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2016 Dawson ReunionSunday 4 Sep 2016 8 AM to 6 PM
Click here to go to the Dawson New Mexico Association web site and read the offical announcment. Contact email addresses and phone numbers are also there.
Dawson New Mexico Association
528 N. First Street
Raton, NM 87740
Graphical Family Tree (Dawson Part 1- diLorenzo and Frazzini) (3.0+Mb JPG File)Graphical Family Tree (Dawson Part 2 - Carlini, Palumbo, Capone and diTella) (3.0+Mb JPG File)
ColfaxCounty NMGenweb Page
Find-a-grave listings for Dawson Cemetery
|I've contacted Toby Smith ( BSmith3366@aol.com ) and he graciously gave me permission to use a few photos and quotes from his book. They are all ©Toby Smith. I'll put the photos and quotes in boxes so you can identify them.|
Ernest Carlini (son of Carmine Carlini and Maria Carmina diTella, born 1916)This is a very good book that gives a feeling for what it was like to live and work in Dawson. It forgoes facts and figures to concentrate on stories from the residents of Dawson.
Arthur diLorenzo (son of Domenico and Maria Colaianni, born 1912, Aguilar, Colorado, died 1997)
Sabina diLorenzo Cericola Faba (daughter of Domenico and Maria Colaianni, born 1906, Duluth, Minnesota, died 2003, Albuquerque, NM)
Emily Palumbo McIntyre (daughter of Domenico Palumbo and Maria Capone, born 1922)
Laura Palumbo Stratton (daughter of Domenico Palumbo and Maria Capone, born 1916)
Sara Palumbo Wilson (daughter of Domenico Palumbo and Maria Capone, born 1918)
Alice diLorenzo Howard (daughter of Domenico and Maria Colaianni, born 1930, Dawson, New Mexico)
|St John the Baptist
From "Coal Town - The Life and Times of Dawson, New Mexico", ©Toby Smith.
|St. John the Baptist -- a
with simple crosses atop its three facades, and an imposing and steep
flight of steps out front and concrete-hard pews within -- was one of
the few buildings in Dawson not built by Phelps Dodge. Mass at St. John
the Baptist was held daily, at 6:00 A.M., though most worshipers
didn't go to church until the 8:30 service on Sunday mornings. At
10:30 A.M. on Sundays another service was held there, known as the
Mexican Mass. Both the sermon and the music at the second second
service were in Spanish.
Catholic Church in Raton, NM.
This church is closed and St. Joseph's is now the only Catholic church in Raton.
|St Joseph Catholic Church, Springer, NM|
|1913-1914 (1913 mine explosion)||2032876|
|1923 (1923 mine explosion)||2032887|
From "Fatalities at Dawson Mine" courtesy of Phelps-Dodge published by The Friends of Raton Anthropology found in the Raton Library ( ** indicates that I have a copy of their death certificate):Last First MI Date (MM DD YY) County Age (YYM)
CARLINI CARMINE 05 29 35 COLFAX 546 (**)
GATTI DOMENICA 06 10 22 COLFAX 386 (**)
GATTI DOMINICK 01 17 23 COLFAX 074 (**)
GATTI GENNARO 02 08 23 COLFAX 296 (1923 mine explosion)
GATTI KILLO 10 22 13 COLFAX 006 (1913 mine explosion) (**) (Mark's note: I am fairly certain that Killo Gatti was not from SPA. See 2011 email below.)
GATTI ODORINO 02 08 23 COLFAX 346 (1923 mine explosion)
GATTO MARIE A 11 02 29 COLFAX 052 (** 5 hours old, born in Raton, father, Larry, born in Arpeno, Italy, mother Mary Alice Forte, lived in Van Houten, NM)
LODORICO TONY 09 10 24 COLFAX 586 (** - diLudovico)
LORENZO JIM 02 08 23 COLFAX 416 (1923 mine explosion)
LORENZI MAGGIE 12 18 14 COLFAX 193 (** 19 days old)
DELORENZO EMMA 07 16 22 COLFAX 056 (**)
FRAZZINI ANGELO 12 12 27 COLFAX 256 (**)
FRAZZINI CARAMINE 02 18 12 COLFAX 316 (**)
PALUMBO ANGELO 02 08 23 COLFAX 416
PALUMBO ELISABETH 08 20 11 COLFAX 276 (Elisabetta Ricci daughter of Pietro, first wife of Angelo Palumbo)
PALUMBO JOSEPHINE 07 19 36 COLFAX ???
PALUMBO MARUICCIA C 03 20 36 COLFAX ???
CROCE SABINA D 02 25 23 COLFAX 136
MORELLI JOE 12 10 16 COLFAX 366 (**)
MORUZZI JOHN B 03 13 36 COLFAX 586 (**)
FARINO ROSA 07 04 24 COLFAX 386 (**)
Pasquale Capone 17 Oct 1918The Dawson cemetery listing listed 704 people buried in the Dawson Cemetery. Here are a few family names that I recognized, there were many, many more Italian names (my notes in Italics, click on the link above to see the entire list):
Carmine Carlini 23 May 1935 (**)
Colfax County, New Mexico
Compiled by: Vivien A. Andrews©2002
Donated to NMG.org 5 April 2002
Buried in this cemetery are men and women who worked for Phelps Dodge Corporation and their families. The Coal Mines opened as early as 1899 by J. B. Dawson. J. B. sold to the Phelps Dodge Corp. in July of 1905. Dawson was closed in 1950.
* All miners who died in the mine explosions of October 22, 1913 or Feb. 8, 1923 are marked with a white metal miners cross. Nationalities are noted when known as per the New Mexico Mine Inspectors 2nd Annual Report of Mines. Information about Mine Disasters in the US.
** Not buried in Cemetery, name came from list of New Mexico Mine Inspectors 2nd Annual Report of Miners that died in the October 22, 1913 explosion. 263 men died that day. There are about 70 Miners Cross' with no dates or names marking graves in the Cemetery.
Arcanceli, Lucia Dec. 16, 1882-April 3, 1935
Arcanceli, Giuseppe April 11, 1885-April 30, 1929
Carapello, Guiseppi** Killed in explosion of Mine No. 2 Italian Oct. 22, 1913
Capone Di Michele, Maria July 8, 1887-March 20, 1936 Born in Saint Peter Avellana Italy (wife of Domenico Palumbo, daughter of Michele Capone)
Capone, Pasquale A. Feb. 21, 1890-Oct. 18, 1918
Cericola, John** Killed in explosion of Mine No. 2 Italian Oct. 22, 1913
Di Lorenzo, Vincenzo * Miners Cross (Vincenzo is listed twice here, see a few lines below. Matched up by looking at birth dates.)
Iannachione, Rosa, June 11, 1885-July 4, 1924 b. Saint Peter Avellana Italy (wife of Florindo Fraini)
Frazzini, Carmine, July 20, 1881-Feb. 19, 1912 (b: 20 Jul 1881 (per ddorcyaol.com and Carmine's tombstone), husband of Maria Antonia Carlini)
Frazzini, Angelo, 1903-1927 (son of Carmine and Maria Antonia Carlini. Per ddorcyaol.com, Angelo married Pearl DuPont)
Gatti, Killo**, Killed in explosion of Mine No. 2 Italian Oct. 22, 1913 (Death Certificate #608, LDS film 2032876, native of Italy, no other information, I am fairly certain that he was not from SPA. He appears in the 1900 census from Clay, Lafayette, MO. See 2011 email below.)
Gatti, Odorino*, Nov. 1, 1897-Feb. 8, 1923 Miners Cross + Tombstone (Odorino and Gennaro were brothers)
Gatti, Gennaro*, Miners Cross (Odorino and Gennaro were brothers)
Lodovicho, Antonio, died: Sept 10, 1924, Age 46 years (Domenico Antonio diLudovico, see more below)
Lorenzo, Gim*, Mar. 3, 1881-Feb. 8, 1923 Miners Cross + Tombstone (Possibily "Jim". This is Vincenzo diLorenzo - already listed a few lines up, son of Luigi diLorenzo and Angela Colarosa. Matched up by looking at birth dates.)
Lorenzo, Emma, Dec. 18, 1916-July 16, 1922 Italian translated to English
"Emma Figlia D Domenico E Maria D Lorenzo" (Domenico and Maria (Colaianni) diLorenzo also parents of Sabina)
Emma Daughter of Domenico and Maria D Lorenzo (This is Emma diLorenzo - see the New Mexico Death Index - above)
Morilli, Alfredo Dec. 13, 1886-Feb. 13, 1913
Palumbo, Angelo*, Aug. 30, 1881-Feb. 8, 1923 Miners Cross + Tombstone (first wife was Elisabetta Ricci, daughter of Pietro)
Palombo, Domenico, 1884-1946 (husband of Maria Capone)
Palumbo, Joseph, 1913-1936 (son of Domenico)
Ricci Di Pietro, Elisabetta, March 20, 1885-Aug. 20, 1911 (Ricci Di Pietro means her last name was Ricci and her father's name was Pietro Ricci, she was the wife of Angelo Palumbo. She came to the US via Ellis Island on 5 May 1911.)
Ellis Island Note on Carmine Frazzini and Angelo Frazzini in the previous cemetery listing : There is an Ellis Island entry for Angelo Frassini, arrived 20 Nov 1907 age 5. With mother Maria Antonia Carlini 28 yrs. Lived with mother-in-law, Giuseppa Morelli in SPA. Going to her husband / his father Carmine Frazzini 2136 15th St Denver CO (that's Prospero Frazzini's address). So Carmine is the father of Angelo. Carmine's mother is Giuseppa Morelli. From a rootsweb.com database, Carmine was born 20 Jul 1881 - no SPA records are available for that year. But I think I found his parents and siblings, look below on this page.The 263 men killed in the 1913 Stag Cañon Mine #2 explosion is only exceeded by the 362 men killed in Monongah, WV explosion of 6 Dec 1907. Information about Mine Disasters in the US.
|1910 13th Census, New
Precinct #13 Dawson, Enumeration District 46, Supervisor District 181, Sheet #10AIndex #143 for Colfax County
|di Tella, Teridano
Head of Household, Male, White, 33 years, Married 5 years, Italy Southern, Immigrated 1900, Speaks English, Carpenter in the town.
|Teridano and 4
others shared the house they
Antonio Morgano, 29 years, married 8 years, immigrated 1901, speaks English, Section Laborer, works for the Railroad.
