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looking for Masellis, Wesockes, Burkauskas roots in Lithuania

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Re: looking for roots in Lithuania

Posted: 7 Jun 2008 1:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Masellis, Wesockes, Wisockis, Visakes, Wisowfska, Virakas, Visauckas, Walsh
After some searching on ancestry.com, I found many records of Masellis and Wesockes (Wisockis, Visakes, etc.) living in Athol, Mass. Unfortunately, the web site does not permit paragraphs, so I have numbered all the records I found and you can then copy and paste them into a word processor, create paragraphs and permit easier reading:

1. In the Social Security death Index:

John Masellis, Athol, Mass., born Aug. 15, 1891, died May, 1967 (card issued NH)

Mildred Masellis, Athol, Mass., born June 15, 1898, died July 1966

2. 1930 U.S. Census for Derry (Rockingham county), NH:
John Masellis, age 38, and his wife Mildred, age 31, both born in Lithuania, employed as shoe workers in a shoe shop, arrived in the U.S. in 1913. They were married at ages 27 and 20 respectively, i.e., in 1919 (though the ages of their children suggest a different date). They lived with their two children, both born in Massachusetts:
Joseph, age 13 (before they were married? unlikely)
Antonie, age 10

3. A WWI draft registration: John Masellis, age 27 (in 1918), born Aug. 1889 in Raguna Russia (Lithuania was then part of Russia), single, living in East Jaffrey, NH -- about 25 miles north-northeast of Athol.

4. Athol City Directory, 1920: John Maselis, employed by the DMCo., living at 10 Elizabeth

5. Athol City Directory, 1926: John Masellis (wife Mildred), emply at the UTDCo., living on N. Orange St.
(No other listings for them in the 1916 through 1938 Directories).

6. Athol City Directory, 1926: John Masellis (wife Mildred) working at UTDCo., living on N. Orange St.
(no other listings between 1916 and 1948)

7. Athol City Directory, 1948: John A. and Frances E. Masellis moved to Orange (presumaby Street name, but perhaps a town of that name)

8. Athol City Directory, 1954: John S. and Mildred Massellis [sic]; he worked as a floorman at UTDCo., living at 179 Freedom St.

9. Athol City Directory, 1956: John A. Masellis, carpenter, and his wife, Frances E., lived at 164 Freedom St.
Also: John S. Masellis, floorman at UTDCo., and his wife, Mildred E, wrapper at UTDCo., lived at 179 Freedom

10. Athol City Directory, 1958 through 1962: John A. Masellis, carpenter, and his wife, Frances E., lived at 6 Maple

11. Athol City Directory, 1916: George Wisowfska, working at the UTDCo. (see John Masellis above), living at 481 Chestnut St.
Also: Joseph Virakas, employed at LBros. Co., living at 8 Main St.
(Note: Follow this person and later, another named Jurgis, their addresses and employers. I am reasonably sure this Joseph is a relative of George Wesockes)

12. Athol City Directory, 1918: George Wisowfska, cabinet maker, living at 481 Chestnut
(This may or may not be your George).

John Virakas, laborer, living at 58 Adah
Joseph Virakas, employed at LBros. Co., living on N. Orange Rd.
(As you will see the name Virakas plainly was used by Jurgis/George, so it seems likely that John was also a relative of Joseph and Jurgis/George)

13. Athol City Directory, 1920: George Virakas, laborer, living at 17 Harvard
John Virakas, laborer, living at 58 Adah
Joseph Virakas, employed at LBros. Co., living on N. Orange Rd.

14. Athol City Directory, 1922: Jurgis Virakas, working at the AMfg. Co., living at 17 Harvard
Also: Joseph Virakas, employed at LBros. Co., living at 424 N. Orange Rd.

15. Athol City Directory, 1924: Jurgis Virakas, working at the AMfg. Co., with his wife, Lizzie, living at 17 Harvard
Joseph Virakas, and his wife, Valeria, living at 424 Orange

16. Athol City Directory, 1926: Jurgis Visauckas, working at the AMfg. Co., living with his wife, Lizzie, at 17 Harvard.
Also: Joseph Virakas, and his wife, Valeria, living at 424 Orange

17. Athol City Directory, 1932: Juris Visauckas and his wife, Elizabeth, living at 17 Harvard
(note: Joseph Virakas does not appear again after this)

18. Athol City Directory, 1934: Jurgis Visauckas, a laborer, living with his wife, Elizabeth, at 17 Harvard
Charles Visauckas, living at 17 Howard (NOTE: this is probably a mis-print, it should likely be "Harvard" not "Howard.")

20. Athol City Directory, 1938: George Wesockes, clerk, living at 17 Harvard
George and Elizabether Wesockes, living at 17 Harvard
Charles Wesockes, working at B&MRR, living at 17 Harvard
Anthony F. Wesockes, working at the WPA, living at 17 Harvard
Amelia R. Wesockes, married Henry Walsh, moved to Newton

21. Athol City Directory, 1942: Wesockes,
Anthony, tailor, 17 Harvard
Elizabeth, widow of George, 17 Harvard
George, died Jan. 20, 1940, age 49
George A. and wife Grace P., 1040 Main St.
John, emoloyed at NDCCo., 17 Harvard

22. Athol City Directory, 1944: Wesockes
Anthony F., tailor, 17 Harvard
Elizabeth, widow, 17 Harvard
John, manager, 17 Harvard

23. Athol City Directory, 1948: Wesockes
Anna, stitcher, 220 Freedom
Anthony F. and his wife, Linda) moved to California
Elizabeth, widow of George, 18 Harvard
Frank, 18 Harvard
George A., YMCA
Grace P. (Mrs.), dressmaker, 1040 Main
Pauline A., clerk at UTDCo., 18 Harvard

24. Athol City Directory, 1954: Wesockes
Anna M., beauty shop, 62 Exchange
Eleanor, shoe worker, 18 Harvard
Elizabeth, widow of George, 18 Harvard
Frank C., construction worker, and wife, Anna M., 68 Exchange
Grace P., working at NDCCo., 1040 Main
Pauline A., clerk at UTDCo., 18 Harvard

25. Athol City Directory, 1956: Wesockes
Anna, beauty shop, 62 Exchange
Eleanor, married to John Thompson
Elizabeth, widow of George, 18 Harvard
Grace P., working at NDCCo., 1040 Main
Pauline, 18 Harvard

26: Athol City Directory, 1959 and 1960: Wesockes
Charles R., 1040 Main
Elizabeth, widow of George, 18 Harvard
George A., and wife Helen, 173 S. Athol Rd
Helen (Mrs.), 173 S. Athol Rd.
Pauline, 18 Harvard

27. Athol City Directory, 1961: same as 1959 and 1960 except:
Elizabeth A. Wisockes, died Jan. 01, 1961, age 65

28. Athol City Directory, 1962: Wesockes
Charles J. and wife, Rose, living at 1 Raymond
George A. and Helen M, 173 S. Athol
Helen, 173 S. Athol
Pauline, 18 Harvard

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