WOW-Thank you for the WW1 & WW2 Draft cards.
My cousin never mentioned his dad had filled these out.
Does anyone know if this was a mandatory thing for
all male Americans? My uncle did not serve in either war.
As I mentioned, Uncle Pietroâ€™s younger sons enlisted
during WW2. BTW: All Pietroâ€™s brothers became US citizens â€“
expect for Pietro. I know this for a fact because I went to
the Bronx court house and obtained copies of the petitions.
My cousin Joe also stated his dad never became a US citizen.
(Always thought it was weird since he never
wanted to go back to Sicily.)
Yes was for all men in USA; but it is just a enlistment, they no made really the wars...
As far as finding my auntâ€™s obituary â€“ I think it highly unlikely.
Iâ€™m sure my cousins handled their motherâ€™s death the same
way mine did for our parents. We contacted the family
members and friends of our parents personally. We didnâ€™t
have their deaths printed in the papers. Also, requested the
hospital not give out this news to whatever news organizations
they dealt with.
In effects I searched in old newspapers and I no found the obituary.....
the obits are a excellent way for to find more infos abt a people....
With all the information you have provide, my next
action will be to request my uncleâ€™s and auntâ€™s marriage certificate.
I donâ€™t think being a great niece will allow me to request their death
certificates, but I can now ask for Aunt Maryâ€™s parents death
certificates thanks to you!
It is a good idea!
A new question for you:
My grandfather and his brothers (Pietro included) owned an
ice business called Randazzo's. It was
located at 812 (I think that's the number. I know
it was eight hundred and...) Jackson Avenue, Bronx,
NY. Would there be a record for this business? If so, would the same apply for Pasquale Marano's bar in
I searched abt that, but no luck....
However I believe that the Maranos coming from some commune of Avellino province, (no far from Napoli and in the same region)... but it is just a my idea....
all the best,