Monday Mystery

To me, this is a mystery. Hubby’s Aunt Dorothy, born and raised here in Spokane, Washington, met and married an Army guy, Angelo Cicero. Ange was Italian, born in New York, and grandparents born in Italy. A real Italian, one-of-a-kind name for the Pacific Northwest.  Or so I thought.

I spotted this photo on the wall at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society in Arlington, Snohomish County. The name leaped out at me! Cicero! In early Washington??? How could that be?

“The Cicero school district was organized on 27 Feb 1892, and is composed of a narrow fertile valley along the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River….  Stephen and Martha Cicero built a small grocery and post office and the school was named for them. The school closed in 1936, consolidated with Arlington.”

Daughter Ollie Cicero married a Mr. Powell. Any descendants out there?

So the mystery today is do not be surprised when a surname pops up where you would never have imagined it to be.

One comment on “Monday Mystery

  1. There are several entries for Stephen & Martha Cicero and Olive Cicero on the Washington Digital Archives website and many on Ancestry in Oso, Snohomish Co., WA. Could probably find many more on other sites.

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