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Chirico Abena Family Help!

Postby DAZ919 » 22 Jan 2010, 20:56

Hey guys,

I'm looking for some information on my ancestors:
Assunta Chirico Abena; Frank Joseph Abena Jr.; Ramona Abena Fletcher; Catherine Chirico Jensen; Dominic Chirico.

They all lived at one time or another in Oakwood, Alameda, California. Assunta was born in New York to italian immigrant parents in about 1899. - Her parents were Pietro & Maria; Catherine & Dominic were her brother and sister; and Ramona & Frank Jr. were her children.

Thank you guys very much; I really need the help!

Daz :wink:
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Re: Chirico Abena Family Help!

Postby vj » 22 Jan 2010, 21:06

Hello Daz!
We would all be happy to help!
Are you interested in US or Italian records, or both
Valarie

For reference, is this the correct census?
Do you have all of your US census records & ship manifests?

possible 1900 census

Home in 1900:
203 Grand Street
Manhattan, New York, New York

head Piero Chirico 30, Jan 1870 IT
- married 2 yrs, abt 1898
- immig 1892, Pa (filed 1st papers)
- saloon keeper
wife Maria Chirico 22, Aug 1877 IT
- 1 child
- immig 1897
daughter Asunda Chirico 0, Jun 1900 NY

mother-in-law Tiatona Cannarelli 48, Jan 1852 IT
- widow
- 6 children born, 5 children living
- immig 1897
brother-in-law Joseph Cannarelli 27, Jun 1872 IT
- immig 1897
- barber
brother-in-law Meola Cannarelli 20, Oct 1879 IT
- immig 1897
- tailor
brother-in-law Frank Cannarelli 16, Dec 1884 IT
- immig 1897
- shoe maker
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possible marriage record

Name/ Marriage Date/ Marriage Certificate Number/ County

Chirico Pietro Nov 3 1898 17493 (1898) Manhattan
Canarelli Maria Nov 3 1898 17493 (1898) Manhattan

Chirico Pietro Nov 6 1898 17689 (1898) Manhattan
Canarelli Maria Nov 6 1898 17689 (1898) Manhattan
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Ordering NYC Vital Records
New York City Archives

from NYC records by the Italian Genealogical Group
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Re: Chirico Abena Family Help!

Postby DAZ919 » 22 Jan 2010, 21:22

Hi Valarie;
Any kind of records would be great but for now I think it would be easier to find US records.
And yes I do believe that is the correct census - the dates seem correct and the names seem correct too. Thank you.
I have a 1930 Census for Frank & Assunta (Susie) Abena; a 1920 Census for Mary Chirico; and a 1910 Census for Mary Chirico; and a ship manifest for Frank Abena. Besides that Im kind of lost; any way you can help; I would be very grateful;

Sincerely,
Daz
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Re: Chirico Abena Family Help!

Postby vj » 22 Jan 2010, 21:24

Hi Daz!
We will be happy to see what we can do.
Thank you for the update :D .
(I added a marriage record to the 1st post)
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Re: Chirico Abena Family Help!

Postby vj » 22 Jan 2010, 22:00

Canarelli

May help find a manifest...
Possibly Gaetana's son, Mary's brother (from the 1900 census)

possible 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card

Giuseppe Canarelli 45
32 First St Manhattan NY NY
born 18 Apr 1873
Declarant
Saloon Keeper
193 Mott Street
nearest relative Gaetana Canarelli
1474 Wood St, Oakland CA
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Interesting ...

The same Giuseppe as the 1918 WWI Card
Going to Italy to visit parents (did he mean relatives?)
Born in Agira, immig Apr 1900

1921 passport application
page 2 with picture
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1900 manifest
- joining his mother Gaetana (??) & brother Nicolo in NY
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Re: Chirico Abena Family Help!

Postby vj » 22 Jan 2010, 23:05

Canarelli/Giunta

Here's more of the family in 1897

possible 1897 manifest

26 Aug 1897, SS Scotia, Palermo to NY
Gaetana Giunta 46, abt 1851
- widow
- last residence Agira (Enna, Sicily)
- destination NY NY
- joining (son) Nicolo Canarelli at 143 Mulberry Street
Maria (Canarelli) 19, abt 1878
Francesco (Canarelli) 11, abt 1886
Antonino Canarelli 22, abt 1875
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Re: Chirico Abena Family Help!

Postby vj » 22 Jan 2010, 23:26

ABENA

possible 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card

Frank Joseph Abena
9719 Holby Street Oakland CA
born 11 Feb 1887 in Italy
mechanic
married, wife & child
miltary: 3 yrs Italy, 5 yrs US
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possible 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card
page 2

1629 14th Street, Oakland CA
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Re: Chirico Abena Family Help!

Postby vj » 23 Jan 2010, 00:13

ABENA

DAZ919 wrote:...I'm looking for some information on my ancestors ...Frank Joseph Abena Jr...


from GenealogyBank

[quote]Redwood Times (CA)
29 October 2008

One time Garberville resident Frank Joseph Abena Jr. died at 8:50 p.m. Oct. 7, 2008, at Providence Medical Center in Kodiak, Alaska, from complications related to his recent heart surgery. He was 89.

Frank was born Aug. 17, 1919, in Oakland, Calif., to Frank Sr. and Susie Abena. He graduated from high school in 1937 and pursued his life-long profession of cabinet making and carpentry. He was a fine craftsman.

Frank married in 1940, started a family while working in the shipyards in Richmond, joined the Navy in 1943 and served in the South Pacific during World War II. In 1950 he moved his family to Garberville where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising his children.

