Re: Echavarry-Puerto Rico
I don't check the Echavarry site as often as I used to because not that many people leave messages anymore. I saw your other message first. The names that you are listing, and my familys' names are close but not quite there. I had an uncle in New York named Robert Chimelis y Echavarry. I have another uncle that used to play in a combo and his stage name was Joe Marquez. (I never asked him why he chose 'Marquez' as his stage name). I am really interested in knowing where your grandfather went to school in Puerto Rico. As far as I know, my family has kept the 'E' in front of the name. My mother and all of her Echavarry people came from the Ciales area of Puerto Rico. Write back when you get a chance, Kim.