I am descended from the Martinkoski family of Wakefield through my maternal grandfather, Frank Martinkoski. He was born in Wakefield around 1897 and had 8 sisters and one brother (Mary, Victoria, Josephine, Francis, Stella, Cecilia, Ann, Jane, and William). My maternal great-grandfather and grandmother both came from Poland to Wakefield in 1885 and 1890 respectively. He was a master blacksmith and she was a midwife, bloodletter, and tooth puller. My grandfather was a locomotive engineer who, according to my late mother, was killed in a railroad accident at the age of 24. We are visiting Wakefield for the first time in mid-July and would love to learn more about the family.
Dick Sanford 803-448-5695