Ellis Island search for Antonio Morgano, age 29 years in 1910. 6 hits but none seem like him. There is a Nicola Antonio Morgano born in 1882 who appears in the SPA birth records. I don't have anymore information about him.
Ellis Island search for Emico di Croce, age 30 years in 1910 did not result in any hits.. This must really be Amico diCroce. Probably Francesco Amico diCroce, born 24 Mar 1880 in SPA, he arrived at EI on 31 Mar 1909.
Ellis Island arrival 30 Aug 1906
Going to Ogden, UT
To uncle Antonio De Stelauis ??
Not previously in the US
Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943 Record:
Father in SPA: Domenico
Ellis Island search for Tarquinio Colarosa, age 22 years in 1910 (age from 1910 census)
Going to cousin, Cristina Colarosa, 1536 Met St., Pittsburgh, PA.
Previously in the US from 1909 to 1914. Wife Ersilia
(Mark's note: Ersilia Borelli and son Domenico came over in 1921 via Boston - this record references her father-in-law in SPA: Domenico.).
From the SPA birth records:
24 Dec 1889
Tarquinio Salvatore Colarosa
m: Beata diStephanis
I don't have anymore information about him.
Ellis Island search for Domenico Palumbo, age 27 years in 1910
Going to brother, Angelo Palumbo, Wampum, PA (there is a death record for Angelo Palumbo in Dawson Cemetery listing - see above). Previously in the US from 1900 to 1905 in Wampum, PA. I could not find any other arrival manifests for Domenico. I did find a 1907 arrival manifest for Angelo, going to brother Domenico in Wampum, PA.
Our Dominico's father, per his death record, is Giuseppe, mother Josephine Inarianio (really Giuseppa Mariani).
WWI Draft Registration give DOB as 3 Oct 1884 in Italy. Wife Maria Capone.
Naturalized in Raton, NM about 10 Sep 1925 per article in the Dawson News.
Domenico and his wife, Maria Capone, are buried in the Dawson Cemetery. You will see a lot more about them on this web page.
Domenico Frazzini, 27y, immigrated 1902 (slightly confusing here - I expected wife of Maria and father of Angelo to be Carmine - must be transribed incorrectly.)
Maria, wife, 31y, immigrated 1907, 4 children, 2 living (see Ellis Island note above)
Angelo, son, 9y, immigrated 1907 (see Ellis Island note above)
Ladoino, daughter, 6m(?), born in NM (this would be Ledonia)
Damiano Frazzini, 28y, immigrated 1909, married 5y
Raffaela, wife, 24y, immigrated 1910, married 5y
Lucandrea, son, 4y
Albino, son, 1y 9mo
Loreta Frazzini, sister-in-law, 19y, immigrated 1909, single. Ellis Island: 1909, 18y, going to brother Pasquale Frazzini, Mesaba, MN.
Domenico Frazzini, 31y, married 12y
Domenica Frazzini, 31y, married 12y (Mark's note: Maiden name Colarosa, they were married 22 Jan 1899 in SPA)
Giacinto Frazzini, 20y, single immigrated 1909, miner (Mark's note: there is a Giacinto who married Rosina Colarosa, she came over in 1913, might be him). Rooming with:
Gaetano (?) Mariani, 33y, married once for 11y (SPA microfilm - Sabatino Gaetano born 1877)
Mariani (brother), 26y, married once for 2y
Ersenio Settefrati, 18y, single
Amico Quaranta, 29y, married once for 2y (mark's note : brother of Esterina and Modestina Quaranta)
Ludovico Ricci, 30y, married once for 2y (SPA microfilm - Ludovico Antonio born 1880)
Berardino (?) Musilli 32y, married once for 3y (SPA microfilem - Berardino Antonio born 1877 or Berardino Sabatino born 19 Jan 1879 to Amico and Clorinta Settifratti, EI 25 Mar 1899 - lists father Amico)
Luigino Quaranta, 19y, single, immigrated 1910
From "Coal Town - The Life and Times of Dawson, New Mexico", ©Toby Smith.
Carmine Carlini, 26y, married 5y, immigrated 1905, alien, laborer in RR section gang
Carmina 24y, immigrated 1907
Adelina, 4y, born in Italy, immigrated 1907
Elisabetta, 3y, born in CO
<daughter>, 3m, born in CO
Enrico Colaizzi, 39y, married 18y, immigrated 1898, alien, laborer in RR section gang
Series: T624 Roll: 121 Page: 134
Domenic Lorenzo, 29y, worked in coal mines
Mary, 23y, wife
Sebina, 3y, daughter
Bendia, 1y, daughter
Joe Lorenzo, 26y, worked in coal mines
Laura, 23y, wife
Flora, 2y, daughter
Sylvester, 2m, son
Florindo Fraini, 42y, US citizen (This census entry shows the last name as Frazzini - but the name is Fraini everywhere else.)
Rosa Fraini, wife, 32y, US citizen (Maiden name Iannacchione from film #16763, buried in Dawson Cemetery)
Elizabeth, 13y, born in CO
Eduardo, 10y, born in NM
Alberto, 9y, born in NM
Joseph, 7y, born in NM
Stella, 6y, born in NM
Violet, 3y 2m, born in NM (29 Sep 2005 - I just received an email from the wife of the son of Violet, Nick Gonzales. Violet passed away on 28 Sep 2005)
Alfredo, 2y, 2m, born in NM (known as Fred - Mar 2008 - I received an email from Genia Fraini, the daughter of Fred.)
Vira, 1m, born in NM (Elvira, from film #16763; b: 8 Dec 1919, Baptism 15 Aug 1920, godmother - Maria Ricci Carlini)
Domenico Palumbo, 35y (I believe this is the man that roomed with Teridano listed in the 1910 census)
Maria, wife, 32y (from film #16763; last name Capone, father: Michele, mother: Anita Angelona, died 20 Mar 1936. from Dawson Cemetery site; born 8 Jul 1887, "Bronchial pneumonia, post influenza")
Joseph, 6y, born in NM
Arturo, 5y, born in NM
Laivia (Laura?), 3y 6m, born in NM
Sara, 1y 6m, born in NM
Couturier, paster of St. John the Baptist Church]
Joseph "Jiggy" Palumbo never served as an alter boy. but he attended St. John the Baptist from almost the day he was born in 1913. When Palumbo died in 1936, at age twenty-three, cut down one Sunday afternoon in July by a lightning bolt on a baseball diamond in Raton, it would cause a deep religious rift in Dawson.
Palumbo was an enormously friendly young man who came from a large and well-liked family. He had wanted to be a coach after high school, but, with no jobs available, he went into the mines and soon became a union organizer. An athlete, Palumbo had wavy-haired good looks and a laugh that never seemed to cease. Indeed, he was laughing as he ran across the infield to his spot at second base on the afternoon lightning shredded his ball cap. Palumbo's death shocked the town, not just because he died so young, but because his died doing what Dawsonites believed to be sacrosanct: playing sports. And yet the real shock occurred afterward. Because Jiggy Palumbo had married Leola Meikle, a Protestant, and had gone off to Taos to tie the knot in front of a justice of the peace, and because Palumbo had not received the last sacraments when he died, Couturier refused to hold the young man's Mass. Nor did the priest permit Palumbo to be buried in the Catholic section of the Dawson cemetery, along side his mother, who only four months before at the age of forty-eight had died of pneumonia. Palumbo had been extremely close to his mother; on the morning that he died, he had told his family to be sure to put flowers on her grave.
Eventually, a funeral was held for Palumbo at the Community Church, and the service drew one of the biggest crowds that Dawson had ever seen. Everyone came, it seemed, except Father Joseph.
The senior Palumbo had been so grief-stricken by his son's death and the subsequent furor it caused, happening to soon after his wife's passing, that he had refused to let the family hold a wake. On top of that, Domenico Palumbo had stayed away from church for a good long time and had only returned when a new priest took over.
|From "Coal Town - The Life and Times of Dawson, New Mexico", pg 85, ©Toby Smith.|
Carmine Carlini, 37y (from film #16763; died age 54, 19 May 1935, son of Raffaele Carlini and Elisabetta Settifrati, brother of Amico Carlini)
Carmela, wife, 36 (from film #16763 and Ellis Island; her full name was Maria Carmina diTella)
Adelina, 15y, born in Italy (from film #16763; married Pasquale Marchiando 1 Apr 1923)
Erminia, 10y, born in CO (from film #15763; married Alfonso Carlini 19 Sept 1931)
Renaldi, 8y, born in NM
Samuel, 6y, born in NM (from film #16763; married Pearl Lorenzo 2 Dec 1935; son Eugene b:11 Dec 1936, Baptized:2 Jul 1938, godmother - Erminia Carlini)
Ernesto, 4y, born in NM
Migual, 6m, born in NM
June 21, 1907, The Regina d'Italia
Maria Carmina diTella 21y
daughter Adelina Carlini 2y
never before in US.
going to husband/father
Amico Carlini, 30y
Maria, wife, 30y (Mark's Note: maiden name Ricci)
Emidio, 8y, born in Italy
Enola, 5y, born in NM (from film #16763; married Anthony Massaroni, 12 Aug 1933)
Elisabeth, 3y 10m, born in NM (Raton Film #16882/3 born 15 Mar 1916)
Rosa, 2y 6m, born in NM
15 Jul 1913, The Saxonia
Maria Carlini 21y (Mark's Note: maiden name Ricci)
son Egidio Carlini 1y 11m
never before in the US
Father in SPA - Gaetano Carlini
going to husband
Sun, 07 Oct 2007 19:17:39 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: dawson news
Can you check if is possible on DAWSON NEWS if there are info about an miner INCIDENT on 10/september /1924. The name of SPA'S men is DI LUDOVICO ANTONIO or as write by VIVIEN on buried list of Dawson cemetery, LODOVICHO ANTONIO. This person made two trips in 1901 and 1909 and his correct name is Domenico Antonio Di Ludovico.
