sorry it took so long but I wanted to thank you for all of this. I was completely blown away when I read your response. You knew everything from Poland to the coal mines my grandfather worked in... absolutely fascinating. If you ever put out a book or something, it'd be really interested to take a look.
So as far as what I can offer to help put the pieces together, here's what I have:
My grandmother Rema Hazel Thompson, was from Cainsville, MO and met Alexander Resney (born 11/3/1900; son of Micheal Lucaszak & Elizabeth) in Chicago around 1938 and they were married in 1942. By then, some of Alex's siblings had already past away and my grandma only knew his living sibilings.
She was able to confirm two brothers, Walter (went by Watt) and Louis; Two sisters, Louise and Nelly but she wasn't certain of the 3rd (possibly named Florence because Alex looked after his niece, Florence, and she may have been named after her mother-Alex's sister).
I wasn't sure if you wanted info about my grandma but the siblings I know of were her sisters Nella and Blanchet (or Blanche) and her brother Buck but she had 2 more sisters and 3 more brothers (her parents were Daisy and Manford by the way).
Alex and Rema had 4 boys (all in order of age); Thomas, Michael and my dad, James. Tom had 2 kids, Russell and Romney (and I forget her married name). Mike had just a son, Jeff, and my dad (Jim) had 4 kids: Dawn, Kevin (me), Darren and Brian.
Alex and Rema moved to California after Tom graduate from Cal Tech and by then my dad was a sophomore in high school and always wanted to see the ocean. Oh, Mike, by the way, dies in a tragic gyrocopter (it's like a helicopter) accident in Indiana around 1999 (I think).
There are so many ways I can go with this story so I'll stop and see what questions you may have that you would prefer I elaborate on. However I do have a question I was hoping you knew: Why did they pick Resney? I mean, I understand why they changed their name from Lucaszak by where the heck did they get Resney? Why not Lucas or Cass or something? Resney is just so far in left field and no one can tell me where it came from.
Well I hope this helps and I look forward to hearing from you. .
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