Hi cuz, This is Adrienne, Margie's oldest duaghter. I know it's late but I have some info for you. Your grandfather was my great uncle one of sixteen children who were born in Tampa florida. His mother's name was Aurora Bentancourt. His Father's name was Felis Avalo. I believe your great grandmaother was also born in florida. Still looking that up
You have alot of cousins still in Tampa, Fl. Also your grandfather's younger half brother is in Tampa. His name is Whitey Diaz. Your father's name is philip and you have a half sis named Lisa. Here are the names of his Bros and sis as I remember my Grandmother Clara told me. (titi nene) Celia Avalo-Melendez, (Clara) Clarvel Avalo-Garcia-Ramos, (tio Gallego)Felix Avalo, (tio Daddy) Umberto Diaz, (titi emily) Amalia Diaz-Mateo, Jose Avalo. Like I said there are more but I don't know all the names, only the ones I grew up with. Titi Nenas son Miguel has been to cuba and found Avalos out there who he is in the process of tring to find out if there is any relations. It is beleived that we are from Spain(canary island), portugese, French and cuban with no puerto rican ancestry. sorry Your grandfather was a merchant marine. Please gut your fathers brain to find out the rest and hope you see this thread and it helps a little. contact me if you wish to persue more. I think if we can join together and get info it would be more helpful for yours and the rest of the family. You also have alot of cousins here in new york. I mean lots. Check us out in face (Adrienne Bonilla)
Hope this helped.