I sent Giuliano the newspaper clipping, he said:
Molte grazie Marco
Antonio Di Ludovico was grandfather of actually SPA's mayor Antonio Di Ludovico, yes the same name.
I found at first n° two trips from SPA, and the mayor told me that his grandfather died around 1927 near Albuquerque for a steel bar in a mine.
At this point I verified cimiteries in bernadillo and colfax county.
Here is another manifest for a man named Antonio DiLudovico. Is this the same man? He was a US Citizen in 1921 (Naturalized at Las Animas, CO on 28 Sep 1909 No. 1733). He was 45 years old.
Probably because Antonio Di Ludovico was born in 1876, but the family doesn't know about naturalization. His first trip on 1901 second 1909; and 1920 after war.
Subject: R: Re: R: Re: dawson news
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 19:18:18 +0100 (CET)
The SPA's mayor Antonio Di Ludovico confirms that his granfather was born in 1876, father Valentino and mother Maria Musilli and wife Maria Carlini.On 1927 the info of death of Tony Lodovivo arrived in SPA with birth data wrong.
Lorenzo, Joe, 47y (would have been born 1883)
Laura, wife, 43y (this is Loretta della Croce)
Sylver, son, 20y
Milly, son, 18y
Dominic, son, 15y
Josephine, daughter, 12y
Pete, son, 10y
Mary, daughter, 8y
Louie, son, 7y
Annie, daughter, 5y
Joe, son, 1y 2m
Fraini, Florando, 47y (his wife Rosa Iannacchione died in 1924)
Eduardo, son, 20y (from daughter, Thalia Parker, he died in the 1940's and is buried in Carlsbad, NM)
Joe, son, 17y
Violet, daughter, 12y (from son, Nick Gonzales, Violet passed away on September 28, 2005)
Alfredo, son 11y (from daughter, Genia, Fred died in 1988 and is buried in Seneca Falls, NY)
Elvira, daughter, 9y
(1930 census has daughter Elizabeth - married to Santo Martino living in van Houten, NM - living with them are Elizabeth's siblings Albert (SSDI 1988, Spring Valley, San Diego, CA) & Stella (CA Death Index 1986, Los Angeles, CA). 1930 was after Rosa died in 1924).
Lorenzo, Dominico, 48y (would have been born in 1881 or 1882)
Mary, wife, 38y (this is Maria Colaianni)
Arth, son, 18y
Pearl, daughter, 16y
Jennie, daughter, 10y
Tony, son, 7y
Dorthy, daughter, 5y
Luciel, daughter, 2y 10m
Carlina, Carmel, 42y
Carmel, wife, 40y
Erma, daughter, 20y
Sam, son, 17y
Ernesto, son, 15y
Mike, son, 10y
Mildred, daughter, 8y
Carlini, Amico, 39y
Mary, wife, 39y
Egidio, son, 18y
Enola, daughter, 16y
Elizabeth, daughter 14y (Raton Film #16882/3 born 15 Mar 1916 in Dawson)
Rosie, daughter, 12y (Raton Film #16882/3 born 14 Sep 1918 in Dawson)
Mary, daughter, 10y (Raton Film #16882/3 born 18 Jan 1920 in Dawson)
Danny, son, 8y (Raton Film #16882/3 born Daniel Regis Carlini, 8 Apr 1921 in Dawson)
Dorothy, daughter, 6y (Raton Film #16882/3 born 2 Oct 1923 in Dawson)
Carlini, Alfonso, 22y, boarding at the home of Carlo Nizzi (b: 1907, d: 1977, married Erminia Carlini)
|1916 Main Street Dawson
From "Coal Town - The Life and Times of Dawson, New Mexico", ©Toby Smith.
|[Talking about the
the 8 Feb 1923
DiLorenzo was baby-sitting her infant brother, Toby
"All of a sudden I heard a big sound: I thought it was thunder."
|From "Coal Town - The Life and Times of Dawson, New Mexico", pg 67, ©Toby Smith.|
|1923 On the right
is Rose Maracchini Panichi. On the left might be Sabina diLorenzo.
The photo was sent to me by Rose's daughter Roseann Panichi Rutar.
Roseann remembered that the other girl's name was Sabina.
Photo taken in Dawson.
Rose's father Giuseppe Maracchini was killed in the 1923 mine explosion.
|0015.||Di Lorenzo, Domenannetto||M||24y||M||Italy Italian South||S. Pietro Avellana, Italy|
|0016.||Colaianni, Maria||F||18y||M||Italy Italian South||S. Pietro Avellana, Italy|
|From the Albuquerque
FABA -- Sabina DiLorenzo Faba, 96, died Saturday, January 18, 2003. She was born in Minnesota in 1906, a resident of Albuquerque since 1968. She is survived by her children, John Cericola (Jennie), Fred Cericola (Sara), daughter-in-law Betty, son-in-law, John, Pearl, Mary, daughter-in-law Marilyn, Robert (Joan), Gloria, Pauline (John), Carmen, Michael (Alta), Paul (Antoinette), James, Elaine (Ronald), Kenneth (Gayle); 59 grandchildren; 91 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Hurta, Pearl Carlini, Dorothy Tome and Lucille Fisher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Faba; sons, James Cericola and Eugene Faba; daughter, Mary Alice Brozovich; mother, Antonia Maria Colaianni DiLorenzo; father, Domenico DiLorenzo; sisters, Emma DiLorenzo, Jenny Glenn and Alice Howard; brothers, Arthur DiLorenzo and Tony DiLorenzo; sons-in-law, Ralph, Richard and Robert. Rosary took place Sunday, January 19, 2003, 6:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. A Mass will be celebrated Monday, January 20, 2003 at 11:30 a.m. at Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE with Father Richard Olona, Celebrant. Entombment will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
|Working alongside your father
eye opening experience. Arthur "Stach" DiLorenzo quit school his senior
year to join his father, Dominic, in Mine Number Six. "At first I
couldn't stand him. He wouldn't let you stop. These were the hand drill
days, before electric drills, and it was hard. I finally could load
more than him, and that's when we got along."
|From "Coal Town - The Life and Times of Dawson, New Mexico", pg 45, ©Toby Smith.|
|Food and drink play
every Dawson childhood memory. Often there was homemade wine on those
tables as well. Alice DiLorenzo used to watch her father, Domenic, brew
what everyone called "Dago red" in the family cellar, and then keep
small glasses filled with it at mealtime.
|From "Coal Town - The Life and Times of Dawson, New Mexico", pg 35, ©Toby Smith.|
|From the Albuquerque
DILORENZO -- Tony DiLorenzo, 78, a resident of Albuquerque since 1957, died on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 after a short illness. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret Mary DiLorenzo; son, Jeffrey A. DiLorenzo and wife, Conda L. of Rio Rancho; granddaughters, TyAnna L. Martin of Albuquerque and Miya E. Martin of Rio Rancho; grandsons, PFC Charles B. DiLorenzo of Ft. Hood, TX, Michael T. Martin of Rio Rancho and Sean E. Martin also of Rio Rancho; sisters, Sabina Faba of Albuquerque, Pearl Carlini and husband, Sam of Raton, NM, Lucille Fisher of Dearborn, MI and Dorothy Tome and husband, Frank of Pasadena, CA and numerous nieces and nephews. Tony graduated from Dawson High School in 1941 and enlisted in the US Army in 1942 where he served in the Pacific Theater including beachheads in the Philippines, New Guinea, Luzon and Aleutian Islands. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star among numerous other decorations. After leaving the Army as Tech Sergeant in 1945 he returned to Dawson, NM where he worked for Phelps Dodge Corp. until 1949. He and Margaret then moved to Ft. Worth, TX where he began his career with the U.S. Postal Service. Tony was transferred to Albuquerque where he retired in 1980 after 31 years of service. He was an avid golfer and horse racing fan. Tony was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother who will be deeply missed by his family and friends. We look forward to the day when we will all be reunited with him in the presence of the LORD. Services will be held on Monday, December 4, 2000, 12:30p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Father Clarence Galli, officiating.
|There are sad
stories, however, and
of the most heartbreaking occurred when Margaret Mary Beall married
DiLorenzo in 1947 and Margaret Mary's mother, so incensed, refused to
speak to her daughter, an only child, for almost forty years.
|From "Coal Town - The Life and Times of Dawson, New Mexico", pg 26, ©Toby Smith.|
|From: "Monty Stratton"
Subject: San Pietro Avellano
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2008 14:07:40 -0700
I am writing this for my wife because she is "allergic" to the computer! My wife's name is Laura Palumbo Stratton. She was born in Dawson in 1916 to Domenico and Maria Palumbo. Her parents both came from San Pietro Avellana and were married there in New Mexico. There were eight children in the family, three boys and five girls. There are now only three of the girls left , my wife, Laura , and two of her sisters, Emily and Sara. We have been to San Pietro Avellana several times; our first time was in 1969 when Laura was able to locate many of her relatives. Although Laura does not speak Italian, she is able to understand it fairly well. We have Italian friends in Rome who usually accompanied us to San Pietro and served as interpreters.
Our daughter in Boise, ID , found your web site when she was researching her relatives and passed the reference site number to me.
Monty and Laura,
Thanks so much for your email.
I've read a lot about the Palumbo family from Dawson. In the book by Toby Smith, "Coal Town - The Life and Times of Dawson, New Mexico", I saw that Toby interviewed you, Laura, when he wrote the book.
Toby had wonderful stories about Dawson which I enjoyed very much.
