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Looking for Grandfathers roots.

Postby patblais » 07 Jan 2011, 23:22

I am searching for my grandfathers roots. His US naturalization papers state his name was Ferdinando Massuro or Mazzuro born in Sancrevalio, Caserta, Italy on June 16, 1879. He came to the US with his brother Raffaele in 1891. His father's name was Allesandria and his mother's name ws Angiola Antonette Fevola. His brother returned to Italy and my grandfather stayed in the US.
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Re: Looking for Grandfathers roots.

Postby vj » 08 Jan 2011, 00:44

Welcome to the Forum!
Do you have all of your grandfather's US records?
(ship manifest, census, military registration, etc)

Is this the correct 1942 WWII Card?
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/552/1942r.jpg

Since this location is spelled incorrectly we'll need to figure out which comune (town) he was from.
Records in Italy are kept at the comune level.
Thank you,
Valarie
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Re: Looking for Grandfathers roots.

Postby jamiecapaldi » 08 Jan 2011, 02:03

There is a lot of Massaro names in Caserta?
NAMES: Capaldi-Tedesco-Tamilio-Minchella-Verrecchia-Tomasso-Franchitto-Innelli-Arpino-Caringi-Colacicco-Macari-Pinchera-Salera-D'Orazio-Ambrosino-Di Mambro-Sigliocolo-Masello
PLACES: Cassino- UK, USA, Ireland, Canada & Australia
http://www.cassino-families.co.uk
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Re: Looking for Grandfathers roots.

Postby patblais » 08 Jan 2011, 02:35

vj wrote:Welcome to the Forum!
Do you have all of your grandfather's US records?
(ship manifest, census, military registration, etc)

[/b]Is this the correct 1942 WWII Card?
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/552/1942r.jpg[b]

Since this location is spelled incorrectly we'll need to figure out which comune (town) he was from.
Records in Italy are kept at the comune level.
Thank you,
Valarie


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Re: Looking for Grandfathers roots.

Postby vj » 08 Jan 2011, 17:51

possible census records
naturalized by 1910?

Do you have his Naturalization papers?
If it was after 1906, they should have his place of birth
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1920
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/1293/192001p.jpg
Home in 1920:
Richmond Jefferson Ward, Richmond, Virginia
Joe Ross 39
Mattie Ross 39
Mammie Ross 14
Josephine Ross 12
Annie Ross 10
Bertie M Ross 8
Louise Ross 7
Lee S Ross 2 8/12

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1910
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2089/1910aa.jpg
Home in 1910:
Noxapater, Winston, Mississippi
Joe Rosse 32 IT
Wattie M Ross 25 MI
Hemmie Ross 3 MI
Jossie Rosse 2 MI
Amie L Rosse 0/12 MI
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Re: Looking for Grandfathers roots.

Postby patblais » 08 Jan 2011, 19:44

The 1920 record is my family. I can follow them somewhat in the US. My main interest is when he lived in Italy and the first 8 or so years after he arrived in the US. I do have a copy of his naturalization document (only states Italian) as well as a copy of the application he completed to apply for naturalization (I found the data I have here). I don't know when he started using the name Joe Ross. He worked on the railroad and ended up in Mississippi where he met and married my grandmother on Sept 2, 1905. Don't know where he was prior to that time. The story my mother told me was he was a stowaway on the ship with his brother when his brother made a business trip to NYC. They stayed with an Uncle in NY and when his brother returned to Italy, he stayed behind. He was between 12-14 years at the time. I heard that the uncle moved to South America. Supposedly leaving my grandfather the only family member left in US.
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Re: Looking for Grandfathers roots.

Postby johnnyonthespot » 08 Jan 2011, 19:48

patblais wrote:... The story my mother told me was he was a stowaway on the ship with his brother when his brother made a business trip to NYC.


Any idea what the brother's name was?
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