Gazlay Family History

FamilyHelen Scovish (born Helena Skubisz)


FatherStanley Scovish (born Stanislaw Skubisz) (8 May 1881 - 27 October 1949)
MotherAntoinette Krupowski (born Antoinette Prekopska) (17 May 1882 - 4 January 1958)

Personal Information

Record Created: 15 January 2017; Last Edited: 16 April 2017 
NameHelen Scovish
BirthnameHelena Skubisz
Born March 1906 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey1, 2
Married 28 January 1927 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut to Adam D. Rotcko3
Married to Adelard Joseph Briere
Married to Arthur Simpson
Died 16 August 1985 in New London, New London County, Connecticut4, 5
Buried in St. Mary Cemetery, New London, New London County, Connecticut5


Spouse 1FamilyAdam D. Rotcko
Born ca. 1892 in Russia
Married 28 January 1927 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut to Helen Scovish (born Helena Skubisz)
Spouse 2FamilyAdelard Joseph Briere (son of Everett Briere and Melvina Marcotte)
Born 14 May 1899 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Married to Helen Scovish (born Helena Skubisz)
Died 18 July 1949 in Maricopa County, Arizona
Children of Helen Scovish (born Helena Skubisz) and Adelard Joseph Briere:
+1.FamilyJulia Helen Briere
Born 2 April 1928 in New London, New London County, Connecticut
Married 31 May 1949 in Battle Mountain, Lander County, Nevada to Charles F. King
Died 11 September 1959 in Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah
+2.FamilyJoseph Adelard Briere
Born 2 January 1930 in Connecticut
Married to Elizabeth Ann ‘Betty’ Kerr
Married to Helen Sewell
Died 19 October 1988 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Spouse 3FamilyArthur Simpson
Married to Helen Scovish (born Helena Skubisz)
Died 1985


  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New Jersey, Hudson County, Jersey City, Enumeration District 86, Sheet No. 23B, family of Stanislaw Skubiz (30, Aust., laborer, lumber yard, immigrated 1904); wife of 3 years Antonette Skubisz (28, Aust., immigrated 1904); son Frank Skubisz (4, New Jersey); daughter Helen Skubisz (3, New Jersey); son Joseph Skubisz (2/12, New Jersey); border Wojcesh Zaleski (35, Aust., laborer, railroad, married 10 years, immigrated 1909); border Michael Zaleski (38, Aust., laborer, railroad, married 14 years, immigrated 1909); border Michael Staskewski (40, Aust., laborer, iron foundry, married 18 years, immigrated 1909); border John Skubisz (28, Aust., laborer, railroad, married 4 years, immigrated 1909); border Joseph Gust (35, Aust., laborer, railroad, married 9 years, immigrated 1909).
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Enumeration District 256, Sheet No. 18B, family of Stalney Scovish (sic, Stanley Scovish, indexed as Stalney Scorish; appearing to be an enumerator’s error on the first name, and the indexer’s error on the last name) (40, Europe, laborer, paper mill, immigrated 1902); wife Antonthey Scovish (sic, Antonina) (35, Europe, immigrated 1902); son M (M is crossed out) Frank Scovish (13, Connecticut); daughter Helen Scovish (12, New Jersey); daughter Mary Scovish (8, New Jersey); son Henery Scovish (4, New Jersey); daughter Anna Scovish (1 7/12, Connecticut); border Charles Smith (38, Galicia, laborer, paper mill, immigrated 1900).
  3. Marriage Certificate, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Town of Montville: Adam D. Rotko and Helen Scovish, #1927-000063. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall. Married 28 January 1927.
  4. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, available at Helen E. Simpson, died: 16 August, 1985, in New London, Connecticut; age: 77; widowed; father’s surname: Scovish; spouse’s name: Arthu[r].
  5. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, 18 August 1985, Helen Simpson, died: 16 August 1985 in New London, Connecticut. The article provides vital and brief biographical details, the names of her parents, husband, son, brother, two sisters, and place of burial. Her birth details in the article conflict with an immigration record, which shows her as being the first born of her siblings.