I have visited the cemetery in Dawson where I saw the graves of Laura's parents and brother, Joseph. And I've visited the cemetery in Raton where many more people from San Pietro Avellana are buried.
My great granduncle Teridano diTella lived in Dawson. I believe that around 1910, your father, Domenico, and my great granduncle Teridano shared a house in Dawson with several other men. Most likely, uncle Teridano was a friend of both Domenico and Maria. Uncle Teridano never brought his family to the US. He died in 1944 and is buried in Raton. You may even remember him from Dawson. He was a carpenter and made furniture.
Uncle Teridano's grandson, Giuliano Colajanni, is coming to the US from Italy this summer to attend the Dawson reunion. Giuliano never met his grandfather. I will be going to Dawson for the reunion.
Can you send this email also to your daughter, I would like to email her.
I have been in touch with Shari Burns who is the granddaugher of Laura's brother, Art. I've sent Shari Burns a copy of this email.
I hope we can keep in touch.
"Monty Stratton" <mstratton4413charter.net>
Subject: Fourth of July Note
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2008 22:57:25 -0700
Hi Mark, I read your answer to my e-mail to Laura and she was quite interested in your coments. Thank you for the info.
With reference to San Pietro Avellano, have you ever looked at the town on GOOGLE EARTH ? It comes out quite well; a lot better than a lot of other places.
Catch you again soon, Monty
|Carlini, Amico||8 OCT 1890||San Pietro Avellana, Province of Campobasso, Italy||10 DEC 1962||Albuquerque, NM||ddorcy|
|Father: Raffaele Carlini Mother: Elizabetta Settefrate Spouse: Maria Ricci|
/Angelo Fioro Carlini
/Raffaele Carlini b: 1870 (Mark's note: I believe the parents of Raffaele are wrong, see below)
| \ Maddalana
Amico Carlini b: 8 OCT 1890 d: 10 DEC 1962
\Elizabetta Settefrati (Mark's note: see below for parents)
/Michele Ricci(For more details see: Family tree of Bob Ricci, Dec 2008, filename: Michele Ricci 6GPC.pdf)
/Gaetano Francesco Ricci
| \Maria Morelli
Maria Ricci b: 24 AUG 1890 d: 11 JUL 1971
| /Sabatino Colaizzi
\ Antonia Colarosa
ERNESTO CARLINI 15 Feb 1916 26 Mar 1999 (V) 87740 (Raton, Colfax, NM) 87740 (Raton, Colfax, NM) 525-03-2150 New Mexico
AMICO CARLINI 08 Oct 1890 Dec 1962 (New Mexico) 525-03-2545 New Mexico
ALFONSO CARLINI 31 Aug 1907 Jun 1977 87740 (Raton, Colfax, NM) 525-03-3101 New Mexico
DANNY CARLINI 08 Apr 1921 May 1983 525-30-4804 New Mexico
ERMINIA CARLINI 08 Jan 1910 20 Mar 1998 (V) 87740 (Raton, Colfax, NM) 525-40-2899 New Mexico
DONA CARLINI 27 Sep 1916 Jan 1976 525-60-0289 New Mexico
DOMENICO DILORENZO 26 Jun 1881 Mar 1964 (New Mexico) 525-03-2552 New Mexico
Marriage 1 Maria Carlini Children
|17 Aug 1908||1 Nov 1908||Amedio Amico diLorenzo||Silvino||Modestina Valutina Quaranta
(Ellis Island 1906, 16y with sister Esterina, 18y)
|Domenico Frazzini||Domenica Colarosa|
|8 Mar 1909||2 May 1909||Eduardo Fraino||Florindo||Rosa Johana Pireli
|27 Mar 1909||6 Jun 1909||Milton Brandolino||Silvino||Maria diLorenzo
( I've found that Maria was from SPA. You can find out more about her family in my family tree data base. She is not related to me.)
|6 Sep 1909||3 Oct 1909||Bicetta Elisabetta Colaizzi||Amico||Maria Colarosa||Silvino diLorenzo||Modesta Quaranta|
|26 Dec 1909||2 Jan 1910||Ledonia Stella Giuseppa Frazzini||Carmine||Maria Carlini||Domenico Sanducci
|Maria Annuziata Sanducci|
|3 Sep 1910||3 Oct 1910||Leonardo Alberto Fraino||Florindo||Rosa Iannacchione||Carmine Frazzini||Maria Carlino|
|18 Sep 1910||5 Nov 1911||Ernestina Bina Vittoria Frazzini||Carmine||Maria Carlini||Domenico Sanducci (Santucci ?)
||Maria Annuziata Sanducci|
|8 May 1911||1 Mar 1914||Rosa Michelina Frazzini||Amico||Nicoletta Piccolo||Domenico Palumbo||Maria Caponi
|19 Mar 1910||1 Mar 1914||Giuseppe Frazzini||Amico||Nicoletta Piccolo||Domenico Palumbo||Maria Caponi
|11 Feb 1914||28 Feb 1914||Stella Fraino||Florindo||Rosa Iannacchione||Augustino Frazzini||Maria Carlini|
|27 Sep 1914||4 Oct 1914||Michelina Capone||Urbino||Augstina Cicnna (Cicini from Acciano, L'Aquila?)||Silvino diLorenzo||(Modestina) Valutina Quaranta|
|24 Apr 1914||6 Feb 1915||Enora (?) Carlini||Amico||Maria Ricci||Amico Frazzini||Nicoletta Frazzini|
|28 Jun 1915||1 Aug 1915||Alberto Filippo Frazzini||Amico||Maria Nicola Piccoli||Domenico Palumbo||Maria Capponi|
|15 Jan 1916||5 Mar 1916||Viola Maria Fraino
(29 Sep 2005 - I just received an email from the wife of the son of Violet, Nick Gonzales. Violet passed away on 28 Sep 2005)
|Florino||Rosa Ana Chi...
(Maria Antonia Carlini)
|22 Feb 1916||6 Mar 1916||Elena diGiani (diCianno?)||Carmulo||Paicun... diTellis (?)||Domenico Palumbo||Maria Palumbo|
|25 Oct 1915||7 May 1916||Gaetano Gatti||Erminio||Concetta Frazzini (Erminio and Concetta buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Rock Springs, WY)||Amico Carlini||Maria (Ricci) Carlini|
|notation on record of Gaetano Gatti: Married Rose M. Dorrance 17 Aug 1941, Rock Springs, WY, Confirmed 11 Apr 1954|
|10 Nov 1915||6 Aug 1916||Vincenzo Cinea||Vincenzo||Nicolina Frazzini||Giuseppe Rea||Oida Carlini|
|2 Aug 1916||3 Sep 1916||Laura Palumbo||Domenico||Maria Caponi||Giuseppe Brandolino||Carmula Brandolino
(maiden name: Carmela Sanelli)
|19 Dec 1917 (?)||1 Jun 1917||Domenico Cinea||Gennaro||Maria
(Maria Antonia Carlini)
|Domenico Sautucci||Maria Nunziata Giotti|
|Here is an article
which appears regularly. A great list of names. This article appeared
on 2 Dec 1926.
Some of the names from SPA in this list:
E. Gatti (Erminio Gatti)
Joe Lorenzo (Giuseppe diLorenzo)
Dominick Lorenzo (Domenico diLorenzo)
Flim Di Martini (Filomeno diMartino - he was one of the two survivors of the 1913 mine explosion)
Jim Cinea (Gennaro Cinea)
Carmen Carlini (Carmine Carlini)
Florindo Fraini (incorrectly listed as Frazzini)
John B. Moruzzi - My great grand uncle, Teridano diTella's landlord and friend.
Remegio Yob - I met two of his daughters, Erma and Mary, at the 2006 Dawson Reunion - They remebered my great granduncle Teridano diTella.
Jim Brandolini - probably Giuseppe Brandolino. Search below for more about him and his wife.
|Erminio Gatti and Amico Gatti|
Tue, 27 Mar 2007 16:43:55 -0700
From: Ellen <ellzybellsbcglobal.net>
Subject: Brandolino Geneology
My Aunt Sharon forwarded your e-mail to me. I was very excited to see your web-site and learn about Dawson, NM.
Giuseppe Brandolino and Carmela Sanelli are my great-grandparents. I would love to get the photos of their gravesites.
I have a few photos you may be interested in. One is a family photo taken of them taken around 1913 with their three oldest children. Another is of them in the 1940's and the last is my grandfather, John's, graduating class of 1940 from DHS. Let me know if you would like copies of any of these photos.
I'm afraid I don't have any information about Silvino Brandolino, but I have e-mailed another aunt who is working on that line and will pass on any findings.
Great to hear from you.
In the next two emails, I will send the photos from Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton - tombstones of Giuseppe Brandolino, his wife Carmela Sanelli and daughter Mary.
Your great-grandparents were very popular in the Italian community in Dawson. I've found them listed many, many times as god-parents at baptisms of children. I found these records in the microfilmed records from St. John the Baptist Church in Dawson.
The closest association seems to be with family of Domenico Palumbo and Maria Capone. That family was from San Pietro Avellana (my mother's hometown). Your great-grandparents were god-parents to:
Laura Palumbo baptised 3 Sep 1916
Sara Palumbo baptised 15 Sep 1918
Josefina Palumbo baptised 12 Sep 1920
Emelia Palumbo baptised 18 Jun 1922
Michele Palumbo baptised 12 Apr 1925
Luisa Palumbo baptised 21 Apr 1929
They were also god-parents to:
Imelda Graciella del Tonto baptised 17 Jun 1923
daughter of Antonio del Tonto and Eugenia Massarotti (I believe del Tonto is a name from Caramanico or the nearby town of Sant'Eufemia a Maiella - my father's hometown.)
I found the death records of your great-grandparents in the records from St. Patrick's Church in Raton:
1 Dec 1944 Giuseppe Brandolino, 66 years
buried 4 Dec 1944 Mt Calvary Cemetery, Raton.
born Italy, lived Dawson.
