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Newbie (help with Contrata/DiLuzio)

Postby infamousree » 23 Oct 2008, 04:20

Greetings everyone.

My father and I have been toying with the idea of tracing our geneology after realizing a hand written document containing our heritage was lost in a fire 10 years ago.

With a family not big on connection...it is proving to be rather difficult, so I thought I would turn to this website in hopes of getting some answers, info, or even links to other avenues.

We are currently stuck on my great grandmother/father information. Here is what I have.

GGmother - Assunta Contrata(?) born August 13, 1898 in Salerno, Italy
- possibly came through Ellis Island when she was 15 yrs old - 1913

GGfather - Gioaccino DiLuzio no birth date or place of birth
- we know that he came through Ellis Island, but rumored to be in the mafia and could have been kept off/deleted from records...not sure about that one

We believe they were married in either Lowel, Watertown, or Boston Proper Massachusettes in the early 1900's.


So, that's about it. If any of you can offer any help in this search, I would gladly appreciate it! Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

Rhianna

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Re: Newbie (help with Contrata/DiLuzio)

Postby nuccia » 23 Oct 2008, 07:21

This site will help with the name distribution in Italy today. Plug the name in the left search bar. As you can see, it is only common in four places and is rather unique. That would be a good starting point..

http://www.gens.labo.net/

Do you have his death certificate or naturalization papers? SS Application? Can you obtain a copy of the marriage certificate? They may provide you with some clues on where he was from. Of course, if the rumor is true then he may have lied on them but you don't really have anything to lose.

Its hard when you only have secondary sources to work with but they may help you get to the records you need.

Good luck and I hope this helps a bit. :)
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Re: Newbie (help with Contrata/DiLuzio)

Postby nuccia » 23 Oct 2008, 07:25

This also may help..

http://www.paginebianche.it/index.html

Put in the surname and you will get three hits.
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Re: Newbie (help with Contrata/DiLuzio)

Postby wldspirit » 23 Oct 2008, 08:10

Possible record for Gioacchino DiLuzio:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Gioacchino Diluzio
City: Belmont
County: Middlesex
State: Massachusetts
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 13 Apr 1891
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1684687
DraftBoard: 31

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Postby wldspirit » 23 Oct 2008, 08:26

WW2 record, listing wife:

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Re: Newbie (help with Contrata/DiLuzio)

Postby wldspirit » 23 Oct 2008, 08:30

From the Boston Passenger List:

Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943
Line 26

Name: Gioacchino Diluzio
Arrival Date: 28 Apr 1910
Age: 18 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Canopic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Pasquale Clavie
Last Residence: Italy
Birthplace: Haversa, Italy
Microfilm Roll Number: 147

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There is also this record from the California Death Index, note birthdate is the same:

California Death Index, 1940-1997

Name: Gioacchino Diluzio
Social Security #: 025037592
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 13 Apr 1891
Birthplace: Other Country
Death Date: 31 Jul 1955
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Declavia
FATHER'S SURNAME: Diluzio

Use the information below to obtain a copy of a death certificate from California.

California Department of Health Services
Office of Vital Records
M.S. 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410

Please visit the following web site to obtain the necessary forms and current pricing information.

Death Certificate

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Re: Newbie (help with Contrata/DiLuzio)

Postby wldspirit » 23 Oct 2008, 09:07

From the 1930 census:

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Gioacchino Diluzio
Home in 1930: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Assunta
Race: White
Military service: NO
Rent/home value: Renting

Age at first marriage: Gioacchino list age as 27,
Assunta list age as 17.

Household Members: Name /Age/Birthplace
Gioacchino Diluzio 39 Italy
Assunta Diluzio 30 Italy
Rose Diluzio 9 Mass.
Patsy Diluzio 7 Mass.
Joseph Diluzio 4 Mass.

Gioacchino list immigration of 1906 and is naturalized,
Assunta list immigration of 1914 and is also naturalized.

