Tonight, I hit a jackpot! I went through my Grand Uncles/Aunts on the Lepore Family side to review. I searched to see if there were any new records as hundreds of records being added/updated on daily basis due to ongoing indexing project (I am involved in this). I saw there were some new records on one of my Grand Uncles – Andrew Lepore. He was the brother of my Grand Uncle Joseph Lepore, where my Dad and I paid him a respect at cemetery across from EWR airport a week ago. I opened up and took a glance at a record – US Application for Seaman’s Protection Certificates. I immediately recognized a home address and date and place of birth which matched with the information I had on Andrew Lepore from other sources. I was so elated!!!! I scrolled down and I gasped as I couldn’t believe in my own eyes that there was a portrait attached!!! It was my first time ever viewing what my Grand Uncle Andrew Lepore looked like when he was 25 years old – handsome and indeed reminiscence of “Lepore eyes”.
My jaw even dropped more further when I found countless “Passenger Lists” across ports in USA – New York, Boston, Seattle and much more as he worked on various ship as bellboy, wiper and oiler. I am not done going through these records yet!!!! I vividly recalled my Dad telling me about him traveling around the world and importing some exotic artifacts. So far from what I can tell, I envy of him! He traveled to pretty much almost every corners of the world – Bermuda, North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He even traveled to Cuba in 1930’s! Again, I am not done going through his records……wow, what a global trotter he was via ship…I must take over him, however via plane! 🙂 🙂
It looks like it will take a few days for me to sort out records on Andrew Lepore. I am thrilled to learn something about him! I may update this blog at later date if I find some more intriguing information. Kudos to moi for finding his record with a portrait of him. Wow!