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This is my grandma, Veronica Kaszycki, holding my as a 18-month old baby at Misquamicut Beach in Rhode Island in August 1968.
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Veronica M Kaszycki
Oct 31, 1905 - Sep 7, 1990
Berlin, CT
A photo of Kenneth R. (Straczek) Noble
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Kenneth R. (Straczek) Noble
Nov 17, 1934 - Feb 3, 2016
A photo of Catherine “Kate” Lahiff who was born in 1866 on board a ship that was in Australian waters, hence she always referred to herself as Australian but she was very much Irish. In her lifetime she traveled to Australia as a domestic servant, lived in Providence, Rhode Island as a helper to her aunt Honora Lahiff McMahon, and married Henry Stone of England settling in New York for the remainder of her life. She and her husband continued to travel making three trips abroad to England and France. They had four children including Cecil McClintock Stone, John Henry Stone, Charlotte Agnes Stone (Taylor) and Cyril Granville Stone. Her sorrow included losing John Henry at 18 months to meningitis and losing her oldest son Cecil when he disappeared in 1928. He was never heard from again. Some described her as somewhat cold and unloving but her childhood left little time for nurturing and she learned to deal with life in a matter of fact way. She did adore Cecil and had high hopes for him. She encouraged his musical talents and he was often featured in local talent shows. Her husband Henry was a keen business man and she never again experienced the poverty of her youth.
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Catherine Elizabeth (Lahiff) Stone
Nov 24, 1866 - Apr 15, 1943
John Lahiff was a peasant Herder taking care of cattle in the Burren of County Clare most of his life. In 1873, he came to America with his mother and four young children entering through Castle Garden. He returned to Ireland minus one son who died in Providence, Rhode Island but having gained a baby daughter there as well. They returned to the Burren and continued to have children. In his late 50’s he again attempted to relocate his family to America, entering through Ellis Island in 1889. This time they remained in Newport, Rhode Island near his sisters Margaret and Honora. He lived out the remainder of his life there and died in 1919 never knowing his grandchildren would make great accomplishments as business people, Tavern owners, and even Broadway stars with one becoming the first to sing and dance in a talkie movie.
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John Lahiff
1843 - May 1, 1919
Newport, RI, United States
A photo of Maria "Helen" E (Lamantia) Pannozzi
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Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi
Jan 17, 1915 - Apr 26, 1993
Providence, RI
A photo of Maria "Helen" E (Lamantia) Pannozzi
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Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi
Jan 17, 1915 - Apr 26, 1993
Providence, RI
I’ve “rescued” an old photograph of Eddie C. BURLINGAM which was taken at the J. W. Bruce Studio in Providence, RI. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1870’s or 1880’s with Eddie noted as 2 years old when the photograph was taken. I’m hoping to locate someone from Eddie’s family so that this precious old photograph can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley
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A photo of Anna Lamantia taken in Providence, Rhode Island, early 1920's
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Anna Lamantia
Mar 3, 1903 - Sep 9, 1968
cranston, ri, us
A photo of an unknown woman, taken in RI - Possibly a Daigle or Benoit. Photo Album was owned by Elizabeth Daigle Benoit.
A photo of Carmella Corso Russo (1851-1940) taken in front of her Apt. on Europa St., Federal Hill, Providence, Rhode Island, around 1938.
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A photo of Agostino Marfisi at about age 5. To his left is his mother Anna Matracia Marfisi and to his right are cousins Providenzia Russo Lamantia (1888-1933) and her daughter Anna Lamantia (1903-1968); Taken at Crescent Park Amusement Park, E. Providence, R.I., summer 1915
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Agostino Marfisi
Born: around 1910
Rhode Island, United States
A photo of Susie (L), Helen (R) and Jessie (F) Choate Susan Parker Choate Stebbins (1865 - 1943) Helen Baker Choate (1868 - 1958) Jeannette "Jessie" Hunter Choate (1871 - 1941)
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A photo of Helen Baker Choate at Apponaug, RI http://www.warwickhistory.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=43&Itemid=96 Apponaug is a neighborhood in central Warwick, Rhode Island, situated on Apponaug Cove, a tributary to Greenwich Bay and nearby Narragansett Bay. The name Apponaug is a derivation of the Narragansett Indian word for "place of oysters". Wikipedia
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Helen Baker Choate
1868 - 1958
A photo of my Great Aunt, Ann C Zielinski Greene, is in the center of this photo. @ 1940. Possibly Watch Hill or Newport RI. Need help identifying her friends and location.
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A photo of (center woman) Providenza Lucy Lamantia (1888-1933); To Her Right, Daughter Anna Lamantia (1903-1968). The boy is Sal Marfisi 1905-2000 who later served in France in World War 2.
