Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sentimental Sunday: Lithuanian Guokas Family, 1936

This is a photo that includes members of the Antanas Guokas family taken on 13 February 1936.  Antanas is my second great-uncle, the older brother of my great-grandfather Charles (Kazimieras) Guokas Sr. (1863-1939), who came to the USA.  His six children in this picture are my first cousins twice removed.

This photo was sent to me by my third cousin Osvaldas Guokas, who wrote:

Central sitting figure is my great-grandfather Antanas Guokas and five sons Kazimieras, Justinas, Leonas, Antanas Junior, Jonas, and daughter Marijona.
Ten days before Jonas Guokas' wedding all the family came to Panevezys (a city in Lithuania) to Mr. Moigis' notary office. And they did a photo. :) After two weeks my great-grandfather Antanas died.

Sitting: Stefanija Černišonienė (1888-1966, mother-in-law of Leonas Guokas),  Tadas Mikalauskas from USA (1869-1960), Antanas Guokas [Sr.] (1861-1936), Bronislovas Pranscevičius (1871-1975, Jonas Guokas' soon-to-be father-in-law),  Marijona "Marytė" Guokaitė - Burkauskienė (born in 1900).

Standing:  Kazimieras Guokas (born 1908), Teodoras Černišovas (1885-1948, father-in-law of Leonas Guokas), Justinas Guokas (1903-1971, the grandfather of Osvaldas), Leonas Guokas (1904-1980), Leonas' wife Marija Černišovaite - Guokiene (1912-1989), Antanas Guokas [Jr.], and Jonas Guokas (1895-1975).

Antanas Jr., on the back row, has one eye closed.  Osvaldas tells me he lost the eye fighting in World War I.

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