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Charles Edgar SCOTTI & Dolores Lela May (CAMPBELL) SCOTTI, after 1930
Posted by: Janice Fenter (ID *****7098) Date: October 21, 2006 at 14:20:03
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I'm looking for information on Charles Edgar SCOTTI of Walnut Creek and or Concord, Contra County, Califonria, around the years of 1931-1950, his family and marriage(s). I've found "SCOTTI" sometimes listed as SCOTT on documents. Mr. Scotti married my aunt. The bride's "birth name" was Lela May CAMPBELL, born in Washington. They may have married in Contra Costa County, San Francisco County, Alameda County or one of the other surrounding counties.

My aunt changed her name to "Dolores Lela" sometime after the 1930 Census, where I found her listed as Lela May CAMPBELL, single, age 19, living with her mother, Arlene, in Oregon. She may have been married prior to her marriage to Mr. SCOTTI. (Her death certificate listed her as Dolores Lelo Scotti.) Charles was called Ed, or Eddie, by family and friends. I've been told he raised German Shepherds, possibly as a hobby, and may have worked on the docks or in the shipping industry. My aunt worked as a civilian stenographer for the Benicia Arsenal, just about 3 months before her death.

My aunt was killed in Contra Costa County, California, 27 October 1942. She and Eddie were living in the Concord (Walnut Creek) area at the time she was killed by a motorist. At the time of my aunt's death, she was age 31 and Eddie was 48. I have the newspaper articles published about her death, but it didn't list when and where she and Eddie were married.

I would like to find the date and place for the marriage of this couple. Eddie was 17 years older than my aunt, therefore, I'd also like to find out if he was married prior to marrying my aunt. I was told Eddie and my aunt didn't have any children. If he was previously married, did he have any children and are there any of his kin still living with whom I might make contact? I haven't been able to locate Charles Edgar Scotti in census records from 1900-1930, or the California Death Index.

Other questions I have: Where and when did Eddie die? Who were his parents and siblings? Was he born in America or did his family come from France or Italy? What was his occupation and where did he work?

Any help anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated.


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