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Oliver & Ada Shaw - 1916 - Kingwood, WV

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Re: Oliver & Ada Shaw - 1916 - Kingwood, WV

Posted: 1250548795000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1250625004000
Surnames: Monfrino, Pisacreta, Martini, Durandetto, Mollar
In the photo of the three little girls, the one on the right is my mother's sister, Felice Monfrino. She died at the age of 4-1/2 in September 1937, so this is obviously sometime around 1936. As for the other two girls, I have no idea (and no one in our family does either.)
The woman on the porch I thought was my g. g. grandmother, Maria Pallanca Monfrino Pisacreta, but she would be 30 years older than the woman on the left in the yard, so perhaps not. (The woman on the left was born in 1893, and Anna Boccacino Durandetti was born in 1879, so...)
Info on Durandetti's.
Catherine Martin/Martini was born in Settimo Torinese (near Torino/Turin) in 1870. She married Giuseppe (Joseph) Domenico Durandetto in San Giorio (near the Val di Susa, also near Torino) in 1885. He was born in 1860 in San Giorio. They had 9 children, all girls, the first two born in France. (I'm assuming on their way from Italy to Le Havre to sail to the US.) Joseph supposedly came in December 1889 (I cannot find him on a ship's manifest). His wife and two daughters followed in August 1890 (and I did find them, the first daughter having a COMPLETELY different name.) Joseph was a stonecutter, but probably worked the mines. As you can tell from the picture, he's very aged, yet he's only 56! Catherine died in 1906 at the age of 36 from Tuberculosis, in Elk County, PA. She left most of the girls (only one or two had been married)to the care of the eldest. The youngest was 3-1/2! The family roamed from Cambria,to Clearfield, to Elk, to Allegheny Counties in PA., then to WV (where they were in 1916 in Kingwood.) Joseph died in 1918 in Baltimore, at the home of daughter #3 Mary. Sometime between 1906 and the 1910 census, Joseph remarried. The census says Emma or Anna, I can't tell. But I can't find the marriage certificate. The marriage didn't last. (Family lore is she treated her own children better than his...)There is another Durandetto family in the PA area and I've been in touch with the family historian, but we haven't been able to link the two families yet.
I'm wondering if the woman who's hand Jennie Mollar is holding is Margaret Mollar? (I think that's the mother's name - I found them in the 1910 census in Kingwood.)
I'd love to know who the cousin is, because if they have the photo, they're most likely related to me, so I wonder where our link is? :-)
Who is the child/woman next to Oliver in the photo?
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