Victor ALESSANDROAge: 90 years18811971

Name
Victor ALESSANDRO
Given names
Victor
Surname
ALESSANDRO
Name suffix
Sr.
Source: Bawden, Jeri
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Birth February 15, 1881
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Publication: Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.
Citation details: Victor Alessandro death, Issue State: Texas; Issue Date: 1955
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Publication: Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (database on-line), Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.
Citation details: Registration Location: Harris County, Texas; Roll 1953563; Draft Board: 3, registration of Victor Alessandro
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Citation details: death of Victor Alessandro, Film Number 2223290, Digital Film Number 4169328, Image Number 460, Reference Number 48643
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Publication: http://search.labs.familysearch.org , Family Search Labs Record Search, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, © 1999-2007 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Citation details: about Victor (None) Alessandro, Film Number 4142553, Digital Folder Number 4142553, Image Number 03184
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Birth of a brotherJack ALESSANDRO
December 20, 1886 (Age 5 years)

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Citation details: Film number: 2114939, Digital GS number: 4163955, Image number: 432, Reference number: cn 26913, death record of Jack Alessandro
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Birth of a brotherAlessandro Demetrius ALESSANDRO
November 1, 1888 (Age 7 years)
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Source: Bawden, Jeri
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Publication: http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/ca/_vitals/cadeathm.htm, © 1995-2005 The Vitalsearch Company, LLC.
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Publication: Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (database on-line), Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.
Citation details: Registration Location: Harris County, Texas; Roll: 1953561; Draft Board: 1
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Birth of a sisterLillian ALESSANDRO
August 4, 1889 (Age 8 years)
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Citation details: Film number: 2137187, Digital GS number: 4032699, image number 3322, reference/certificate # 70774
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Birth of a brotherMichael Emanuel ALESSANDRO
November 22, 1890 (Age 9 years)
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Citation details: Film number: 2218108, Digital GS number: 4030538, Image number: 1881, Reference number: cn 59047, record of Michael Emanuel Alessandro
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Immigration
from Sicily
about 1892 (Age 10 years)
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Citation details: census 1920, TEXAS , HARRIS, 4-WD HOUSTIN, Series: T625 Roll: 1814 Page: 27
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Birth of a brotherGiuseppe ALESSANDRO
December 16, 1894 (Age 13 years)
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Citation details: Texas, Waco City,
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Citation details: Film # 2116966, Digital GS # 4166727, Image # 2203, Ref. # 51115, death record of Joseph A. Alessandro
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Birth of a brotherGaetano Oreste ALESSANDRO
September 14, 1896 (Age 15 years)
Publication: Source: Louisiana Archives, 3851 Essen Lane, P.O. Box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/orleans/vitals/births/index/1896biab.txt, November 2001
Citation details: vol. 109, page 37_
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Death of a fatherNicolo Maria ALESSANDRO
May 26, 1910 (Age 29 years)
Cause: chronic nephritis
Source: Bawden, Jeri
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Publication: Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006, Original data: Texas Department of Health, Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000, Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.
Citation details: Record of N. M. Alessandro, McLennan, #245
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MarriageJosephine Cecilia KEMENDOView this family
February 16, 1915 (Age 34 years)
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Citation details: Posted on the McLennan County, Texas Board, Dallas Morning News, Feb. 19, 1915, Marriage announcement
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Citation details: 19 Feb 1915, page 15
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Birth of a son
#1
Victor Nicholas ALESSANDRO
November 27, 1915 (Age 34 years)
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Publication: Ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Texas: Texas Department of State Health Services. Microfiche.
Citation details: #48326, Roll Number: 1915_0001
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Citation details: Film number: 2243982, Digital GS number: 4005492, Image number: 01159, Reference number: 80917, death record of Victor N. Alessandro
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Death of a motherAnna ALESSENDRI
July 11, 1925 (Age 44 years)
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Citation details: Record for Anna Alessandro, McLennan, #26719
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Citation details: Film number: 2113922, Digital GS number: 4165498, Image number: 1362, Reference number: CN 26719, reocord for Anna Alessandro
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Death of a brotherJack ALESSANDRO
May 2, 1929 (Age 48 years)
Cause: crushed by a truck he was cranking it at the Geyser Ice Company
Citation details: from Texas State Library and Archives, Reel 1, 1903-1940, File No. 26913
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Note: Microfilm is in the Waco-McLennan County Library in Waco, Texas. Jeri Bawden e-mail, October 14, 2005 8:00 AM, provided by Betty Crook, volunteer for the Central Texas Genealogical Society.