In 1976 Frank moved to Kodiak, Alaska, a place he loved with a passion. Two of his favorite endeavors were catching big halibut and silver fishing in the Pasagshak River. After living on Kodiak he had no desire to return to the lower 48, or, as he called it, “the jungle.â€
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Re: Chirico Abena Family Help!

Postby DAZ919 » 23 Jan 2010, 00:28

Valarie, you are truly amazing. This information is really great. I loved the passport application with the picture and the obituary gave me alot of info to look into. Thank you so much. :D Is there anything else you can help me out with?
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Re: Chirico Abena Family Help!

Postby DAZ919 » 23 Jan 2010, 19:59

Is there any info on the Ramona Abena Fletcher from above or Catherine Chirico Jensen (wife of Herbert Jensen)?
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Re: Chirico Abena Family Help!

Postby vj » 23 Jan 2010, 20:20

DAZ919 wrote:Is there any info on the Ramona Abena Fletcher...



Hi DAZ,
I'm so glad those records were helpful
Valarie

The GenealogyBank Obituaries only go back to abt 1977
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California Birth Index, 1905-1995

Name: Ramona Joyce Abena
Birth Date: 3 Feb 1931
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Chirico
Birth County: Alameda

CA Death Index:

FLETCHER RAMONA
born 02/03/1931
mother's maiden name CHIRICO
father's surname ABENA
born REST (OTHER)
died ALAMEDA(01) 12/26/1951
age 20 yrs
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Re: Chirico Abena Family Help!

Postby vj » 23 Jan 2010, 20:29

DAZ919 wrote:Is there any info on ... Catherine Chirico Jensen (wife of Herbert Jensen)?


JENSEN/CHIRICO

Herbert, wife Catherine & mother-in-law Mary Chiroco

1930 census

Home in 1930:
1410 14th Street, rents
Oakland, Alameda, California

head Herbert Jensen 30, abt 1900 CA
- married age 25, abt 1925
- painter
wife Kate Jensen 25, abt 1905 NY
mother-in-law Mary Orrico (Chirico) 50, abt 1880 IT
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CA Death Index

Name: Kate Marie Jensen
[Kate Marie Chirico]
Social Security #: 56146xxxx
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1904
Birthplace: New York
Death Date: 18 Dec 1994
Death Place: Contra Costa
Mother's Maiden Name: Cannerelli
Father's Surname: Chirico
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Re: Chirico Abena Family Help!

Postby vj » 24 Jan 2010, 00:30

Short summary
Some 'facts' are guesses


Descendants of Gaetana Giunta

1 GIUNTA, Gaetana "Gertrude" b: Jan 1852 in Agira, Enna, Sicily
.. +CANARELLI, Unknown m: in Agira, Enna, Sicily d: Bef. 1897 in Agira, Enna, Sicily
........ 2 CANARELLI, Giuseppe b: 18 Apr 1873 in Agira, Enna, Sicily
........ 2 CANARELLI, Antonino b: Abt. 1875 in Agira, Enna, Sicily
........ 2 CANARELLI, Maria b: Abt. 1877 in Agira, Enna, Sicily d: 19 Sep 1963 in Alameda, California
............ +CHIRICO, Pietro b: Jan 1870 in Italy m: 03 Nov 1898 in Manhattan, New York, New York d: Bef. 1910
................... 3 CHIRICO, Assunta "Susan" b: 15 Aug 1899 in New York d: 20 Mar 1973 in Alameda, California
....................... +ABENA, Frank Joseph b: 11 Feb 1887 in Italy m: Abt. 1915 in California d: 05 Jul 1961 in Alameda, California
............................. 4 ABENA, Francis H b: Abt. 1917 in Oakland, Alameda, California
............................. 4 ABENA, Frank Joseph b: 17 Aug 1919 in Oakland, Alameda, California d: 07 Oct 2008 in Kodiak, Alaska
............................. 4 ABENA, Ramona Joyce b: 03 Feb 1931 in Oakland, Alameda, California d: 26 Dec 1951 in Alameda, California
................... 3 CHIRICO, Dominic Joseph b: 9 Mar 1901 in New York d: 26 Feb 1994 in Alameda, California
................... 3 CHIRICO, Helen b: Abt. 1903 in New York
................... 3 CHIRICO, Catherine Marie "Kate" b: 10 Feb 1904 in New York d: 18 Dec 1994 in Contra Costa, California
................... 3 CHIRICO, Della "Adelina" b: 21 Sep 1907 in Alameda, California
........ 2 CANARELLI, Nicolo b: Abt. 1879 in Agira, Enna, Sicily
........ 2 CANARELLI, Francesco b: Abt. 1886 in Agira, Enna, Sicily
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Re: Chirico Abena Family Help!

Postby vj » 24 Jan 2010, 01:17

CHIRICO

DAZ919 wrote:...I'm looking for some information on my ancestors:
... Dominic Chirico


California Death Index, 1940-1997

Name: Domanic Joseph Cherico
Social Security #: 54646xxxx
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 9 Mar 1901 Birthplace: New York
Death Date: 26 Feb 1994 Death Place: Alameda
Mother's Maiden Name: Conarilli
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Re: Chirico Abena Family Help!

Postby DAZ919 » 24 Jan 2010, 02:27

Thank you so so much Valerie! The information you have given me is amazing! Is there anyway to find out Ramona's husband or children or maybe Della Chirico's or anybody else? Thank you so much!

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