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Surname..Maita

Postby cwd0852 » 13 Sep 2009, 13:53

New here would like help.
Searching Maita in Chicago. Salatore Maita married Mary Gervase they had son James. born Dec. 1925 in Chicago. Any information helpful. Thanks

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Re: Surname..Maita

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Re: Surname..Maita

Postby vj » 13 Sep 2009, 14:46

Hello!
Do you have any of your US records?
Do these records look correct?
Thanks!
Valarie

(click here) possible 1919 Marriage License

Groom's name: Sam Maita
Groom's age in years: 24
Groom's estimated birth year: 1895

Bride's name: Mary Gerasi
Bride's age in years: 18
Bride's estimated birth year: 1901

Marriage type: Marriage
Marriage date: 16 Aug 1919
Marriage place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois

Film number: 1030705
Frame number:
Digital GS number: 4272614
Image number: 1030
Reference number: 837793
Collection: Illinois, Cook County Marriages 1871-1920

from FamilySearch Pilot
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... 7819#start
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possible 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card

Salvatore Maita
1104 West Grand Ave(?)
Chicago, Cook, IL
born 19 Mar 1894
born in Cefala (possibly Cefala', Palermo, Sicily)
alien
supports father & mother (&siblings?)
employer (?) RR
single

from ancestry. com (subscription site)

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Re: Surname..Maita

Postby Biff83 » 13 Sep 2009, 15:07

vj wrote:possible 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card

Salvatore Maita
1104 West Grand Ave(?)
Chicago, Cook, IL
born 19 Mar 1894
born in Cefalu (possibly Cefalu', Palermo, Sicily)*
alien
supports father & mother (&siblings?)
employer (?) RR**


Morning, Valarie!!

*Or possibly Cefala' Diana, Palermo, Sicily

**Northwest RR--possibly Chicago Northwestern Railroad

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Re: Surname..Maita

Postby vj » 13 Sep 2009, 15:12

Hi Biff :D !
You're right it's Cefala' Diana
(I used to ride the Chicago & Northwestern to work)
Valarie

possible 1912 manifest
page 2

Salvatore Maita
- father Vincenzo
- destination Kensington (?) IL
- joining uncle Giovanni Ferrara
- born in Cefala' Diana (Cefala' Diana, Palermo, Sicily)

from Ellis Island:
http://stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html

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Re: Surname..Maita

Postby vj » 13 Sep 2009, 15:26

Italian Records

Your nearest Family History Center has records for Cefalà Diana on microfilm.
The cost is about $6 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.

Family History Library Catalog:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... t_fhlc.asp

[url=http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=483853&disp=Registri+dello+stato+civile+di+Cefal%C3%%20%20&columns=*,0,0]film notes for Cefalà Diana Civil Records[/url]

Topic
Italy, Palermo, Cefalà Diana - Civil registration

Titles
Registri dello stato civile di Cefalà Diana (Palermo),
1820-1903 Cefalà Diana (Palermo)
Ufficio dello stato civile
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You can also write to Cefalà Diana for Salvatore Maita's birth record (act):

Italian form letter generator with instructions:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Address:

Comune di Cefalà Diana
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza Umberto I
90030 Cefalà Diana (PA)
ITALY

http://www.tuttitalia.it/sicilia/26-cefala-diana/

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Re: Surname..Maita

Postby Biff83 » 13 Sep 2009, 15:33

Possible 1930 census
Although Mary is listed as head, the relationships shown are for her mother Jennie.

Name: Mary Maita
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
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Age: 29
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1901
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Mother's Name: Jennie
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Mary Maita 29, born Italy
Jennie Gervase 49, mother, widowed born Italy
Katie Garafolo 22, daughter, born Louisiana
Lorane Garafolo 2, granddaughter, born Illinois
Sam Garafolo 25, son in law, born Illinois
Jim Gervase 19, son, born Florida
Celia Maita 6, granddaughter, born Illinois
Jimmy Maita 4, grandson, born Illinois

Cook County, Illinois Birth Index, 1916-1935
Name: James Maita
Birth Date: 22 Dec 1925
Birth Location: Cook County, IL
File Number: 6058813
Archive collection name: Cook County Genealogy Records (Births)
Archive repository location: Chicago, IL
Archive repository name: Cook County Clerk

Cook County, Illinois Birth Index, 1916-1935
Name: Cecelia Maita
Birth Date: 23 Sep 1923
Birth Location: Cook County, IL
File Number: 6039916
Archive collection name: Cook County Genealogy Records (Births)
Archive repository location: Chicago, IL
Archive repository name: Cook County Clerk

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Re: Surname..Maita

Postby vj » 13 Sep 2009, 15:40

Great finds Biff!

This is a recent obituary for James' sister Cecelia
(edited) from the Chicago Tribune 1 Jun 2009

Cecelia B. Mennella, nee Maita, 85, of Chicago.
Beloved wife of the late Anthony Mennella...
cherished sister of James Maita
she was preceded in death by her parents Sam Maita and Mary, nee Gervase and Pasquale Lovergine
and brother Michael Lovergine...

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Re: Surname..Maita

Postby vj » 13 Sep 2009, 16:18

Gervase Family

Appears to be the Gervase children and their mother Jennie in 1920
They should be somewhere between Louisiana and Florida in 1910

possible 1920 census

Home in 1920:
903 Milton Ave, rents
Chicago Ward 22, Cook (Chicago), Illinois

head Dominick Burigi 38 IT
- immig 1904, Pa
wife Jennie Burigi 38, abt 1882 IT
- immig 1904
stepson Joe Gevase 20, abt 1900 IT
- immig 1904
stepson Sam Gevase 14, abt 1906 OH
stepdaughter Katie Gevase 12, abt 1908 LA
stepson James Gevase 9, abt 1911 Florida


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