Eldigarda Menapace

28 March 1897–15 September 1985 (Age 88)
Norway, Dickinson, Michigan, United States

The Life of Eldigarda

When Eldigarda Menapace was born on 28 March 1897, in Norway, Dickinson, Michigan, United States, her father, Ignatius Menapace, was 45 and her mother, Angelina Mendini, was 37. She married Attila Enes Gasperi on 12 June 1915, in Vulcan, Dickinson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Norway, Norway, Dickinson, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. She died on 15 September 1985, at the age of 88, and was buried in Norway, Dickinson, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Attila Enes Gasperi
Eldigarda Menapace
Marriage: 12 June 1915
John A Gasperi
Catherine Angela Gasperi

Spouse and Children

    Attila Enes Gasperi



12 June 1915
Vulcan, Dickinson, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Ignatius Menapace






    Domenica Menapace


    Josephine Louise Menapace




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 6

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Italian: probably from a personal name, Menapace, meaning ‘bring peace’, from menare ‘to take or lead’ + pace ‘peace’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hildegarde Menapazi in household of Ignazio Menapazi, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eldigardo Gassin in household of Enea A Gassin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eldgorda Gasperi, "United States Census, 1940"

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