ROSSI, Amelie Apolline

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ROSSI, Amelie Apolline (1861-1917), fourth child of Justinian and Albina Caire. In 1880 when she was 18 years old, she married Pietro C. Rossi (1855-1911), and they had 14 children, four of whom died as children:

  • 1. Albert Rossi (1882-1887) died as a child
  • 2. Maria Rossi (1883-1960) = Ambrose Gherini
  • 3. Sophia Rossi (1885-1891) ) died as a child
  • 4. Luigi Rossi (1887-1891) ) died as a child
  • 5. Robert Domenic Rossi (1888-1961)[#SS 557-10-6047] twin = Ellen Mahony (1889-1968)
1. Richard Paul Rossi (1922-2009)
2. Mary Elena Rossi (1924-1983)
3. Robert Rossi
  • 6. Edmund Arthur Rossi (1888-1974) twin = [1924] Beatrice Annie Brandt (1897-1955)
1. Edmund Arthur Rossi, Jr. (1924-1996)
2. Yvonne Dorothea Rossi (1926-2002) = Paul Dolan. Jr.
  • 7. Esther A. Rossi (1890-1968) never married
  • 8. Marguerite Aimee Rossi (1892-1985) Sacred Heart nun, PhD, Stanford
  • 9. Amelie Olga Rossi (1894-1983) Sacred Heart nun, PhD
  • 10. Beatrice Valerie Rossi (1896-1989) = James Sullivan Torrens (1889-1967)
1. James S. Torrens, Jr. (b. 1931)
2. Paul Roger Torrens (b. 1934)
  • 11. Gioberto Rossi (1897-1899) died as a child
  • 12. Albina Christine Rossi (1899-1988) = Charles Allen Wall, DDS (1896-1945)
1. Charles Allen Wall, MD (b. )
2. Peter Rossi Wall (1929-1999) = Joyce Marie
3. John Joseph Wall, MD (1931-2011) = Nancy Lee Donahoe (1933-2010)
4. Robert Rossi Wall, MD (1932-2009) = Bernadette
5. Richard Joseph Wall (b. 1934)
  • 13. Elenore Lillian Rossi (1901-1991) = O’Donnell worked for Stauffer Chemical Company
  • 14. Pietro Carlo Rossi (1902-1992) Jesuit priest, PhD, head of language department at USF


Amelie was widowed on October 8, 1911 when her husband, Pietro Rossi, was killed in a buggy accident at Asti when he was 54 years old. She and ten children survived him. Oldest daughter, María, married San Francisco attorney Ambrose Gherini, who represented both Amelie, through her son Edmund, and Amelie’s sister Aglae Capuccio, in the court action against the Santa Cruz Island Company beginning in 1913. Amelie died in 1917 at age 55, six years after the death of her husband, and seven years before the death of her mother, Albina Caire. She did not live to see the island partitioned.