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Re: Seraphine Graffagnino and Russell Gerace
Posted by: Alexa (ID *****1550) Date: July 24, 2013 at 09:16:37
In Reply to: Re: Seraphine Graffagnino and Russell Gerace by Jerri Strombeck of 18896

Here are a few notes and name corrections for this family:

1920 census, Plaquemine, Iberville, Louisiana
Russell Gerace 34 imm 1887 nat 1914
Serathine Gerace 31 imm 1900 - Seraphine
Mary Gerace               11
Consuella Gerace        7 - Concetta
Annie Gerace               6
Long Gerace               4 - Leona
Jack Gerace               2 - Jacob
Dake Rafaner               57 - Jake Graffagnino
Mary Rafaner        57 - Mary Graffagnino

1930 census, Plaquemine, Iberville, Louisiana
Russell Gerace        45 imm 1888
Seraphine Gerace       41
Mary Gerace               21
Cahutta Gerace        18 - Concetta
Annie Gerace               16
Tony Gerace               14
Jake Gerace               12 - Jacob Joseph “Jake”
Russell Gerace        10 - Russell John - twin
John Gerace               10 - Joseph Raymond - twin *
Leona Gerace        8
Sam Gerace               7 - Samuel Leonard
Seraphine Gerace        5
Elizabeth Gerace        3 [3 1/12]
J A Gerace               1 [1 7/12] - James A

Joseph Raymond, twin of Russell John, was the State Secretary of Labor in the Louisiana Department of Labor from 1975. He was appointed by Governor Edwin Edwards and stayed in the position for many years and was quite successful. He served in World War II and later served in the 4225th Logistic Command of the U. S. Army reserves, rising to the rank of Colonel in 1971. When the M*A*S*H movie premiered and the television series ended, articles were written about Joseph's experiences in similar MASH units during the wars.

My formatting got all messed up and I can't fix it. I hope you can figure it out. So sorry.

If anyone needs more information on this family, you may contact me.

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