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Information needed on Licata family from San Biagio Platani

Postby Isiciliangal1959 » 02 Oct 2009, 05:00

My grandfather, Antonio Licata, born in 1881 in San Biagio Platani, came to America in the early 1900's. He left his home to his sister. I don't know her name. I need to find out about the family he left behind. His father left his mother in Italy and moved to Argentina changed his name and started a new family. Any ideas were to start?

There are currently several families named Licata in San Biagio Platani and I am wondering if we are related.

Any help would be wonderful. Thank you! Michelle

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Re: Information needed on Licata family from San Biagio Plat

Postby wldspirit » 02 Oct 2009, 05:31

You could send out correspondence to these families:

Potential relative letter

And the following site has immigrant arrivals into Argentina:

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Re: Information needed on Licata family from San Biagio Plat

Postby wldspirit » 02 Oct 2009, 05:40

Several possibilities in US records....can you provide any additional detail?
Where in the US did he reside? Exact date of birth? Spouse's name, including maiden surname, children - names and birth dates, or at least a year.
With a ship's manifest or other US record we may be able to discover more identifying information to assist you in searching Italian records.
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Re: Information needed on Licata family from San Biagio Plat

Postby Isiciliangal1959 » 02 Oct 2009, 05:52

Thank you very much. I will follow through on your suggestions. :D

His name was Antonio (Tony) Licata born 6 Nov 1881 in San Biagio Platani. He was single at the time. He came looking for my grandma who had come over in the late 1890's with her family. I don't know how long it took him to find her but in the meantime, she married someone else and had 8 children. They finally met up in Texas - Jasper, Port Arthur somewhere around there. They ran off with the 8 kids to Hollywood, CA and then to San Jose, CA where they stayed until they died. My aunt thinks he came through Ellis Island but when someone checked the records when they were at Ellis Island they could not find his name.

I found him on the 1920 US Census in California but he seems to be a mystery man before that. My dad said he lived in Colorado and worked in the coal mines for awhile. Not sure of the dates.

Thank you again for your help.

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Postby wldspirit » 02 Oct 2009, 07:35

I won't be up to much longer, but I know other members will pick up the search for the missing pieces:

Just for confirmation:

Name: Antonio Licata
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Last Residence: 95124 San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States of America
Born: 6 Nov 1881
Died: Dec 1970
State (Year) SSN issued: California (1955)
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Postby wldspirit » 02 Oct 2009, 07:46

A possibility, coming thru the port of New Orleans:

Name: Antonino Licata
Arrival Date: 5 May 1905
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Ship Name: Vincenzo Florio
Port of Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana
Friend's Name: Salvatore Spicola
Last Residence: S Biagio
National Archives' Series Number: T905_7

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Postby wldspirit » 02 Oct 2009, 07:51

Possible census:

Name: Tony Licata
Home in 1920: San Jose, Santa Clara, California
Age: 39 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Lena
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1903
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 1057

Household Members:
Name Age
Tony Licata 39
Lena Licata 37
Joe Licata 20
Santa Licata 17
Joseph Licata 15
Leonerdo Licata 13
Sunta Licata 10
Fred Licata 8
Mary Licata 6
Paul Licata 4 3/12
Sam Licata

Link to image, note children born in Louisiana, Texas and California:

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Re: Information needed on Licata family from San Biagio Plat

Postby wldspirit » 02 Oct 2009, 08:16

Another possibility:

California Death Index, 1940-1997

Name: Lena Licata
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 13 Aug 1883
Birthplace: Italy
Death Date: 10 Oct 1963
Death Place: Santa Clara
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Re: Information needed on Licata family from San Biagio Plat

Postby pink67 » 02 Oct 2009, 14:01

Possible Antonio Licata's sons's birth?:

California Birth Index, 1905-1995
about Paul Licata
Name: Paul Licata
Birth Date: 5 Dec 1915
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Cavallar
Birth County: Santa Clara

