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The  Biloski  Family
from  Poland / Ukraine

Pictures forthcoming.

This  site is about the Biloski Family of Port Arthur, now Thunder Bay., in particular Anna and Mike Biloski.  Mike was Polish, and Anna was from the Ukraine.

The Biloski's had 10 children 7 boys and 3 girls.

The girls were named Minnie (married a Wenzel), Leona, and Stella (married a Dowhos, or Dowhosie (a dentist)).

The boys were Stanley, Bruno, John, Edward, Edwin (who married Maria Bilyk(source of this information)) and Albert.

They lived in the south side of Port Arthur in an area known as the coal docks and owned some property on John Street that they used for farming and grazing their livestock.

According to Maria Bilyk Biloski a close member of the family, Mr. Mike Biloski had sent his son, Edward,  to the University of Winnipeg.  Within a few months Edward returned from the University, probably as a result of being away from home and all other things considered.

Mr. Mike Biloski was so concerned about this situation, that in a  discussion with Dr. Tamblyn, (then President of a local  Collge)  stated to him that if he would build a University in the city, he would donate his lands on Oliver Road to build a Universtiy.  The Lakehead University site, as it was later  named,  contains many memorial plagues in recongition of the enormous properties that were donated to  Lakehead University by Mr. and Mrs. Biloski, farming property that now  houses Lakehead University and its accessory buildings.

(source: Maria Bilyk Biloski)


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