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The name Gosford derives from 'Goose-ford', a place where in the past geese were driven in flocks down to the nearest market. The probable actual meaning is a shallow ford, one which was only inches deep so that even geese could walk across!


Robert J Gosford
Born: 2 Mar 1905 in Rhode Island. Died: 2005 Florida.
According to the Rhode Island state census of 1935 Robert was residing at Park Ave, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, married to Lucy M. Molinaro (1912-1991), with a family of six.
1. Rhode Island, State Census 1935.

2. United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (

3. United States Social Security Death Index


Lucy was the fifth of seven children.
HUSBAND  John Molinaro New York
WIFE Lucy Molinaro New York
DAU Theresa Molinaro Connecticut
SON John Molinaro Connecticut
DAU Delia Molinaro Connecticut
DAU Sophia Molinaro Connecticut
DAU Lucy Molinaro Connecticut
SON Arthur Molinaro    Connecticut
DAU Amanda Molinaro Connecticut

United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (



John Molinaro Family

Name: Giovanni Molinari
Birth Date: 1872
Birthplace: New York
Spouse's Name: Luisa Rocca
Spouse's Birth Date: 1873
Spouse's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's Age:
Event Date: 21 Nov 1897
Event Place: Manhattan, New York, New York
Father's Name: Andrea Molinari
Mother's Name: Fuigia Paganelli
Spouse's Father's Name: Giovanni Rocca
Spouse's Mother's Name: Teresa Basini
Marital Status:
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:

Citing this Record

"New York, Marriages, 1686-1980,"


HUSBAND John Molinaro 1872 New York

WIFE Lucy Molinaro 1873 Italy

DAU Theresa Molinaro 1903 Connecticut

SON John Molinaro 1907 Connecticut

DAU Delia Molinaro 1909 Connecticut

DAU Sophia Molinaro 1911 Connecticut

DAU Lucy Molinaro 1912 Connecticut

SON Arthur Molinaro 1914 Connecticut

DAU Amanda Molinaro 1916 Connecticut



Giovanni Catello Pascale Benedetto Rocco, "Italy, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1936"

Name: Giovanni Catello Pascale Benedetto Rocco

Event Type (Original Language): Nascita

Event Date (Original Language): 20 Mar 1835

Event Place: Castellammare di Stabia, Napoli, Italy

Gender (Original Language): Maschio


Birth Year (Estimated):

Father's Name: Francesco Rocco

Mother's Name: Giuseppa De Simone

Spouse's Name:

Digital Folder Number: 004394223

Image Number: 00210

Name: Giovanni Rocca

Event: Naturalization

Event Date: 1932

Event Place: Connecticut


Birth Year: 1835

Birthplace: Italy

NARA Publication Title: Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906

NARA Publication Number: M1299

NARA Roll Number: 30

Film Number: 1429700

Digital Folder Number: 4639006

Image Number: 04579

Source Citation

"United States, New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906,"


Edward Charles Gosford
Born: Mar. 30 1883 Rhode Island
Married to Catherine ??
Edward's father was said to have been from Rhode Island, his mother from Scotland. According to the 1910 Census Edward is found residing with the Harlon Bemis family at Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas. Draft records show Edward's draft into World War I  1917-1918.

Name: Edward Charles Gosford

Event Type: Draft Registration

Event Date: 1917-1918

Event Place: Crawford County no 1, Pennsylvania, United States

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 30 Mar 1883

Birthplace: , , United States

Nationality: United States

Affiliate Publication Title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards

Affiliate Publication Number: M1509

GS Film number: 1877882

Digital Folder Number: 005266955

Image Number: 04904

Citing this Record

"United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918



1935 Park Avenue, Portsmouth Rhode Island. Family of Robert J Gosford. Note family size of 6 at this time.


1940 Census Newport Rhode Island showing Robert J Gosford family, wife Lusy,and their children: Olive, Roberta, Lawrence, Margaret, Grace, Charles and John. Note on the far left side that their residence is on Baldwin Court.(see map below)


Baldwin Court, Newport, Rhode Island home of Gosford family. Tried to get a picture of residence but its on a dead end street not accessible by Google maps, but at least this can give some idea where they lived then.