D'Alfonso Family

Cesare Alessandro "Alex" D'Alfonso
 
Cesare Alessandro "Alex" D'Alfonso was born on 18 November 1889 in Prata, D'Ansidonia, L'Aquilla, Italy. He arrived in the United States on 9 November 1907 in New York City. He was naturalized in 1915. He married Maria Belino in 1917. Alex began working as a cabinetmaker and then became a carpenter in Santa Barbara working for Flying A Studios. Later, he started his own construction company and was known as the first housing developer in Santa Barbara. His craftmanship and quality materials were evident when most of his homes, with red tile roofs and white stucco walls, remained intact during the 1925 earthquake and many still remain today.
 
From Noticias, issue
 
From Noticias, issue 
 
 
                                  
Naturalization record and obituary copies from SBCGS