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Pasquale Gracia
Posted by: randy gillenwater (ID *****5862) Date: March 26, 2010 at 12:15:13
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My great grandfather on mother's side. He was born,we think, in Madrid,Spain 5/17/1900. His parents were Ramon Gracia and Esperanto Montana Gracia.His brothers name were William and Albert. Pasquale died 4/27/26 as a result of an accidental fall from a bridge in Youngstown, Ohio, that he was helping paint. We're not certain if he and his family came in through Ellis Is. or ,perhaps, through Cuba. They did live in and around Buffalo/Lackawanna N.Y. area for a while (my mother was born their-Esperanza Hope Frances Gracia (4/19/25).He is buried in Calvary Cemetery (a Catholic cemetery) in Youngstown. He married my grandmother, Rose Marie Bukszar.
We understand that the names Gracia and Garcia were sometimes transposed or deliberately "converso" (converted) for/ by the Catholic Church for those who had converted (out of fear, many times...the Inquistion) .In some cases they were interchangeable.
Any help regarding the aforementioned information would be greatly appreciated.
Randy Gillenwater at windward@neo.rr.com Akron,Ohio


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