John Terrence Cherry (1907 – 1956) The third of four children born to James W. and Frances (Gaffney) Cherry, John Terrence Cherry seems to have been named after his maternal grandfather (John Gaffney) and maternal great-grandfather (Terrence Quinn). John Terrence Cherry He was born between 1906 and 1907 in Conneaut, Ohio, and from family … Continue reading "Treasure Chest Thursday: The Walk Home"
Alice Gaffney (McGinnis) Schiavon (1895 – 1963) Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca (1928 – 1987) Having amassed a sizable amount of furniture and antiques during her European travels to add to her already large collections, my grandmother, Alice (McGinnis) Schiavon, now needed a place to put them. Invitation to and newspaper article about the … Continue reading "Workday Wednesday: Going into the Antiques Business"
Joan Joyce Schiavon (1928 – 1987) Gilbert Cayetano Huesca (1915 – 2009) My mother, Joan Joyce Schiavon, about 1947 1947 was a time of joy and excitement for the Schiavon family of Chicago, Illinois, as they anticipated the wedding … Continue reading "Wisdom Wednesday: Good Things Come to Those who Wait"
Ralph Thomas Schiavon (1924 – 1993) Angelina (Ciliberto) Schiavon (1923 – 2004) Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thomas Schiavon exiting Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church, Chicago. The man behind Angie is her brother, Joe Ciliberto. Angie’s father is on the far right, beaming with pride at his daughter. The wedding took place inside the exquisite Gothic church of Saint Philip Neri, on Chicago’s … Continue reading "Wedding Wednesday: Tom and Angie Schiavon"
Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca 1928 – 1987 My godfather and Uncle, Ralph Thomas “Tom” Schiavon, United States Army Signal Corps, Camp Crowder, Missouri Ralph Thomas Schiavon 1924 – 1993 In her own words (Part Six) We have been following my mother’s account of her life, written a couple of months before she died … Continue reading "Motivation Monday: How Could I Compete with a Genius?"
My mother, 18 years old, Big Blue Lake, Michigan, 1946 Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca 1928 – 1987 In her own words (Part Three) On June 24, 1987, a couple of months before she died of cancer, my mother, Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca began writing the story of her life. In the first and second parts … Continue reading "Summers in the Wilds of Michigan"
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 his … Continue reading "Ralph Schiavon – Part Three: Halcyon Days"