Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sentimental Sunday: Trys Damos - Ona and Two Agotas, ABT 1937

From left: my second great aunt Agota Guokaitė Radauskienė (1861-1942), sister of my great-grandfather Charles Guokas (1863-1939); her daughter-in-law Ona (Anna) Tamošiūnaitė Radauskas (1907-1988), the wife of Agota's son Leonas (Leo) Radauskas (1889-1973); and Ona's mother Agota Kiškūnaitė Tamošiūnienė (born ABT 1875).

Ona visited her mother and mother-in-law in Lithuania, and brought them new (and nearly identical) dresses from the USA.  I'm thinking the visit might have been in September 1937, as I found Ona on a passenger list traveling from Gothenburg, Sweden, to New York City at that time (click on the image to enlarge it):

As you can see, Ona is on the passenger list as a U. S. citizen.  She became one on April 25, 1935.  Here is her petition, which provides lots of useful information on her date (June 17, 1907) and place (Smilgiai, Lithuania) of birth, the date (October 8, 1928) and place (Smilgiai) of her marriage to Leo; his date (June 22, 1895- the year is not right) and place (Kovno, Lithuania - more specifically, in Gikoniai) of his birth, and the dates of his U.S. entrance (June 28, 1909, in New York City) and naturalization (December 23, 1926 in Chicago).

And here is her oath of allegiance:

The photo in this post came from the private album of Aldona Radauskaitė Zigmantavičienė, the daughter of Steponas Radauskas, a brother of Leo Radauskas.   Thank you Aldona!  Thanks also to Osvaldas Guokas, who has been sharing all these photographs and information with me!

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