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Children of Mary Isabella James (1852-1936) of Burlington, New Jersey and Silvio Mario Alfredo de Gozzaldi of Denno, Tyrol, Austria:

1.   Isabella Luigia de Gozzaldi:  born June 24, 1886 in Lugano, Switzerland; died August 17, 1887 in Lugano, Switzerland.

2.   Amy Frances Alba de Gozzaldi:  born August 26, 1887 in Lugano, Switzerland; married to Richard W. Hall (1899-1966); died 1981.

3.   Richard Silvio Mario de Gozzaldi:  born June 2, 1890 in Lugano, Switzerland; married July 24, 1924 in Dallas County, Texas to Ethel Gibson (1891-1978); died July 21,1982 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; known children include: Mary Ethel Gozzaldi.

4.   Alfred James “Jake” de Gozzaldi:  born April 3, 1891 in Lugano, Switzerland; married June 14, 1923 at Memorial Church in Castine Maine to Mary Schuyler, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Chas. H. Van Orden of Catskill, New York; known children include:  Alfred James de Gozzaldi, Jr.



Mary Isabella James (1852-1935) was the daughter of Thomas Potts James (1803-1882) of Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania and Isabella Batchelder (1810-1901) of New Ipswich, New Hampshire.

Alfred James de Gozzaldi, Jr. was born May 3, 1924 and married on November 2, 1954 to Roberta L. Pelley.  Alfred died on December 17, 2007.

Mary Ethel Gozzaldi would go on to marry Jeremiah Holcomb Lacy (September 20, 1925 – June 17, 1998) and have the following children:  Michael Richard Lacy, Linda Cathleen Lacy, Laura Christine Lacy and Glyn Lester Lacy.


Woman’s Who’s Who of America:  A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the United States and Canada 1914-1915, Edited by John William Leonard, published by American Commonwealth Company, page 336.

Dallas County, Texas Marriage Index, Aug 1846 - Oct 1963. Microfilm Abbrev: Marr. Index of Dallas Co., TX.  Repository: Dallas Public Library.

The Letters of T.S. Elliot: Volume 1: 1898-1922, Revised Edition by T.S. Elliot, page 83.


Photo of Mary  and Silvio Gozzaldi taken in Florence, Italy circa 1886.