Antonio Francis Vitale

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Antonio Francis Vitale

Postby tara77 » 07 Aug 2015, 14:25

Need Help finding husband's paternal grandfather birth and arrival information.According to his death certificate, Antonio Vitale born January, 1897 in Rome. Father John (Giovanni) mother Maria (D'Amore). Antonio was Naturalized in Washington D.C in 1918. Antonio died in Mexico City, in 1962.

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Re: Antonio Francis Vitale

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Aug 2015, 16:42

Welcome! :-)

Do you have the naturalization record? Can you post it?

A few questions...
While residing in USA, did Antonio reside anywhere other than Washington, DC?
What was the name of his spouse? children?

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Located Death Certificate from Mexico...
His wife is Anne Edwards, correct?
Last place of residence in US was Durham, North Carolina, yes?
http://interactive.ancestry.com/1616/31 ... 7590-01400

DOB from WWII Registration card - 2 January 1897
With residence in New York City in 1942...

http://interactive.ancestry.com/1002/NY ... turnRecord

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Re: Antonio Francis Vitale

Postby Biff83 » 08 Aug 2015, 17:13

Morning T.!

There are also a number of ship manifests for him, one of which references his wife's ancestry as Polish.

http://interactive.ancestry.com/7488/NY ... sePUB=true

Anther shows his nationalization in DC in 1918. He evidently worked as an engineer for Westinghouse and travelled and likely worked for them overseas.

http://interactive.ancestry.com/7488/NY ... sePUB=true


Also, there is a Veterans record for him with a link to his headstone in North Carolina which indicates he was born 2 Jan 1897, enlisted in New York and was a Private in a Medical detachment although I couldn't find any record of him in the New York Service Abstracts for WWI.

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse. ... ource=1002

DC Marriage record but not to an Anne

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse. ... urce=60261

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Re: Antonio Francis Vitale

Postby tara77 » 09 Aug 2015, 16:09

Hi, thanks so much for replies! I'm aware of Anthony's many travels abroad, however, have not been able to find which ship FIRST brought him to America. If his DOB is correct and truthful (Jan. 1897) I assume it was between around 1913 and 1917. Also, His parents are listed as John and Maria (D'Amore) with "Rome" as his birth city, how likely is this?

I'm searching on behalf of my husband who was born in Germany to German mother and Army father. He was only vaguely aware of Italian side as his father *disappeared* when he was a year old in 1954. I have thus far found his father (Antonio "Rennie" Burbidge deceased), cousins in California and amazingly, a half brother in Reno, NV! I'm now attempting to find family in Italy and thought if I could find the orig. ship that his paternal grandfather took to America or his birth certificate, I might have a better Idea where they are located?

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Re: Antonio Francis Vitale

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Aug 2015, 16:56

Just an FYI -

Not all immigrants arrived in USA by ship. There are many who crossed borders (Canada and Mexico) into the USA. Often they had sailed to these countries first... :-)

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Re: Antonio Francis Vitale

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Aug 2015, 19:50

In the event you do not have this...

Brazil, Rio de Janiero, Immigration Card
No new information that I can see...
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1932363

You mention his naturalization in Washington DC in 1918.
That record should identify his arrival date and place in US.

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Re: Antonio Francis Vitale

Postby TerraLavoro » 10 Aug 2015, 18:19

"If his DOB is correct and truthful (Jan. 1897) I assume it was between around 1913 and 1917. Also, His parents are listed as John and Maria (D'Amore) with "Rome" as his birth city, how likely is this?"

You could check the FamilySearch microfilm of the 10 year index of births in Rome for 1897. (Film No. 2280908 item 1, contains the index for the years 1892-1901 for last names begining with SB-Z). See link for further detail:

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog ... %20Library

If you find him in the index, be sure to make a note of the number of the act (as well as volume number and series letter), so that you will then be able to easily search for the actual birth certificate in the appropriate film.

There are three films of birth acts for 1897 in Rome, so you will have to search by volume number and series letter, but if you find him in the index it should be easy to accomplish.
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Re: Antonio Francis Vitale

Postby tara77 » 11 Aug 2015, 02:20

His "exact" date of Naturalization appears to be: June 28, 1918 in the District of Columbia Supreme Court. I tried finding records/microfilm at the National Archives to order, but it appears they don't have naturalization records available after 1909? I'm goint to try calling them. "If you find him in the index, be sure to make a note of the number of the act" Will try, thank you!


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