brian.  Friends of the family may visit Saturday, August 2, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 EAST BELVIDERE ROAD, GRAYSLAKE, IL 60030.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, IL 62711-6226.  For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.”

  1. Gladys Emily Morley, born May 11, 1926 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; AKA Gladys Emily Behning (January 1948); AKA Gladys Emily Peterson (January 1952); AKA Gladys E. Tyler (November 1956); Gladys died June 22, 2006
  • Siblings:
    • Roman Oslzewski born August 2, 1891 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
    • Rose “Rosie” (Olszewski) Parpan born February 8, 1894 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Theodore Parpan (1896-1949); Rose died January 2, 1974 in Techny, Cook County, IL; buried in Eden Memorial Park, Schiller Park, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, January 3, 1974, page 58:

“PARPAN – Rose Parpan, age 80, of St. Ann’s Home, Techny, Ill., beloved wife of the late Theodore; dear mother of Florence, Edna, Elizabeth, Theodore and the late Gertrude and Marie. Visitation Thursday after 2 p.m. at Hanekarop Funeral Home, 395 Waukegan Rd., Northbrook, ½ mile north of Dundee Road.  Funeral mass Friday, 10 a.m., at St. Ann’s Chapel, Techny.  Interment Eden Cemetery, 272-3890.”

    • Frank Olszewski born July 28, 1895 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married 1) Alice Sherba (1897-1932) on October 19, 1921 in Cook County, IL daughter of Andrew Sherba and Frances (Polack) Sherba); married 2) Drusilla Virginia “Babette” Reeder (1904-1954); Frank died October 29, 1954 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Frank and Drusilla are buried in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, Justice, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Monday, November 1, 1954, page 69:

“OLSZEWSKI – Frank Olszewski, beloved husband of the late Babette, fond brother of Harry, Eugenia, and Regina Scotty

    • Josephine (Olszewski) Bergman born February 26, 1898 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Michael Bergman (1889-1968); Josephine died October 7, 1936 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Josephine and Michael are buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL
    • Joseph Olszewski born about 1901 in Illinois
    • Henry Olszewski born about 1902 in Illinois
    • John James Olszewski born December 3, 1903 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; John died January 23, 1975 in Chicago,  Cook County, IL
    • Helen (Olszewski) (Maziek) Williams born June 21, 1905 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Robert L. Williams; Helen died October 26, 1962 in Chicago, Cook county, IL; buried in Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, Niles, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune, Sunday, October 28, 1962, page 92:

Williams
Helen Williams, nee Olszewski, dearly beloved wife of Robert L.; dear sister of Raymond, Joseph, Henry, John, Peter, George, Albert, Rose, Martha, Agnes and Evelyn.  Funeral Monday, Oct. 29, at 8:45 a. m., from Hollerback Funeral Home, 4022-36 North Elston at Irving Park to Maternity BVM church.  Mass 9:30 a. m.  Interment St. Adalbert, IN 3-1510.”

    • Peter M. Olszewski born December 8, 1906 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Peter died April 20, 1988 in Weyauwega, Waupaca County, WI; buried in Lakeside Cemetery; Fremont, Waupaca County, WI; According to the Oshkosh Northwestern (Oshkosh WI) Friday, April 22, 1988, page 20:

“Peter M. Olszewski
   WEYAUWEGA – Peter M. Olszewski, 81, a resident of Weyauwega Health Care Center, died Wednesday in Weyauwega.
   He was born Dec. 8, 1906, in Chicago, to Michael and Anna Malikowski Olszewski.
   He had been a fork lift operator for the Chicago Transit Authority until his retirement.  An Army veteran of World War II, he received the Asiatic-Pacifi Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and the Distinguished Unit Badge.
   Surviving are two brothers, George, Antioch, Ill., and Albert, Chicago, Ill.; and two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Agens) Gadze and Evelyn Blezien of Chicago.
   Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Lewin Funeral Home, Fremont, the Rev. Paul Fieder officiating.  Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont.
   Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today and Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m.”

