Category Archives: Barber/Barboro/Sbarboro Family History

February 2nd – The Day my Grandparents Die

One of my grandfathers died before I was born. The three grandparents I knew all died on February 2nd. Bizarre, right?      I grew up living with my maternal grandparents. My Grandpa Wallace Paul Cowan died on February 2, 1988. … Continue reading

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The Fratellanza Society & Adding 3 Great Great Great Uncles to My Family Tree

A cousin I’ve connected with, from my Sbarboro side, sent me information about the Fratellanza Society in Saint Louis, Missouri. He said that brothers of my great great grandfather (my cousin’s great grandfather), Guisseppe “Joseph” Sbarboro, were involved in the start of the … Continue reading

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Arthur Wardhardt Watrous (1864-1932) & Caroline Deutsch (1866-1903)

Arthur Wardhardt Watrous and Caroline Deutsch are my 2X great grandparents. Arthur Wardhardt Watrous was born August 14, 1864 in Polk, Iowa. He was the son of Andrew M. Watrous and Emma Matlida Robinson. Andrew’s Find A Grave memorial is here … Continue reading

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Joseph Barboro (1841-1927) & Sarah Ann Clovis (1850-1931)

Finally I get to an ancestor who immigrated from another country, in this case Italy. My great great grandfather Joseph Barboro arrived in the United States as Guiseppe Sbarboro, noted as age 10 on the passenger list, on April 9, 1851. … Continue reading

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James William Barber (1884-1951) & Lula May Watrous (1885-1960)

My great grandfather James William Barber was born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 6, 1884 to Joseph Barboro and Sarah Ann Clovis. (You can read all about them here.) His last name went through many changes over the years. … Continue reading

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