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Surname Canova

Postby peachysmom » 21 Oct 2009, 19:59

I have just learned from my grandmothers death certificate that her maiden name was Canova. Also stated that she was born in "Italy"in 1875, no town given. Was this a name common in a certain region of Italy?
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Re: Surname Canova

Postby suanj » 21 Oct 2009, 20:09

Hi,
Canova is a very popular surname of all north Italy...
for to know where your grandmother was born, needing of to find the ship's manifest... whar was the first name???
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Re: Surname Canova

Postby peachysmom » 21 Oct 2009, 21:46

Her first name is listed as Josephine. I also think her middle name was Anna.
She married "Frank Mitchell"(Americanized I'm sure as he is listed from Vellafranca, Italy. I do not know when she arrived in the US so no ship name.
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Re: Surname Canova

Postby wldspirit » 21 Oct 2009, 23:09

Might be a long shot, in order to access records and determine more accurate information, can you provide the state in which they resided, name of children and birth date or year for all?

Birth year is off, not uncommon if this is the correct family....


1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Frank Mitchell
Home in 1930: Cardiff, Jefferson, Alabama
Age: 57
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1873
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Josephine
Race: White

Neighbors:
Household Members:
Name Age
Frank Mitchell 57 Born in Italy
Josephine Mitchell 50 Born in Italy
Veta Mitchell 18 Born in Alabama
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Re: Surname Canova

Postby suanj » 22 Oct 2009, 05:11

peachysmom wrote:Her first name is listed as Josephine. I also think her middle name was Anna.
She married "Frank Mitchell"(Americanized I'm sure as he is listed from Vellafranca, Italy. I do not know when she arrived in the US so no ship name.
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Hi, by censuses we can know more abt Josephine:

1900 United States Federal Census
about Frank Mitchell
Name: Frank Mitchell
Home in 1900: Pratt, Jefferson, Alabama
Age: 26
Birth Date: Jul 1873
Birthplace: Italy

Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1888
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's Name: Josephine
Marriage year: 1895

Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 5
Residence : Pratt City, Jefferson, Alabama
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Mitchell 26
Josephine Mitchell 29 ( b. dec 1879 Italy; imm 1895
Jena Mitchell 2 (b. sep 1897 Alabama)


1910 United States Federal Census
about Frank Mitchel
Name: Frank Mitchel
Age in 1910: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Italy

Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Josephine
Home in 1910: Precinct 51, Jefferson, Alabama
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1898 (1888)
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Mitchel 36
Josephine Mitchel 30
Jesse Mitchel 12
Frank Mitchel 10
Rachel Mitchel 7
Toney Mitchel 4
Joe Mitchel 2


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death:
Name: Josephine C. Mitchell
Titles:
Titles & Terms - Prefix(standardized):
Death date: 28 Jun 1954
Death place: Alabama, United States
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document):
Race or color (expanded):
Age at death: 79y
Estimated birth year: 1875

Birthdate:
Birthplace:
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Spouse's titles:
Spouse's Titles & Terms - Prefix(standardized):
Father's name: John Cannova
Father's titles:
Father's Titles & Terms - Prefix(standardized):
Father's birthplace:
Mother's name: Josephine
Mother's titles:
Mother's Titles & Terms - Prefix(standardized):
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation:
Street address:
Residence:
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Additional relatives:
Film number: 1908890
Reference number: 11474
Collection: Alabama Statewide Deaths 1908-1974


if the right spelling of surname is Cannova ( no Canova), well the Italian birtharea could be the south Italy, maybe the Sicily
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Re: Surname Canova

Postby peachysmom » 22 Oct 2009, 13:41

Thank you,
I do not have the year of birth of the children but I believe the birth order was:
Josephine
Frank
Grace
Anthony
Joseph
Victor (my father)

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Re: Surname Canova

Postby wldspirit » 22 Oct 2009, 14:32

Can you confirm any of the records posted?
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Re: Surname Canova

Postby peachysmom » 22 Oct 2009, 16:06

Death certificate has birth date of Frank Mitchell as July- 13-1872 in Italy
Death: April- 27-1953 in Birmingham Alabama

Death certificate
Birth of Josephine C. Mitchell June-22-1975 in Italy
Death: June-28-1954 in Birmingham Alabama
Father John Cannova
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Re: Surname Canova

Postby suanj » 23 Oct 2009, 09:45

I found the 1920 census with all children ( Rachel now is Grace):
http://s6.imagestime.com/out.php/i42148 ... ll1920.jpg
and it confirm that for both (Frank and Josephine ) the immigration year was 1888.....
also we know not what was the right italian surname of Josephine ( Canova/Cannova/ Cannavò???) as a well of Frank.... I searched all possible spelling in the arrival's database and not luck; if, really, Josephine arrived in USA in 1888 she was abt of 13 old ... so she emigrated with parents, but I cannot find the arrival..
only that:
Cognome
CANOVA

Nome
GIOVANNI

Età
40

Sesso
M

Professione
BAKER

Istruzione
U

Luogo di origine
U

Destinazione
PHILADELPHIA

Visto
Emigrante

Classe
Ponte

Porto d'imbarco
HAVRE

Nave
NORMANDIE

Data d'arrivo
3/29/1886
no family's members travelling... so maybe if it could be possible to find the naturalization and/or declaration of intention abt Frank and Josephine, maybe we can descover more.....
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Re: Surname Canova

Postby pink67 » 23 Oct 2009, 10:47

Suanj wrote: I searched all possible spelling in the arrival's database and not luck


Ciao Suanj,

Could have been Frank's real lastname Miceli?

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Re: Surname Canova

Postby suanj » 23 Oct 2009, 12:31

yes could be... I found other italian surnames, anglicized in Mitchell... so maybe if peachysmom having the naturalization of Frank and Josephine maybe could be possible to know more,
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Re: Surname Canova

Postby peachysmom » 23 Oct 2009, 15:58

I am working on getting information on their naturalization. There may be a cousin that has that information. I will try to contact her.
Thank you for your help.
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