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A photo of Joseph "Jose" Garnetto and wife Ella Garnetto
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Joseph Garnetto
Jan 12, 1924 - February 1973
A photo of the Ciaccia brothers: (L-R) Louis - Age 6, Albert - Age 3 and Armand Ciaccia - Age 4. Sons of Giovanni and Maria (Pagano) Ciaccia of Providence, RI.
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Albert M. Ciaccia
Born: 1915
A photo of the wedding day of Albert and Grace (Arena) Ciaccia. (L-R) Bride's parent's - Dominic and Josephine (Silipigni) Arena; Grace (Arena) and Albert M. Ciaccia.
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Albert M. Ciaccia
Born: 1915
A photo of Domenic and Josephine Arena's Marriage: My grandparent's wedding day, Sep 19, 1915. Married at St. Ann's Church in Providence, RI. (L-R) Domenic Arena, Josephine (Silipigni) Arena, his Best Man, Corrato Silipigni and her Maid of Honor, Santa Trifirio. All were born in the Province of Messina, Sicily and came to America prior to 1905.
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Domenic Arena
Dec 24, 1889 - Apr 16, 1969
A photo of Anthony Lamantia taken in Providence around 1925
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Anthony Lamantia
Jan 7, 1905 - Dec 17, 1927
A photo of Glenn Lauriston Smith, son of Lauriston and Ruth Smith
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A photo of Charles William Smith, son of Rachel Minerva Smith
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A photo of Gilbert Heroux at about 4 and Victor Heroux about 5 years old. In our sand box at Black Rock. New summer haircut. Pic taken sometime 1950-52.
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My Great Grandfather Leo Nutini 1901-1992
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Leo Nutini
Born: 1901
A photo of Ada (Mazzucchelli) Nutini and Egisto Nutini, Brother and Sister
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A photo of Domenico Pezzullo (Thomas John) - Late teens, early 20s- per his son Thomas.
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Armando Alphonse Colaluca and Elsie Jordan: Mom and Dad at their first wedding in 1941.
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Elsie (Jordan)Colaluca
Feb 18, 1920 - Sep 5, 2009
Rumford, RI
This picture was taken sometime during the 1920's in Hopkinton, Rhode Island. Isaac is my great great grandfather and he was a widower at the time of picture {his wife's name was Mary E. Coon}. His children from left to right: Crawford Alexander Partelo (my great grandfather), Isaac Clark Partelo, Phoebe Esther Partelo Palmer, Franklin Ellsworth Partelo, George Frederick Partelo and Sarah Edwards Partelo Chappell.
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Last photo ever taken of him before he was taken from us.
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Kenneth D St Pierre
Jun 30, 1971 - Jan 9, 1997
Maria Elena Pannozzi (aka Helen Pannozzi): Taken at Loring Studios, Providence, in 1938, at about the time she married James Pannozzi
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Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi
Jan 17, 1915 - Apr 26, 1993
Providence, RI
Blanchard family 1900's Woonsocket Rhode Island: Narcisse Blanchard, b1838 d 1909, Center figure. Adrien Blanchard, b 1853 d 1937, Far Left. Others unknown.
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Narcisse Blanchard
1838 - 1909
Center, Margaret A. Santurri (nee Pesaturo) at St. Matthew's Church in Cranston, Rhode Island in 1940. Rear -> Michael Pesaturo, her father Front -> Minnie Pesaturo her sister Taken at St. Matthew's church, Elmwood Ave. Cranston, 1940
Great grandmother Margaret (McConnell) Lewis with 3 of her great grandsons (David, Don, & Jack) circa 1942 in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Margaret was b. 1861 at Old Cumnock AYR, the dau of James.
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My grandparents, Julia, baby Leo, and Solomon David Maloff in Rhode Island in 1904. Julia was from Lebanon, and was only 13 when she married my grandpa from Syria. He was 29.
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A photo of Manuel J. Goncalves with Steven Goncalves taken in 1994 in Pawtucket Rhode Island.
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Manuel John Goncalves
Nov 12, 1912 - Aug 21, 1996
Pawtucket, RI, United States
A photo of James and Jemima McKenzie of Westerly, Rhode Island, taken circa 1927.
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Jemima Marr McKenzie
Born: Aug 6, 1853
My mother and 5 of her brothers and sisters in Providence, Rhode Island in 1984. Pictured: John Donahue, Joseph Donahue, Francis "Frank" Donahue, Elizabeth Marie (Donahue) Scalese, Florence Margaret (Donahue) Mezzini, and Jesse Mae (Donahue) DiBattista.
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Charles Marcotte, Delima (Dubois) Marcotte, Roger C, Marcotte, and Roland G. Marcotte. The Marcotte family of Rhode Island in 1944.
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Delima (Dubois) Marcotte
Born: Mar 1, 1895
The obituary of Roland G. Marcotte of Newport, Rhode Island. He was born in 1923 and died in 1999.
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Roland G. Marcotte
Mar 20, 1923 - Apr 5, 1999
Newport, RI
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