California Birth Index, 1905-1995
about Tony Licato
Name: Tony Licato
Birth Date: 9 Apr 1920
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Cavalera
Birth County: Santa Clara

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Re: Information needed on Licata family from San Biagio Plat

Postby ricbru » 02 Oct 2009, 14:07

San Biagio Platani civil records can be found at

Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Corso Umberto, 103
CAP 92020
San Biagio Platani (AG)

or at

Agrigento State Archive

http://www.archivi.beniculturali.it/UCB ... =AGRIGENTO

or on microfilm at your local mormon church (FHL)

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... an+Biagi++

I hope it helps
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Re: Information needed on Licata family from San Biagio Plat

Postby vj » 02 Oct 2009, 14:07

Hello!
Another clue?
Different birth date, but near to 1920 census address found by wldspirit :D
Valarie

interesting 1918 WWI Draft Registraion Card

Antonio Licata 38
757 W 12th
San Jose CA
born 2 Oct 1880 in Italy
non-declarant
laborer for G Mancuso in Evergreen CA
wife Carinela Licata

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Re: Information needed on Licata family from San Biagio Plat

Postby pink67 » 02 Oct 2009, 14:13

Possible 1910 census for Lena (Antonio's wife) and her previous family?:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Joe Rossotts
Name: Joe Rossotts
[Joe Rossetta]
[Joe Rossotto]
Age in 1910: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Lena
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 4, Jasper, Texas
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1890
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joe Rossotts 42
Lena Rossotts 26
Joe Rossotts 11
Lilly Rossotts 10
Santo Rossotts 8
Aspin Rossotts 6
Nirdie Rossotts 4
Assunto Rossotts 1
Tona Slicklola 26

all child born in Louisiana...

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Laura :D

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Re: Information needed on Licata family from San Biagio Plat

Postby vj » 02 Oct 2009, 14:50

Last name matches Laura's :D 1910 census find
Obituary from GenealogyBank

San Jose Mercury News (CA)
August 13, 2002

ROBERTS, Assunta (Sue) Rossetta
Went to be with Our Lord on Saturday, August 10, 2002.
Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on October 28, 1908.
A resident of San Jose for over 80 years.
Beloved mother of five, Katherine Formosa, L.R. (Bob) Bombaci, Carmel Cowern, all of San Jose, California, Daniel Bombaci of Morgan Hill and Julian (Bud) Bombaci of Glendale, Arizona. Grandmother of 21, great-grandmother of 26, and great-great-grandmother of many.
Sister of Marie Schilling, Sam Licata, Tony Licata, all of San Jose, Rebecca Kirby of Los Altos, and Michael Licata of Oakdale. She also had eight deceased siblings.
She retired from Richmond Chase Cannery after 36 years.
She was a member of Bethel hurch. Age 93 years.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Service Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the LIMA FAMILY SANTA CLARA MORTUARY, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara. Visitation Wednesday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the above mortuary.
Final resting place Los Gatos Memorial Park, 2255 Los Gatos-Almaden Road, San Jose.
Remembrances may be sent to Odyssey Hospice, 1500 Hamilton Ave, Suite 212, Campbell, CA 95008.

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Re: Information needed on Licata family from San Biagio Plat

Postby vj » 02 Oct 2009, 15:01

There is a very complete family site with pictures on ancestry. com by gal4jc2
Licata/Slattery Family Tree
The information on Lena has her maiden name as 'Santo', not sure why
Valarie

Lena Santo
Birth
13 Aug 1883
in San Biagio Plantani, Siclia, Italy
Death
10 Oct 1963
in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, USA

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Re: Information needed on Licata family from San Biagio Plat

Postby pink67 » 02 Oct 2009, 15:22

This is just a little detail, but maybe it can be helpful...
At his 1905 arrival Antonino stated he was joining his cousin Salvatore Spicola...

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