Box 17? What does that mean?

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Box 17? What does that mean?

Postby IkedaT » 09 Sep 2014, 03:24

Line items 13 and 14. If you scroll over, it shows my family from Bellante. In column 16, they're meeting Tsaia her husband. But underneath that it says Box 17. What does that mean? I'm searching all over for his entrance and can't find him. I tried variations on sounds and still nothing. I think this box 17 means something important. I can't find how he got into the country. If not on the ship with them, he'd have come over a few months before.

Can someone enlighten me?
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Re: Box 17? What does that mean?

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Sep 2014, 03:44

The "Box 17" under Isaia Lattanzi's name is an ADDRESS... referring to his location (their destination) in "Shington (probably Washington), West Virginia"...

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Re: Box 17? What does that mean?

Postby erudita74 » 09 Sep 2014, 03:51

the town may be Shinnston, W Va.

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Re: Box 17? What does that mean?

Postby IkedaT » 09 Sep 2014, 03:53

So Box is referring to something like a P.O. Box equivalent? (thanks you both for the help...)

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Re: Box 17? What does that mean?

Postby erudita74 » 09 Sep 2014, 04:47

I would say the answer is yes.

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Re: Box 17? What does that mean?

Postby erudita74 » 09 Sep 2014, 12:47

I forgot to mention that the other possibility was that it was a mailbox in an area that was so
rural that there were no named roads but just mailboxes that were numbered. I'm honestly not familiar with this area of W. Va, particularly at the time of the passenger list, but I suspect it was a very rural area then, if not currently.

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Re: Box 17? What does that mean?

Postby IkedaT » 09 Sep 2014, 16:12

Thanks Erudita.

Where ever they disappeared to in WV, the "blackout" occurs until 1920 (so ~15 years MIA) when they show back up in PA. I'm going to try both towns and see if there are any sort of records for that information. Very Needle-in-a-haystack-esque though.

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Re: Box 17? What does that mean?

Postby erudita74 » 11 Sep 2014, 16:10

I'm not having any success either finding them in Pa or WVa during that blackout period. I even checked to see if they were on other passenger lists, possibly arriving through Phillie, in case they returned to Italy during that time period. That possibility isn't panning out either. I'm at a complete loss at the moment.
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Re: Box 17? What does that mean?

Postby erudita74 » 11 Sep 2014, 19:07

make sure you view the marriage package I found for Isaia and Anna on the translation thread below

http://www.italiangenealogy.com/forum/language/32376

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Re: Box 17? What does that mean?

Postby lomaryunk123 » 18 Sep 2014, 13:21

It basically refers as a address In washington and town may be Shinnston.


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