    • George Anton Olszewski born August 18, 1908 in Illinois; George died April 28, 1991; married (1) Helen Fritz (1910-1954); married (2) Josephine (1915-1979); married Wilma; George and Josephine are buried in Liberty Cemetery, Kenosha County, WI; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) April 30, 1991, page 84:

OLSZEWSKI
George A. Olszewski, Antioch, IL, formerly of Chicago, beloved husband of the late Helen, Josephine and Wilma; dear father of George (Nancy) and Phillip (Stephanie); fond brother of Albert, Agnes Gazda and Evelyn Biezien; grandfather of Phillip, Lisa and Laura.  Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Peter Church, 557 Lake St., Antioch, IL.  Interment Liberty Cemetery, Salem, WI.  Visitation at Strang Funeral Home, 1055 Main St. (Rt. 83), Antioch, IL, 4 til 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Info. 708-395-4000.”

    • Agnes (Olszewski) Gazda born about 1910 in Illinois; married Edward Gazda (Agnes Marie Olszewski)
    • (Anton Olszewski 1912-1913)
    • Evelyn Eleanor (Olszewski) Blezien born July 25, 1915 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Stanley L. Blezien (1914-1979) on November 2, 1933 in Indiana son of Mikeal Blezien and Aniela (Dokse) Blezien; Evelyn died October 5, 1992 in Niles, Cook County, IL; Evelyn and Stanley are buried in Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, Niles, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, October 7, 1992, page 130:

“BLEZIEN
Evelyn Blezien, nee Olszewski, beloved wife of the late Stanley; loving mother of Michael (Judith), Rose Marie (James) Staples, Theresa Bowling and the late James and the late Patricia; also many grandchildren and great-grandchidlren; fond sister of Agnes (Edward) Gazda and Albert (Joan) Olszewski.  Funeral Thursday, Oct. 8 at 9:15 a.m. from Baran funeral home, 2644-46 N. Central Ave., to Immaculate Conception Church, Mass 10 a.m.  Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery.  Visitation Wednesday 2 to 9 p.m. 312-622-1488.” (Evelyn Josephine Olszewski)

    • Albert George Olszewski born October 17, 1916 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Joan; Albert died January 29, 1994

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 1755 Ashland Ave., the household members were: Michael Olszewski, head, age 37, married once for 19 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany, occupation: assembler – auto factory; Anna Olszewski, wife, age 36, married once for 19 years, 16 children born, 12 children living, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany; Roman Olszewski, son, age 18, single, born in Illinois, occupation: machinist – machine shop; Rosie Olszewski, daughter, age 17, single, born in Illinois, occupation: silk maker – Heineman & Co; Martha Oslzewski, daughter, age 15, single, born in Illinois, occupation: silk factory – Heineman & Co; Frank Olszewski, son, age 12, single, born in Illinois; Josephine Olszewski, daughter, age 11, single, born in Illinois; Joseph Olszewski, age 9, single, born in Illinois; Henry Olszewski, son, age 8, single, born in Illinois; John Olszewski, son, age 7, single, born in Illinois; Peter Olszewski, son, age 5, single, born in Illinois; Helen Olszewski, daughter, age 3, single, born in Illinois; George Olszewski, son, age 2, single, born in Illinois; Agnes Slozewski, age 1/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 1114 Monticello Ave., the household members were: William Morley, head, age 42, married at age 26, born in England, parents born in England, immigrated in 1909, occupation: machinist – machine shop; Martha Morley, wife, age 35, married at age 19, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Richard Morley, son, age 15, single, born in Illinois; Ruth Morley, daughter, age 12, single, born in Illinois; Bernice Morley, daughter age 10, single, born in Illinois; Leroy Morley, son, age 5, single, born in Illinois; Gladys Morley, daughter, age 3 11/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 3938 Flourney Street, the household members were: William Morley, head, age 51, married, highest grade completed: H-1, born in England, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: manager – theatre; Martha Morley, wife, age 48, married, highest grade completed: H-4, born in England, lived in same place in 1935; Richard Morley, son, age 24, single, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: saleman – retail shoes; Ruth Morley, daughter, age 21, single, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, salesman – new furnishings; Bernice Morley, daughter, age 19, single, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: new worker; LeRoy Morley, son, age 15, single, highest grade completed: H-1, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Gladys Morley, daughter, age 14, single age 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935.

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