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After Louis Warner (born Ludwik Maciejewski) died in February, 1938, his widow Martha applied for Social Security in December 1938. She used the name Martha Janke Warner.

[Martha Janke Janke] 
 Gender: Female
 Race: White
 Birth Date: 18 Jul 1896
 Birth Place: Buffalo New, New York
 Father Name: Louis Janke
 Mother Name: Annastasia J
 Type of Claim: Original SSN.
 Notes: Dec 1938: Name listed as MARTHA JANKE WARNER
 Source Information U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 
 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.
 Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.
1939 henry warner zora shaponich marriage page

1939 Marriage, Henry Warner and Zora Shaponich

In her son Henry’s marriage record in Indiana in 1939, Martha’s residence was listed as Detroit, but she later moved back to Buffalo. Her grandchildren visited her there. Back home, she may have returned to using the name Martha Maciejewski.

On Friday, Feb. 22. 1957, the Buffalo Courier-Express Record of Buffalo indicated a marriage license had been issued to “John Malyszka, 1814 Genesee—Martha Maciejewski, 1814 Genesee.”

1957 Malyszka-Maciejewski marriage Buffalo NY Courier Express 2-22-1957

The New York State Marriage Index showed Certificate Number 9148 for their marriage in Buffalo, New York, on 2 Mar 1957.

Her granddaughter, a nurse, reported Martha had diabetes, and New York records showed that she died in July 1959 at age 62 years. The New York State Health Department Genealogical Research Death Index beginning 1957 showed

Year of Death 1959
State File Number 48105
Decedent First Name MARTHA
Decedent Middle Name
Decedent Last Name MALYSZKA
Decedent Age 62
Decedent Age Unit Yrs
Decedent Gender F
Date of Death 07/12/1959
Residence Code 1401

Social Security had a Life Claim for Martha Malyska Maciejewska, with the same birth date as Martha Janke Warner.

Name: Martha Malyska MacIejewska
Birth Date: 18 Jul 1896
Claim Date: 6 May 1959
Type of Claim: Life Claim
Notes: 03 Sep 1976: Name listed as MARTHA MALYSKA MACIEJEWSKA
Source Information U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 
1936-2007 [database on-line].Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.

A death notice was published in the Buffalo Evening News, Buffalo, New York, on 14 July 1959, page 28 Vital Statistics.

MALYSZKA—Martha (nee Jankowski), July 12, 1959, of 250 Walden Ave. beloved wife of John Malyszka; dear mother of Mrs. William (Jean) Pfister of California, Henry Warner of Detroit, Mich., and Robert Warner of Milwaukee Wisc.; also survived by six grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter and step children, Mrs. Laura Wozniak, Chester Malyszka and Mrs. Irene Krochten; sister of Theodore and Joseph Jankowski. Prayers at the Leo A. Zaganiaczyk Funeral Home, 146 Sobieski St. Thursday, July 16 at 9:30 A M. Services at the Holy Mother of Rosary Cathedral at 10 A. M. Friends invited.

Find A Grave identified the final resting place of  Martha Jankowski Malyszka (1896-1959) and John Malyszka (1887-1963) at Holy Mother of the Rosary Parish Cemetery in Cheektowaga, New York.

Malyszka cemetery

Updated June 2018 with marriage date, April 2020 with death notice.

Comments on: "Martha Jankowska Maciejewska Warner Malyszka" (4)

  1. […] Maciejewski and Martha Jankowska were married on February 14, […]


  2. […] name was still Louis Maciejewski on his death certificate and records when he died in 1938, his widow and sons used the name Warner on official […]


  3. […] Maciejewski were the witnesses for the marriage of Antoni‘s brother Ludwik Maciejewski to Marta Jankowska at St. John Kanty Church in Buffalo, Erie, New York on Valentine’s Day […]


  4. […] Jankowski, the father of Martha Jankowska Maciejewska Warner Malyszka, immigrated to the United States with his parents Jakób and Petronela Jankowski and his siblings. […]


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