Joined: 14 Jun 2011
|Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:07 pm Post subject: Hello from Manuell Alvarez
I am named for my paternal grandfather, Manuel Alvarez. I am the third child of four children. My sister passed away in 2005. My hobbies include ham radio and fly fishing. Currently, I am working on my father's horse racing in Cuba and his claim that he played soccer in New York and South America.
My father, Arsenio (Albert) Alvarez Alvarez was born in April, 1902, at his family's farm located in the el consejo de Grado and the village of Vega de Peridiello. Dad was the eighth child of nine. His twin sister died during child birth and my grandparents, Manuel and Manuela Alvarez named him Arsenio after the doctor that saved his life.
From his birth and baptismal certificates, I have found the following names of his grandparents, my bisabuelos:
Josepha Suarez de Reconco de Grado
Pedro Alvarez de Vega de Peridiello de Grado
Fernando Alvarez de Vega de Peridiello de Grado
Isabel Granda de Trasmonte de Las Regueras
Dad and his brother, Ramon migrated to the Clarksburg, West Virginia, in 1920. In 1937, he became a horse trainer.
This site is a great legacy and tribute to our Asturian heritage. I appreciate the opportunity to participate. I have attached a photograph of my grandparents.
Manuell "Manny" Alvarez
Jefferson County, West Virginia
June 30, 2011