Hello Febbos and Calabros:
I am 29 years old, and I am of relation to both families.
My name is Mark Anthony Febbo, and I am an Arizona native--born and raised in Tucson. My father is Mark Lewis Febbo, son of Frank Febbo who was married to Verle Smith. Frank and Verle moved from South Bend to Tucson, I believe in the 40s, and started an Italian restaraunt here in the downtown area.
My great grandfather, therefore, is Dominic, I believe. Is it Dominic with a "C" or a "K?" I've noted it spelled both ways in previous messeges. Can someone give a me a rundown of the tree that goes a bit further back than Dominic? Was Dominic the first to come to the U.S. in my lineage? I know my dad has some really great pictures of lots of the family members, but he doesn't know much about any of them...I think there's one of Pascuale (sp?).
There is a family rumor--at least here in Tucson--about Dominic having shot a someone who tried to rob his restaurant. Is there any truth to this story? The story goes that he kinda freaked out about the ordeal, and ended up hiding the body for a few days before turning it over to the authorities. Sorry to bring up slightly morbid details, but it's about the only thing I've ever heard about him. And also, it's such and outrageous anecdote that I'd like to know if it's true.
I never knew my Grandfather Frank. He died well before I was born; I think my dad was only 12 or so. I did meet Edith, and I think Joe, when I was very young on a couple of occasions when they came to visit Frank Jr. in Tucson. I still make meatballs the way Aunt Edith showed my mother to do it....although I occasionally throw in my own special ingredients....the sauce and meatballs in essence are her recipe.... I really wish I had had the privilege to have known more of the family intimately. Since we were separated by many miles, and some odd religious issues, I did not have a lot of contact with any other Febbos when I was a kid.
I am now an English teacher at a public school here in Tucson, AZ. I am also a writer. I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2006 with a double major in English and Creative writing. I have been married for ten years to a wonderful woman, Carlitta Burrell Febbo. We have no children, and no immediate plans to have any. Carlitta is going into the nursing program at the University of Arizona in the Spring.
I play guitar, and write songs, and was wondering if this is something I might have in common with any of my Febbo or Calabro ancestors. I googled "Febbo" once before and came up with a songwriter from IN (it wasn't Joe, and I can't remember the first name now) and wondered if I might be related somehow. My Grandma Verle mentioned once that she thought Uncle Joe played guitar--would this be my "great uncle?"
I don't know a whole lot about my Febbo ancestory. While I can trace my lineage back to the 1770's on the Chicano/Mexican side of the family, I can only go as far back as Dominic on the Italian side....any more details that any of you can provide would be greatly appreciated.