I am one of the many Italian Drinkwater's living in the Boston area. I know that my Great Grandfather's name was Sylvester and he resided in the North end of Boston. Supposedly he came from Bari. I am looking for any information on him or family that still lives in Italy.
Thanks in advance for any info.
Was your great grandfather a carpenter? Was his wife's name Amelia or something similar? Was his year of birth about 1859? Were these his children? Frank. George, Lena, Rose, Mollie, Sylvester, Jr.?
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Manjestic wrote:Gary, any relation to the perennial fan behind home plate at Fenway Park, Dennis Drinkwater? The owner of Giant Glass, by the way.
Yes, no, maybe! I have communicated with him a few times over the past few years and he originally denied any relation. On one of our last chats, I mentioned some names that I heard over the years, it was Louis the Barber that solidified our connection. I guess when I join him for a game, I will then be one of the family. I'm not holding my breath!
I'm working on getting Sylvesters wife name. Hopefully soon. Thanks for your help
Biff83 wrote:Gary, Was your great grandfather a carpenter? Was his wife's name Amelia or something similar? Was his year of birth about 1859? Were these his children? Frank. George, Lena, Rose, Mollie, Sylvester, Jr.?
I found out that Sylvester's wife was indeed Amielia Pizzano, maybe Emilia. Sylvester was a marble worker. George, my granfather was born in 1894. Still trying to track down more info to help with this search for our Italian roots. Thanks for all your help!
My great-great-grandfather's name was Frederico Bevilacqua, born 1860 in Montemiletto. He had 5 children I know of: Josephine, Raffaele, Savino, Linda, and Anthony. two of Raffaele's sons, Fred and Lawrence, changed their name to Drinkwater They grew up in the Boston area. Let me know if there's any connection.