"Pulmonary Fibrosis Myochadetis"
"Died early this morning in Miner's Hospital"
19 Jul 1954 Carmela Brandolino, 68 years
Lived in Ventura, CA, born Italy
buried in Mt Calvary Cemetery
This is by no means a complete list. When I was searching the microfilmed records, I was, of course, looking for names related to my family. There may be many more records concerning Giuseppe and Carmela that I didn't write down.
I would really like to see the photos that you describe. May I ask if I can use them on the Dawson web page?
Thu, 22 Mar 2007 19:58:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: Gail Brandolino <weebee2bsbcglobal.net>
My name is Gail Brandolino married to Ron Brandolino grandson of Giuseppe and Carmela Brandolino. I received a copy of your e-mail to Sharon from Ellen Brandolino, our neice. You had offered to send pictures of the grave sites of Giuseppe and Carmella to Sharon and I wondered if you might send me copies too.
I don't have much to offer on that line of the family but if I can answer any questions please let me know. Thank you,
Thu, 08 Mar 2007 00:45:08 -0500 (EST)
I was reading about Dawson and some of the corresondences you had with those tracing roots in Italy. My great grandfather Silvino Brandolino worked in the coal mines in Dawson and I went to the cemetery in Caramanico and saw the grave stones of Silvino, Donato (his father) and other Brandolino names.
I hope this finds you well and I really enjoyed reading about the families and history. You even had listed my grandfather's baptism. His name was Milton Brandolino.
Sat, 10 Mar 2007 20:47:58 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: Genealogy
I'm working on getting some names for you. My father and I are going to talk tomorrow and I'll write to you as soon as he gives me some information.
All the best,
Gary Eldest of Milton G. Brandolino
Mon, 12 Mar 2007 19:19:09 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Genealogy
Giuseppe and Silvino were not brothers and yes Silvino's wife was a diLorenzo.
Here is what I have: Silvino was my great grandfather.
Silvino Brandolino; first of our family to come to America.
Silvino's wife; Maria diLorenzo.
Silvino's father; Donato Brandolino. (Silvino's sister was Antonetta)
Silvino's mother; Maria Domenica Colonna.
Silvino's kids; Egidio(still alive in Burlingame, Calif.)
Guido, died at 2 years, grave in Caramanico.
Liberata, died recently in Southern California.
Milton, died in 1978 (my grandfather)
Donato, I believe died in Bologna, Italy
Enola, died young somewhere in New Mexico.
Maria diLorenzo Brandolino's (Silvino's wife) father; Damico diLorenzo, Mother; Liberata Labote. (Mark's note: Amico diLorenzo and Liberata Labate)
Milton Brandolino (Silvino's son, my grandfather died in 1978)
Milton's wife; Alberina Marchiando, died last year.
Alberina's father; Tony Marchiando. Mother; Anna Silvestri.
Tony Marchiando's brother was Pasquale, who married Lyndsie.
Milton G. Brandolino; my father. His wife ( my mother) is Angela Arena. Children in order; Gary, Robert, Michael, Catherine, David.
Thanks for all those emails. I hope this clears up a few things for you. I think I need to go to Italy and trace after Donato Brandolino, Silvino's father.
|On 2 Feb 2004 at
Date sent: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 19:57:33 -0600
From: SHIRLEY SINCLAIRE <ssinclairemsn.com>
I put this info into my family tree off the ship's manifest from my grandfather, don't know if you already have it, or if any of this is related to you. Check it out anyway...I liked the new pictures in your album. Had some questions, but can't remember them off-hand it was earlier today. When I check it out again, I am sure I will remember the question, duh!
Pietro Berardino Colajanni emigrated to USA at age of 17 and single, farm laborer, nearest relative in country came from - father, Domenico: arrived Ellis Island, New York, NY on Feb 9, 1911 from Naples, Italy on the vessel Berlin. Passage was paid by his cousin Giuseppe Colaianni, traveled to meet him in Livingston, Montana with $25 and ticket to destination (5 or S also in this column). Pietro traveled with:
Amico Carlini (M-20 yrs married, farm laborer-passage paid by self, nearest relative in country came from, wife Maria in SPA) traveling to Dawson, New Mexico to meet brother-in-law, Carmine Frazzini with $20 in possession and a ticket to destination;
Michele Ricci (M-18 yrs single, farm laborer-passage paid by self, nearest relative in country came from, father Gaetano in SPA) traveling to Dawson, New Mexico to meet cousin, Carmine Frazzini with $20 in possession and a ticket to destination;
Nicolantonio Colavecchio (M-37 yrs married, farm laborer-passage paid by nephew, nearest relative in country came from, wife Er--- or Cr--- (can't it read well) traveling to meet nephew, Giuseppe Colaianni (son of Gennaro) in Livingston, Montana with $20 and ticket to destination.
Michele Colavecchio (M-14 yrs single, farm laborer-passage paid by uncle, nearest relative in country came from, mother) traveling with his father Nicolantonio, to meet uncle, Giuseppe Colaianni (son of Gennaro) with ticket to destination.
Gennaro Colajanni (M-60 yrs married, blacksmith-passage paid by son), nearest relative in country came from, wife, Fr---alina?) traveling to meet son, Giuseppe Colaianni in Livingston, Montana with $25 and ticket to destination (5 or S also in this column).
Note by Mark : Ellis Island Series T715, Roll 1627, Frame 978, Michele Ricci is the brother of Maria Ricci, the wife of Amico Carlini.
Coal miners from Toby Smith's Book.
What is interesting to me is that my great grand uncle, Teridano diTella, or my grandfather, Emiliano Frazzini, may be one of these men.
From "Coal Town - The Life and Times of Dawson, New Mexico", ©Toby Smith.
Date: 26 Jun 2000 12:00 PM
Author: Daryl B. Dorcy
My wife's grandmother, Maria Ricci (b. Aug 24 1890 in San Pietro Avellana, Campobasso, Italy. Married Amico Carlini from same place, both immigrated to New York (1913) then to Dawson, NM. Amico Carlini, son of Raffaele Carlini (no dates) and Elizabetta Settefrate (no dates). Maria Ricci has daughter, Maria Carlini who marries a Carmen Frazzini (again no dates, but all families from San Pietro Avellana. Parents of Maria Ricci, Gaetano Ricci and wife Rosanna Colaizzi (no dates). My wife's mother was the source and she was uncertain of Colaizzi spelling. Would be happy to share full descendants report. Am anxious to see if these families connect. Daryl Dorcy.
this file from
wife of Fred DiLorenzo (son of Art and Lucille DiLorenzo and brother to
David Arthur DiLorenzo). Fred was born in Dawson in 1940. Pearl was the
daughter of Domenico
diLorenzo and Maria Antonia Colaianni.
CONVERSATION WITH PEARL DILORENZO CARLINI
Arrived in New York, not sure if they worked in the mine - went to Duluth Minnesota to work in the mine. Had to be on knees with short pik and decided to leave.
Story of women not getting off the train - when Aunt Laura and grama (Maria) came with Joe and Domenic to America they were on their way to Minnesota on the train. When the train stopped, the men got off but the women didn’t. The train left the station and the men realized the women hadn’t followed them. The men spoke some English, but the women knew no English. The men contacted the station master and he wired ahead to let the people at the next stop know so they could get the women off the train and return them to the waiting husbands. Imagine how scared they must have been.
Born in Duluth to Dominic and Maria
Born in Duluth to Joe and Laura (Crow)
Born in Aguilar, Colorado
Arthur November 1911
Born in Ludlow
Pearl January 1913
Born in Dawson
Pearl said that she was one day old when they hurried to leave Ludlow. It was January and snowing and her dad came home and said they had to get out of there. The people were against the union and felt they were in danger. They went to Aunt Christina’s in Denver and that day 14 women and children were killed in Ludlow. (Mark's note: for some photos of a new monument to the slain, look at this web site: http://www.rebelgraphics.org/ludlow.html .)
They also lived in Sugarete, Yankee, Koehler and Dawson
Grama died in 1944 and Jenny in 1948
Pearl was 7 when Emma died at age 5
Pearl tells the story of seeing Emma about a week after she died at the window.
She also saw her mother with an apron on after she died. Pearl was grieving for her mother uncontrollably, and one night she saw her mother and her mother said, “you won’t let me rest”.
Pearl said Papa’s sisters were Julia who lived in Swastika, Christina and Angelina who lived in Denver.
Sam’s dad (Carmini Carlini) was 12 years old when he came to the USA and worked with mules. Sam left home at 14 and went to Texas. When he lived in Aguilar he lived in a boxcar and bought groceries in Trinidad. Sam worked in the store from the time he was 14-18 and then in the old fields of Texas. He quit school in the 5th grade. Pearl and Sam owned a grocery store in Jal and then in Raton, New Mexico.
Jenny and Toby worked for Pearl and Sam in the store in Jal
Mr Felan was the Superintendent at the Dawson school. Special to Pearl.
Grampa Franich came to see the DiLorenzo’s. Wanted to meet the family of the man his daughter was going to marry.
Mary diLorenzo Arcangeli’s parents are Joseph and Laura de la Croce (Crow) DiLorenzo
Husband - Evern
Sons - Evern, Jr and David (1 daughter)
Daughter - Elaine (2 children)
Pat (Pete) DiLorenzo
Louie (last to die) DiLorenzo
Carmen (Dominic’s brother)
Bought a saloon and store (sold dresses, clothes) in Duluth and the store caught fire. His wife kept all the money in the lining of her coat. They were on their way back to Italy when the fire happened. She still lives in Denver. They had a son, Carmen a daughter and another son.
Grama learned to read and write. Grampa taught her.
All the Crow’s were firemen or policemen. Dominic Crow quit because other policemen were stealing.
