SS Canopic 1903

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SS Canopic 1903

Postby mda1948 » 18 Oct 2009, 10:05

I have run up against brick wall. I have searched Ancestry .com without paid subscription and can find no entry for grandfather, Antonio Iacovesso. According to naturalization papers which I have he arrived in Boston from Naples on April 22, 1903 on the SS Canopic. He was born 1885 in Caiazzo, Caserta Province, Campania Regione. he would have turned 18 on voyage and was single at that time. I have tried reversing first and last names and sound likes and come up with zilch. Does anyone have suggestions for finding him on the passenger list assuming all information is correct and he didn't sign on as crew member? Grazie

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Re: SS Canopic 1903

Postby Squigy » 18 Oct 2009, 10:14

mda1948 wrote:I have run up against brick wall. I have searched Ancestry .com without paid subscription and can find no entry for grandfather, Antonio Iacovesso. According to naturalization papers which I have he arrived in Boston from Naples on April 22, 1903 on the SS Canopic. He was born 1885 in Caiazzo, Caserta Province, Campania Regione. he would have turned 18 on voyage and was single at that time. I have tried reversing first and last names and sound likes and come up with zilch. Does anyone have suggestions for finding him on the passenger list assuming all information is correct and he didn't sign on as crew member? Grazie


Would this be him on the 1930 census:

Name: Antonio Iacovesso
Home in 1930: Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut
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Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Carmella
Race: White
Occupation: Truck Driver

Education: Able to read and write

Military service:

Rent/home value: $4,100

Age at first marriage: 21

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Antonio Iacovesso 45
Carmella Iacovesso 53
Josephine Iacovesso 18

Also, it says he came to America around 1902.
My Italian surnames:

Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone

Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile

Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito

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Re: SS Canopic 1903

Postby wldspirit » 18 Oct 2009, 10:19

I have yet to locate that particular ship arriving in Boston with the date provided, however, it did arrive in Boston on April 21of 1904.
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Re: SS Canopic 1903

Postby Squigy » 18 Oct 2009, 10:41

I know you're looking for immigration records, but I also found his WWII draft card, and I thought I'd post that too, in case you didn't have it:

Name: Antonio Iacovesso
Birth Date: 3 Apr 1885
Birth Place: Caiazzo
Residence: New Haven, Connecticut
Race: White
Roll: WW2_2283208

He worked for Charles DiBeneditto. I'm assuming both these people are Antonio, as the info matches perfectly.
My Italian surnames:



Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone



Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile



Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito

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Re: SS Canopic 1903

Postby pink67 » 21 Oct 2009, 09:06

just for references, the 1920 census:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Tony Jenkoures
Name: Tony Jenkoures very mispelled!
[Tony Jurkowics]
Home in 1920: Waterbury Ward 3, New Haven, Connecticut
Age: 46 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1874 8O
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Carmeli
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1881 8O
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 292
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Household Members: Name Age
Tony Jenkoures 46 head, born in IT, immigration year?
Carmeli Jenkoures 49 wife, born in IT, immigr. year 1908
Mary Jenkoures 11 daughter, born in CT
Josephine Jenkoures 8 daughter, born in CT

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so, maybe there are some incongruences with the birth dates?

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Re: SS Canopic 1903

Postby wldspirit » 21 Oct 2009, 14:37

Looking into the ship itself....the following gives a summary of dates and routes this ship sailed.

fleet: White Star Line / Oceanic Steamship Company
ship: Canopic
built: 1900
end: 1925
summary: ex- Commonwealth 1903 purchased from Dominion Line, 1925 scrapped Briton Ferry.

CANOPIC / COMMONWEALTH 1900
Built in 1900 for the Dominion Line as the COMMONWEALTH by Harland & Wolff, Belfast; this was a 12,097 gross ton ship, length 578.3ft x beam 59.3ft, one funnel, two masts, twin screw and a service speed of 16 knots. There was accommodation for 250-1st, 250-2nd and 800-3rd class passengers. Launched on 31/5/1900, she sailed from Liverpool on her maiden voyage to Boston on 4/10/1900. In November 1901 she made the first of three Boston - Naples - Genoa round voyages and on 10/4/1902 resumed Liverpool - Boston sailings. She commenced her last voyage on this service on 5/11/1903 and then went to the White Star Line when they took over Dominion Line's Boston and Mediterranean services Renamed CANOPIC, she resumed Liverpool - Boston voyages on 14/1/1904 and later the same month commenced Boston - Naples - Genoa sailings. On 23/8/1914 she started her first New York - Naples - Genoa - Boston - New York voyage, and arrived in Boston on her last crossing from Genoa and Naples on 30/3/1918. On 6/2/1919 she commenced her first Liverpool - Boston - New York voyage and on 27/2/1919 resumed New York - Mediterranean voyages. She made her last Genoa - Naples - Boston - New York voyage in October 1921 and on 13/4/1922 transferred to the Liverpool - Halifax - Boston route with cabin and 3rd class passengers. On 13/5/1922 she started the first of six Liverpool - Quebec - Montreal sailings and on 10/11/1922 transferred to the Bremen - Southampton - Halifax - New York service. Her last Hamburg - Southampton - Halifax - New York sailing was on 4/5/1924 and in September 1924 she made a single Liverpool - Philadelphia (arr.29/9/1924) round voyage. She started her final voyage on 20/3/1925 when she left Liverpool for Halifax and Portland and in October of that year was scrapped at Briton Ferry. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.763]
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Re: SS Canopic 1903

Postby pink67 » 23 Oct 2009, 13:23

:D Also on the 1910 census Antonio stated 1903 as year of immigration....

from Ancestry.com:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Tony Gancarier
Name: Tony Gancarier
[Tony Yankonis]
Age in 1910: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Mannie
Home in 1910: Waterbury Ward 4, New Haven, Connecticut
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1903
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Household Members: Name Age
Tony Gancarier 23 head, born in IT, immigr. year 1903
Mannie Gancarier 25 wife, born in IT, immigr. year 1908
Mary Gancarier 6/12 daughter, born in CT

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Re: SS Canopic 1903

Postby mda1948 » 28 Oct 2009, 08:54

Thanks for all your help wldspirit and pink. Looks like naturaliazation papers that were certified some 25-30 years after immigration are incorrect for date of arrival and/or ship. In 1910 census(found with great difficulty due to misspelling and near undecipherability), Antonio listed his arrival from Naples to US as 1903. Thanks again. mda

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Re: SS Canopic 1903

Postby pink67 » 28 Oct 2009, 10:36

:D Do you remember when I told you that I believed the correct spell of the last name could have been Iacuessa??

Possible 1904 arrival manifest for Antonio :D (real first name Angelantonio)

Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943
about Angelanton Facuessa
Name: Angelanton Facuessa on the manifest Iacuessa
Arrival Date: 27 Apr 1904
Age: 19 Years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Gender: Female (male on the manifest)
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Republic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Domenico Pounone
Last Residence: Italy
Microfilm Roll Number: 72

Age 19, single, last residence in Italy Caiazzo :!: he was traelling with Carmela Iacuessa, female, single age 24 (possible Antonio's sister?) .... them both stated they were going to Waterbury CT to join their uncle Domenico Pannone, 286 Bank? street

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Re: SS Canopic 1903

Postby mda1948 » 29 Oct 2009, 10:23

Yes, I remember. I was going to pursue that and some other possibilities at the Connecticut State Library.(which I still will). But yes that is very supportive of this being my search target. What can I say, but thank you and all your kindred spirits here. Mille grazie.


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