Descendants of Guiseppe Pavia
Generation No. 1
1. GUISEPPE1 PAVIA was born 1852 in Italy. He married GUISEPINA CORELLI 1880 in Italy. She was born 1852 in Italy.
Notes for GUISEPPE PAVIA:
The Pavias, according to the 1910 census, lived at 114th St. in New York City. The census showed he was 58 and had been married 30 years. Wife Josephina, was also 58 and had had 19 children, but only 4 still living at that time, son Alfred, a widower of 32 and grandaughter Josephine 4, also in the house. Daughter Domenica and son-in-law Mario Marchese also lived there, but Mario went by the name Morris Marckese. The New York City Directory in 1890 shows Joseph Pavia Furniture, a business at 2095 1st Ave. and their home in 1890 was 336 E. 108th st. in Manhattan, New York .
Children of GUISEPPE PAVIA and GUISEPINA CORELLI are:
2. i. DOMENICA2 PAVIA, b. January 19, 1892, New York City; d. December 20, 1926, San Jose, CA.
3. ii. ROSE PAVIA.
4. iii. ALFREDO PAVIA, b. 1880, Italy.
Generation No. 2
2. DOMENICA2 PAVIA (GUISEPPE1) was born January 19, 1892 in New York City, and died December 20, 1926 in San Jose, CA. She married MARIO MARCHESE February 1906 in New York, New York, son of PLACIDO MARCHESE and ROSALIE ANELLO. He was born September 14, 1878 in Palermo, Sicily, and died August 07, 1946 in San Diego CA.
Notes for DOMENICA PAVIA:
Domenica (Minnie), is buried at Santa Clara Catholic Mission Cemetary in San Jose. Minnie loved to play the piano, sing and whistle.Mario even bought her a player piano. She would go to the nearby music store to listen to music, then she would come home and play it. According to son Joe "The man from the music store would come to our house to listen to her play the piano. The only time we were allowed into the living room was when my mother would play the piano for us. Son Joe would sing while his mother played the piano.
She didn't speak Italian and wouldn't let my father speak Italian to us. She was very "American". My mother was very neat and immaculant. She kept all of the kids in line and clean. We were always dressed very nicely. My dad and her always had lots of fun together." She was hard working, neat and beautiful. Loved to garden and was a great cook. The family attended Sacred Heart Church, on Willow Ave. San Jose. It was 2 blocks away. She had 10 live births between 1910 and 1926. Her grave stone is a beautiful heart, showing how much she was loved.
Mario and Minnie first lived in New York, at 205 E. 106th St. , where Rosalie was born in 1908. The birth certificate claims that Domenica had already had one child before Rosie, so the baby probably died. In 1910 the census shows they lived with her parents at E.114th St. They lived in San Jose, CA. at 759 Palm St. for about 15 years.
When she was hospitalized for Mastoids, she was admitted Dec. 8 and operated on Dec. 9th. She was in the hospital all together 12 days before her death on December 20, 1926. After the operation, Mario came to visit her in the hospital and he got so mad, they had to keep him from physically fighting with the doctor and staff. He could see Minnie was not being taken care of right, and was getting worse. He tried to beat the doctor up. Her death was such a terrible loss to this young family. They always remember that Rosie, the oldest child, was so upset they had to keep her from jumping into the open grave at the funeral. Minnie and Rosie were very close beings Minnie was only 15 when she had Rosie.
Minnie had a sister, Rose Molone and a brother Alfredo that both lived in New York. In 1910 the record also shows she had a brother Fred, that apparently died before Minnie did. According to an old picture, she had 2other siblings, one named Joey,and the other Jenny.They also died before Minnie died.
More About DOMENICA PAVIA:
Burial: Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery
Cause of Death: She died of Mastoiditis
Medical Information: She was in the hospital 20 days, suffering from mastoids. Her husband, Mario, was so mad, because when he came to visit it was evident that the doctor and nurses were not taking good care of her.
Notes for MARIO MARCHESE:
Mario came to America from Palermo on the ship Third Prince. He arrived in New York Harbor on July 4th, 1903. This is according to his Declaration of Intent to be Naturalized as a citizen. When his name on a ship manifest was finally found, it shows he arrived in 1902 on the Tartar Prince. The Declaration Papers where signed in 1936, so he would of forgotten some of the details. He told his son Joe, that he had worked on the ship to get his passage over here. His older brother Salvadore arrived in America in 1902 also, 4 months later. His sister Teresa, sister-in-law Maria and her 3 children John, Rose and Charles, also came on the boat from Palermo but in 1903.
