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Arcuri and Guarascio Family

Postby Totonno » 28 Jan 2010, 14:20

Good morning all,
sorry to jump in the middle here, but I have been searching the web looking for people who have heritage roots in San Giovanni in Fiore
,Cosenza,Calabria,Italy.
The rugged Land of South Italy was dirt poor at the beginning of the twentieth century, when people like my grandfather Gaetano Arcuri,
my uncle Giovanni Arcuri,my aunts Barbara and Rosa Guarascio packed up their family and struck out for the New World,
like boatloads of others who fled the Calabria region's.
I am sure they were grateful to be alive thanks to the generosity offered by a foster country ,
in their case the United States of America,( I think West Virginia)
and have done their utmost to repay that kindness with honest hard-work.
Who knows or might know please let me know any news will be appreciate

Ciao to all from Italy
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Re: Arcuri and Guarascio Family

Postby vj » 28 Jan 2010, 16:21

Hello and Welcome to the Forum :D !
Are you only looking for people with roots in San Giovanni in Fiore?
Or are you also interested in finding out what happened to your family in the United States of America?
Thank you, Valarie
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Re: Arcuri and Guarascio Family

Postby PeterTimber » 28 Jan 2010, 16:32

Dear Totonno for cultural contact with San Giovanni in Fiore go to
www.emigrati.org/emigrati.org_en/Intern ... rtment.asp

scroll down to web for San Giovanni in Fiore. =Peter=
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Re: Arcuri and Guarascio Family

Postby PeterTimber » 28 Jan 2010, 16:35

Dear Totonno go to this following San Giovanni inFiore website for cultural contact.

www.emigrati.org/emigrati.org_en/Intern ... rtment.asp

scroll down to Web for San Giovanni in Fiore. =Peter=
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Re: Arcuri and Guarascio Family

Postby Totonno » 29 Jan 2010, 10:15

Thanks to Peter and Valarie, I am interested to find someone who also has roots in San Giovanni in Fiore, but in particular the descendants of John Arcuri and all those who have in their ancestors by the surname Guarascio mother, I already know that site but there are not a lot of information about.
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Re: Arcuri and Guarascio Family

Postby vj » 29 Jan 2010, 16:11

Thank you for the update :D !
We will all be happy to look for descendents of your families in the US
Do you have any immigration dates, approx birth dates, names of other family members or locations in the US?
Thanks, Valarie
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Would need a few more details about your Giovanni to confirm any US records.
Here's is a return trip to the US by a Giovanni Arcuri in 1923
from Ellis Island, New York arrivals 1892-1924
http://stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html

1923 page 1
page 2

11 Feb 1923, SS Giulio Cesare, Napoli to NY
line 25

Giovanni Arcuri 33, abt 1890
- married
- last residence Starcities WVa
(Star City, Monongalia County, West Virginia)
- in S Giovanni wife Angela Biagone
- destination Starcities WVa
- in WVa 1907 until 26 Aug1922
- joining brother Francesco at Box 112
- missing little & ring finger left hand
- born in S Giovanni
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This Giovanni was born abt 1895
Joining his father Gaetano in PA

1907 manifest page 1
page 2

1 Nov 1907, SS Hamburg, Naples to NY
line 9

Giovanni Arcuri 12, abt 1895
- single
- last residence Cosenza, S Giovanni
- leaving no one in S Giovanni
- destination (?) PA
- joining father Gaetano
- born in S Giovanni

Probably the same Giovanni (1895) with his family in 1920
1920 census

Home in 1920:
Village of Westland
Mount Pleasant, Washington, Pennsylvania

head Guy Arcure 58, abt 1862 IT
- immig 1902, Al
- laborer, mine
wife Angeline Arcure 49, abt 1871 IT
- immig 1908
son John Arcure 24, abt 1896 IT
- immig 1908
- laborer, mine
daughter Antonnine Arcure 18, abt 1902 IT
- immig 1908
daughter Katherine Arcure 11, abt 1909 PA
daughter Tressa Arcure 9, abt 1911 PA
son Samuel Arcure 7, abt 1913 PA

boarder Samuel Raimonte 29
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Re: Arcuri and Guarascio Family

Postby PeterTimber » 29 Jan 2010, 16:30

Ther Arcuri surname is mostly from the Palermo Sicily area while Guarascio is mostly from Catanzaro Calabria area at www.familysearch.org under ancestor search.

