about 1890, birth
This one will be short and sweet.
I found a record for a Miss Albina Viduniute who married Julijanas Zekas in Pennsylvania. At first, I thought they were the same Zekas family with Albin and Josephine as children living in Pittsburgh PA, but then I found the marriage record for Josephine who lists her mother's maiden name as Green. Well, just goes to show you that you cannot extrapolate information unles you truly! know it absolutely connects with your person.
|Albina Viduniute 1910 marriage|
They were married by Reverend A. Jusaitis, a Priest.
I have run several searches but found nothing I can really claim for this family. Here is her profile on Family Search as well as her Geni.com Profile.
Interestingly, on my Legacy Family software I have Ipolitas Vidunas with no marriage, a child of Kazimeras and Ona Zautraite Vidunas. Are they the same man?
So, that's it! Not much. If you have information to add, let me know using the comment form on the right, or make a comment below. Hope this information finds the right Vidunas folk!
Two years after our happy couple married, the textile industry in Lawrence Massachusetts went on strike. Apparently, the manufacturer applied a two hour pay cut because the law changed making hours shorter for women. The Industrial Workers of the World started the strike which eventually included nearly every mill in Lawrence. It lasted for more thant two months in the darkest part of winter. People died, people were framed. IWW leaders finally sent the hungry children around to sympathetic families in New York, New Jersey, and Vermont in an effort to create a sympathy vote. This brought about congressional hearings, exposure of the shocking conditions in the mills, and ended when the mill owners decided to give workers raises of up to 20 percent. A year after that, however, the IWW was effectively broken in Lawrence. 1912 Lawrence textile strike, Wikipedia
Julijanas Zekas address was 125 Elm, Lawrence MA. Let's see what that looks like today.
|One single map to show where both Julijanas Zekas|
and Albina lived. Blue circle is his place, pink circle is hers.
|125 Elm Street|
|125 Elm Street|
Well, there isn't really 125 Elm Street, so we will look and move on.
Albina Viduniute address was 82 Allen, Lawrence MA. Let's see ....
The Mill where they worked
from Google Map
You can see how close the mill was to where they lived. I don't know for sure, but I think they would have worked close to where they lived.
|Overhead view of Washington Mills|
from Google Maps Satellite 2018
|Washington MIlls Lofts|
from Google Maps Street view 2018
This is the front of the Mills, which has been made into apartment lofts.
|1910 Advertisement Cola|
from The Des Moines Register, Des Moines IA
10 September 1910
downloaded from Newspapers.com March 2017