In New York, Mario worked for the Pavias in the furniture hauling business. He also worked as a city laborer. He married their daughter Dominica (Minnie was her nickname) in 1906. Minnie was only 13. They had their lst child Rose,in 1908. According to the 1910 Census, Mario and Minnie lived with her parents at E 114th St. in Manhattan, New York and at that time their first child , Rosalia was 2 and they had a 1 month old baby, Benjamin. He must of died before they moved to San Jose, because there is no record of him there.
They moved to San Jose, Ca. about 1910. They lived there about 15 years and had the rest of the children, starting with John Henry and ending with Mario Jr. They had 9 live births in all. Mario Sr. worked for the Charles C. Navelit Nursery in San Jose. He was a tree surgeon, could graft any plant and grow it. He really knew his business and also alot about agriculture.
He moved to San Diego in 1928, after his wife Minnie died in 1926. She was 33 when she died.He came and brought all his children on the train, except John and Joe, they came on a truck with the furniture. Mario had hired a man who went to the fields in the valley and got fruit to sell in San Jose. Joe and John would work for him by picking up the watermelons and then putting them off the truck to where they were sold.
They first stayed next door to his cousin,Benedetto Anello on National Ave. He worked for the San Diego Gas Co. and was a powder man, dropping dynamite in holes to set electric poles.There lst house was on National Ave.and Crosby St., behind a store. The address was 2002 National Ave. The house was torn down for one of the pillars of the Coronado Bridge. They lived in many rental houses. The City Directory shows that in 1930 they lived at 420 17th St.
It is told by son Victor and Joe that Mario lost his job in San Jose because the neighbor ,Mr. Cardinelli,had a whisky still that was kept in Mario's basement. One day the police came, someone had turned them in, and took Mario off to jail. Uncle Salvadore bailed him out. He lost his job and good name because of the incident, so that is why he came to San Diego. This was during prohibition and the police gathered up countless stills and made many arrests during these years in San Jose.
Mario had a noticable scar on his neck, which he attributed to being thrown from a horse in Italy while farming with his father. He was badly hurt, but received no medical attention.
He later married again, but was very unhappy with his choice, and they parted. He than stayed with his kids, one at a time,until his death in 1946.
More About MARIO MARCHESE:
Burial: Mt. Hope Cemetary
Cause of Death: The death certificate says Lobar Pneumonia
Occupation: 1908, When Mario first came to New York, it is recorded that he was an "Expressman", details unknown.
Marriage Notes for DOMENICA PAVIA and MARIO MARCHESE:
When Mario and Domenica married she was only 13 years old, and when they had their first child Rosalia, Domenica was only 15.
Children of DOMENICA PAVIA and MARIO MARCHESE are:
5. i. JOHN HENRY3 MARCHESE, b. January 20, 1913, San Jose, CA; d. January 13, 1991, San Diego CA.
6. ii. ROSE MARCHESE, b. February 02, 1908, At 205 E. 106th Street in New York; d. 1983, San Diego.
7. iii. JOSEPH ALBERT MARCHESE, b. January 04, 1914, San Jose, CA.
8. iv. JOSEPHINE MARCHESE, b. July 06, 1915, San Jose, California.
9. v. VICTOR MARCHESE, b. October 30, 1920, San Jose, CA; d. April 22, 2003, San Diego.
10. vi. MARIO MARCHESE, b. January 31, 1926.
vii. BABY MARCHESE, b. September 11, 1924.
More About BABY MARCHESE:
Cause of Death: Premature, bad heart
Medical Information: record # 1254 in the State and San Jose, coutrhouse
viii. HELEN LENORE MARCHESE, b. November 03, 1916; d. September 15, 1940, San Diego; m. JOE CONGE.
Notes for HELEN LENORE MARCHESE:
Helen died at an early age from blood poisining. She had a pimple on her face and it got infected. She worked in the fish cannery at the bay in San Diego. Many Italians worked there. Her husband was a sailor.
More About HELEN LENORE MARCHESE:
Burial: Ft. Rosecrans, San Diego
Cause of Death: Blood poisoning
Medical Information: the pimple was on her face that got infected
ix. BENJAMIN MARCHESE, b. March 1910.
3. ROSE2 PAVIA (GUISEPPE1) She married MOLONE.
Child of ROSE PAVIA and MOLONE is:
i. JOSIE3 MOLONE, m. LOUIE CUNIAL.
Notes for LOUIE CUNIAL:
Josie and Louie lived in San Francisco.
