Surnames Rao, Davi, Gugliotta, DelVecchio, Ferrara

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Surnames Rao, Davi, Gugliotta, DelVecchio, Ferrara

Postby russo1 » 01 Nov 2009, 21:59

My great grandmother was born in Messina, Sept. 17, 1885 to Joseph Davi & Catherine Rao. No info on them, sketchy as to what name she went by, maybe both. She had siblings in the US, Mrs. John Gugliotta of Central Square NY, Mrs. Joseph DelVecchio of Albany NY, and Joseph Ferrara of Waterbury Conn . Any info on living contacts would be welcome, or any info at all really. Hard to piece together the family tree and maybe someone could shed some light.
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Re: Surnames Rao, Davi, Gugliotta, DelVecchio, Ferrara

Postby wldspirit » 01 Nov 2009, 22:36

Can you tell us what you have obtained in way of records? What was her spouse's name? Children? Any known birth dates, even a year can be helpful.....Did she immigrate? To where? Do you have her manifest? Last residence? All of these fine details will help members locate records of interest as well as identify the right family.
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Re: Surnames Rao, Davi, Gugliotta, DelVecchio, Ferrara

Postby russo1 » 01 Nov 2009, 22:42

Yes, my great grandmother was Pasqualina Rao or Davi. Her hometown is said to be Ali Terme, Sicily. She married Michael A. Ross(Russo) in Waterbury, CT in 1907. They lived in Oneonta, NY from circa 1910 until their deaths.

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Re: Surnames Rao, Davi, Gugliotta, DelVecchio, Ferrara

Postby pink67 » 02 Nov 2009, 08:39

Hi Russo1,

just for reference here some censuses:

from Ancestry.com

1910 United States Federal Census
about Mike A Ross
Name: Mike A Ross
Age in 1910: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Pasqueline
Home in 1910: Oneonta Ward 5, Otsego, New York
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1904
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Mike A Ross 26 head, born in IT, married since 3 years, year of immigr. 1904, Alien
Pasqueline Ross 26 wife, born in IT, mother of two child among whom only 1 living, year of immigr. 1893, Alien
Tommy Ross 1 10/12 son, born in NY
Frank Martlen 38 boarder
Salvidae Salatino 24 boarder

[img=http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/4905/ross1910.th.jpg]


1920 United States Federal Census
about Michael A Roso
Name: Michael A Roso
[Michael A Ross]
Home in 1920: Oneonta, Otsego, New York
Age: 36 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Pasquelina
Father's Name: Sebastian
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1902
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 1162
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Michael A Roso 36 head, born in IT, immigr. year 1902, naturalized
Pasquelina Roso 36 wife, born in IT, year of immigr. 1904, nA
Sebastian Roso 11 son, born in NY
Tommaso Roso 9 daughter, born in NY
Joseph Roso 7 son, born in NY
Americo Roso 6 son, born in NY
Katherine Roso 4 3/12 daughter, born in NY
Mary Roso 2 8/12 daughter, born in NY
Sebastian Roso 62 father, widower,born in IT, year of immigr. 1902

[img=http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/1230/ross1920.th.jpg]

Maybe the correct spell of Pasqualina's lastname was D'Alì....

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Re: Surnames Rao, Davi, Gugliotta, DelVecchio, Ferrara

Postby pink67 » 02 Nov 2009, 09:11

From the site Ellisisland.org an interesting 1907 arrival manifest:

Pasqualina Rao, age 27, single, coming from Messina where she was leaving her aunt Maria Russo (living on 44 Alessandro Lamarmora Street - Messina)... place of birth Messina - Sicily
She stated she was joining her relative Michelangelo Russo in Waterbury CT.
She was travelling with Carlo Spinola, male, (husband of Giuseppa Russo, in Italy) he stated she was joining his brother in law Michelangelo Russo in Waterbury...

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0015
page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0015

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Re: Surnames Rao, Davi, Gugliotta, DelVecchio, Ferrara

Postby russo1 » 02 Nov 2009, 23:52

Thank you so much for the info. It will help immensely. I still have relatives in Italy, and unfortunately don't know how to get in touch with them. I am sure they could help fill in the blanks. Thank you again.


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