If you read Italian you can also go to www.tiscali.it and put in San Giovanni in Fiore, for many items of interest. =Peter=
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Re: Arcuri and Guarascio Family

Postby vj » 29 Jan 2010, 19:16

Marra/Guarascio

Totonno wrote:... my aunts Barbara and Rosa Guarascio ...(I think West Virginia)


These folks may be related: Barabara and Rosa Guarascio, arrived 1904

1904 manifest Naples to Boston MA

10 May 1904, SS Romanis, Naples to Boston

lines 26-28

Francesco Marra 23, abt 1881
- married
- last residence S Giovanni in Fiore
- destination Fairmont, WV
- joining cousin Luigi Martino at 124 Water Street
brother Giovanni Marra 12, abt 1892
- single
Barbara Marra Guarascio 19, abt 1885
- married

line 20
Rosa Guarascio 11, abt 1893
- last residence S Giovanni in Fiore
- destination Fairmont, WV
- joining uncle Luigi Martino at 124 Water Street
- sister on line 28

Note: travelling with many people from San Giovanni in Fiore to Fairmont WV

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1904 lined-off manifest, they did not sail on this ship

4 May 1904 SS Prinz Adalbert, Naples to NY
lines 3-5
Francesco Marra 23, abt 1881
- married
- last residence S Giovanni in Fiore
- destination Fairmont, WV (Marion County)
- in US 1899-1903
- joining cousin Luigi Martino
brother Giovanni 12, abt 1892
- single
wife Barbara Guarasei (Guarascio) 19, abt 1885
- married
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children's births in WV can be found here:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx
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1978 obituary
Clarksburg, Harrison, WV

MRS. FRANK MARRA

Barbara Marra, 90, a resident of 415 College St., died at 5 a.m. Sunday, March 5, in a local hospital following a brief illness.

She was born March 27, 1887, in San Giovanni in Fiore, Provence of Cosenza, Italy, a daughter of the late Antonio and Ursula Allowatt Guarascio.

Surviving are her husband, Frank Marra; one daughter, Mrs. Rudy (Flora) Lopez, 533 East Main St.; six sons, Patsy Marra, 416 College St., Tony Marra, 790 Locust Ave., Sam Marra, Burgettstown, Pa., John Marra, Fayetteville, Joe Marra, 1406 No. 20th St., Louie Marra, 415 College St.; 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.

Three infant daughters preceded her in death.

Mrs. Marra was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish.
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Re: Arcuri and Guarascio Family

Postby vj » 29 Jan 2010, 20:32

Martino/Guarascio

Rosa Guarascio, parents Antonio Guarascio and Orsola Allevato

1906 Marriage License

from WV Archives:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx

and Rosa's marriage record from FamilySearch Pilot

Event type: Marriage

Marriage date: 26 May 1906
Marriage place: Harrison, West Virginia

Groom's name: Francesco Martino
Groom's age: 22 years
Groom's estimated birth year: 1884
Groom's birthplace: Italy

Groom's father's name: Leonardo Martino
Groom's mother's name: Maria Maira

Bride's name: Rosa Quarascio
Bride's age: 17 years
Bride's estimated birth year: 1889
Bride's birthplace: Italy

Father of bride's name: Antonio Quarascio
Mother of bride's name: Ursola Alevato


Film number: 847281
Digital GS number: 4011542
Image number: 431
Reference number: v 15 p 318
Source: County Records
Collection: West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970
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Re: Arcuri and Guarascio Family

Postby nuccia » 30 Jan 2010, 08:27

Totonno wrote:Thanks to Peter and Valarie, I am interested to find someone who also has roots in San Giovanni in Fiore, but in particular the descendants of John Arcuri and all those who have in their ancestors by the surname Guarascio mother, I already know that site but there are not a lot of information about.


