Maria “Mary” <I>Giachino</I> Borra

Maria “Mary” Giachino Borra

Piemonte, Italy
Death 29 Mar 1962 (aged 87)
Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Rowland Heights, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 29575642 · View Source
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Maria "Mary" Giachino-Borra was born in Locana, Piemonte, Italy to "John" Giachino and "Rose" Laboroi. She immigrated with her family in about 1889 and resided with them in Osage City, Kansas. She married Paul Borra in 1893 and they had eight healthy children together. It has been said that Mary was likely the driving force in the marriage. She was a working mom as she raised her children. She was a Cook when they ran a boarding house and she was often found in the office of their Hotels they owned, ran, and resided in. Mary only spoke Italian her whole life, yet managed so much. After the death of her husband in 1942, she took residence at the Henry Hotel which she would live in and see her grandchildren play until her death in 1962 at age 87.

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  • Maintained by: OctApril
  • Originally Created by: Dennis Watkins
  • Added: 4 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29575642
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maria “Mary” Giachino Borra (25 Apr 1874–29 Mar 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29575642, citing Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Rowland Heights, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by OctApril (contributor 48735344) .