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Spano/Rudi

Postby Cavecreekmommy » 13 Nov 2009, 20:25

Hi:

I'm trying to find more information on my Grandma's side of the family. Her mom's name was Laura Rudi and her dad's name was Joe Spano who had a brother, Nunzio Spano. I always heard they were from Reggio Calabria but no one can confirm that information for me.

My Grandmother was Frances Joan Spano. Her siblings were Josephine, Millie, Paline, Salvatore, and Paul Spano. Her mom then remarried a man whom I believe to be Santo Latona and they had two more children, Gloria and Sonny.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Spano/Rudi

Postby Michael31 » 14 Nov 2009, 00:22

www.paginebianche.it Italian white pages

cognome: SPANO dove: Reggio Calabria
cognome: RUDI dove: RC
cognome: LATONA

Rudi Giovanni Vincenzo
89100 Reggio Di Calabria (RC) -
Via Nazionale Occhio Di Pellaro, 45
tel:0965 674165

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Re: Spano/Rudi

Postby wldspirit » 14 Nov 2009, 00:27

Perhaps a search of US records will reveal the exact town of origin, as all records are kept at the local level in Italy.
Where in the US did this family reside? Do you have any dates or even a year of birth for any family members?
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Re: Spano/Rudi

Postby wldspirit » 14 Nov 2009, 00:33

Possibility:


New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Name: Nunzio Spano
Arrival Date: 11 Mar 1910
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race-
/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Celtic

Port of Arrival: New York, New York
NATIVITY: Italy
Line: 2
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_1425
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: sivagra
Page Number: 130

This Nunzio is leaving his mother Angela in Italy, joining his brother Giuseppe in Cleveland Ohio...
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Re: Spano/Rudi

Postby wldspirit » 14 Nov 2009, 00:39

From the 1930 census:


1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Santo Latona
Home in 1930: Manhattan, New York, New York

Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Laura
Race: White

Household Members:
Name Age
Santo Latona 38
Laura Latona 35
Francis Latona 18
Mildred Latona 17
Pauline Latona 14
Josephine Latona 10
Salvatore Latona 5
Paul Latona 7/12

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Re: Spano/Rudi

Postby wldspirit » 14 Nov 2009, 00:55

A good possibility for the 1920 census:


1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Saureta Spano
Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 18, New York, New York
Age: 26 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Joseph
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Female
Year of Immigration: 1904
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 493

Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Spano 32
Saureta Spano 26
Frances Spano 8
Mollie Spano 6
Pauline Spano 3
Josephine Spano 6/12

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Re: Spano/Rudi

Postby wldspirit » 14 Nov 2009, 01:16

Note both the 1920 and 1930 census are consistent with birth place of Pauline,
California:


California Birth Index, 1905-1995

Name: Pauline J Spano
Birth Date: 14 Apr 1916
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Rugi
Birth County: Sonoma
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Re: Spano/Rudi

Postby Cavecreekmommy » 14 Nov 2009, 01:22

Yes, I believe this is Laura Rudi's second husband. i also got this information from ancestory.com[

quote="wldspirit"]From the 1930 census:


1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Santo Latona
Home in 1930: Manhattan, New York, New York

Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Laura
Race: White

Household Members:
Name Age
Santo Latona 38
Laura Latona 35
Francis Latona 18
Mildred Latona 17
Pauline Latona 14
Josephine Latona 10
Salvatore Latona 5
Paul Latona 7/12

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Re: Spano/Rudi

Postby Cavecreekmommy » 14 Nov 2009, 01:25

Hmm I wonder if the Saureta Spano from the Spano census is actually meant to read "Laureta Spano" I'm a bit confused how you say the census records are consistent with a California birthplace. This is actually interesting because I heard my Grandma (Frances) had llived in California for many years on her Uncle's farm. I did not know if she was born in California, New Jersey, or New York. Most of my family immigrated to New York.

Thank you.

quote="wldspirit"]Note both the 1920 and 1930 census are consistent with birth place of Pauline,
California:


California Birth Index, 1905-1995

Name: Pauline J Spano
Birth Date: 14 Apr 1916
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Rugi
Birth County: Sonoma[/quote]

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Re: Spano/Rudi

Postby wldspirit » 14 Nov 2009, 01:33

Possible record for Joseph:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Joseph Spano
County: Sonoma
State: California
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 15 May 1888
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1544406
DraftBoard: 2

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Another child?

California Birth Index, 1905-1995

Name: Carmela Spano
Birth Date: 26 Apr 1913
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Rudi
Birth County: San Francisco
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Re: Spano/Rudi

Postby wldspirit » 14 Nov 2009, 01:37

One of the questions asked on any census is "Birth place", California is given for Pauline on both the 1920 and 1930 census, however, for the child "Mollie", one census list California and the other list New York.

Biancavilla is in the Catania Province, Region of Sicily.

And yes, I do believe the name to be Lauretta.

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Re: Spano/Rudi

Postby Cavecreekmommy » 14 Nov 2009, 02:02

I don't think this is him. I believe my Nunzio Spano was born about 1868 and immigrated to New York in 1900. I actually think that Joseph and Laura Spano (Rudi) immigrted around 1904

wldspirit wrote:Possibility:


New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Name: Nunzio Spano
Arrival Date: 11 Mar 1910
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race-
/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Celtic

Port of Arrival: New York, New York
NATIVITY: Italy
Line: 2
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_1425
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: sivagra
Page Number: 130

This Nunzio is leaving his mother Angela in Italy, joining his brother Giuseppe in Cleveland Ohio...

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Re: Spano/Rudi

Postby suanj » 14 Nov 2009, 10:44

hi,
maybe this record is abt your ancestors in 1910 census:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Spano
Name: Joseph Spano
Age in 1910: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Birthplace: Italy

Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Lauras
Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1904
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Spano 21 imm 1904
Lauras Spano 17 imm 1904
Nunzio Spano 42 brother imm 1900

Laura and Joseph married from 10 months;
the marriage record:

Rudy Laura Jun 7 1909 11567 (1909) Manhattan
Sparo Giuseppe Jun 7 1909 11567 (1909) Manhattan


Laura second marriage:
Spano Laura Apr 25 1924 12437 (1924) Manhattan
so Joseph died after 1920 census...
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Re: Spano/Rudi

Postby suanj » 14 Nov 2009, 11:07

Giuseppe Spanò ( right with accent, in italian spelling) arrival and joining at Nunzio Spanò, brother, in New York
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Re: Spano/Rudi

Postby wldspirit » 14 Nov 2009, 11:13

Great find Suanj! :D

As for the Nunzio manifest..that is why I stated a possibility, had you provided his birth year, or a close approximation, those searching for a manifest can narrow down the possibilities. Otherwise we are just looking for a Nunzio arriving in USA .... :wink:
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