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Oralando/Ragusa Family

Postby wmarsala » 30 Sep 2010, 19:27

Alright I am seeking new information on my Great grandparents from my grandmother's side. I barely have anything to go on. I am not sure if they were born here or in Italy so any info would be great.

Fedele Ragusa: Aug. 12, 1904 - Nov. 29, 1977
Married to Adeline Orlando: July 8, 1909 - April 24, 1982 (Parents names are Louis Orlando Jan. 25 1887 - Feb 10, 1959, Mother Louisa Occhiuto Aug. 22 1888 - Dec 9, 1965)

Their children
Josephine June 7, 1929
Jean March 5, 1931
Gilda (my grandmother) Sept 29, 1932
Louis June 20, 1943
Antoinette June 18, 1945

Looking for all and any information but the important info at the moment is for Fedele.

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Re: Oralando/Ragusa Family

Postby suanj » 30 Sep 2010, 19:38

Hi, Because he was naturalized, and arrived in USA in 1922:
U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)
about Fedele Ragusa
Name: Fedele Ragusa
Birth Date: 12 Aug 1904
Birth Place: Italy

Court District: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa
Year of Arrival: 1922

I believe that this arrival is abt your Fedele:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Fedele Ragusa
Name: Fedele Ragusa
Arrival Date: 12 Nov 1922
Birth Year: abt 1904
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: carolei
Age: 18

Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Providence

father Luigi in Carolei, joining at brother in law Francesco PICCOLO in Brooklyn, Kings, NY
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Re: Oralando/Ragusa Family

Postby maestra36 » 30 Sep 2010, 19:43

Suanj
For your info-there is another Fedele Ragusa in the SS index very close in age-

RAGUSA, FEDELE 13 Sep 1903 Dec 1983 80 XX700 (US Consulate: ITALY) (none specified) New York 107-30-6776

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Re: Oralando/Ragusa Family

Postby wmarsala » 30 Sep 2010, 19:44

Is there any possible information on Adeline? In regards to Naturalization or place of birth?

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Re: Oralando/Ragusa Family

Postby suanj » 30 Sep 2010, 20:06

maestra36 wrote:Suanj
For your info-there is another Fedele Ragusa in the SS index very close in age-

RAGUSA, FEDELE 13 Sep 1903 Dec 1983 80 XX700 (US Consulate: ITALY) (none specified) New York 107-30-6776

yes, but because wmarsala said:
Fedele Ragusa: Aug. 12, 1904 - Nov. 29, 1977
Married to Adeline Orlando: July 8, 1909 - April 24, 1982 (Parents names are Louis Orlando Jan. 25 1887 - Feb 10, 1959, Mother Louisa Occhiuto Aug. 22 1888 - Dec 9, 1965)

I believe that is the right Fedele Ragusa...
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Re: Oralando/Ragusa Family

Postby wmarsala » 30 Sep 2010, 20:11

Yes the Fedele mentioned by Suanj seems to be the correct one, my great grandfather died in the 70s before I was born. I am still trying to confirm his father's name. None of my living relatives really have any information on him unfortunately.

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Re: Oralando/Ragusa Family

Postby maestra36 » 30 Sep 2010, 20:17

I was just questioning whether the 1922 passenger list was the correct passenger list for wmarsala's Fedele even though his age on that passenger list gives us an estimated year of 1904 for his birth. I am just saying that the possibility exists that the passenger list is for the other Fedele born in Sept of 1903.

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Re: Oralando/Ragusa Family

Postby suanj » 30 Sep 2010, 20:34

Because wmarsala givs us the Fedele birthdate: 12 Aug 1904 and it are only 1 Fedele Ragusa with this birthdate; he lived in Chicago and also by obit, I checked that is the right Fedele married at Adeline;
obituary of Fedele:
Newspaper: Chicago Tribune (1963-Current file)
Event: Obituary
Publication: 30 Nov 1977 - Chicago, Illinois
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abt Adeline naturalization I have no info, but the father:
Louis (Luigi) Orlando also was born in Carolei and immigrated in 1914; in 1920 census he lived in brother home:
1920 United States Federal Census
about Louis Orlando Name: Louis Orlando
Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 14, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
Age: 33
Estimated birth year: abt 1887
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Brother
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Year of Immigration: 1914
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
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Household Members: Name Age
Michael Orlando 38
Mary Orlando 34
Angelo Orlando 8
Alvera Orlando 5
Michael Orlando 1
James Sagrate 38
Louis Orlando 33

So between 1920 to 1930 the wife and children arrived;
but in 1930 Adeline appearing not, so she married just after the arrival:
1930 United States Federal Census about Louis Orlandi
Name: Louis Orlandi
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
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Age: 42

Estimated birth year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Louise Orlandi
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:
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Household Members: Name Age
Louis Orlandi
42
Louise Orlandi
41
P Philis Orlandi
18
Frankie Orlandi
16
Emily Orlandi
10
Virginia Orlandi
7
Albert Orlandi
5
Rudolph Orlandi
4
Eulando Orlandi
3
Louis Orlandi
3/12





U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Louis Orlando Name: Louis Orlando
Birth Date: 25 Jan 1887
Birth Place: Carolei
Residence: Chicago, Illinois
Race: White
Roll: 30955_165912


Luigi declaration:

Record Details for Volume 128

Page Number: 291
Declaration Number: 62591

FIRST NAME LAST NAME OCCUPATION
LUIGI ORLANDO LABORER

BIRTH CITY BIRTH COUNTRY BIRTH DATE
CAROLIC(Carolei) ITALY 1/25/1887

CURRENT ADDRESS CURRENT CITY
2444 W. SUPERIOR ST. CHICAGO

DEPARTURE LOCATION ARRIVAL DATE DECLARATION DATE
NAPLES, ITALY 3/29/1914 2/16/1917

maybe Adeline naturalized by marriage; it is possible....
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Re: Oralando/Ragusa Family

Postby wmarsala » 30 Sep 2010, 22:29

Looks as though all this information checks out according to my grandmother. Thank you very much for your help.

If it is possible to get any other information I thank you in advance.

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Re: Oralando/Ragusa Family

Postby wmarsala » 30 Sep 2010, 22:32

Although I noticed that you typed Orlandi for the surname. Was that just a typo?

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Re: Oralando/Ragusa Family

Postby suanj » 01 Oct 2010, 04:31

I no typed Orlandi; just I made the copy and paste of ancestry.com census transcription... the right surname spell is ORLANDO...
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