Francisco Perrotin 1868 – 1899 “The first cases (of yellow fever) in Orizaba were all of persons living in a small radius, close around the railroad station. In the next epidemic they spread out a few hundred yards farther and took in another block of houses a little farther off from the railroad station as … Continue reading "Francisco Perrotin: 1866 – 1899"
Patricia Ann Fay Born: 12 July 1923, Stuart, Iowa Died: 16 January 1997, San Jose, California Faith, family, and charity were the recurring themes of Patricia Tully’s life. Born the youngest of eight children to Daniel Francis Fay and Sarah Ellen “Ella” Riney on July 12, 1927, in Stuart, … Continue reading "Patricia Ann Fay"
“Where the Flowers is…” One of the great things about writing family history is that you get to write about whatever and whomever you want. One the of the hardest things about it, though, is that sometimes the things or people you want to write about are so close to you that it’s difficult … Continue reading "Where the Flowers Is: How Dad Impacted the World"
A legacy renewed, a cause for celebration On a cold wintry morning on the eve of the Civil War some 150 years ago, a dashing red-headed French baker and a wide-eyed, dark-haired Irish seamstress pledged their undying devotion in a loving embrace before God as they were joined in marriage in a small Catholic church … Continue reading "A Legacy Renewed, A Cause for Celebration"
Perrotin Family Reunites for First Time in 112 Years Tonight my family and I will bust a decades-old family myth when we meet for the first time members of a branch of the Perrotin family, who were supposedly killed by a bomb during the Second World War. Their names are Don and Jennifer Murray, and … Continue reading "A Dream Come True"
Alice Gaffney (McGinnis) Schiavon Born June 14, 1895, in Conneaut, Ohio Died January 1, 1963, in Chicago, Illinois My beloved grandmother, Alice (McGinnis) Schiavon, was a bit of a rebel. Charming, but a rebel nonetheless. As a child, she did not want to go to school. She would line up in the morning … Continue reading "Alice Gaffney (McGinnis) Schiavon"
María Angela Catalina (Perrotin) Huesca Born May 31, 1893, in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico Died April 5, 1998, in Mexico City, D. F., Mexico My grandmother, Maria Angela Catalina Perrotin, was the third child born to Francisco Perrotin and Maria Amaro. Her birth certificate notes that her father, age 26, was from Orizaba and was a … Continue reading "Maria Angela Catalina (Perrotin) Huesca"
Marriage Certificate of Cayetano Huesca and Catalina Perrotin My grandparents (Abuelitos, as we called them), José Gilberto Cayetano Huesca and María Angela Catalina Perrotin were married in the Catholic church in Tierra Blanca, Veracruz state, Mexico, in 1908. Their first child, Enrique, was born a year later. They were married civilly in the same town … Continue reading "Marriage Certificate of Cayetano Huesca and Maria Angela Catalina Perrotin"
José Gil Alberto Cayetano HUESCA Born September 1, 1888, in Cañada Morelos, Puebla (State), Mexico Died September 11, 1937, in Mexico City, Mexico My grandfather, known to all as simply “Cayetano” HUESCA, had the cleanest windows in Orizaba, Veracruz. That was because when any of his 11 children got into an argument, he would hand … Continue reading "José Gil Alberto Cayetano Huesca"
Huesca Origin of the Name It is believed that the Huesca family originated in Spain, in the province of the same name. Huesca lies in the northern Spanish region of Aragon. The city of Huesca is the provincial capital. The city goes back to pre-Roman times when it was known as Bolskan, but the name … Continue reading "Huesca: Origin of the Name"