Jim Radja's Genealogy Research

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Elizabeth LeDonne1 (F)
b. 25 October 1915, d. 7 June 1999

Appears on charts:
Descendant Chart for Tomas Marasović

     Elizabeth LeDonne was born on 25 October 1915 at Illinois.2

Elizabeth married Edward Joseph Marasovic, son of Andrija Marasović and Ivanica Prkić, circa 1940. Wedding attendees included Dolores Marie Radja and James Eugene Radja. This date is a rank guess.3,4 As of circa 1940,her married name was Marasovic. On 18 September 1941, Edward and Elizabeth Marasovich secured a $2,000, five year mortgage for Lot 13 (10137 Hoxie Avenue) from Chicago Title and trust Company. Terms are for 5% interest rate and for payment of $35.00 per month until 1 October 1946.5 She was an attendee when Andrija Marasović and Ivanica Marasovich were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with family members on 2 March 1947 at 10732 Avenue "O", Chicago, Illinois.6 At age 36, Elizabeth became the mother of Carole Anne Marasovic on 15 November 1951 at 10137 Hoxie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.7 Here's a photo of the Edward Marasovich family around 1963. She attended the marriage of Jeanne Scott and Thomas Gregory Radja on 21 August 1967 at First Congregational Church, 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove, Illinois.8 On 26 July 1990, Elizabeth Marasovich secured a mortgage for Lot 13 (10137 Hoxie Avenue) from Heritage Standard Bank and Trust Company. Terms are not recorded, appears to be continuation of mortgage of 22 February 1983.9 She and Carole Anne Marasovic were attending a live BBC broadcast of Princess Diana's funeral on 5 September 1997 at Grace Cathedral Episcopal Church, 1100 California Street, San Francisco, California. Their attendance appeared in a San Francisco Chronicle article. The article said: "Elizabeth Marasovic, who is 81, blind and uses a wheelchair, came from El Cerrito with her daughter, Carole, to listen to the four-hour broadcast. "It feels as if we grew up with her in terms of her vulnerability as a person," said Carole Marasovic, who had also watched Diana's wedding years ago on TV. "There was something about her that felt very human to us. She wore her heart on her sleeves."10" A law suit filed by daughter Carole describes the last few weeks of Elizabeth's life.11 She died on 7 June 1999 at Shields Richmond Nursing Center, 1919 Cutting Blvd, Richmond, California, at age 83.2

Last Edited=31 Jul 2006

Child of Elizabeth LeDonne and Edward Joseph Marasovic
Carole Anne Marasovic (living)


  1. [S228] Interview, Donna Jean Radja Quirke, 20 July 2003.
  2. [S17] Various People, Various files, Social Security Death Index, Family Search of the Family History Library.
  3. [S422] Interview, Dolores Radja Frost, Various.
  4. [S54] Interview, Sr. James E. Radja, Various.
  5. [S558] Trust Deed No. 12761754, 18 September 1941, Cook County Registrar.
  6. [S276] Memorabilia collection, Genevieve Granich Rassel, 20 June 2004.
  7. [S279] "CFU Nest 442 General Record,", page 89.
  8. [S251] Weddings etc. Family Photos, Miscellaneous, Thomas G. Radja Library.
  9. [S559] Warranty Deed No. 90365780, Cook County Registrar.
  10. [S642] "S.F. March in Memory of Princess Diana".
  11. [S643] Carole Marasovic v. Laura Eberhard, online http://www.fearnotlaw.com/articles/article164.html.

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Jim Radja
Vienna, Virginia, US of A

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