HISTORIC BRAMWELL PIONEERS
LEO CARL PERALDO & WIFE, ANNETTE LEVIS PERALDO
Leo Peraldo was five years old when he came to Bramwell in 1913 from his native Piedicavallo, Italy. His Bramwell house was built in 1926 on a foundation of bluestone, laid by Italian stonecutters. Mr. Peraldo lived his life out in historic Bramwell and was well known in the community.
Mr. Leo Carl Peraldo, 94, of 127 Bluestone Avenue (PO Box 246), Bramwell, died on Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 10, 1908, in Italy, he was a son of Mauro and Maurillia Yon Sotta Peraldo. He was the last surviving member of his family. He had been a resident of Bramwell for 89 years and was a member of the Bramwell Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of Bramwell High School and obtained additional musical training in New York. He was a retired violin teacher.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annette Levis Peraldo; and two sisters, Dae Hughes and Rena Litoto. Survivors include one son, Leo L. Peraldo and wife, Melva of New London, N.C.; one daughter, Camille Brunner and husband, Bob of Anderson, S.C.; and three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
( Photograph/text from Bluefield DailyTelegraph.)
Leo Carl Peraldo:
Leo Carl Peraldo Family Members (Find-A-Grave) :
Ldo Peraldo's wife, Annette Levis. Peraldo, 90, of 127 Bluestone Ave. (PO. Box 246), Bramwell, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000 at her residence. Born April 29, 1910, in Tarino, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Lorenzo Levis and Catherine Metzano Levis. She had been a resident of Bramwell for 70 years and was a homemaker.
She was a graduate of Welch High School, Secretarial School in Welch and had worked for the Welch Daily News and an attorney’s office in New York. She was a member of the Bramwell Presbyterian Church in Bramwell where she was a member of the Circle of the church and was a poll worker for the elections.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Emil Levis.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with the Rev. Dale Compton officiating. Entombment will take place at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Bluewell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 1-2 p.m. Family wishes memorial contributions be made to the Bramwell Presbyterian Church, PO. Box 97, Bramwell, WV 24715 or the Alzheimer’s Association of Southern West Virginia, 1200 Quarrier Street, Suite 4, Charleston, WV 25301.
Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 28-20/5- 0.07, located in Mercer County, the "Yon-Peraldo Memorial Bridge":
Whereas, Mauro Peraldo and Livio Yon were natives of Piedicavallo, Italy; and
Whereas, Mauro Peraldo and Livio Yon learned the stonemason trade as apprentices during their childhood; and whereas, Mauro Peraldo and Livio Yon settled in Bramwell, West Virginia, when they arrived from Italy; and whereas, Mauro Peraldo and Livio Yon, with a crew of at least 20 stonemasons, built grand structures, foundations, stone walls, cemetery walls and reservoirs; and
Whereas, Mauro Peraldo and Livio Yon's artistic work remains as a treasured legacy for the people in the 21st Century to appreciate; and
Whereas, it is fitting, to honor the memory of Mauro Peraldo and Livio Yon, by naming bridge number 28-20/50.07, located in Mercer County, the "Yon-Peraldo Memorial Bridge";
Therefore, be it Resolved by the West Virginia Legislature: That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways name bridge number 28-20/5-0.07, located in Mercer County, the "Yon-Peraldo Memorial Bridge";
and, be it Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Yon-Peraldo Memorial Bridge";
and, be it Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
INFORMATION ON PIONEERS LIVIO YON & WIFE, CRISTINIA YON'S FAMILY
STORY OF PIONEER BRAMWELL MASON: ALBERTO PERALDO
LEO CARL PERALDO -FIND-A-GRAVE
KATE HEWITT BRIDGE
PHOEBE GOODWILL MEMORIAL BRIDGE
ANNA SPENCER SWINGING BRIDGE
ISABELLA FREEMAN MEMORIAL BRIDGE
FORLINES SWINGING BRIDGE
BRAMWELL'S BRIDGES INDEX
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