Dominic DiLorenzo born June 26, 1881
Maria Colaianni born July 18, 1887
I was looking for the date she came to New Mexico to complete some papers to finish closing up my mother's estate and stumbled on your site with the grave markers. My uncle was Everni Arcangeli, married to Mary Di Lorenzo, a favorite aunt of mine who still lives in Raton. He died of cancer, the primary site being breast, as did 4 of his sisters.
I was born in Dawson and lived there until they closed the mine in 1950. My father, Joseph Catallo was born there and my mother, Mary Arcangeli the oldest of the Arcangeli family, immigrated there when she was 5. I have put her name on the marker Iaccoca has on Ellis Island and was able to get a copy of the manifest and photo of the ship she and my grandmother came on.
I recognize many of the names you have on your site from the Carlini family, like Mary and the son who died in the war, Jay Cericola I remember from school. I didn't realize he died so young. My grandparents on both sides are buried in the Dawson cemetery, as are my cousins from the Cincornelli and Arcangeli families. Many of the relatives live in Raton. I am sure you are aware there is a book on Dawson that had anecdotes from many of the residents and photos of the school, churches,etc.
I really enjoyed your photos, all of them, having been in Santa Fe, Taos and just about anywhere else. My family lives in Albuquerque, a sister, brother in law, niece and great niece. My mother just died last year at 94 and my father died, as a result of medical negligence at 88, 5 years before her.
Any questions I can answer, I would be pleased to do so. I am 69 so I don't have too many senior moments.
Thanks again for sharing the photos.
Lucy Ann (formerly Lucia before my parents changed it when I started school) Howard (widowed at 52) Wines (remarried at 60) who lives in Beverly Hills Florida
I don't know much about my family's background. I never thought to ask until it was too late. This is what I know about my mother who is the sister of Everni Arcangeli whose tombstone you had a photo of because he was married to Mary Di Lorenzo who is connected to your family tree. She is still living and went to Italy with her son, David, to visit the Arcangeli's who are still in Italy.
When we went through my mother's effects after she died, I found a sheet of paper with the following information:
My grandparents were Lucia Ceccotti and Guiseppe Arcangeli married September 27th 1908 Regista No2 P. 27 of the Parish of Colliponi. St. Gregory's is the parish and it is in Genga District of Ancona. Maternal grandmother's name was Susanna Petroni and maternal grandfather's name was Sebastiano Ceccotti. Paternal Grandmother's name was Marie Domencia Sebbatini and paternal grandfather was Antonio Arcangeli. The children in the Ceccotti family were Liva, Barbara, Mauela, Fiore, Sebastiano and Forido or Forida. Everni Arcangeli's parents Gusippe Arcangeli was born April 1885 and died April 30, 1929 at the age of 44. Lucia, his mother, was born on December 10, 1882 and died April 1935 at the age of 53. I was born August 25th, 1935 and my grandmother was living with my parents when she died so you can see how I came about my name. When I started school they "Americanized" my name and added my father's mother's name Ann, hence Lucy Ann.
This is probably more information than you could ever want but I am not certain of the connection to Everni Arcangeli nor the detail of your family tree tracing but since it was available, I shared it.
Of my father's family Catallo, I don't know much. His mother died young of a heart condition and my short stature and facial features are supposed to be similar according to what an old lady once told me.
There is so much one could say about Dawson. It was a great place to grow up. The culture did have distinct ethnic groups but the barriers were not prominent probably because of the dangerous work. I learned to like slavic food like stuffed cabbage, mexican food, don't remember too many Polish families but there might have been some and we even had a couple of black families. I think you can get a flavor of the life from the book, even though some of it was not exactly accurate. My mother was annoyed my uncle Tony said they sold liquor during the prohibition. Many people they know did but not our family, they kept and drank all the wine and beer they made. The grapes used to come in a box car on the railroad and families would go down and get their wooden boxes of red and white grapes and make great "Dago" wine, some of which was very potent. I don't remember your relative but I remember them talking about them when he was buried. Everyone went to funerals, it was a community event, probably because of the United Mine Workers union as there really was a solidarity.. All the men had sprigs of some evergreen in their lapels and threw them in the grave as they passed by much as they do now with roses.
I enjoyed viewing your wedding photos. It looked like everyone had a great time. John is my second husband. My first husband Loyd, died in 1987. John and I were married in Gibralter since we failed to defeat the French bureaucracy since we originally went to France to be married in a castle in Durgugone.
Thanks again for sharing.
Louise Sinesio <fiascofarmearthlink.net>
I just came across your website on Dawson while I was looking up information about the reunion for 2006. My grandfather, Peter Sinesio, lived there with his family. They were from Pacentro, Italy in Abruzzi. Near Sulmona. My uncle, Salvatore or Sam, as they called him, went to high school in Dawson and is in the high school year book you may have seen from 1923. He married Louise Springer, the local postmaster's daughter.
I have been to one of the reunions and am making plans to attend again. I was thrilled with your photos and references. Thank you so much for doing that work. It will help and inspire my research tremendously.
Louise A. Sinesio
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 12:55:21 -0700
From: Lyndsie Morgan <lmorganlatuspoint.com>
Subject: Question about a Carlini
Hi, I was just recently in Italy for a study abroad trip and never got the chance to head to San Pietro Avellana where my family is also from. I was wondering if you have come across any information on Lena Carlini ( Her mother was named Carmen di Tella and her father was Carmen Carlini).she was my great-grandmother and came to the United States in about 1909 ( she was born 1906). She was just a baby, but I just wondered if there were any birth certificates or information on her parents or her. Thanks so much!
|From: Mark DiVecchio
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 9:10 PM
To: Lyndsie Morgan
Subject: Re: Question about a Carlini
I know a lot of genealogy facts about your family.
Carmine Sabatino Carlini and Maria Carmina diTella lived much of their lives in Dawson, NM. If you look on my Dawson Graphical Family Tree Part 2, you will find their family. Web page:
There is a photo of their gravesite in Raton, NM on this page:
Your great-grandmother must be Adelina or Erlina - I found her and her mother coming to the US via Ellis Island in 1907. I've always been a little confused because I found two spellings of the name - for a while, I thought it might be two people, but now I'm pretty sure it is only one person.
I did a lot of research on people in Dawson who immigrated from San Pietro Avellana. My great grand uncle Teridano diTella (who might be related to Maria Carmina) went to Dawson about 1900 and lived there until his death in 1944. He is buried in Raton, NM, not far from Dawson. He never brought his wife and family to the US. I met his daughter and grand-children the last time I went to SPA.
Very little is known about my great grand uncle and his time in Dawson. So I am still searching for information about him which is what made me do all the research on Dawson.
Has anyone in your family done much research? I'd be interested to learn more about what you know about Carmine and Carmina.
I am so surprised to see how much information you have on my family. No one else in my family has this type of information and it boogles my mind. I called my grandmother (Adelina's daughter...it is Adelina not Erlina) and she was absolutely thrilled.
Adelina married Pasquale Marchiando (I saw that you had Pasquale right, but his last name was Marchiando) and they had my grandmother named Josephine Carlena Marchiando and Albert Marchiando. My grandma was born in Dawson, NM and they later settled in Raton, NM where I guess the Marchiando's and Carlini's are very prevalent. I even have a picture of my great-grandmother holding me as a baby wearing my mother's graduation gown because she never really went to school. I also wanted to let you know that Mildred Carlini is still alive, despite having a headstone in Raton.
We actually went to Raton for a family reunion not too many years ago, but it was mainly the Marchiando clan, although I have met Aunt Mildred, Aunt Erma, and Uncle Ernesto (He was called "Babe" and passed away a few years ago). My grandma also said she remembers Amico's children coming to their house to play all the time, especially Enola and Dorothy. Also, I was wondering when the next Dawson reunion is because my grandma and myself would love to go and also where you live now. My great-grandma has been a huge part of my life through stories from my grandma and all of our family traditions really stem from her so I am so excited to learn more about her.
I wish I would have known this information while I was in Italy (I was there for 4 months in Perugia) so I could have made travel plans to SPA. I really appreciate all your research because this is the most we have ever found out about our family. Thanks!
|From: Mark DiVecchio
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 5:53 PM
To: Lyndsie Morgan
Subject: RE: Question about a Carlini
You have sent some good information in your emails. Maybe some other Carlini descendents might like to read it. May I use your emails on my Dawson web page?
Do you or anyone in your family know the parent's names of Carmina diTella? Or anything else about her?
You can definitely use my e-mails on your web-page.
I was with my grandmother Josephine last week and talked to her a little bit about her family, but she really doesn't know much since her mother was so young when she came to the U.S. I guess my great-grandma Lena wasn't even sure which day was her birthday. I am actually the only person that has found this much info on our family, so nobody knows much especially about Carmina diTella. I know that we have diTella relatives in Denver, so I will ask my grandmother if she could talk to any of them and see if they had more info on her parents.
My grandma is in Arizona until the summer, but when she gets back I plan on trying to find some pictures that I can scan to you. Thanks!
Mon, 29 May 2006 17:01:23 -0600
From: Jennifer Ercul <erculjecomcast.net>
Subject: Dawson, NM
Great website for information! My Great Grandfather worked in the coal mine in Dawson. I am having a hard time finding out information about that side of my family. My Grandmother died before I was born so I didn't get to hear anything about them. Not sure if you would be interested or not but his name was Luigi (Louie) Massaroni 1873(?) to 10/14/1944. His wife's name was Emma ca 1877 to 1926 (trying to find date of death). They came from Italy like everyone else it sounds like in Dawson and worked in the mine. Being it was so long ago I doubt there are any records specifically for individuals. In fact, I believe that they and a couple of children are buried in Fairmont Cemetery. May be in Raton or Dawson but I am not sure how to find out or how to contact that cemetery. I have Luigi and a very young daughter's Catherine's death certificates but I cannot find an exact date of death for Emma to obtain her Death Cert. What caught my eye was the name Carlini. I have come across what may be a son of Luigi (Louie) and Emma. His name was Antonio. He married Enola Carlini. I have been given their daughter's name and address and I have written her twice but she never has responded.
