Hello, How very kind of you all to help us with this quest to determine our great grandparents identity. I am Rays sister Mary and from what you have given us with our grandfathers marriage certificate from Michigan I think we are safe in saying we know these grandparents to be Joseph GIUSEPPE Mother's Name: Alawchi ALACCHI Here are the childrens names I have: Anthony 1888 Ralph 21 May 1890 - Vallelunga-pratameno, Italy Raymond Loretta I was told she remained in Italy, Vallelunga Josephine also remained in Italy Sarah 1901 Sarah who married Rocco DeGrazia
Birth record of Loreta Spoto INDEX#177 1905 Nov 19th in town of Vallelunga birth of Loreta Spoto daughter of Giuseppe Spoto age 55 and Loreta Alacchi (This strange is it possible Rosaria died and Giuseppe married her sister Loreta or just her name was Rosaria Loreta Alacchi
Birth of Rosalino Spoto (Ralph Spoto according to your dates) INDEX#110 1890 May 21 born birth recorded on the 22nd in town of Vallelunga birth of Rosalino Spoto son of Giuseppe Spoto age 36 and Loreta Alacchi CLICK ON IMAGE KEEP CLICKING TO ENLARGE
my goodness this is such amazing information to find here in your forum. We can not thank you enough. Much of what you have given me as documentation backs up the family oral information. My great uncle Ralph has used his name of Ralph(Rosalino)on a few documents in the USA. I always heard my ggrandfather was Joseph or Michael and his wife was Rosa.. With your information much of this is true and I would guess people sometimes used middle names instead of first names, this makes it confusing. I did not find death certificates in America and assumed they went back to Italy. I will try and digest all you have given me and let you know what else makes sense regardless, you have been most kind to give of your time and talents!
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Raymond Louis Spoto Name:Raymond Louis Spoto Birth Date:16 Mar 1896 Birth Place:Sicily Residence:Chicago, Illinois Race:White
Birth record of Rosario Spoto (Raymond Spoto) INDEX#71 1890 March 16th in town of Vallelunga birth of Rosario Spoto son of Giuseppe Spoto age 42 and Loreta D'Alacchi age 31 CLICK ON IMAGE KEEP CLICKING TO ENLARGE
Looks like on Ralph's it shows Spoto as Spotto which could be a mistake. Just like Giuseppi's name is Anthony Giuseppi from what we have found. So on most of the documents in Italy they show his middle name. They do this a lot in Italy it seems makes it harder to look up. This is why When you say Loreta could be a middle name as well.
Death record of your great great grandfather Antonio Spoto INDEX#7 1909 Jan 13th in town of Vallelunga death of Antonio Spoto age 99(1810) son of Fortunato Spoto and Maria Giuseppa Cammarata widower to Nicoletta Mule'
I have tried to put in order what you all have provided and totally confused at the Index 7 above. The one that talks about Cammarata "widower".......what is all that whose who? This one is very confusing.