Goetona 'Guy' Recca

Brief Life History of Goetona 'Guy'

Goetona 'Guy' Recca was born on 22 September 1882, in Sambuca di Sicilia, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy. He married Guinainna 'Jennie' Aguavilla on 5 December 1909, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 24 October 1953, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Goetona 'Guy' Recca
Guinainna 'Jennie' Aguavilla
Marriage: 5 December 1909
Biaggo 'Benjamin' J Recca
Marie Recca
Rose 'Rossa' Mary Recca
Benedetta 'Anna' Recca
Anthony Charles Recca
Carmella Recca

Sources (9)

  • Guy Recca, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gaetono Recca, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Gaietanus Recca in entry for Rosam Recca, "Illinois, Chicago, Catholic Church Records, 1833-1925"

World Events (8)

1884 · Largest Island Park in the Nation

Belle Isle Park is a 982-acre island park in the Detroit River between Michigan and Ontario. Belle Isle is the largest city-owned island park in the United States, and it is connected to mainland Detroit by the MacArthur Bridge. It's home to the Belle Isle Aquarium, the Belle Isle Conservatory, the Belle Isle Nature Center, the Detroit Boat Club, the James Scott Memorial Fountain, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a municipal golf course, a half-mile swimming beach, and numerous monuments.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Italian Angelo, Salvatore, Donato, Vito, Mauro, Rocco, Dante, Dino, Domenic, Gabriele, Gilda.

Italian: from a pet form of a feminine form of the personal name Domenico (see Dominick ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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