Meet The Periconi's
There is no wedding picture at the left, however one must exist.
If it were there it would show my grandfather and grandmother on
11 February 1900, their wedding day.
To start with my grandfather Joseph F. Periconi, Sr. passed away just
under a year before I was born, so I have no personal stories to tell.
What I know of him comes from recollections of conversations when I
was small were he was discussed. There is a love letter he sent my
grandmother dated 1899 which I feel I can share, and I will put it into
the site a little later on. The love letter tells of a passionate man, a
man in love with the girl of his dreams. I suppose the passion and
romantic nature comes from his heritage.
I have mentioned else where that my grandfather never volunteered
information about the 'old' country. It was commented by a number of
those who knew him that he wouldn't even answer questions about the
town he was born in nor any information about his family, siblings,
or upbringing. Ah for a time capsule !
My father's side of the family was different that my mother's. No,
I didn't know that when growing up and of course now it is impossible
to ask anyone who can supply the answer to the question, why this
was. For anyone who is reading
this, take note. If you are seriously considering doing a history on
your family, NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO START. You can decide on what you
do with the information later. So much for the Monday night quarterback.
This difference is hard to explain. Certainly when two get married
the norm is to do one holiday with one set of in-laws and the next
holiday with the next. Of course contention arises in the picking of
the holiday. I have come up with a solution to that problem. JUST
MOVE AWAY. My wife and I didn't plan to live many hundreds of miles
from our inlaws, it just happened.
My grandfather passed away before I was born as I said earlier,
and one of my father's older sisters passed away a few years after
I was born. My fathers' younger sister moved to Florida and so that
just left my grandmother, my father and one aunt. This was a small
family. That is to say compared to my mothers' side.
Joseph and Anna Periconi spent some fourty four years together. During these many
years, much happened in the world. Some of these events may even have effected
the way they lived, what they thought and how they may have acted.
Breaking time into decade slots seems to be one way to cover their history
In this section I have included samplings from politics, medicine,
science and I have throw in a rumor or two just to keep it interesting.
1900 - 1909
- Joseph Periconi and Anna Marino were married 11 February 1900.
- William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States 1909 - 1913.
1910 - 1919
- On April 14, 1912, the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg
drowning 1,595 people.
- Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States 1913 - 1921.
1920 - 1929
- Warren G. Harding became the 29th President of the United States 1921 - 1923.
- Calvin Coolidge became the 30th President of the United States 1923 - 1929.
- 1927 Charles Lindbergh fly's alone nonstop from New York to Paris in 33.5 hours.
1930 - 1939
- Herbert C. Hover became the 31st President of the United States 1929 - 1933.
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States 1933 - 1945.
- 02 August 1936 Joseph F. Periconi Jr. married Rosemary.
- 1937, Italy withdrew from the League of Nations.
1940 - 1949
- Germany and Italy declared war on the United States in 1941.
- Grandpa Periconi passed away 22 September 1944.
- Harry S. Truman became the 33rd President of the United States 1945 - 1953.
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