Family Carril Rivera

Information courtesy of William S. Walker

Associate Professor of History, Cooperstown Graduate Program, SUNY Oneonta

“In 1919, my great-grandfather, Andrés Carril, came from Camariñas to New York (via Havana, Cuba). My great-grandmother, Alicia Rivera, arrived a year later from Cayey, Puerto Rico”.

Alicia Rivera and Andrés Carril (Walker/Persans/Carril Family Collection)
Andrés and Alicia got married in 1923, at the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 229 West 14th Street, New York (Walker/Persans/Carril Family Collection)
William with his mother Gail Persans Walker, his sister Mary Walker and their uncle Vicente, in Camariñas (Walker/Persans/Carril Family Collection)

Our thanks to William S. Walker for generously sharing this family story.