Dragna/Rizzo/Messina family

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Dragna/Rizzo/Messina family

Postby teresamd0906 » 07 Sep 2010, 20:15

I have received the following information on my ancestors and wanted to see if someone could help me with any other additional information:

I don't believe that Charles Messina was from Poggioreale because his death record gives the names of his parents as Salvatore and Caterina Messina. There was no couple by this name in Poggioreale. By the way, many Italian men who used the name Charles were actually named Vincenzo and sometimes Calogero.
I've never been able to determine for sure where the Dragna family came from, but I know they weren't from Poggioreale. I suspect that they were the D'Agno family from Corleone. Bessie's parents were Biaggio Dragna and Bessie Rizzo. Biaggio's parents were Luke Dragna and Bessie Orlando. Bessie Rizzo's father was named Vincenzo. Bessie is not an Italian name. I'd guess that the original was probably Biaggia or Beatrice, which are common names in that area of Sicily.

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Re: Dragna/Rizzo/Messina family

Postby Italysearcher » 08 Sep 2010, 05:36

Start with what you know and work backwards from there. If you provide more detail to this board maybe some one here can unravel your mystery!
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Re: Dragna/Rizzo/Messina family

Postby bessie » 09 Sep 2010, 01:47

Charles Messina was from Cefalu, Sicily. On the ship's manifest from 1907, shows the arrival of Salvatore, age 13, Giovanni, age 10, Giuseppe, age 7 and Andrea, age 3

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Re: Dragna/Rizzo/Messina family

Postby vj » 09 Sep 2010, 13:13

There's a bit more background information on this post:
http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... 18249.html

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Re: Dragna/Rizzo/Messina family

Postby Michael31 » 09 Sep 2010, 14:15

http://www.paginebianche.it/index_en.html
Dragna
Dragna in Sicilia
Dragna in Corleone

Messina in 91024
91024 Gibellina (TP)

http://www.poggioreale.net/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poggioreale
Postal code 91020

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Re: Dragna/Rizzo/Messina family

Postby teresamd0906 » 09 Sep 2010, 19:11

Charles Messina was from Cefalu, Sicily. On the ship's manifest from 1907, shows the arrival of Salvatore, age 13, Giovanni, age 10, Giuseppe, age 7 and Andrea, age 3

I am not finding the above info correct - my findings show that Charles Messina immigrated from Italy in 1913. Also, don't recognive the smaller children as being related to the Charles Messina I am researching.


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