Lucia Ragondino

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Lucia Ragondino

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Wife of Joseph Lucente(gr.gr.gradfather)
Mother of Antonio Joseph Lucente; Rocco Lucente and Anna Lucente

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About Lucia Ragondino

Change was made of name after talking to Lucia Lucente Hartman=Lucia orlando

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1896
June 25, 1896
Valenzano, outside of Bari , Italy

According to Lucia Lucente-Hartman- her father was born in suburb of Bari He was a child of 21 children and came to America as a stowe away in ship that landed in Canada and found an Italian family to stay with. They wanted him to go to school, but he did not want to. So he caught a freight train to Spokane Washington where he worked as a water boy for railroad and then he work on the railroad as a spike driver (dandy dancer) until a friend said there was allot of people from Bari in Chicago so they caught a freight train to Chicago. They met up with Charley Fiori in Chicago who talked him into coming to Highwood and he moved down the street from Mary Nustra in a small shack as a cook. Later he started as a laborer digging ditches. Then became a foreman on the buildings. He was a volunteer fireman for the city of Highwood and superintendent of the Highwood water works during the depression. He was a committeeman for the Republican Party. Bought buildings in downtown Highwood, house in Arizona as a winter retreat, all without an education. Then he became the superintendent for the state roads division. Retired when he was 60.

1898
January 2, 1898
Bari, Italy
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