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Info re: Frank Perera / Periera (b. about 1843 in Greece)

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Re: Info re: Frank Perera / Periera (b. about 1843 in Greece)

Posted: 17 May 2010 8:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
The information I have has been handed down to me by my great aunt. Frank is my GGGGrandfather. She interviewed Franks granddaughter, Vivian A. Messina-Silva (Mrs. James F. Silva), in 1981. Vivian was the daughter of Catherine "Katie" Perara and Antone E. Messina.

Frank Perara married Mary Margaret "Mollie" Faircloth (1843-1870) sometime in the mid 1860s. They had two children, Ellen (1868-1880) and Catherine "Katie" (30 Jan 1870 - 15 Jan 1968).

Frank Perara remarried Frances Jean Roberts (1848-1922) in abt. 1871. They had one child, Constantine Pararo (my GGGrandfather).

After Ellen and Catherine's mother died Frank sent them to his wifes relatives to be raised. Ellen went to live with her aunt Catherine Faircloth-Garo until she died at age 12 in 1880. Catherine lived with her uncle Richard Faircloths family until Richards death. After that (abt 1877) Catherine lived with her aunt Sarah Ann Faircloth-Shipkee and John Shipkee.

Mary Margaret Faircloth-Perara died of Erysipelas 10 months after Catherines birth according to the interview. She is buried in Waukeenah, FL with her parents, the Allenby Faircloths. In the interview she remembered visiting the grave in Lloyd, FL but could no longer remember the exact location.

In the interview Vivian spoke of Katie's aunt, Franks sister, who lived in New Orleans, Louisiana. I have not found any information to back this up.

Also, the name Perara (today Pararo), may indeed be Greek. Information handed down to me shows that the Pararas family is from Naxos Island, Greece, specifically from the village of Kalaxilos according to the Greek Embassy circa 1981. In the notes a man named Stellios Pararas says that a man named Constantine Pararas fled Naxos to America via Constantinople with his sister. Is Frank actually Constantine?


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
JKMessina 30 Mar 2010 8:15PM GMT 
PPolyzos 5 Apr 2010 5:35AM GMT 
JKMessina 6 Apr 2010 5:48AM GMT 
Georgia633 5 Apr 2010 9:52PM GMT 
jpace86 24 Apr 2010 5:44PM GMT 
jpace86 24 Apr 2010 6:01PM GMT 
kjohnson540 18 May 2010 2:12AM GMT 
kategiam 26 Aug 2010 4:57PM GMT 
Kenneth_Messi... 19 May 2013 12:02AM GMT 
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