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Citation details: Film number: 2114939, Digital GS number: 4163955, Image number: 432, Reference number: cn 26913, death record of Jack Alessandro
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Burial of a brotherJack ALESSANDRO
May 3, 1929 (Age 48 years)
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Citation details: Film number: 2114939, Digital GS number: 4163955, Image number: 432, Reference number: cn 26913, death record of Jack Alessandro
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Death of a brotherGiuseppe ALESSANDRO
October 12, 1936 (Age 55 years)
Cause: abcess of the right lung with a spontaneous rupture with other medical involvement
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Citation details: Record for Joseph A. Alessandro, #51115
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Burial of a brotherGiuseppe ALESSANDRO
October 13, 1936 (Age 55 years)
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Citation details: Film # 2116966, Digital GS # 4166727, Image # 2203, Ref. # 51115, death record of Joseph A. Alessandro
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Death of a sisterLillian ALESSANDRO
May 12, 1942 (Age 61 years)
Cause: cirrhosis of the liver
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Citation details: Film number: 2137187, Digital GS number: 4032699, image number 3322, reference/certificate # 70774
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Burial of a sisterLillian ALESSANDRO
May 14, 1942 (Age 61 years)
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Citation details: Film number: 2137187, Digital GS number: 4032699, image number 3322, reference/certificate # 70774
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Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Ruth Ann ALESSANDRO
December 12, 1959 (Age 78 years)
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Citation details: Texas State Birth Records 1926-2003
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Death of a brotherMichael Emanuel ALESSANDRO
August 14, 1969 (Age 88 years)
Cause: cardiac failure
Source: Bawden, Jeri
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Publication: Information in this database comes from the Texas Department of Health. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/matagorda/vitals/deaths/1969/matagd69.txt, contributed 16 Aug 2001
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Citation details: Texas State Death Records 1956-2004
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Citation details: Film number: 2218108, Digital GS number: 4030538, Image number: 1881, Reference number: cn 59047, record of Michael Emanuel Alessandro
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Shared note: His last residence was Palacios, Matagorda, TX (Social Security Index, Rootsweb, http://ssdi.rootsweb.com)
Burial of a brotherMichael Emanuel ALESSANDRO
August 15, 1969 (Age 88 years)
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Citation details: Film number: 2218108, Digital GS number: 4030538, Image number: 1881, Reference number: cn 59047, record of Michael Emanuel Alessandro
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Occupation
director of the Houston Symphony

Source: Bawden, Jeri
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Occupation
band leader and music teacher
yes

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Residence 1971 (Age 89 years)
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Citation details: death of Victor Alessandro, Film Number 2223290, Digital Film Number 4169328, Image Number 460, Reference Number 48643
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Residence
cir 1892

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Death July 7, 1971 (Age 90 years)
Cause of death: Ischemic Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction
Source: Bawden, Jeri
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Citation details: Victor Alessandro death, Issue State: Texas; Issue Date: 1955
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Citation details: death of Victor Alessandro
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Citation details: death of Victor Alessandro, Film Number 2223290, Digital Film Number 4169328, Image Number 460, Reference Number 48643
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Burial July 12, 1971 (5 days after death)
Cremation: Y
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Citation details: death of Victor Alessandro, Film Number 2223290, Digital Film Number 4169328, Image Number 460, Reference Number 48643
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Unique identifier
ECA36B876B1B44C4AE0D2C49EA2BDFC3F6A5
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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1878Italy
3 years
himself
6 years
younger brother
22 months
younger brother
9 months
younger sister
Lillian ALESSANDRO
Birth: August 4, 1889Italy
Death: May 12, 1942Providence Hospital, Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA
16 months
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Giuseppe ALESSANDRO
Birth: December 16, 1894New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Death: October 12, 1936McLennan County, Texas, USA
21 months
younger brother
Gaetano Oreste ALESSANDRO
Birth: September 14, 1896Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death: December 10, 1989Bell County, Texas, USA
Family with Josephine Cecilia KEMENDO - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 16, 1915V. Kemendo home, South Eighth St., Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA
9 months
son
daughter

BirthBawden, Jeri
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BirthSocial Security Death Index [database on-line]
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Citation details: Victor Alessandro death, Issue State: Texas; Issue Date: 1955
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BirthWorld War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
Publication: Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (database on-line), Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.
