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.
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
- 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
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
Ordering NYC Vital Records
New York City Archives
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;
26 Aug 1897, SS Scotia, Palermo to NY
Gaetana Giunta 46, abt 1851
- 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
DAZ919 wrote:...I'm looking for some information on my ancestors ...Frank Joseph Abena Jr...
[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, â€œthe jungle.â€
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. Is there anything else you can help me out with?
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
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
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