Not-So-Wordless Wednesday: It’s All Relative

Phillip Eugene “Bud” McCormick (1927 – 2004) Benita Jane “Janie” (McCormick) Olson  (1927 – 2011) Joan (Schiavon) Huesca (1928 – 1987) My great-aunt “Detty,” or Benita (McGinnis) McCormick, and her younger sister (my grandmother, Alice (McGinnis) Schiavon), lived several blocks apart on the South side of Chicago, both from each other and from their mother, Mary Jane (Gaffney) … Continue reading "Not-So-Wordless Wednesday: It’s All Relative"

Wedding Wednesday: Tom and Angie Schiavon

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"

Mappy Monday: The Schiavons and the McCormicks in the 1940 Census

  Map shows the walking route that sisters Alice (McGinnis) Schiavon (House “A”) and Benita (McGinnis) McCormick (House “B”) might have taken to visit each other’s families in 1940 Chicago, Illinois.  (Courtesy Google Maps, 2012) Visiting the 1940s Chicago of the Schiavon and the McCormick families, we can see the beginnings of a decade of change for … Continue reading "Mappy Monday: The Schiavons and the McCormicks in the 1940 Census"

Wordless Wednesday: Joan and Tom Schiavon

Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca  1928 – 1987 Ralph Thomas Schiavon 1924 – 1993   Brother and Sister  Tom (age 5) and Joan (age 18 months) Winter 1929 Chicago, Illinois Copyright ©  2012  Linda Huesca Tully

Amanuensis Monday: “This is the Wish of their Mother”

[Note:  Amanuensis is an ancient word meaning one who performs the function of writing down or transcribing the words of another.  Derived from the Latin root manu-  , meaning manual or hand, the word also has been used as a synonym for secretary or scribe.] Inside cover of my mother’s baby book, as inscribed by her mother, Alice (McGinnis) Schiavon ca. July … Continue reading "Amanuensis Monday: “This is the Wish of their Mother”"