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Children of Mary Isabella James (1852-1936) of Burlington, New Jersey and General Silvio Mario Alfredo de Gozzaldi (1854-1924) of Denno, Tyrol, Austria:

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

2.   Amy Frances Alba de Gozzaldi:  born August 26, 1887 in Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland; married October 15, 1910 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts to Richard Walworth Hall (1899-1966), son of Osborn Boylston Hall (1848-1922) and Lydia Abbott Lord (1855-1890); died October 10, 1981 (aged 94); buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

3.   Richard Silvio Mario de Gozzaldi:  born June 2, 1890 in Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland; married July 24, 1924 in St. Mathews Cathedral, Dallas County, Texas to Ethel Gibson (1891-1978), daughter of James Erwin Gibson (born 1860) and Mary Jane Dickey (born 1864); died July 21,1982 (aged 92) in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; buried at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Court of Flowers, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; known children include: Mary Ethel Gozzaldi.

4.   Alfred James “Jake” de Gozzaldi:  born April 3, 1891 in Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland; married June 14, 1923 at Memorial Church in Castine, Hancock County, Maine to Mary Schuyler Van Orden (born 1891), daughter of Chas. H. Van Orden; died April 16, 1961 (aged 70); known children include:  James de Gozzaldi, John D. De Gozzaldi, Philip Schuyler de Gozzaldi and 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.

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.

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.


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.

Amy Frances Alba (de Gozzaldi) Hall (1887-1981), Find A Grave Memorial, ID No. 210742281, by Elisa Rolle, added June 3, 2020.

Richard Walworth Hall (1899-1966), Id., Memorial ID No. 210742219, by Elisa Rolle, added June 3, 2020.

Richard Silvio Mario de Gozzaldi (1890-1982), Id., Memorial ID No. 155202267, by Jan McKee, added Nov. 20, 2015.

Ethel (Gibson) de Gozzaldi (1891-1978), Id., Memorial ID No. 155202241, by Jan McKee, added November 20, 2015.


Isabella Luigia de Gozzaldi (1886-1887)

Amy Frances Alba de Gozzaldi (1887-1981)

Alfred James “Jake” de Gozzaldi (1891-1961)

Updated:  December 17, 2020