Esterina Bravi

15 June 1882–26 March 1974 (Age 91)
Villetta, Lucca, Toscana, Italy

The Life of Esterina

Esterina Bravi was born on 15 June 1882, in Villetta, Lucca, Toscana, Italy as the daughter of Carlo Bravi and Letitzia ?. She married Raffaello Vanni on 17 December 1910, in San Romano, Lucca, Toscana, Italy. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Black Diamond, King, Washington, United States in 1920 and Washington, United States in 1935. She died on 26 March 1974, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Raffaello Vanni
Esterina Bravi
Marriage: 17 December 1910
Anna Nonzieta Vanni
George Bruno Vanni
Adelgio Carlo Vanni
Edo Joseph Vanni

Spouse and Children

17 December 1910
San Romano, Lucca, Toscana, Italy


    Anna Nonzieta Vanni


    George Bruno Vanni


    Adelgio Carlo Vanni


    Edo Joseph Vanni


Parents and Siblings

    Carlo Bravi


    Letitzia ?




World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 7

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 French: nickname from brave ‘fierce’, ‘courageous’.2 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): Yiddishized form of Russian bravyj ‘good’, ‘honest’.

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

Sources (3)

  • 1940 - Esther Vanni in household of Raphael Vanni, "United States Census, 1940"
  • 1920 - Esther Vanni in household of Raffetto Vanni, "United States Census, 1920"
  • 1931 - Esterina Vanni in entry for Raffaello Vanni, "Washington, Western District, Naturalization Records, 1853-1957"

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