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Locacio Family Information

Postby ajinfla » 06 Sep 2009, 15:23

My last name is Locacio and I am loooking for any information about my Italian heritage. My grandfather's name was Anthony Locacio and he was from Messina, Italy. My grandmother' name was mamie Tomaso. They lived in New Brunswick, NJ. Any information would be appreciated.

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Re: Locacio Family Information

Postby misbris » 06 Sep 2009, 15:43

Hi Anthony and welcome to the forum.

Can you give us a little more info. Date of birth, date of immigration, other family members? That will make it easier for us to help you search.

Do you have any records? (Ship's manifest, census records)

Post what you know and we will try to help.

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Re: Locacio Family Information

Postby vj » 06 Sep 2009, 19:03

Hello!
Is this the correct family?
Thanks!
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St. Petersburg Times
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Date: 7 Jul 1994
Section: PASCO TIMES

The Locacios
HUDSON - Anthony and Mamie Locacio of Clearwater formerly of New Brunswick, N.J., celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary with their children, a son Louis and his wife, June, of Dunedin; Doris Locacio Spitler and her husband, John, of Hudson; Anthony Jr. of Clearwater; and a daughter Alice Locacio Henry and her husband, Russell, of Barnegot, N.J., who came as a surprise for her parents.
An anniversary party was given at the home of Doris and John Spitler in Hudson.
They have nine grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchilldren. Five generations of females in direct decent are represented in the family.
Their sons Louis and Anthony, known as "Butch," were born on the same day although 15 years apart. They celebrated their birthdays at a party on June 5.
The couple married May 6, 1925 in New Brunswick, N.J.
Bishop John J. Greed and the Rev. Bert Shaw of the Old Roman Catholic Church of Sea Pines blessed the couple.
He retired from the Sanitation Department in New Brunswick. She was a seamstress and retired from American Coats in New Brunswick.
He likes to garden and they both like to ride their "trykes."

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SSDI

Name: Anthony Locacio
Born: 5 Aug 1908
Died: 5 Jun 1996
SSN: 141-05-xxxx
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)
Last Residence:
34621 Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida

Name: Mamie Locacio
Born: 1 Jul 1910
Died: 24 Feb 2002
SSN: 158-10-xxxx
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)
Last Residence:
34669 Hudson, Pasco, Florida
Last Benefit:
34669 Hudson, Pasco, Florida
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(click here) possible 1930 census

Home in 1930:
293 Powers Street, rents $25
New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey

head Anthony Toxacco (Locacio) 22, abt 1908 NY
- married age 17, abt 1925
- parents born in Italy
- tailor, clothing fatory
wife Marnie (Mamie) Toxacco (Locacio)20, abt 1910 NJ
- married age 15
- father born in Italy, mother born in NJ
- presser, clothing factory
son Louis Toxacco (Locacio)4, abt 1926 NJ
daughter Daris (Doris) Toxacco (Locacio)2, abt 1928 NJ

boarder Rose Miele 20, abt 1910 NJ

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Re: Locacio Family Information

Postby ajinfla » 07 Sep 2009, 18:13

Yes it is the right family! Amazing.....thank you very much. I now have a starting point. I am trying to trace my roots to Italy. I know nothing about my Italian relatives there. I am Anthony and Mamie's grandson....they went on to have 4 children: Doris, Louis, Alice, and Anthony Jr. and raised them in New Brunswick, NJ. My father was their youngest son, Anthony. Any help on tracing my Italian (Europe) would be greatly appreciated, as I know very little about how to do this.

Your awesome,
Anthony III

Also, Any idea what the word Toxacco stands for? It is listed after Mamie and Anthony's names in the 1930 census data. Thanks :P

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Re: Locacio Family Information

Postby vj » 07 Sep 2009, 18:33

ajinfla wrote:Also, Any idea what the word Toxacco stands for? It is listed after Mamie and Anthony's names in the 1930 census data.


It's a really bad transcription of their surname on the census by ancestry. com :wink:

ajinfla wrote:I am trying to trace my roots to Italy. I know nothing about my Italian relatives there... Any help on tracing my Italian (Europe) would be greatly appreciated, as I know very little about how to do this...


Anthony, we can help direct you on how to research your family in Italy.
Since Italian records are kept at the comune (town) level, we'll need to know Anthony's exact birth location and if his name was 'americanized' to Locacio.

Did Anthony arrive in the US with his parents?
Did his parents live in New Brunswick also?
Did he have any brothers or sisters in the US?

Thanks!
Valarie

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Re: Locacio Family Information

Postby ajinfla » 07 Sep 2009, 20:38

To my knowledge my grandfather (Anthony Locacio) was born in Messina, Italy I think, and came here very young.. I think his parents stayed there but I could be wrong. The 1930 census says both his parents were born in Italy. I never met my great grandparents from either side, so I have no idea. I do think he had other brothers and sisters possibly, but I can't remember. My grandmother (Mamie) I believe was born in NJ or NY. Her father was born in Italy and her mother was american I think. Her maiden name was Tomaso. She had a brother named Stanley and a sister they called Wee Wee, but I don't know her real name. I hope this helps.

