Looking for Sam Bennett (supposedly Italian - Naturalized)

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Looking for Sam Bennett (supposedly Italian - Naturalized)

Postby dcbennett73 » 06 Oct 2010, 03:35

I have hit a thick brick wall in determining my GGrandfathers origins. His death cert, 1920 census state he was born in Louisiana. I can find no trace of him in LA. Per my aunt, she said he was Italian. On his WW1 draft card he said he was a "naturalized citizen." But he is pretty much a ghost. He claims a birthdate of 25 March 1883 and died 8 Jul 1942. I took his SSN and tried to get a copy of his original application, to see if his real name and his parents name. They said that SSN did not exist. I am wondering if he was Sicilian and migrated to New Orleans since he claims to be born in Longwood, Louisiana? Any ideas?

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Re: Looking for Sam Bennett (supposedly Italian - Naturalize

Postby VittorioE » 06 Oct 2010, 04:15

DC - Where did he die?

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Re: Looking for Sam Bennett (supposedly Italian - Naturalize

Postby dcbennett73 » 06 Oct 2010, 04:20

He died in Salt Lake City, Utah. But, I have viewed the death certificate and no info to go on. Any ideas?

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Postby suanj » 06 Oct 2010, 05:12

Because the son of Sam Bennett: Charles William Bennett

1920 United States Federal Census about Samuel Bennett
Name: Samuel Bennett
Home in 1920: Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado
Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Marie Bennett
Father's Birth Place: Louisiana
Mother's Birth Place: Louisiana
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members: Name Age
Samuel Bennett
35
Marie Bennett
24
Frances Bennett
3
[3 9/12]
Charles Bennett
1
[1 10/12]



died in Utah in 2004:

Charles William Bennett Pedigree

Male Family






________________________________________Event(s):

Birth: 26 FEB 1918 Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado


Christening:

Death: 23 OCT 2004 Ogden, Weber, Utah


Burial:






________________________________________Parents:
Father: Samuel Bennett
Family

Mother: Marie Francis Beatty







________________________________________Marriages:
Spouse: Laura Eleanor Fowers
Family

Marriage: 21 NOV 1958 Elko, Elko, Nevada



also Sam died in Utah:

Name: Sam Bennett
Titles & Terms:
Death Date: 08 Jul 1942
Death Place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Birthdate:
Estimated Birth Year: 1883
Birthplace:
Death Age: 59 years 3 months 13 days
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Race or Color:
Spouse's Name: Unknown
Father's Name: Unknown
Father's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Name: Unknown
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Film Number: 2260558
Digital GS Number: 4120788
Image Number: 833
Certificate Number: 1196
Collection: Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/9796 ... ennett.jpg

but it are no other helpful infos on the death certificate!
The only hope is to find Sam in 1900 and 1910 censuses ... maybe he in 1900 was in Louisiana, but it is hard to find it............ with certainty...
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Re: Looking for Sam Bennett (supposedly Italian - Naturalize

Postby dcbennett73 » 06 Oct 2010, 05:26

Thank you so much. But are there any other avenues to search to see if he was born in Italy. His draft card says naturalized citizen and my grand father Charles Bennett also claims he was born in Italy.

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Postby pink67 » 06 Oct 2010, 07:53

Previous post:
http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... 13323.html

have you requested the SSN?

from the death certificate:

Social Security Number: 529-14-6946

note that 529 is the State code for Utah...

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Postby suanj » 06 Oct 2010, 08:31

Thanks Laura, I worked 2 times for same person :? ; no remembered the previous topic of 2009!
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Postby suanj » 06 Oct 2010, 09:09

I found that the Bennetts in Louisiana coming from Corleone, Sicily, IT and the original italian surname was: BENANTI
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Re: Looking for Sam Bennett (supposedly Italian - Naturalize

Postby dcbennett73 » 06 Oct 2010, 13:42

Yes, the SSN on the death cert didnt exist, at least thats what the gov told. Although Benanti may help very much!!!!

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 06 Oct 2010, 13:59

dcbennett73 wrote:Yes, the SSN on the death cert didnt exist, at least thats what the gov told. Although Benanti may help very much!!!!

Dennis


Do you mean when looking at the Social Security Death Index online? Because if you did, then be aware that records for persons who died before 1962 are not there; you must instead contact the Social Security Administration directly.

The SSDI does not include death records for everyone who has been issued a Social Security Number (card). Common reasons for exclusion include the following:

The death was not reported to the Social Security Administration (SSA).

The death occurred before the Death Master File was maintained in a computer database. About 98 percent of the deaths in this database occurred between 1962 and the present.

The person did not participate in the Social Security program.

Survivor death benefits were (are) being paid to dependents or spouse.

A recent death may not be indexed yet.

Human error. (Before you give up, read the section titled "Missing Entries in the SSDI.")

http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/ssdi/index.html#reasons
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Re: Looking for Sam Bennett (supposedly Italian - Naturalize

Postby suanj » 06 Oct 2010, 15:12

dcbennett73, by your genealogic tree on ancestry.com the wife of Sam Bennett was:

Marie Beatty
Birth Sep 1894
in Colorado;


Parents
P. L. Beatty
1845-

Magdalene Herling
1869-1938

data by 1900 census:
1900 United States Federal Census about Marie Beaty
Name: Marie Beaty
[Maried Beaty]
Home in 1900: Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado
Age: 5
Birth Date: Sep 1894
Birthplace: Colorado
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Name: Ellen Beaty
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: View on Image

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Household Members: Name Age
Ellen Beaty
38
Theodore Beaty
16
Marie Beaty
5

Joseph Poitre
35

I found the 1910 census:

1910 United States Federal Census about Marie Beatty
Name: Marie Beatty
[Maria Beatty]
Age in 1910: 15
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Birthplace: Colorado
Relation to Head of House: Niece
Father's Birth Place: New York
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Home in 1910: Trinidad Ward 2, Las Animas, Colorado
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
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Household Members: Name Age
Theodore Herrling
53
Frances Herrling
37
Amy Herrling
25
Marie Beatty
15
niece
Sherman Beatty
12 nephew (born in Colorado)

I believe that is the same Marie Beatty of 1900 census... it is possible? It is possible that Marie Beattry married at Sam Bennett in Trinidad, Las Animas, CO and after moved in Pueblo??? The first daughter, Frances Bennett, was born in 1916, so it is possible that Sam and Marie married around the 1915... maybe by marriage certificate could be possible to find more infos abt Sam Bennett... what you think? I understand that the birthplace is not Colorado but New York, but seeming the same person to me...
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Re: Looking for Sam Bennett (supposedly Italian - Naturalize

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Oct 2010, 15:15

POSSIBLE 1910 Census

Did Sam have a brother, Peter?


1910 United States Federal Census
about S Beninato
Name: S Beninato
[S Benenato]
Age in 1910: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: New Orleans Ward 8, Orleans, Louisiana
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
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Household Members:
Name Age
S Beninato 26
Peter Beninato 19
http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/4306 ... census.jpg

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