Friday, April 8, 2016

1906 San Francisco Earthquake Victims : Were you related to anyone who lost their life?

In Memory of :

Filippo Busalacchi

Birth: May 5, 1874
Sant' Elia
Provincia di Palermo
Sicilia, Italy
Death: Apr. 18, 1906
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

He died in the famous 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, CA

Italian Cemetery
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: 22; Grave 25

Maintained by: Spence Burton
Originally Created by: Retaggio
Record added: Nov 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44350784

information from

I browse newspapers quite frequently for items of interest....Fallen Acorns, to be exact.

San Francisco suffered through a horrible earthquake in April of 1906.  Newspapers across the nation tried to cover the story the best that they could, with what little technology they had at that time.

Lucky for us, we have OCR to use as a valuable tool when hunting for surnames in digital content., a partner of, has recently increased their content to include a very large selection of American newspapers.  If you haven't used this website, or you haven't looked at it for a while, I highly suggest that you take a few minutes to see what has been added.

I looked into the selections for St. Louis, Missouri, (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) and the Sicilian surname of my mother's family, Busalacchi.  What I found for this date is fantastic.

Are you related to anyone on the list?

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