Citation details: Registration Location: Harris County, Texas; Roll 1953563; Draft Board: 3, registration of Victor Alessandro
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BirthTexas Deaths, 1890-1976
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Citation details: death of Victor Alessandro, Film Number 2223290, Digital Film Number 4169328, Image Number 460, Reference Number 48643
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BirthWorld War II Draft Registration - Family Search Labs
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Citation details: about Victor (None) Alessandro, Film Number 4142553, Digital Folder Number 4142553, Image Number 03184
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ImmigrationHeritageQuest Online
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Citation details: census 1920, TEXAS , HARRIS, 4-WD HOUSTIN, Series: T625 Roll: 1814 Page: 27
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ImmigrationObituary
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OccupationBawden, Jeri
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OccupationObituary
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ResidenceTexas Deaths, 1890-1976
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Citation details: death of Victor Alessandro, Film Number 2223290, Digital Film Number 4169328, Image Number 460, Reference Number 48643
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ResidenceObituary
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NameBawden, Jeri
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DeathBawden, Jeri
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DeathVitalSearch-Texas (USA) Texas State Vital Records
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DeathSocial Security Death Index [database on-line]
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Citation details: Victor Alessandro death, Issue State: Texas; Issue Date: 1955
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DeathTexas Death Index, 1903-2000 Record [database on-line]
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DeathTexas Deaths, 1890-1976
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Citation details: death of Victor Alessandro, Film Number 2223290, Digital Film Number 4169328, Image Number 460, Reference Number 48643
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BurialTexas Deaths, 1890-1976
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NoteBawden, Jeri
Citation details: e-mail 23 Jun 2005, 17:04:09, information from the Pueblo Chieftain, July 13, 1920
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NoteCastle Rock Journal
Publication: Internet, http://gunnison.aclin.org, Castle Rock, Douglas County, Colorado, digital newspaper project
Citation details: 23 Sep 1904, p. 7
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Note: Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection
Note1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]
Publication: Ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
Citation details: 1900; Census Place: Le Claire, Scott, Iowa; Roll: T623 458; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 142
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Citation details: census 1920, TEXAS , HARRIS, 4-WD HOUSTIN, Series: T625 Roll: 1814 Page: 27
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Citation details: Census 1930, TEXAS , HARRIS, HOUSTON, Series: T626 Roll: 2348 Page: 216
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NoteDallas Morning News Historical Archive 1885-1977
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Citation details: 23 Mar 1916, page 11, State Brevities
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NoteDallas Morning News Historical Archive 1885-1977
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Citation details: 27 Dec 1909, Christopher Columbus Society
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NoteDallas Morning News Historical Archive 1885-1977
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Citation details: 29 May 1951, Sec.: Part II, Page 8, Veteran Houston Director to Retire After Long Service
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NoteR.L. Polk & Co.'s Pueblo city directory, 1904-1905 : containing a complete alphabetical list of business firms, corporations, and private citizens, a miscellaneous directory of city, county, state, and United States officers, churches, public and private schools, secret and benevolent societies, etc., etc. : also a complete classified business directory
Publication: Pueblo, Colo.: R.L. Polk & Co., 1904. Published online at Ancestry.com, © 2008, The Generations Network, Inc.
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Citation details: Registration Location: Harris County, Texas; Roll 1953563; Draft Board: 3, registration of Victor Alessandro
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NoteTexas Deaths, 1890-1976
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Citation details: death of Victor Alessandro, Film Number 2223290, Digital Film Number 4169328, Image Number 460, Reference Number 48643
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Citation details: about Victor (None) Alessandro, Film Number 4142553, Digital Folder Number 4142553, Image Number 03184
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Marriage
Marriage announcement: Alessandro-Kemendo. -- Waco, Texas, Feb. 18. -- The marriage of Professor V. Alessandro and Miss Josephine Kemendo, both of Waco, took place Tuesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. Kemendo, on South Eighth street. Judge Giles P. Lester officiated. The attendants were Vincent Mistretta of Waco and Mrs. Frank Scanio of Temple, the latter a sister of the bride. Professor Alessandro is the leader of the band bearing his name. He is well known in musical circles throughout the State.