4. ALFREDO2 PAVIA (GUISEPPE1) was born 1880 in Italy.
Notes for ALFREDO PAVIA:
According to the 1930 census, Alfredo (Fred) lived in Union City, Hudson, New Jersey . It also shows he had a son then named Joseph. According to Aunt Josephine Marchese, Fred and children came to california later and lived .
Children of ALFREDO PAVIA are:
i. JOSEPHINE3 PAVIA, b. 1906.
ii. JOSEPH PAVIA.
Generation No. 3
5. JOHN HENRY3 MARCHESE (DOMENICA2 PAVIA, GUISEPPE1) was born January 20, 1913 in San Jose, CA, and died January 13, 1991 in San Diego CA. He married DEE GINTHER March 10, 1934 in Our Lady of Angels Church,San Diego, Calif., daughter of EDWARD ROTH and EDITH BARKER. She was born December 08, 1912 in Pittsburgh Pa., and died June 10, 2001 in San Diego, CA.Funeral at Greenwood Mem. Pk..
Notes for JOHN HENRY MARCHESE:
John had to quit school at the death of his mother, when he was 13 years old. He always was a hard worker and a very neat person. Even the cousins on Palm St. in San Jose remember John always shining his shoes, even though he wasn't going anywhere special. After moving to San Diego, John worked for the SDGE, than Klauber Wagenheim, then different linen supply companies. He worked for Kelly Linen Supply the longest, it is on India St. in San Diego. John loved people and children and that made him a great salesman. He never met a stranger.
John died of cancer in the bile duct, adenocarcinoma. He died in Mercy Hospital, after a 10 day stay. He passed on about 1 week before his 79th birthday.
John's Godmother in San Jose was Mrs. Di Fiore. She always gave John Christmas cookies when he was a boy, then when he was grown and living in San Diego with his father and brothers on National Ave., she would send a big box to him there. Later when married, she sent a big box every Christmas to John, wife and daughter, at their home. The cookies were wonderful, Cucidada Christmas cookies.
More About JOHN HENRY MARCHESE:
Burial: Greenwood Mem. Pk. Eugenia Section
Nationality: full blooded Italian
Occupation: Was a great salesman most of his life. Always won awards for selling the most. He mostly worked for Linen Supply companies.
Religion: Was born and raised a Roman Catholic. He attended Catholic School in San Jose. He really believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour.He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church .
Residence: Bet. 1940 - 1990, lived 50 years at 6325 Malcom Dr. in San Diego 92115
Notes for DEE GINTHER:
Dee worked as a Beauty Operator before marrying John.Their first rented house was on National Ave., later Pennsyvania Ave., K.St. than 6325 Madrid Dr. (Malcolm). She was a homemaker most of her years, however she did work a few years in a local store as a clerk. She later was a volunteer for many years for the Braille Institute of San Diego and also a Hospital Volunteer Lady at 2 hospitals.
More About DEE GINTHER:
Burial: Greenwood Mem. Pk. Eugenia Section
Child of JOHN MARCHESE and DEE GINTHER is:
i. MARLENE4 MARCHESE, b. December 04, 1934, San Diego, CA; m. (1) FRANK LEROY PHILLIPS, May 30, 1954, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, San Diego CA; b. June 04, 1932, Kansas City Mo; m. (2) RONALD LOVE ROBERSHAW, July 05, 1969, 1st Southern Baptist, San Diego CA; b. March 06, 1937, Etowah County, Alabama.
Notes for MARLENE MARCHESE:
Marlene was a parent volunteer in the schools for 12 years, and an assistant teacher for 3. She loves swimming every day, piano playing , history and art. Marlene is very active in Politics, serving on a County Advisory Comm. for 8 years and elected Board of Director in her community. She works on government related issues, is President and co-founder of Ramona Concert Assn. and writes frequently for the newspaper. Marlene also shares her Christian testimony as a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries, a non-denominational women's organization.
6. ROSE3 MARCHESE (DOMENICA2 PAVIA, GUISEPPE1) was born February 02, 1908 in At 205 E. 106th Street in New York, and died 1983 in San Diego. She married WILLIAM PATRICK BREEDING in San Diego, Ca.. He was born February 26, 1910 in Oregon, and died July 26, 1967 in San Diego.
Notes for ROSE MARCHESE:
Rosalie was the oldest of 7 children. She was born in New York, then came to San Jose with parents. The story is that her father brought her to San Jose, then the mother followed. Her mother was very young ,only 15 when she had Rosalie, , but after a few years in San Jose, settled down, and had almost one baby a year till her death in 1926. Rose quit school and became the mother of the family. She was very beautiful, resembled the movie star Loretta Young.When she married Patrick Breeding, they first lived at 2002 National Ave., in San Diego. Rose died of cancer of the liver.
