Trying to find information on a lost relative Lawrence Perazzo and his family

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Hi, I am looking for information on a lost ancestor Lawrence Perazzo (Perazzo-12). He was always said to be Italian, they lived in California. His wife (cannot find a marriage cert. only a newspaper clipping) died after giving birth and her son ( my grandfather Harold Madsen) was brought up by his Danish Aunt and Grandparents hence my last name Madsen (Madsen-1724)   We heard his uncle paid off the Perazzo family when they wanted to take Harold.  This was told to us be Harold's nonblood Portuguese Uncle.  We would love to find out about the Perazo Family and this lost Grandfather. The parents I have added are not confirmed.

WikiTree profile: Lawrence Perazzo
in Genealogy Help by Katrina Madsen G2G Crew (590 points)

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Lawrence is on the 1920 Census living with parents Fred O and Mary A Perazzo, and brother Hugh, in SAN Jose, Santa Clara.

Also appears to have been in Army

The National Archives at College Park; College Park, Maryland; Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985; Record Group Number: 92; Roll or Box Number: 113 U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939 [database on-line]. 

Name: Lawrence Perazzo
Departure Date: 7 Oct 1919
Departure Place: Vladivostok, Russia
Arrival date: 7 Oct 1919
Address: Box 463
Residence Place: San Jose, Calif
Father: Frederick Perazzo
Rank: MUSC 3 CL
Service Number: 324110
by Shirley Gilbert G2G6 Mach 6 (62.3k points)
This seems like the closest Perazzo but I have nothing definite to link him to Selma Perazzo (Madsen).  She died in 1921 at 22. She lived in SanJose. He was living with his parents in SanJose in 1920. No record of marriage that I could find or adoption for her son.

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