Shared note
He was one of five brothers who came from Italy. He was eleven years of age when he arrived. In 1904 he was a delegate from Pueblo, Colorado to the Republican convention of Colorado. At this convention Victor Alessandro objected on behalf of 10,000 Italians and 10,000 more Austrians to the nomination of Governor Peabody as a candidate for Governor of Colorado again. (Castle Rock Journal) He was listed in the 1904-1905 city directory for Pueblo Colorado. He was a notary, employed at 121 Central blk. He was boarding at his father's home. In 1908 he and his family moved to Waco. He conducted one of the first dance bands in Texas, and a short time before World War I he directed the music for the film "Battle Cry of Freedom." In 1909, he was elected president of the Christopher Columbus Society in Waco. His father N. M. Alessandro served on the succor committee. C. V. Kemendo served on the financial committee. During the time he lived in Waco, Texas, their band played at many events including Elks events, parades, concerts at the Cotton Palace, and other civic events. Dallas Morning News, 23 Mar 1916 Waco, Texas, Mar 22. -- Prof. V. Alessandro, leader of the Fourth Regiment Band, went to Austin today to select the instruments and uniforms that will be furnished the band by the Federal Government. The band was organized in Waco a few years ago by Professor Alessandro. PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN JULY 13, 1920 - MUSICAL FAMILY FORMERLY OF PUEBLO IS NOW FAMOUS: "Pueblo music lovers who were here a dozen years ago will remember with much interest the Alessandro family, who were of sufficient number and ability to conduct a brass band of their own. Victor Alessandro was the older of the children, and for years was recognized as one of the most capable band directors that had ever made this city his home. The brothers and sisters of the young man were instructed by him, and some of them were barely large enough to carry their instruments when on various occasions the Alessandro Band paraded the streets. When the Alessandro family decided to remove to Waco, Texas there was much genuine regret expressed in Pueblo. Since that time there has sifted back to this city at various times newspaper accounts of wonderful musical achievements by these former Puebloans, and now comes the news from Houston, the present home of these popular musicians that they are considered not only the greatest musical entertainers in the great south, but among the very best in the entire United States. Victor Alessandro married a Texas girl who is all American, and of this union there is Victor Alessandro, Jr., now four and a half years old who has already demonstrated his talent, having directed several band and orchestral events, using a pencil as a baton. A recent issue of the Houston Chronicle contained a glowing account of the Alessandro family's musical achievements, and refers particularly to the work of Gaetano Oreste Alessandro, one of Victor's younger brothers, who the Texas paper relates was given all his instruction by Victor, and who made his first professional appearances at Lake Minnequa park, Pueblo, Colorado, at the age of 7 years. He was assistant bandmaster of the 4th Texas Infantry at the time of the Mexican border troubles when Victor was bandmaster of that dashing military organization, and during training period of the world war he was director of the military band at Camp McArthur, Waco. He is now but 21 years old. Victor Alessandro is also noted as a composer. His services as director are said by former Puebloans now residing in the Lone Star state, to be in great demand all over the southern states. Now as always, say those who have known him long, he is modest and unassuming except when he is in charge of a band or orchestra, then neither Sousa or any other great musician, has anything on him for appearance, bearing or ability. In 1923 he took a job with the Houston public schools. He worked there for 28 years, and in 1940 he became the director of their band program. He also was in charge of the orchestras for a period of time. He was the author of a series of textbooks that dealt with "class-solfeggio" and "stationary do." Obituaries from old newspapers, sources unknown, sent by Jeri Bawden: THE LIFEBEAT PAGE: RITES FOR BANDMAN ALESSANDRO, 90, SET "Services for Victor Alessandro Sr., 90, who organized bands and orchestras in Houston public schools and whose son, Victor Alessandro Jr., is conductor of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Pat H. Foley & Co., 7010 Chetwood. Alessandro died Wednesday in his residence at 83-4 Knight Rd. He was born in Sicily and obtained his first