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Name Paoli, Minnie, 1909 - ?

Associated Records

Image of People - 2004-01-08

People - 2004-01-08

Raffaelo Paoli came to Mendocino from Lucca, Italy around 1900, joining his two brothers, Ansano and Ottavito, to work in the woods. Not long afterward, Raffaelo sent for his wife, Emelia, and their two sons. When Raffaelo got a job with the Mendocino Lumber Company, the family moved to the camp on the flats of Big River where their daughter, Minnie, was born. In 1913, Raffaelo bought a hotel on Ukiah Street, operating it until 1941. It was there that Minnie's daughter, Dolly, was born and spent her childhood. In this Sunday Afternoon program, Minnie, age 95, and her daughter, Dolly, talk about winemaking, prohibition, music and the relocation of Mendocino's Italian residents during WWII. T

Image of People - 1973-203-1657

People - 1973-203-1657

Color snapshot of the Paoli Family. Left to right: Carmel, Jessie, Minnie, Albert, Miles, Value and Brandino in front of their family's old hotel.

Image of People - 2007-03-1332-22

People - 2007-03-1332-22

Mendocino Mill Crew around 1915. One photograph is the original and another has been marked with numbers and names on the back. Front row: 1. Minnie Paoli 2. Jesse Paoli 3. Rafael Paoli 4. Carmel Paoli 5. Ansano Paoli Middle row: 6. Herman Fayal 7. A.V. Silva 8. Melville Fraser 9. Tony Silva 10. Earl Cummings 11. Frank Brown 12. Bob Bever 13. Tom Doyle 14. Unidentified 15. Gus Mendosa Back row: 16. Mendosa, Frank 17. Gomes, John 18. Silveria, Manuel (?) 19. Vieira, Joe Pedro 20. Gomes, Tony 21. Fraga, Tony 22. Figaro, Herman 23. Maderia, Ernest 24. Fraga, Fernance 25. Gomes, Joe 26. Mendosa, John 27. Brown, Andrew 28. Olsen, Sven

Image of People - 2007-03-1208-19

People - 2007-03-1208-19

The children of Raffaelo and Emelia Paoli gathering for a family reunion on March 26, 1967 in front of the old Paoli Hotel on Ukiah Street. L - R: Brandino, Jesse, Carmel, Minnie, Albert, Miles. Value is not in the photograph. Brandino and Value were born in Italy and came with their mother to the U.S. in 1904 to join their father, who was already working in Mendocino.