Thank you for the help,
Anthony III

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Re: Locacio Family Information

Postby PeterTimber » 07 Sep 2009, 21:10

Dear Anthony since you are starting out and obviously havebeen assisted remarkably well may I suggest you become familiar with how to do your own italian genealogy research by going to a short 7 page "how to" reading.

www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/fr ... earch.html so that in the future when an idea strikes you, your question will have relevance for us provided youare not self inspired to find the answers yourself. =Peter=
~Peter~

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Re: Locacio Family Information

Postby vj » 07 Sep 2009, 21:44

Anthony,
You may want to order your grandfather's Social Security application ($27).
It will give his parents' names and exact birth location
With this information we can help you find his & his family's records in Messina
Valarie

Social Security Application SS-5

His SS# is available here if you don’t already have it:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... _form=true

About the SS Application:
http://genealogy.about.com/od/online_re ... equest.htm
The SS-5, or Application for Social Security Number is a great resource for learning more about individuals who died after about 1960, and generally includes the following:
- Full name
- Full name at birth, including maiden name
- Present mailing address
- Age at last birthday
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Father's full name
- Mother's full name, including maiden name
- Sex
- Race as indicated by the applicant
- Whether the applicant ever applied for Social Security or Railroad Retirement before
- Current employer's name and address
- Date signed
- Applicant's signature


Order form SSA-711 (can be done online):
http://www.ssa.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm

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Re: Locacio Family Information

Postby ajinfla » 07 Sep 2009, 21:46

Thank you, Peter, I will read the "how to". I would love to be able to research more on my mother's side as well. So this info will be very helpful. I truly appreciate all the assistance!

Sincerely,
Anthony III

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Re: Locacio Family Information

Postby vj » 07 Sep 2009, 21:52

ajinfla wrote:...I would love to be able to research more on my mother's side as well...


In addition to Peter's :D links, here are a couple of helpful sites:

New York passenger lists
http://stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html

Some census & other records:
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... 7819#start

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Re: Locacio Family Information

Postby ajinfla » 07 Sep 2009, 22:17

VJ,
I want to thank you very much for your guidance and help. You have really helped me alot. I already got both of my grandparents SS#'s from the site you linked. You are awesome :D

Sincerely,
Anthony III

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Re: Locacio Family Information

Postby vj » 07 Sep 2009, 22:22

Anthony :D , we're always happy to help folks find some of their basic US records - it makes for a good start!
Valarie

These census records may belong to your family

1910 census

Home in 1910:
Iselin Rd
Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey

head Antony Tomaso 29, abt 1881 IT
- married 5 yrs, abt 1905
- immig 1885, Na
- painter, house
wife Alice Tomaso 23, abt 1887 NJ
- 2 children born, 1 child living
son Stanley Tomaso 2, abt 1908 NJ
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1920 census
previous page

Home in 1920:
Chain O'Hill Rd
Woodbridge Ward 2, Middlesex, New Jersey

head Stanley Tomess (Tomeso) 68, abt 1852 IT
- owns house without mortgage
- immig 1885, Na
- janitor, machine shop
wife Filomena Tomess 63, abt 1857 IT
- immig 1885, Na

grandson Michael Lobasco 14, abt 1906 NY
granddaughter Loretta Lobasco 12, abt 1908 NY
granddaughter Mamie Lobasco 9, abt 1911 NJ

grandson Stanley Tomess (Tomeso) 12, abt 1908 NJ
granddaughter Mamie Tomess 10, abt 1910 NJ
granddaughter Marie Tomess 4 4/12, abt 1915 NJ

head (probably a son) Raymond Tomes (Tomeso) 26, abt 1894 NY
- rents
- cleaner hospital
wife Nancy Tomes 21, abt 1899 NY
son Stanley Tomes 5, abt 1915 NJ
son Charles Tomes 3 3/12, abt 1917 NJ
son Ralph Tomes 5/12, abt 1919 NJ
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This may help sort out the children's 1st names:
Italian Naming Traditions
The first male is named after his paternal grandfather.
The second male is named after his maternal grandfather.
The first female is named after her paternal grandmother.
The second female is named after her maternal grandmother.

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/News ... id=22.html

Italian 1st names:
http://www.behindthename.com/nmc/ita2.php

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Re: Locacio Family Information

Postby ajinfla » 08 Sep 2009, 00:27

Yes, I believe the Tomess entry are my relatives. Marie, they called(nickname) Wee Wee. I couldn't remember her name. Well this is quite interesting, I can't wait to learn more.

Thanks again,
Anthony III

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Re: Locacio Family Information

Postby vj » 08 Sep 2009, 15:23

Anthony, since you've got so many names, you may want to download this free genealogy software
(PAF) from FamilySearch.
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp
(on right side of page)
It will help keep everything organized
Valarie

1900 census
pg 2

Home in 1900:
Chain O'Hill Rd
Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey

head Stanley Tomaso 48, born Feb 1852 in IT
- married 22 yrs, abt 1878
- immig 1883, in US 17 yrs, Na (naturalized citizen)
- day laborer
- owns house with a mortgage
wife Filomena Tomaso 43, born Dec 1856 in IT
- 8 children born, 5 children living
- immig 1883, in US 17 yrs
son Tony Tomaso 20, born May 1880 in IT
- immig 1883, in US 17 yrs
daughter Rosey Tomaso 14, born Oct 1885 in NY
son Raymond Tomaso 7, born Feb 1893 in NY
son Michael Tomaso 4, born May 1896 in NY
daughter Mary Tomaso 4/12, born May 1900 in NJ
nephew John Tomaso 18, born Jun 1881 in IT
- in US 12 yrs (abt 1888)

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Re: Locacio Family Information

Postby ajinfla » 08 Sep 2009, 17:15

I downloaded it and the companion. I will add all the info I have so far. I will keep digging Haha. The people you found are my great grandparents and my great great grandparents!

Thank you so much VJ!

Sincerely,
Anthony III


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