Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Martin Murawsky[1]

Male 1875 - 1945  (69 years)


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  • Name Martin Murawsky 
    Born 17 Oct 1875  Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Interesting business 
    Nationality Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Immigration 1876  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigration 1876  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Immigration 1881  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Name Martin Murafske 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Catholic 
    Naturalization 1896  [2
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Furniture Finisher 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Finisher, Furniture Factory 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Finisher, Furniture Factory 
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Roman Catholic 
    Residence 1921  136 Blucher St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-142574 
    Died 1945 
    Buried Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I142574  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father Paul Murawsky,   b. 1850, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anna Bojanowski,   b. 1852, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F35592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Christina Lillia Koppeser,   b. 19 Sep 1880, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958  (Age 77 years) 
    Children 
     1. Matilda Murawsky,   b. 22 May 1900, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1986  (Age < 85 years)
     2. Martin Theodore Murawsky, Jr.,   b. Feb 1902, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1986, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
     3. Michael Anthony Murawsky,   b. 18 Mar 1904, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1989, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Daniel Murawsky,   b. Jul 1906, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1986  (Age ~ 79 years)
     5. Jerome Murawsky,   b. Aug 1910, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1986  (Age ~ 75 years)
     6. Clarence Murawsky,   b. 1912, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Marion Murawsky,   b. 1913, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Clarence P. Murawsky,   b. 1913,   d. 1990  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F25122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lillian,   b. CA 1862,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Michael Anthony Murawsky,   b. 18 Mar 1904, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1989, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Clarence P. Murawsky,   b. 1913,   d. 1990  (Age 77 years)
     3. Marion Murawsky,   b. 1913, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F265634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Martin Sr. started the Murawsky Furniture business in Kitchener Ontario. After he came from Prussia as a boy and learned his trade at Wunder Furniture in Kitchener. Martin left Wunder's and started his own furniture business in the early 20's in a garage on Victoria Street.

      After a number of successful years he moved into a 3 storey 90,000 sq. ft. building on Shanley Street and later right after the Second World War added a fourth floor to the building. Martin had five sons, Mike, Martin, Daniel, Jerome and Clarence. The Company produced dining room and bedroom suites, tables, chairs, ocassional chairs, and china cabinets. A lot of their product went to Eaton's stores . At one time there were over 120 people employed at the factory.

      Martin died in 1952, before that his son ran the business until 1952 when it was closed due to competition from American competitors.

      MURAWSKY FURNITURE - Genealogy.com. (2017). Genealogy.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017, from https://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/murawski/9/

  • Sources 
    1. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Michael Anthony Murawsky.

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-3 Page 20.

    3. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 5.

    4. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 31 Pg. 6.

    5. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 21 Page 16.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Oct 1875 - Poland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNationality - - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1876 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1876 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1881 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Catholic - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Furniture Finisher - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Finisher, Furniture Factory - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Finisher, Furniture Factory - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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