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Posted by Linda on 10/12/03 at 6:25 AM

Subject:   family

In Reply to: seeking for Suriani,Menna,Rucci posted by Liliana S. Suriani on 10/11/03 at 7:37 PM:

I know very little of my grandmother.
She went by Frances M. but I believe her real name was Maria Francesca. The only document I have is her SS# application, where the name is Siriani. I often wondered when she came here if they spelled it wrong on arrival and she never changed it.
Here's what I do know -
Her father was Paul and her mother was Filomena Iarussi.
Siblings - Joseph, Andre, Michelene, Gene
Concetto, Anna and Emilia
I believe only Emilia came to the USA. Emilia came with a friend. My grandmother came with an Uncle (who may have been a dr.) and possibly came in through Philadelphia. I do know my grandmothe was 18 when she came here. ~1916 or so.
Anything sound familiar?
Anyway - thank you for responding. Oh, one other thing. My grandmother often said she grew up by the Sea in what she called a castle!
Linda


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