03/14/01 at 4:42 PM
Subject: Gentile family in Boston or Philadelphia
I am looking for any information on a Tommaso Gentile who may have had family in the Boston or Philadelphia area. Story goes that Tommaso left his wife and family in Ortona (a Mare) in Abruzzo to come to work here in America. They received one or two letters from him and then nothing...leaving the family in Italy to fend for themselves. There is no information on Tommas since leaving Ortona except that is was between 1920 and 1940 and for some reason the family believes he was either in Boston or Philadelphia. Any suggestion on where I might search (here in the US) for information?