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Re: Arcuri and Guarascio Family

Postby Totonno » 30 Jan 2010, 11:08

First of all I want to thank Mr. Peter and Mrs. Valarie and Nuccia for all information and links where I can be able to investigate, for the moment I want to discuss with my relatives in order to gather further information, then I can be more accurate if any of them remember the other names that have emerged from these links, then I will write about this investigation.Thanks again and again

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Re: Arcuri and Guarascio Family

Postby Totonno » 02 Feb 2010, 13:30

Ciao to all

after discussing with my relatives, we concluded that the news regarding my aunts Rose and Barbara Guarascio are correct,
for one simple reason: his mother's name was Ursula Allevato and since this name was not very common to time we have no doubt about
If I understood well they married Mr. Marra and Mr. Martino so I have to find their descendants with this last name,
I'd love it if someone could indicate to me in which american city
Regarding John Arcuri we are still investigating and as soon as I will have news I'll write to you again, sorry if my english is not
so good as your, I hope you will able to understand me. Thanks a lot to you all

Ps If someone needs news from San Giovanni in Fiore I will do everything to make it useful
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Re: Arcuri and Guarascio Family

Postby vj » 02 Feb 2010, 15:04

:D Hello!
Your english is excellent.
Here's a 2004 obituary for one of Barbara Marra's sons from Clarksburg, West Virginia
If you contact one of the people listed (sister or children) they may know where to find the rest of your family.

US Phone & Address Look-ups
http://stevemorse.org/phonebook/lookup.html

Valarie

Joseph A. Marra
CLARKSBURG

Joseph A. "Coach" Marra, 82, of 1406 N. 20th St., Clarksburg, passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born June 13, 1921, at Clarksburg, a son of the late Frank and Barbara Marra.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lopez Marra, whom he married on Aug. 19, 1948, and one daughter, Barbara Rose Marra.
He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Russell (Flora) Lopez of Clarksburg.
Also surviving are sisters-in-law Mrs. Eugene (Mary) Gary, Mrs. Louis (Josephine) Ferrari, Mrs. Bill (Lucille) Fragale and Adeline Lopez; a brother-in-law, Frank "Buddy" Lopez, all of Clarksburg,
and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Patsy, Tony, Sam, John and Louis Marra...


I couldn't find an obituary for your Martino relatives, but I sent a note to the author of a family page on ancestry. com that includes your aunt Barabara Marra. I invited them to join you on this forum.
(thier email address isn't public, you can only send a note thru ancestry. com)
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Re: Arcuri and Guarascio Family

Postby pangotti7100 » 02 Feb 2010, 23:21

Hello everyone...

Totonno...My name is Patrick Angotti. I have been researching the families from San Giovanni in Fiore, who settled in the Clarksburg, Fairmont and Morgantown areas of West Virginia. My family went from San Giovanni to Cerenzia to Clarksburg and then to Morgantown.

I would love to help you out! Please email me at pangotti@gmail.com.

I also have a couple sites on Facebook...the Angotti Surname Project and Southern Italian Genealogy Network. Feel free to join if you have a FB account.

I look forward to hearing from you...
Patrick
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Re: Arcuri and Guarascio Family

Postby Totonno » 04 Feb 2010, 08:34

Hello Valarie, thanks again for your invaluable help, after careful consideration of all the documents that you have kindly presented to us, we have concluded this is my uncle John Arcuri, because in fact his mother was Maria Theresa Spadafora. Therefore there is just one John Arcuri, perhaps for reasons unknown to us has changed his surname to Arcure. Thanks again hopefully with your valuable help we can find in America some of his descendants. By the way I have already found one cousin, niece of my aunt Barbara Guarascio .Thanks again
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