Ralph Schiavon Halcyon Days (Third of a four part series about my maternal great-grandfather) A self-made man, my grandfather, Ralph Schiavon, was not afraid of anyone. Not even “Scarface” Al Capone. In the late 1920s, Ralph was working as a supervisor for the Internal Revenue Service and lived on the South Side of Chicago with … Continue reading "Ralph Schiavon – Part Three: Halcyon Days"
Ralph Schiavon Born January 27, 1898 Died August 16, 1970 The following is Part One of a four part series on the life of my wonderful Italian grandfather. Auspicious Beginnings My maternal grandfather, Ralph Schiavon, was one of those rare children born with a veil over his head. The “veil,” known … Continue reading "Ralph Schiavon – Part One: Auspicious Beginnings"