I do not want to be a pest but I thought you might have some suggestions as far as where to get more information from cemetery records/contacts or mine information I would be very appreciative for anything advice you can provide.
Thanks again and God Bless,
Jennifer Helen (Garcia) Ercul
Thanks for your email. Its always a great treat to hear from someone descendent from people who lived in Dawson. When it comes to Italian genealogy, the word "pest" is not in my vocabulary.
I think I can help just a little.
I searched through the microfilmed records of St. John the Baptist Church, Dawson, NM (LDS Film 16763). These microfilms were made by the Mormon church and I have a copy in my local Family History Center.
When I went through the films, I noted all the people whose family names from my mother's hometown of San Pietro Avellana. Those names included Carlini, diLorenzo, diTella and a few more that you probably saw on my web site.
I don't know much about Enola but since she was a Carlini, I took a few notes of records with her name. It is possible that I missed other records.
Here is what I noted (my spelling corrections in parens):
Anna May Lorenzo (diLorenzo) 20 Sep 1936
born: 5 May 1926
f: Joseph Lorenzo (Giuseppe diLorenzo)
m: Laura Crowe (Loretta della Croce)
godparents: Anthony Massaroni and Enola Carlini
David Arthur diLorenzo 30 Aug 1936
born: 28 Jun 1936
f: Arthur diLorenzo
m: Lucile A. Franich
godparents: Luis Trani and Teresa Massaroni
Joseph Lorenzo (diLorenzo) 22 Sep 1936
born 31 Jan 1929
f: Joseph Lorenzo (Giuseppe diLorenzo)
m: Laura D. Crowe (Loretta della Croce)
godparents: Luis Trani and Teresa Massaroni
Gladys-Mae Massaroni 11 Sep 1938
born: 17 Dec 1937
f: Anthony Massaroni
m: Enola Carlini
godparents: Ernest Colaizzi and Emma Colaizzi
12 Aug 1933-----------------------
Anthony Massaroni, born in Dawson
f: Luigi Massaroni
m: Emma Fraterelli
Enola Carlini, born in Dawson
f: Amico Carlini
m: Maria Ricci
witnesses: Joseph Colazzi and Emma Colazzi
22 Jan 1933
f: Rafael Trani
m: Pasqualina Antonelli
f: Luigi Massaroni
m: Emma Fraterelli
witnesses: Pietro Carlini and Ermenia Carlini
21 Jul 1929
f: Cristinziano diTella
m: Filomena Colovequio (Colavecchio)
f: Luigi Massaroni
m: Emma Fraterelli
witnesses: Amico Carlini and Mary Ricci
I didn't note any deaths with your family name. So there is Emma's family name - Fraterelli - if you didn't have that before. Looks like there were at least two daughters - Teresa and Helen - and one son - Anthony.
I realized that Helen and Emiddio diTella already appeared on my Dawson Graphical Tree Part 2 - but I had her family name spelled wrong. You probably saw from that tree where Enola fits into the family tree of Amico Carlini and Maria Ricci.
When I was in Dawson and Raton a couple of years ago, I took a bunch of photos in the cemeteries but after looking through them, I did not find one of Enola.
On my Dawson web page, there is a list of everyone buried in the Dawson cemetery but no Fraterelli's or Massaroni's.
I don't know of a listing of people buried at the Mt. Calvery Cemetery in Raton. There are films from St. Patrick (films 16882/16883) Catholic Church in Raton. I had looked through those films but I did not note any Massaroni (but I wasn't looking for that name). There were many records of the family of Amico Carlini and Maria Ricci.
I checked the Ellis Island data base for Emma Fratarelli. I found three records for her:
Emma Frattgrelli Jun 11, 1905, 29 years old, going to husband in Dawson *** This entry is crossed out ***
Emma Frattarelli Jun 28, 1905, 29 years old, going to husband Luigi Massario, Dawson, NM *** This entry is crossed out ***
Emma Fratarella Jul 03, 1905, 29 years old, going to husband Luigio Massari, in New Mexico.
Two of the entries are crossed out so she finally sailed on 3 Jul 1905. At age 29y in 1905, she was born about 1876.
The spellings of the last name are all different.
--- Fratarelli gets 7 hits in the index
--- Fratarella gets 1 hits in the index
--- Fraterelli gets 1 hit in the index
--- Fraterella gets 0 hits in the index
So based on this, I'm guessing that the correct spelling is the first - Fratarelli.
If you want to find out about the Fairmont Cemetery in Raton, contact the library there as a first try.
Here are a few documents that I found on ancestry.com:
-- 1910 census sheet for Luigi and Emma and 1 child - Dawson, NM.
-- 1920 census sheet for Luigi, Emma, and 6 children in Dawson.
-- 1930 census sheet for Luigi and 4 children in Dawson. They lived two doors away from Domenico and Maria diLorenzo
-- Luigi's WWI Draft Registration. Shows his date of birth as 10 Oct 1873.
To try to get a death certificate for your great grandmother, go to this web site:
Fill out the form as best as you can with the estimated year of death, send it in and see what happens.
Let me know if you want copies of any of these censussheets. I'll email them to you.
So there are a few pieces of info. I'll be happy to share whatever I have.
Jennifer Helen Ercul, Jun 2005:
"Here is the wedding photo of my grandmother Helen Massaroni (Massarone)and her first husband Emiddio (Emmiddio) DiTella/DiTello. The marriage license lists his birth information as born in Naples, Italy on 16 March 1891. They were married 21 July 1929 in Colfax County. She was 20 yrs old and he is listed as 37 yrs old. I am pretty sure they lived in Portland, CO because of the Portland cement plant."
Mark's note: I've traced the family tree for Emiddio diTella and his line and mine do not intersect back to about 1750. Emidio's father was Cristinziano (married Filomena Colavecchio), his grandfather was Emiddio (married Daria Errica Colaianni) and his great grandfather was Giuseppe (who married Rosa Frazzino). Look at my Dawson Graphical Tree Part 2 for details.
I found Emiddio, Helen and 5 children in the 1930 census (children James, Florence, Viola, Stella and Antonio). The name was spelled "Ditello". They were in Portland, CO. Emiddio was 37y and Helen was 21y. Emiddio was first married at 20y which must have been his first wife (before Helen). I don't know his first wife's name.
Security Death Index:
Name: Emmiddio Ditello
Born: 16 Mar 1891
Died: Feb 1942
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (Before 1951 )
|From: "Angelo Bergamo" <georgenellencomcast.net>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 13:15:04 -0600
I received your e-mail, glad to hear from you. My name is Angelo Bergamo. I just read through your web site and it was very interesting to me. I recall the names of Calorosa, Brozovich, Arcangeli, Palumbo, Carlini, Di Lorenzo, Cericola, Gatti and Beale as just a few of the names I read. I remember Babe Carlini don't know if this was your relation, and a man called Stach Palumbo. There was a family named DiLorenzo (Pat, Louie, Dominic, Silver and Millie) who lived next door to my aunt Helen Cherubini in number 7 camp. I went to school with Louie I think. We have seen Margie Brozovich who is married to Pat Di Lorenzo. She is in real estate and sold my mother in laws house for us. My uncle Carlo Jaterka used to go fishing a lot with one of the Cericola boys, Freddie I think (he also dated my cousin Angie Cherubini).
My uncle Carlo's picture is on the cover of the Coal Town, Last Car Dumped. He is in the second row, second from the right. The boy who got hit by lightning playing ball, I heard about from my friend (deceased) John Eskra, who played in the same game. It was interesting reading the Dawson news on your web site. Names such as Remigio Yob who lived just up the street, Ricardo Bergamo a distant cousin of my father, an Joe Gherardi who is the father of my aunt who lives in Eagle Nest, NM.
I have a few of my pictures on Chuck Speed's web site. One of my father working in the mine. We lived directly across from the Catholic church. There is a picture of me in my First Communion garb that Father Joseph made us wear. The picture you were asking me about of the miner's competition is a picture I have that is small. I do not have a high resolution picture. Like you, I recognize several people in the photo. My father Arcangelo Bergamo is in the back row, I believe 4th from the right., in the white shirt. This picture is also on Chuck's web site. I sent Chuck most of the pictures he has on the web. Happy to hear from you. Maybe we will connect at the Dawson picnic, which I plan to attend this year.
Please stay in contact. Sincerely, Angelo
Sorry that this emal is so delayed. My wife and I were in Salt Lake City visiting her daughter.
I met two of the daughters of Remigio Yob at the last Dawson reunion. I really enjoy seeing these old photos. I hope I can meet you at the reunion this year. I will be there along with a cousin who is travelling from Italy. What town in Italy was your family from?
|From: "Angelo Bergamo" <georgenellencomcast.net>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 17:44:33 -0600
Mark...glad to hear from you...yes I hope to meet you at the picnic. My dad was from Nanno Italy. You mentioned the Yobs', I went to school with Alma. She is probably one of the girls you met. keep in touch angelo
|Name||Date Arrived in US||Age||Town in Italy||Notes|
||11 Jun 1907||30y
||Brother Onorado or Onorato, Box 186
|Lucia Gioioso||17 Mar 1914||24y
||Brother Michele, mother in SPA -
||28 Feb 1912
father in SPA - Giuseppe (Mark's note: my granduncle who settled in
||28 Feb 1912
||Brother Fiorindo, previously in US
wife in SPA - Maria (There are several Fraini in the Ellis Island
records from SPA. Many went to CT.) This is Fulviano Michele (born 8
May 1890). He was also known as Mike.
||28 Feb 1912
||Brother-in-law Gemmaro Frazzini,
father in SPA -
||21 Oct 1911
||father in SPA - Amico
||15 Feb 1912
||Brother Pasquale, father in SPA -
||31 Jan 1910
||Wife Flora Iabella in SPA. Going to
Domenico Frazzini at a street address in Dawson.
||16 May 1913
||Brother-in-law Vincenzo diLorenzo,
Dawson, NM. "dead right eye", wife in SPA - Liberta diIullo
|Giovanni Ricci||2 Mar 1913
||Brother-in-law Antonio Frazzini,
(?) st. Denver, Colo, wife in SPA - Enrichetta Gatti. (I'm not sure if
there is a Dawson connection here - is Giovanni related to Michele
Ricci and Maria Ricci? Is this the Tony
Frazzini in the 1910 census in
Mesabe, MN? We also find that Tony Frazzini in the 1920 census in
||2 Dec 1920
||Godfather Urbino Capone, Box 861
NM, wife in SPA - Modesta (Mark's note: Urbino Capone was the brother
of Maria Capone who married Domenico Palumbo)
|Esterina Quaranta Frazzini
||4 Nov 1911
in SPA, Serafina diCianno.
