SAMUEL OSHUSHEK was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 9, 1894 to Alexander and Carrie Oshushek. The 1900 Census shows the family at 515 Wolf Street in South Philadelphia, where Alexander Oshushek worked as a day laborer. Eight children had been born to the family of which five were alive, Claude, Alice, Agnes, Samuel and Raymond.
By September of 1918 Samuel Oshushek had married. He was then living in Philadelphia and working for E.I. DuPont an Carney's Point, New Jersey. He later moved to Camden, where, by 1924 he had joined the Fire Department. He and his family, which included sons Leonard and Edwin, lived at 1639 Pulaski Street. Samuel Oshushek would make this his home for the rest of his days.
Samuel and Clara Oshushek experienced some marital difficulties in the late 1920s but had reconciled by April of 1930, as the Census records of that year show the family intact and living at 1639 Pulaski Street. Fire Department records from 1931 give an address of 1068 Everett Street but this appears to have been a short term situation, other records indicate that the family returned to Pulaski Street. Selective Service records show that Samuel Oshushek was still with the Fire Department in the spring of 1942. Son Leonard Oshushek had joined the Fire Department the previous November.
Samuel Oshushek was still living at 1639 Pulaski Street when the 1947 Camden City Directory was compiled. By 1956 he had passed away, survived by his wife Clara and sons Leonard Oshushek and Edwin O'Shea. Clara Oshushek was still living at the Pulaski Street address as late as the fall of 1959. She died on March 20, 1992.
Camden Post-Telegram * December 30, 1920
|Camden Courier-Post - January 31, 1928|
BEGINS IN ALIENATION SUIT
Hearing in the suit of a city fireman demanding from a Camden manufacturer $200,000, alleging alienation or his wife’s affections and defamation of his character was scheduled to start before Judge Ralph W. Donges and a jury in Camden Circuit Court late this afternoon.
Samuel Oshushek, 30 years old,
Street, asks $150,000 for the loss of his wife’s love,
which he says was stolen by Peter Malinowski, 47 years old, of Drexel Hill
PA, proprietor of a concrete block factory at Mt. Ephraim Avenue and
Decatur Street, Camden. The fireman also seeks $50,000 for reflections
alleged to have been made against his name and character by Malinowski.
to Oshushek’s affidavit, his wife, Clara, 27 years old, also is living
in Drexel Hill. He contends that Malinowski and Mrs. Oshushek became
intimate in June 1926, and that the manufacturer finally induced Mrs.
Oshushek to leave her husband,
further alleges that before his wife’s purported elopement, she received
letters from the manufacturer in which the latter attacked the character
of the fireman.
Police court records show that the wives of the two
men engaged in a quarrel on March 30, 1927 and came to blows. When a date
for hearing was set, Mrs. Malinowski did not appear in court. She
afterward the told police that her husband had beat her so severely that
she could not appear.
February 4, 1928
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