More About ROSE MARCHESE:
Burial: 1983, Greenwood Mem. Pk. American Legion Section
Notes for WILLIAM PATRICK BREEDING:
"Pat" was born in Oregon. He served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years, which included W.W.11 and the Korean War. After his retirement he worked for the S.D. Gas & Electric Co. He died of a heart attack at 57 years old. He was loved by everyone and loved to help people. He lived in San Diego 31 years.His tombstone says CSC US Navy.
More About WILLIAM PATRICK BREEDING:
Burial: Greenwood Mem. Pk. Eugenia Section
Children of ROSE MARCHESE and WILLIAM BREEDING are:
i. LAVONNE4 BREEDING, b. 1934; d. 1936, San Diego.
Notes for LAVONNE BREEDING:
Lavone died at 2 with measles.
More About LAVONNE BREEDING:
Burial: Greenwood Mem. Pk, in the American Legion section near her mother Rose.
ii. DARLENE PATRICIA BREEDING, b. October 20, 1936; d. July 02, 1985, San Diego; m. (1) STAN BIALECKI; m. (2) CONRAD EMRICH.
Notes for DARLENE PATRICIA BREEDING:
Darlene had a beautiful singing voice. She was a Christian and loved the Lord. She liked to knit and decorate cakes. She died of bone cancer, and was a testimony to the Lord the years she fought the disease.
More About DARLENE PATRICIA BREEDING:
Burial: Greenwood Pk. American Legion Section, with mother Rose
iii. SHIRLEY BREEDING, b. January 03, 1938, San Diego; d. April 13, 2005, San Diego; m. LARRY CLAUNCH.
Notes for SHIRLEY BREEDING:
Shirley attended Maric College in 1981 to prepare her for her work in the nursing field. She is a Home Health Nurse. Shirley is a Christian and loves the Lord. She has 4 grandchildren. Shirley died of a very rare blood disease, T.T.P., with unknown cause. She went fast, the disease attacks the blood platelets and then shuts down the body. Shirley will be remembered for her loving spirit and ability to listen to anyone and show concern.
More About SHIRLEY BREEDING:
Burial: April 18, 2005, Urn taken by family, Greenwood did funeral
iv. DAVID LEE BREEDING, b. June 20, 1946; m. (1) KAREN; m. (2) MARY.
Notes for DAVID LEE BREEDING:
David attended Grossmont College, SDSU and USIU. At USIU he received a scholarship in baseball. David studied Civil Engineering and Pre-Law. He is now an Electrician. He has 6 grandchildren.
7. JOSEPH ALBERT3 MARCHESE (DOMENICA2 PAVIA, GUISEPPE1) was born January 04, 1914 in San Jose, CA. He married MABEL LEE SOWELL. She was born September 02, 1913.
Notes for JOSEPH ALBERT MARCHESE:
When Joe came to San Diego, he started work with the San Diego Gas Co. He was a line-man and learned the trade, which led him into the Electrical Union. He worked as an electrician for several companies. He was always very handy with fixing and building things. He enjoys gardening and going to Las Vegas.
Children of JOSEPH MARCHESE and MABEL SOWELL are:
i. BARBARA ANN4 MARCHESE, b. October 29, 1934; m. LEWIS BOOTH.
ii. BETTY JO MARCHESE, b. March 10, 1939, San Diego; m. ERNEST DAVE SALAZAR; b. October 14, 1936.
iii. LINDA SUSAN MARCHESE, b. November 24, 1948; m. MARTIN JAMES LORENTZ, March 03, 1973.
iv. LAURA LEE MARCHESE, b. December 05, 1950, San Diego; m. MARK STEPHENSON.
8. JOSEPHINE3 MARCHESE (DOMENICA2 PAVIA, GUISEPPE1) was born July 06, 1915 in San Jose, California. She married THOMAS H. BROWN. He was born 1912 in Georgia, and died 1971 in San Diego.
Notes for JOSEPHINE MARCHESE:
Josephine worked at the Holy Family Church, near her home in Linda Vista, for 30 years. She was a faithful worker serving the Priests at the Church. Josephine always remembered all of her family with birthday greetings and other acts of kindness. She is a very loving person.
