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Francesco D'Auria
Posted by: Kirk Ransom (ID *****9346) Date: March 22, 2010 at 08:17:52
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Seeking any information on the ancestors and family of

Francesco Mariano D'Auria

He may have been born in Naples, Italy c. 1845 (or 1841). He died 31 Aug 1919 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada
His parents are identified in a marriage license of 1885 as Antonine D'Auria and Margareta Vruaro (spelling uncertain)
He married Susie (Suzanne) A Vanderwerken (or Vander Werken) in St. Ann's (Episcopal) Church, New York City 14 April 1885.
two children: Victor Francesco D'AURIA b ? d. in France WWI
and Margarita Helen D'AURIA b 20 Jan 1892, d. 31 Jan 1959 Duluth,

The only firm information on him is that he was a enrolled as a student at age 12 in the Royal Conservatory of Music, San Pietro a Majella, Naples, Italy (now the "Conservatorio di Musica S. Pietro a Maiella".) and graduated at age 21 with the highest honors in singing, violin, harmony, composition and instrumentation. For 10 or 15 years he was a conductor (of Royal Opera) and teacher in principle cities of Europe and North Africa. He came to America in 1876.

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