Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wladyslaw Mazur and Emelia Furgal married August 3, 1909 in Warren, MA

Walter Mazur, born July 1, 1884 in Slupiec, Galicia, Austria and Emelia Elizabeth Furgal, born 18 September 1888 in Lubacz, Austria were married in Warren, MA on August 3, 1909.  They raised four children in Warren and divorced sometime between 1920 and 1930.

Emelia married Edward Albert Buss in Gardner, MA on 1 July 1942.  She owned a home on Lake Wickaboag in West Brookfield where family gatherings were held.

 Emelia died on 20 June 1961 in Norfolk, MA and was survived by her sons Lewis and Daniel, and daughter Wanda Laplante. She also left a brother Frank, and sister Stephania Motyka of Warren, and a brother John of Pittsfield.  She was predeceased by half-brother Anton Laska of Warren, sister Mary (Furgal) Smith of Newport, NH, and brother Michael Furgal of Monson, MA.

Walter died in Pittsfield, MA on 10 March 1947. He was survived by three of his four children. (A son, Roman, died in 1936 as the result of a work related accident.) He was also survived by his sister Mary (Mazur) Zion of Bridgewater, MA and was most likely survived by his father, Stanislaw Mazur,  of Slupiec, Poland. He may have also had surviving half-siblings in Poland.

  1. Copy of Marriage Record for Amelia Elizabeth Mazur and Edward Albert Buss
  2. Copy of Record of Marriage for Wladyslaw Mazure and Amelia Furgal
  3. Death Record - Emelia Elizabeth Buss (nee Furgal) [extraction from V 78 P 377 Registration # 4840]
  4. Massachusetts Vital Records : ( Birth and Marriage records for family members
  5. Obituaries from Berkshire Evening Eagle, Spencer Leader and Springfield Daily Republican for family members.
  6. Poland, Tarnow Roman Catholic Diocese Church Books, 1612-1900 - (baptisms from       and
  7. "Roman P. Mazur Dies at Hospital," 15 May 1936, Page 16, Column 2; Genealogy Bank ( : accessed 28 July 2018.). Obituary of Roman P Mazur, Springfield Daily Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, online images (

      Updated 20 April 2019.