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LaMark/LaMarca

Postby Kateee » 10 Oct 2010, 02:35

My grandfathers name was Richard 'Fred' LaMark ('Fred' was what his side of the family called him. I know he changed his first name because he was given a very Italian first name and he wanted to 'fit in' more. I do not know his first name though.)

He was 89 and passed away in 2009, making him born in 1920. I do not know when his family came over exactly, but believe my father told me he had a few siblings born in Italy and he was born here?

I am looking to find more relatives and more about my family. There was a rumor around the family that our last name was changed from LaMarca to LaMark, though the reason is unknown (maybe to 'Americanize' it?)

He had a brother, John, and sisters Dolores and Rose (and I think a few more but I never knew them.)

My grandfather worked with the Port Authority of Pittsburgh PA for mostly all of his life. He drove a limo after retirement.

He says that his family came from Sicily.

I would like to know more about my great grand parents - I do not know their names at all. And I would like to try to grasp some idea of why they changed their last name, my family crest, and trace my family tree back even farther. If anyone can guide me to places where I can do that, or help me on here, that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! (:

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Re: LaMark/LaMarca

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Oct 2010, 02:49

Hello and welcome :-)

Could this be your grandfather?


Social Security Death Index

Name: Richard G. Lamark
SSN: 188-18-6505
Last Residence: 15220 Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Born: 18 Mar 1923
Died: 5 Dec 2009

State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)

If this is your grandfather you can request his Social Security application for a fee. It will have the names of his parents and his place of birth...
This site for online request...
http://genealogy.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi= ... t/main.jsp

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Re: LaMark/LaMarca

Postby Kateee » 10 Oct 2010, 14:44

Yes, that would be him. Thanks so much! I think I will request that! (:

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Re: LaMark/LaMarca

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Oct 2010, 15:37

Once you get more information about his parents' names we can search for manifests, censuses, etc.

Be sure to come back to the forum with your newly found details :-)

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Re: LaMark/LaMarca

Postby suanj » 10 Oct 2010, 19:11

Hi, maybe this could be the family of your Fred:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Micheal Linark Name: Micheal Linark
Home in 1930: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
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Age: 42
Estimated birth year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Mary Linark
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Micheal Linark 42
Mary Linark 29
Fredrick Linark 7
Joseph Linark 6
Rosala Linark 4 3/12
Anthony Linark 2 3/12


Michele Lamarca was born in Marianopoli( Caltanissetta, Sicily, IT) in 4 March 1887 son of Federico ( aka Fred or Rico)Lamarca and Mary Bellave( Bellavia?)
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Re: LaMark/LaMarca

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Oct 2010, 19:14

Great find, and great information, suanj!!! :-)


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Re: LaMark/LaMarca

Postby suanj » 10 Oct 2010, 19:35

Hoping right! Thanks Valarie,
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Re: LaMark/LaMarca

Postby vj » 11 Oct 2010, 14:07

Great record suanj :D ! (but Tessa beat me again to the compliment)
For reference, here's a link to suanj's 1930 census find
Valarie
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/45/1930s.jpg

There are family pages on ancestry. com with some beautiful pictures
[url=http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10604322/person/-610979179?ssrc=]Fred and Patty Lovetro 4/5/09
[/url] by plov2 in Greenville, South Carolina

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Re: LaMark/LaMarca

Postby plov2 » 11 Oct 2010, 16:02

I am researching the Lamark/Lamarca family. Very nice to find another person researching this family also. My husband's grandmother was Teresa Lamark Lovetro.

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Re: LaMark/LaMarca

Postby vj » 11 Oct 2010, 17:44

plov2 wrote:I am researching the Lamark/Lamarca family. Very nice to find another person researching this family also. My husband's grandmother was Teresa Lamark Lovetro.


Welcome to the Forum :D !
We're guessing that you (thru your husband) and the original poster are related.
You have great family pages on ancestry, terrific research and wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing them.
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Re: LaMark/LaMarca

Postby plov2 » 11 Oct 2010, 17:58

Thank you for your kind words. I believe we are related also. I recently added those pictures--I love them too. They were a gift to me and it is nice to share them with others who are interested. Thanks again, Patty

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Re: LaMark/LaMarca

Postby Sandyone » 30 Mar 2011, 14:47

Hi Kateee... My father, Thomas LaMark is your grandfather's youngest brother. I am also searching for more of our ancestry back into Italy and have come to a road block. I remember Uncle Freddy fondly and was so saddened by his passing. Email me if you'd like. :)

Sandy LaMark-Wilson


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