Friday, March 13, 2009

Olcese Family

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Margaret (Margherita) Olcese (née Camiccione in Borgonovo, Italy, 1840) , with her grandchildren. I believe this photo was taken either at Thanksgiving or Christmas in 1904, at the ranch in San Leandro, California.

My grandmother is the baby, Marguerite (Stoakes). Her siblings in this photo are Frank, Lester, Ethel, and Billy (Milton).

Margherita Camiccione came to California in either 1856 or 1857 (at the age of 17 or so). More information regarding Margaret Olcese (and her six sisters) can be found in the book, The Seven Sisters, by Mary Grace Paquette.

2 comments:

brigitte germain said...

Quelle chance d'avoir ces vieilles photos et merci de les partager avec nous.

brigitte germain said...

Quelle chance d'avoir ces vieilles photos et merci de les partager avec nous.