Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Torlonias are expecting an heir

April 3, 1909

By telegraph from Rome to Clifden, Ireland, from there by wireless to the New York Times.

The  Italian noble house of Torlonia "is expecting a visit from the stork," reports the New York Times.  This has caused "great interest" in the family, which has only four male members.  Only the eldest, Duke Leopoldo, has children.

The new baby will be Italian-American as the mother is the former Elsie Moore of New York, who is married to Don Marino, the third of the four brothers.

Donna Elsie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.A.Moore have already arrived in Rome.  Mr. Moore is already "a favorite in Roman Society."  He has already been accepted for membership in the Hunt Club, the "most aristocratic  club in Rome."

Mr. Moore has also become a tour guide for his American friends "passing through" Rome, saying that they do not appreciate Italy's charm and culture.

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