musical training there. He came to America at 11 and continued his musical training in New Orleans, playing clarinet in musical groups. At 19, Alessandro moved to Colorado where he entered the professional music field as director. He later moved to Waco where he organized a musical and did some teaching. He provided a concert band for Waco's Cotton Palace Exposition as long as it existed. He moved to Houston in 1917, continued private teaching and again organized his own musical group. He eventually was asked to organize bands and orchestras in the Houston public schools. At that time, there were only three high schools. He was made director of all bands in the schools, and later bands and orchestras were formed in all junior high schools. He served as director of bands until 1951, when he retired. At that time there were 21 school bands under his supervision. During the time Alessandro headed the band program, he instituted many innovations in the teaching of music. Beside his son, Alessandro leaves his wife, Mrs. Josephine Kemendo Alessandro, two brothers, G. O. Alessandro of Temple and Alex Alessandro of California, and five grandchildren." SOUND - OFF- HOUSTON POST JULY 13, 1971- VICTOR ALESSANDRO: "The death of Victor Alessandro....at the age of 90 recalls the life and works of a rare and noble Houstonian. Bandmaster, orchestra conductor, composer, patriot, philosopher -- his genius was teacher. His name is solidly entombed in the cultural archives of this city where for so long he lived his art, but he walks abroad in the daily lives and persons of his hundreds of students and friends who learned from him to live by music. I am glad I am one of them. Bernard Naman " World War I Draft Registration: He was Victor Alessandro, residing at 1806 Lamar, Houston, Texas, aged 37, born 15 Feb 1881. He was a naturalized citizen, naturalized because his father was naturalized before his majority. He was a teacher of music and director employed by himself at his home. Mrs. Victor Alessandro of the same address was his next of kin. He was medium height and build, with grey eyes and black hair. He had not lost an arm, leg, hand, or eye or was otherwise physically disqualified. It was dated 12 Sep 1918. World War II Draft Registration: He was Victor Alessandro, 307 Colquitt, Houston, Harris, Texas. He was 61 years of age, born in Alia, Sicily. He was born 15 Feb 1881 in Italy. A person who would always know where he was was Victor N. Alessandro, (son), conductor of Oklahoma State Symphony, Oklahoma, OK. His employer was Houston Independent School System, Houston, TX, 1500 Louisiana St., Houston, Harris, TX. The serial number was 3343. Texas State Death Records: He was Victor Alessandro, born 15 Feb 1881 in Sicily, Italy to Nicholas Alessandro and Anna Alessandra. He was a citizen of the United States. He died at 5 PM on 7 Jul 1971 at Holly Hall Nursing Home, Houston, Harris, Texas of Ischemic Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction. He was 90 years of age. His usual occupation was Instrumental Music Supervisor, HISD. He was a veteran of World War I. He was cremated 12 Jul 1971. The name of the cemetary or crematory was Brookside Memorial Park, Houston, Texas. Census: 1900; Census Place: Le Claire, Scott, Iowa; Roll: T623 458; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 142 He appears to be living in Le Claire, Iowa with a large group of men, all of whom appear to be Italian. There is another boarder named Gioachino Alessandro lived in the same building. Could that be his brother Jack? Another man named Salvatore Alessandro, born 1866, also lives there. Maine Street 162/171, Alessandro, Victore, boarder, w, m, 1881, 19, s, Italy, Italy, Italy, 1892, 8, al, serviceing, cannot read, write, or speak English. NOTE: All the residents in this household are listed as Italians, aliens who cannot read, write, or speak Eng. This may have not been accurate. 1920, TEXAS , HARRIS, 4-WD HOUSTIN, Series: T625 Roll: 1814 Page: 27 3204 Smithfield 334/352, Alessandro, Victor, head, r, m, w, 38, m, 1892, Pa, 1896, Italy, Italy, Italy, teacher, piano, wages ----, Josephine, wife, f, w, 25, m, X, al, TX, Italy, Italy, none ----, Victor, Jr., son, m, w, 4 1/12, s, TX, Italy, TX, none Scialabba, Rose, lodger, r, f, w, 17, s, PN, Italy, Germany, none 1930, 1930, TEXAS , HARRIS, HOUSTON, Series: T626 Roll: 2348 Page: 216 307 Richmond 114/167, Alessandro, Victor, head, 12000, m, w, 49(?), m, 33, Italy, Italy, Italy, Musical Director, Music Director and School ----, Josephine, wife, f, w, 36, m, 21, TX, Italy, Italy, none ----, Victor Jr., son, m, w, 14, s, TX, Italy, TX, none ----, Josephine, daughter, f, w, 4 5/12, s, TX, Italy, TX, none