Virginia Solari

Female10 April 1862–1 May 1933

Brief Life History of Virginia

When Virginia Solari was born on 10 April 1862, in Genova, Liguria, Italy, her father, Guiseppe Solari, was 31 and her mother, Paulina, was 27. She married Giovanni Batista Ratto on 10 November 1884, in Sutter Creek, Amador, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Judicial Township 1, Amador, California, United States in 1900 and Jackson, Amador, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 May 1933, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Saint Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Jackson, Amador, California, United States.

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Giovanni Batista Ratto
Virginia Solari
Marriage: 10 November 1884
Francisco Ratto
Lugi Ratto
Mary Ratto
Emilia Ratto
Lena Carmelita Ratto
Rosa Katherine Ratto
Eugenia or Jennie Chelestra Ratto
Theresa Augustina Ratto
Baby Boy Ratto
Della Ratto
Stella Battistina Ratto

Sources (16)

  • Virginia Ratto, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virginia Solari, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Virginia Ratto, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1884Sutter Creek, Amador, California, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

    Age 7

    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 19

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Italian Mario, Angelo, Dario, Gustavo, Aldo, Attilio, Benito, Cesare, Chiara, Dante, Dino, Enrico, Franco, Gianna, Libero. Spanish Fernando, Miguel, Pedro, Ana Cristina, Benicio, Blanca.

    Italian (northern): habitational name for someone from any of various places called Solaro or Solara, from solaro ‘site, plot, meadow’, literally ‘land exposed to the sun’. This surname is also common in Argentina.

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

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