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The LaCugna Family History Website

Updated April 12, 2004


Margaret Mary LaCugna
124 West 60th Street 18J
New York, NY 10023
United States
212.262.5299
mmlacugna@msn.com

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The focus of our website is to honor all ancestors and descendents of our allied families. When we integrate all the families of Catherine Leahy Mowry and Charles Sebastiano LaCugna, we create a true Mosaic of Life.

We are ordinary sisters, brothers, children and parents organizing families. We have been railroad engineers, itinerant preachers, forgotten paupers, exhausted farmers, founders and professors of colleges and universities, builders and leaders of early American communities and churches, aldermen, policemen, artists, laborers, modern-day technicians and engineers with even a few true scoundrels.

Over the time of three centuries many of our ancestors have been sturdy pioneers leaving the tired soils of northern and southern Europe as well as the rural American East Coast seeking a life greater than poverty. In the larger sense we have all contributed to the historic expansion and settlement of the United States and Canada.

We have been political and social activists, feminists, teachers and counselors. Many have worked in sweatshops, new communities, social organizations, churches and schools. Our men have served in each American war, others have been owners of pubs and other small businesses, several participated in the Continental Congress.

Can you guess who some of them are? Today, many of our conjoined families are known and recognized. Yet there are still members whom we have not yet met. Please help us with any information that you have about our numerous families!

The author wishes to especially thank three talented and persistent genealogists: Shirley Miller (Des Moines, Iowa), Bianca Ottone (Roma, Italia)and Ruth McMahon (Northville,Michigan) for their help with several unknown or missing relatives.


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  • EMPTY FILE: L'albero della genealogia LaCugna (50 KB)
    L'albero della genealogia della LaCugna dettaglia gli antenati e discendenti di sette fratelli e sorelle nati nel 1850's in Mistretta, Provincia di Messina, Sicilia, Italia. Oggi una famiglia č rimasta in Italia comunque le altre famiglie erano immigranti agli Stati Uniti. Ci sono le famiglie LaCugna ora in New York, New Jersey, Washington, Florida, Nevada, California ed anche in Montreal. I cognomi: Mazzarella, Azzolina, de Marco, Fini, Seminara, Cutolo, Sudano, Santoro, Yakowenko, Puccio, d’Amico, Shymanski, Tignac.
 

Family Photos

  • The Seattle LaCugna Family: circa 1960 (92 KB)
    Catherine and Charles with their six children. The photo was taken by Leo Schmidt, S.J., in their Seattle home.
  • The LaCugna Family: Seattle September 2001 (67 KB)
    Charles and Catherine LaCugna and their children at home in Seattle: Joseph LaCugna, Barbara Gilreath, Charles and Catherine LaCugna, Margaret LaCugna, Teresa Fields, Mary LaCugna
  • Grandchildren of Catherine and Charles Sept. 2000 (396 KB)
    The next generations ! From upper left: Kristine Desimone, Peter Sanford, Sarah Miller; from mid-left Catherine, Charles, Andrew Miller, Colin Fields; From lower left: Shannon Williams with daughter, Brittany Reyes, and Graham Fields. The photo was taken by our cousin John Leahy in Seattle, Washington on January 28, 2000 to celebrate Charles' 86th birthday!
  • The LaCugna Family in New York City circa 1930 (81 KB)
    The children of Giuseppa Mazzarella and Liborio and Giuseppe LaCugna. List and Date Photo was taken in New York City.
  • Margaret Ambrose Leahy and Ransom R. Mowry 1920 (60 KB)
    Margaret Ambrose Leahy and Ransom R. Mowry are the parents of Catherine Leahy Mowry and Mark Patrick Mowry. Taken about 1920 in Montana.
  • Children of Catherine Dorsey & Francis Leahy 1930 (69 KB)
    The photo shows the twelve children of Catherine Dorsey and Francis Patrick Leahy. The photo was taken at the family farm in Sugar Ridge, Pennsylvania.
 

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