Josephine told the story of "stomping grapes" as a little girl. When they lived in San Jose, their dad would buy a truck load of grapes once a year. The truck would come to the house and the grapes would be put into a large barrel. She was so impressed that the grapes were so very big and beautiful. Her and sister Helen ( she doesn't remember if the boys did this also) would put rubber boots on and be told to go into the barrel and "stomp on the grapes" until they could get the juice to run out for wine.
She also remembers the entire family camping out in tents in the SAn Jose orchards to do "prune picking" for the annual harvest. They would sleep in the tents and pick prunes from under the trees on their knees. They would get paid per tree. Their mother Domenica (Minnie) would always use that extra money for something special for the family. She remembers that one year it was a new carpet. They were definately temporary "prune picking" migrant workers ( they did have a home.)
Notes for THOMAS H. BROWN:
Thomas Brown served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Raleigh. It was stationed in San Diego in 1936, and Tom was assigned to run the PT boat to bring visitors to the ship from the foot of Broadway. That is where he first saw Josephine, it was love at first sight. He was in the Navy for 11 1/2 years, after leaving the military, Tom had a business of Watch Repair. He worked from a shop at the back of the house and repaired clocks and watches. His grave marker has the Longfellow poem, The nights shall be filled with music and the cares that besiege the day, will fold their tents like the Arabs, and will silently steal away. Tom loved poetry and also wrote poems.
More About THOMAS H. BROWN:
Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park, by duck pond.
Military service: U.S. Navy
Children of JOSEPHINE MARCHESE and THOMAS BROWN are:
i. SYLVIA LEE4 BROWN, b. July 15, 1940.
ii. YVONNE BROWN, b. August 10, 1941.
iii. THOMAS MARIO BROWN, b. September 17, 1947.
9. VICTOR3 MARCHESE (DOMENICA2 PAVIA, GUISEPPE1) was born October 30, 1920 in San Jose, CA, and died April 22, 2003 in San Diego. He married (1) EMILY IRENE TAVARAS 1942 in Hawaii. She was born August 23, 1926 in Hawaii, and died November 12, 2002 in Encino, California. He married (2) DORIS HELEN BECKER October 26, 1954.
Notes for VICTOR MARCHESE:
Victorio Emanuel is a beautiful singer. He was gifted with a natural Tenor voice. He first started singing for audiences while in the U.S. Navy stationed in Oahu, Hawaii. He sang with the Royal Hawaiian Band, the Armed Forces Band and at the Royal Hawaiin Hotel. After discharge from the Navy, his talents were discovered in Hollywood. His voice coach was also Nelson Eddie's coach . Victor sang at the "Hot" nighclubs of his time, the Mocambo, etc. He cut around 10 MGM records which were heard alot in Southern Ca. on the radio. He also sang as a dubbed in voice for a movie titled Athena, with Jane Powell..He sang for many years at niteclubs in Hollywood, Florida. Victor also loves gardening.
More About VICTOR MARCHESE:
Burial: Ft. Rosecrans Cemetary, San Diego Ca.
Notes for EMILY IRENE TAVARAS:
Victor and Irene met in Hawaii while Victor was stationed there during WW 11 for the Navy. She was a young beautiful girl, they met and married. She was a beautiful hula dancer, and Victor sang at a hotel and Irene was one of the hula dancers. When the war was over, they came to San Diego with their first child, Helena. Mariana was born in San Diego and they later moved to Hollywood.
Children of VICTOR MARCHESE and EMILY TAVARAS are:
i. HELENA4 MARCHESE, b. October 22, 1944, Honolulu Hawaii.
ii. MARIANNA MARCHESE, b. December 05, 1946, San Diego California.
Children of VICTOR MARCHESE and DORIS BECKER are:
iii. VICTORIA ANGELA4 MARCHESE, b. October 23, 1955.
iv. WILLIAM MARIO MARCHESE, b. August 13, 1957.
v. JOHN JOSEPH MARCHESE, b. October 06, 1959.
vi. JOEL ALFRED MARCHESE, b. January 11, 1966.
10. MARIO3 MARCHESE (DOMENICA2 PAVIA, GUISEPPE1) was born January 31, 1926. He married WANDA FORTNER May 07, 1947 in Ramona's Marraige Place in Old Town, San Diego CA.. She died February 16, 1988.
Notes for MARIO MARCHESE:
Mario served in the U.S. Navy during W.W. 11. He then worked at Convair, Hughes Tool Co. and Rohr.
Children of MARIO MARCHESE and WANDA FORTNER are:
i. LYNELL4 MARCHESE, b. February 15, 1948.
ii. DIANA MARCHESE, b. November 09, 1951.