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Re: Newbie (help with Contrata/DiLuzio)

Postby wldspirit » 23 Oct 2008, 09:33

1920 Census list additional family member, dates of immigration and naturalization:

Name: Jack Deluzio
Home in 1920: Boston Ward 2, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age: 28 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Assunta
Father's Name: Casqua
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1904
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 1079

Household Members: Name Age
Jack Deluzio 28
Assunta Deluzio 21
Casqua Deluzio 54
Pasqual Fontanetta 27

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Re: Newbie (help with Contrata/DiLuzio)

Postby nuccia » 23 Oct 2008, 11:19

Good job Lee! Looks like you went to town this morning. And I am still looking for my first cup of coffee. :)
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Re: Newbie (help with Contrata/DiLuzio)

Postby wldspirit » 23 Oct 2008, 11:39

I'm having a real bad connection here, I checked footnote for records,
found quite a few, but there barely loading for me....... :roll:

Since Edmondo was so nice to give us additional tools for research.... :wink: can you check it out??

I think the name could honestly be CONTRADA, found records for
Pasquale, and some for Di Luzio.

Also, I think Gioacchino came from ANVERSA DEGLI ABRUZZI,
AQUILA PROVINCE, ABRUZZO REGION. Nearest match for the town name that I could find in Aquila.

I'm headed for coffee......
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Re: Newbie (help with Contrata/DiLuzio)

Postby nuccia » 23 Oct 2008, 12:12

Good Morning..

I will try and link the images but getting the kids ready for school and waiting n the nurse.

Here's what I have so far:

Pasquale Contrata is from Avellino Italy (_alcione but the word is cut off). His wife's name is Adelina and he lives at 40 Frankfort St East Boston(address is a match). He filed his first Declaration of Intent on Jan 13 1920 and he was Sworn in on 13 Dec 1926.
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Re: Newbie (help with Contrata/DiLuzio)

Postby nuccia » 23 Oct 2008, 12:23

Oh..and he is a barber, and he has two children is also filing for..

Giuseppe, 5 years
Fiore, 3 years
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Re: Newbie (help with Contrata/DiLuzio)

Postby wldspirit » 23 Oct 2008, 12:32

I think I found a close match for Assunta, name mispelled: Line 3:

Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943

Name: Attunto Contrada
Arrival Date: 2 Nov 1914
Age: 16 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898
Gender: Female
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Canopic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Gusippe Vernis
Last Residence: Italy
Birthplace: Montefalaser, Italy
Microfilm Roll Number: 230

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Page two

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Pasquale!! M?FALCIONE
Leaves father FIORE in Italy, joining Uncle in Boston.
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Re: Newbie (help with Contrata/DiLuzio)

Postby wldspirit » 23 Oct 2008, 13:03

A link to MONTEFALCIONE.
AVELLINO PROVINCE:

Town of Interest


Pasquale's wife:

Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943

Name: Adelina Luongo
Arrival Date: 24 Jun 1920
Age: 19 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1901
Gender: Female
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Canopic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Pasquale Contrada
Last Residence: Italy
Birthplace: M Falcione, Italy
Microfilm Roll Number: 254

She leaves her father Angelo, joins husband Pasquale.

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Re: Newbie (help with Contrata/DiLuzio)

Postby wldspirit » 23 Oct 2008, 13:34

Brother of ASSUNTA:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Alfonse Contrada
Arrival Date: 23 Feb 1920
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Napoli
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Duca degli Abruzzi
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Italy
Line: 4
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_2732
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: montefalcione
Page Number: 137

Leaves behind FATHER FIORE, joining UNCLE GIUSEPPE VERRICO,
in Boston Mass, @ 174 Newark St. Profession is also a Barber.

Possibly the father:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Fioravante Contrada
Arrival Date: 2 Aug 1928
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Presidente Wilson
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Italy
Line: 21
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_4311
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: m falcione
Page Number: 80

Joining his son PASQUALE, @ 146 Everett St., Boston Mass. Leaves behind wife GIUSEPPINA in
Montefalcione.

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