Sunday, September 29, 2013
Giuseppe's Family Photo
We will end our overview of the Ambruso ancestors of Philadelphia with this wonderful photo of Giuseppe Ambruso and his family (ca. 1911). The photo was provided by Rob Bradley, a family genealogist and husband of Vito's granddaughter. In the back row are the two oldest sons, Michael (b. 1891) and Eugenio (b. 1892). I'm not sure which one is which. Across the front, from left to right are: Mary (b. 1895), Assunta (b. 1904), mother Maria, little Vito (b. 1907), father Giuseppe, Frank C. (b.1900), and Adeline (b. 1897). Certainly a grand family. These people lived their lives as proud Americans with strong Italian roots and traditions. Giuseppe and Maria dreamed of a better life in America for their family. Today, their grand children and great grandchildren are living out their dreams and keeping the traditions alive. Evviva per le famiglie!