Then I expanded my reasoning, thinking that perhaps these children were his niece and nephew by marriage, the children of a sister to his wife, whose maiden name was Orsi. So I searched for Orsi-Gallacci marriages….and still no luck. This is where I sat for several years, until early last year when I found an obituary for the boy, Vincent B. Gallacci. About the same time, my mother mentioned that his sister, Emma Gallacci, had married a Dewey Short. This gave me some new leads and I was ablate locate a death certificate for Emma Short on the Missouri State Archives website. From this documents, I saw that the father was Peter Gallacci, and the mother was Flora Orsi! This was a bit of a breakthrough, as it corroborated my theory that these were the children of my great-grandmother’s sister! However, it certainly did not PROVE this relationship. I needed something more to prove they were sisters.
Again, my research stalled out. I searched everywhere for a Peter Gallacci with no luck. (I still haven’t found him, so if you are hiding him somewhere, please tell him to come out!) I also searched the Missouri Archives for a death record for Peter Gallacci, Flora Gallacci, or ANY Gallacci and found only one, a Fara Gallacci who died as an infant, and the parents didn’t match up. The handwriting on the certificate is difficult to read, but the names of her parents appear to be Tarquinie Gallacci and Fravonela Orroca.