3 children, Rosa 4y, Solino (?) 2y, and Giovanni 9m. Going to
Girolamo Frazzini, Box 612, Dawson. She was known in the US as Ester
Forty. Traveled with Silvino diLorenzo (he is on the previous page of
Another arrival in 1906 shows her 18y and single, traveling with
sister Modestina going to Trinidad, CO.
||4 Nov 1911
||Wife in SPA, Modestina Quaranta.
Brother-in-law Girolamo Frazzini. Travelled with Esterina Quaranta
||4 Nov 1911
||wife in SPA - Filippina Cacuto (?). Going to cousin Girolamo Frazzini. Travelled with above two families.|
|Luigi Frazzini||29 Mar 1911||37y||SPA||wife in SPA - Flora, going to Dawson, NM, to brother-in-law Amico Gatti|
|Pietro Paolo Musilli||29 Mar 1911||18y||SPA||Farm Laborer, father in
SPA - Giovanni. going to Dawson, NM, to friend Giuliano
d'Achille (Giuliano shown arriving from SPA on 8 Mar 1900, 18y going to
Domenico Carlini, can 't read the town in Colorado. Travelled with
Pietro Carlini brother of Domenico Carlini.)
||7 May 1907
||Married, mason, going to brother
diTella, previously in the US from 1897 to 1906
||10 Apr 1913
||mother in SPA - ...ura Labate, with
to husband Odorino Gatti. Line was crossed out.
||10 Apr 1913
||father in SPA - Vincent. To husband Ermino Gatti. Line was crossed out. Film 1448676 Nati 1894.|
||15 Feb 1910
||Married, going to
diSanza, box 241
||15 Feb 1910
||single, father in SPA - Sabatino,
going to uncle
Sabatino diSanza, box 241
||15 Feb 1910
||single, going to friend Sabatino
diSanza, box 241
|Sabatino Colaizzo||22 May 1920||46y||?||married. US Citizen, naturalized 5
Jun 1900 in
Colorado, address: Box 1006 Dawson
|Name||Date Arrived in US||Age||Town in Italy||Notes|
|26 Jun 1911||30y
29 Sep 1880
||Wife in SPA, Esterina.
Previously in US 1900-1911
Going to Dawson, NM, cousin Domenico Palumbo
|Concetta Frazzini||11 Dec 1914||19y||SPA||Father in SPA, Vincenzo
Traveled with son Primiano, 1y.
Going to husband, Erminio Gatti, in Dawson, NM
|Oliveta Iannacchione / son Rinaldo diMartino||23 Dec 1919||24y / 4y||SPA||going to husband/father Filomeno diMartino in Dawson. Brother in SPA: Silvestro Iannacchione|
|Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2008 18:07:54 -0800 (PST)
From: Debbie Stokke <lucky_lady98223yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Gatti
I have found alot of info on that site and I am currently going thru the 1852 and 1869 SPA records and have alot of stuff, I see not much has been done on the Gatti family and have found some errors on the tree, for example it has Carmina Filomena Vacciano as the daughter of Raffaele, but according to the 1852 record, she is the daughter of Emiddio Vacciano and Mary Rosa Cioffi, I will try to create a web page for my direct Gatti line, I'm enclosing a picture for you of Erminio Vincenzo Gatti and Concetta Frazzini and their children.
From left to right:
Top row - Erminio Gatti, and Wife Concetta Frazzini and Primiano (Primo) Gatti
Bottom row - Fredinando (Fred), John, Vincenzo (James, Jimmy) , Joseph P, Gaitano (Guy) - nicknamed Shadow. and Mary Eva.
grandmother, Maria Ricci (b. Aug
24, 1890 in San Pietro Avellana,Campobasso, Italy. Married Amico
Carlini from same place, both immigrated to New York (1913) then to
Dawson, NM. Amico Carlini, son of Raffaele Calrini (no dates) and
Elizabetta Seetefrate (no dates). Maria Ricci has daugther, Maria
Carlini who marries a Carmen Frazzini (again no dates, but all families
from San Pietro Avellana. Parents of Maria Ricci, Gaetano Ricci and
wife Rosanna Colaizzi (no dates). Would be happy to share detailed
descendants chart. Would like information on possible connecting
families and dates.
My grandfather was John Alvin Ricci, born and raised in Lorain, Ohio. His father was Amico Floro Ricci, s/o Gaetano Ricci. John's sister, my aunt Natalie Blaine (Ricci) told me we have relatives in New Mexico. I'm trying to find a map online that shows San Pietro Avellana but can't find one. I'd also like to try and find our relatives in Italy. Hope to hear from you!
Gaetano Ricci is my g-g-grandfather. I saw the connection in the Dorcy GEDCOM and it is the same family. Amico is my g-grandfather. I was raised in Lorain, Ohio. His wife was Lucy Gallio, originally from Freedom, Pennsylvania. I knew we had Ricci relatives in New Mexico, my aunt keeps in touch with them still, I think. I really like your Dawson site. Any questions or comments please email me. I am always looking for info and history on the Ricci's and related families.Hope to hear from you. Thanks.
P.S. I think my mother even has a picture of Gaetano and Rosanna. I will find out.
| Obituary Daily Times:
HUNTER, Dorothy Carlini "Dot" ( ); 75; Los Alamos NM; Albuquerque J; 1999-5-25; retftrdoc
|I received this email in Jan of 2006
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 08:38:59 -0600
From: Walt and Rosann <wallyrangebroadband.com>
Subject: Dawson NM
Because of the recent coal mine explosion in Pa. I was called to mind the mine explosion in Dawson, NM in 1923. My grandfather was killed in that disaster his name was Joseph Maracchini husband to Clara Maracchini. There were 11 children 3 died when they were either born or soon after. Nine who I call to mind are Maria Lemoncelli later married a Fiori, Rose who married Alipio Panichi, Peirina who married Joseph Scipioni, Angelo Maracchini, Vera who married Alex Knudsen, Joseph Maracchini, and Louise who married Andrew Selvo. Louise is still alive and living in Hibbing, Mn.
Rose was my mother born in 1904 and died in 2002. I recall her telling me of a man that lived with her and her aunt Rose Viora in Hibbing, mn. they called him uncle Tom and I think his last name was Cellini. She said that one day he just left here and no one every heard from him again. He traveled here from Dawson. Rose and her family would travel to Dawson in the winter to work in the coal mines and then would come to Hibbing to work in the Iron mines in the summer. The Maracchini has a boarding house in Dawson.
I thought you would like to know about the Thomas Cellini and I was also wondering if you know of him. I would like to go to the Dawson reunion this year.
Thank you, Roseann Rutar
Ester Forty is Esterina Quaranta. James Frazzini is Giacomo Frazzini. The family appears on my Graphical Tree Part 4.
|1900 matrimonio Carmine Antonio Frazzini and Maria Antonia Carlini|
|1904 matrimonio Domenicantonio diLorenzo and Maria Colaianni|
|1905 matrimonio Giuseppe diLorenzo and Loreta della Croce|
|1905 matrimonio Carmen Carlini and Carmina diTella|
|From: "Gina Norstedt" <ginaconfigmd.com>
Subject: Dawson NM Web Page
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 22:30:27 -0400
While doing some research on my great grandfather's death, I came across your wonderful website. You have him listed as Killo Gatti. His name
should be Gotti & we are certain that Killo was a nickname, but we have no idea what his given name was.
My grandmother never remembered her father, her parents divorced when she was young. While going through some papers that she kept, we saw a
reference to the mine explosion that killed him in Dawson, NM. My mother & I are certain that he is the same person listed on your site. The only other
thing we know about him is that after his death, his 2 children received an insurance payment & their mother purchased a house for them in Kansas
where they were living. I don't believe he was buried in the cemetery at Dawson as my grandmother always said that they never recovered his body from the mine. He was from Bergamo, Italy and is probably not related to the Gattis in your family tree. I'm fairly new to genealogical research & haven't looked for any records of him in Italy yet.
Thanks for posting this so I know I'm on the right track. Trying to find anything about this man or his family is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
Gina Wiley Norstedt
PS I smiled when I saw that you are living in Fallbrook, CA. This same grandmother had a small avocado farm in Fallbrook all my life. I have very fond memories of the area & all the avocados I could eat. It is a small world! J
|Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 11:45:26 -0500
From: Virginia Crilley <varcsixhot.rr.com>
Subject: Dawson NM
Thanks so much for your wonderful Dawson NM pages.
The family of my husband's stepmother lived there and were miners. One son was killed by the militia in 1927 and another son was injured in an accident.
Injured (Nov 11, 1920) in Dawson Coal Mine - broken back. Never able to move around or walk again. Buried in Dawson. Dec 14, 1926 Dawson.
I'm trying to locate information about the militia and the mine strike in 1927 ---
I don't know if there were tombstones for either of them.
One of my problems is that they were Hungarians, and went by several names: Istenes, Eastenes, Estenes and even some changed their name to Smith / Schmidt.
Thanks to your work, I can have a visual feeling of what the area looks like today. You've inspired me to try to find out more details in the public records.
Dawson News 16 Dec 1926
email : email@example.com
If you can help with the expenses to develop this web site: