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Monday, November 05, 2007

Genealogue Challenge #86

Bandleader Guy Lombardo died on this date in 1977.

What was his middle name, and who were his mother's parents?

Drew Smith

His middle name was Albert, at least according to both the IMDb and the death notice in the New York Times...however, Wikipedia has it as "Alberto".

According to the obituary for Guy's mother in the May 28, 1957 New York Times, Guy's mother was Mrs. Angelena Palladino Lombardo. According to the obitary for Guy's father in the October 7, 1954 New York Times, Guy's parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 19, 1951.

According to Middlesex County, Ontario marriage records, Angelina Paladino married Gaetano Lombardo on August 19, 1901, and she was the daughter of Caremelo Paladino and Maria Benenati.

deb

Guy Lombardo:
Middle name: One site shows Alberto.
(others show Albert)

Maternal grandparents:
Carmelo Paladino & Marie Benenati

deb

Chris

Well done! Note that Ancestry's index of Ontario Births gives Guy's full name as "Gaetano Anthony Lombardo."

His mother "Lena" was living with her parents in London, Ontario, in 1881 and 1901.

Louis

Thanks for giving some Guy Lombardo family information. You said: “According to Middlesex County, Ontario marriage records, Angelina Paladino married Gaetano Lombardo on August 19, 1901” Does this record or any other give Gaetano Lombardo’s parents names or what part of Italy the Lombardo family came from? I am curious because I have Lombardo relatives from Calabria, Italy.

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