In the box storing pictures that must have belonged to Charlotte, I found this antique photo. Is it Charlotte’s father? It doesn’t look like the man in the photo with Charlotte here. Is it a relative of her husband Danny?
Daniel Joseph Vendola was born 9 May 1915 in Castelgrande, Italy, to John and Rose Vendola. John was born in 1890, but immigrated with his family to the United States in August 1920, settling in Greenwich, Connecticut. He was a mason in the construction industry.
I have found Rose’s naturalization record, which confirms census records that the couple had four children. Danny was oldest, and then there were three girls. Danny’s original first name was Dominiano. Rose’s name at birth was Rosa Gasperinni.
Back to the photo. Could this be John Vendola? Any ideas?
For a reference on Danny’s mug, here is a beautiful photo of Charlotte and Danny.
Could the first photo be John Vendola?
I don’t expect the identity to be too far afield from Charlotte and Danny’s immediate families because she didn’t have that quantity of photos. Also, while she was alive she gave us photocopies of the Scheshko family that she owned. If you don’t think it could be John, any other guesses?