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From Zofia Maciejewska to Lou Mack Raymond

Zofia Maciejewska was the oldest daughter of Antoni Maciejewski and Marya Szczepańska Maciejewska. She was born 13 May 1908 and baptized at St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Roman Catholic Church in Buffalo, Erie, New York. In 1910, she was listed with her parents in her grandmother Veronica Maciejewska‘s house on 127 Goodyear Avenue in Buffalo.

1910 federal census, Maciejewski family, 127 Goodyear, Buffalo, New York

In the 1920 census, Sophia was listed twice. Once she was with her parents at 184 Detroit Street in Buffalo, and a second time with her grandmother and aunts at 393 Peckham Street in Buffalo.

Although she was listed with her parents at 71 Fleming Street in the 1930 census, in 1940, Sophia A. Mack was at 74 Briscoe Avenue, listed as a 28 year old lodger working as a medical technologist in a doctor’s office. Her aunt Ann Maciejewska was listed as the head of household, and Veronica lived with them. It said that all three women had been in the same house in 1935.

1940 Anna Veronica Maciejewska and Sophia Mack
1940 Federal Census, 74 Briscoe, Buffalo, Erie, New York

Veronica and her never married daughters Victoria, Marie, and Ann were close to Sophia all her life, so it really was not surprising that after their brother Anthony‘s death in 1936 and Veronica‘s death in 1943, the aunts took an interest in supporting their niece.

In the fall of 1945, Victoria, who used the name Dorothy Mack, announced her niece’s engagement in the Olean Times Herald.

Olean Times Herald, 2 November 1945

Announce Betrothal

Miss V. Dorothy Mack, Briscoe Avenue, Buffalo, announces the engagement of her niece, Miss Lou F. Mack, to Jack Raymond, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Raymond, North Seventh Street. Mr. Raymond has received an honorable discharge after serving three and a half years in the Army. He had been in India thirty months.
The wedding will be solemnized this month.

An account of the wedding was in the Olean Times Herald, 20 November 1945.

Olean Times Herald, Olean, New York, 20 November 1945, page six

Miss Lou S. Mack Weds Jack Raymond

Miss Lou Sophia Mack, daughter of Mrs. Anthony Mack and niece of Miss V. Dorothy Mack, 74 Briscoe Avenue, Buffalo, became the bride of Jack A. Raymond, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Raymond, 501 North Seventh Street, Monday morning.

The double ring ceremony was performed at nine o’clock at St. John’s Church by the Rev. William B. Quinlan, pastor. Chrysanthemums, gladioli and palms were used in church decorations. Traditional wedding music was played by the organist.

The bride who was given in marriage by August Raymond was attired in a white satin floor length gown with net overskirt. Her fingertip veil was held in place by a coronet head dress. Her only ornament was a string of pearls, a gift of the groom. She carried a shower bouquet of brides’ roses centered with am orchid.

The maid of honor, Miss Ann B. Mack, Buffalo, selected a floor length gown of American beauty crepe with matching headdress and silver necklace. Mr. Raymond acted as best man for his son. The mother of the bride wore a black dress with matching hat and accessories. Her corsage was of white roses. The groom’s mother chose a gown of fuchsia shade with matching hat and white accessories. Her corsage was also of roses.

Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served for sixty guests at the Stratton Hotel. The tables were attractively decorated with bouquets of roses and pompons.

The couple left for a trip to Florida and points west. On their return they will reside in Buffalo. The bride’s going away costume was a gray suit with black accessories and orchid corsage. The bride is a graduate of Mt. Mercy Academy and Buffalo City Laboratory.

The groom is a graduate of Olean High School and Buffalo State Hospital of Nursing. He was honorably discharged as sergeant, October 1945, at Indiantown Gap, Pa. Entering service May S, 1942, he was sent overseas and served for thirty months in India with the Eighteenth Malaria Control Unit.

Prenuptial parties included: china and crystal shower, Mrs. William Van Hagen, Hamilton. Ohio; variety, Mrs. F. Enser, Buffalo; personal, Miss Alice Meek, Buffalo; variety, Mrs. August Raymond, Olean,; linen, Miss Ann Mack, Buffalo; linen. Mrs. D. J. Cleary, Medina.
Out of town guests were present from Cleveland, Ohio; Warren, Pa.; Buffalo, Medina, Batavia, New York City, Attica; Detroit, Mich.

Olean Times Herald, Olean, New York, 20 November 1945, page six.


St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr RC Church, Buffalo, New York, Church records, FHL microfilm, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Baptism Register, Book V, page 308.

Announce Betrothal, Olean Times Herald, Olean, New York, 2 November 1945, page 8, column 3.\Newspaper 24\Olean NY Times Herald\Olean NY Times Herald 1945\.01612.pdf

Miss Lou S. Mack Weds Jack Raymond, Olean Times Herald, Olean, New York, 20 November 1945, page six.\Newspaper 24\Olean NY Times Herald\Olean NY Times Herald 1945\.01716.pdf

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