Welcome to the Cardon Families Organization

The Website Dedicated to Martha Marie Tourn and Philip Cardon, their Ancestors and Descendants

This website is a work in process. It is being converted from www.thecardonfamilies.org. Eventually it will replace that website. Links that don't work today will work in the near future, so please come back.

The photo in the banner is of Philip and Martha Marie Cardon. Throughout the website you will see different spellings of their names. For example Philip's grave marker says he is Philip Cardon, Born Oct. 2, 1801. Prarustin Italy. Died Aug. 25, 1889. Martha's grave marker says she is Martha M. Tourn Cardon Born May 15, 1797 in Rora Italy. Died Jan. 15, 1873. In Italy they spoke a Gallo-Romance language known as Franco-Provencal which is not to be confused with Provencal, a dialect of the Occitan language spoken in Provence. Prarustin is both the Franco-Provencal and Occitan language name for a municipality in the province of Turin, Italy known as Prarostino. They migrated to America in 1854.

The background photo in the banner was taken in September, 2010 overlooking the Cardon Borgata, near Prarostino. We started in the parking lot of the Trattoria Piani and walked the road to Cardoni. This was probably a view seen by Philip many times in his youth. The green backgrounds and borders of the pages are the same as the leaves on the tree behind their photo.

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