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Understanding the Curatolas

Postby ibeirish » 26 Jul 2011, 22:53

Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone could help me find some info on my relatives:
Guiseppi "Joseph" Sebastino Curatola was born 2 Jun 1903 in New York, NY.
He died in Oakdale, Suffolk, NY on 19 May 1983.

His parents, Vincenzo "James" Curatola and Philomena Caputo traveled back and forth from their residency in NY to their residency in Fiumefreddo Bruzio, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy. Vincenzo died on 20 March 1943 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York. No known information on Philomena.

Vincenzo and Philomena had 8 children (the only one aside from Joseph that I know is Michele):
-Antonio
-Carolina
-Dominico
-Frances
-Frank
-Rosina
-Guiseppi "Joseph" Sebastino 1903-1983)
-Michele (1907-1995)

Guissepi was married to Mary Lena Cangialosi (unsure when they were married, I would like to find out :D ). She was born 4 Nov 1910 in New York, NY, and died in Freeport, Nassau, NY on 12 Mar 1998.

The couple had 2 children:
Cynthia (b. 1939) and Phyllis (b. 1945)

Now there is a fact that I have recently learned about one of the children, Mary (who happens to be my great-grandmother). She was married once before Joseph to a man named Francesco "Frank" LoMonaco at the old St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, and had three children: Frances (b. 1928), Sarah (b. 1930), and Andrew (b. 1937). When Joseph and Mary got married, a couple of years later all the children were "adopted" so they all had the same last name- Curatola.

I would like to find out more about Mary and Joseph's union (like where and when they were married), as well as anything else that anyone can find about the Curatola family in general - I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks so much!,
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Re: Understanding the Curatolas

Postby pink67 » 27 Jul 2011, 12:05

Hi Ashley ,

from the free site:
http://www.italiangen.org/vitalreclist.stm

the marriage dates for the first marriage of Maria Cangialosi:

Bride:
Caugialosi Mary Feb 26 1928 Certificate number : 5161 County Manhattan

Groom:
Lomanaco Frank Feb 26 1928 Certificate number : 5161 County Manhattan

Laura

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Don't know if you already have the 1930 census:

1930 United States Federal Census

about Frank Lomonato
Name: Frank Lomonato
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
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Age: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Lomonato
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
Frank Lomonato 22
Mary Lomonato 20
Frances Lomonato 2

address was 1075 Flushing avenue, Brooklyn. Frank stated that he arrived in the U.S. on 1924 and was a plasterer.

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Re: Understanding the Curatolas

Postby ibeirish » 27 Jul 2011, 13:47

Oh my God thank you for finding this out!!!! I have just requested a certificate for their marriage, so that's good that someone else found the same one. As for the 1930 census, I never really thought of spelling their name that way. What gives me the hunch that it's them is that Frank was a plasterer, and their daughter Frances is about 2 at the time the census was being taken. Is there a way to find out if Mary and Frank were still together in 1940?

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Re: Understanding the Curatolas

Postby ibeirish » 27 Jul 2011, 14:39

OH MY GOD!!! There's a Curatola if you scroll down, and it's Vincenzo "James" Curatola (Joseph's father)!!! And on the next page is Michele! Ok I'm officially freaked out now. But my question is- where's Joseph? I can't find him in any 1930 census. Would you be able to find something for me Laura? Thank you again!

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Re: Understanding the Curatolas

Postby ibeirish » 03 Aug 2011, 01:56

Can anyone help me in trying to find any other information on Joseph Curatola?

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Re: Understanding the Curatolas

Postby pink67 » 03 Aug 2011, 08:44

No known information on Philomena.


Have you noticed that on this 1926 arrival manifest for Vincenzo Curatola he stated that his wife Filomena Caputo was in Fiumefreddo? Vincenzo stated that he had been in U.S. from 1900 to 1920 and that he was going to join his son Domenico living on 1055 Flushing avenue, Brooklyn.... maybe the rest of the family was in Italy?

page 1:
http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=Vi ... 2002191942

page 2:
http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view. ... atola&cr=1

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Re: Understanding the Curatolas

Postby pink67 » 03 Aug 2011, 08:58

This is a 1933 arrival manifest for Vincenzo and he is listed as a widower, so possibly Filomena died in Italy...
He stated that he was leaving in Fiumefreddo his daughter Carolina and was joining his son Domenico living in Brooklyn

page 1:
http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=Vi ... 2016021591

page 2:
http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view. ... atolo&cr=1

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Re: Understanding the Curatolas

Postby ibeirish » 03 Aug 2011, 14:04

You know something, I knew that they were living in Fiumefreddo and had a hunch that Vincenzo came back in order for him to be on the 1930 census with his son Michele. But I wonder where did Domenico go? Also, can you make out what is written on top of the residency of the 1933 arrival manifest? I think it says mike, joe, domenico, and something else.

http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=7488&path=1933.04.25.Augustus.41

Thank you for finding these for me. I just gotta figure out where and how Joseph fits in all this. As far as I've searched, there's like no record of him here (aside from his naturalization papers), it's like he was kept a secret. Would you happen to know how to search for him, in terms of finding out if he worked or where he was living?

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Re: Understanding the Curatolas

Postby pink67 » 03 Aug 2011, 17:59

Ashely, have you already seen this passport application for Joseph?

On 12 august 1922 Joseph Curatola (born in NY on 2 june 1903) asked to the Italian Consulate of Messina an american passport to let him return to the US to establish his permanent residence there...
He stated that he lived in NY from his birth since 23 november 1920 when he left to go to Italy, and arrived in Fiumefreddo on 8 december 1920 where he was actually living with his father and mother.

page 1:
http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=Vi ... &pid=10815

page 2, with photo and explanation of the departure from the US:
http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view. ... atolo&cr=1

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Re: Understanding the Curatolas

Postby pink67 » 03 Aug 2011, 18:08

Same document for Michele Curatola, born in NY on 1 february 1907, returned to Italy at the end of the year 1920 with his parents and asking on 1924 for a passport to return to the uS:

page 1:
http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=Vi ... id=1019504

page 2 with photo and addresses of his two brothers already in NY:

Giuseppe Curatola was living on 128 Baxter Street
Domenico Curatola was living on 605 Knickerbocker avenue

http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view. ... atola&cr=1

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Re: Understanding the Curatolas

Postby pink67 » 03 Aug 2011, 19:32

Lastname was mispelled but I believe this was the 1910 census for the Curatolas:

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Vincenzo Curotto
Age in 1910: 43
Estimated Birth Year: 1867
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head[Self (Head)]
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Philomena Curotto
Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 14, New York, New York
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of immigration: 1892
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Vincenzo Curotto 43 head, born in Italy, married since 23 years, immigr. on 1892, fruit peddler, own stand
Philomena Curotto 40 wife, born in Italy, married since 23 years, mother of 7 children all livings, immigr. on 1896
Dominick Curotto 20, son , born in Italy, immigr. on 1896, peddler
Antonio Curotto 16, son born in Italy
Frank Curotto 15, son born in Italy
Sereno Curotto 10, son, born in Italy
Joseph Curotto 7, son born in NY
Michael Curotto 3, son, born in NY
Catherine Curotto 1, daughter, born in NY

Address: 121 Mulberry Street, Manhattan

page 1:
http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=Vi ... d=18979221

page 2:
http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view. ... rotto&cr=1

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Re: Understanding the Curatolas

Postby pink67 » 03 Aug 2011, 20:53

From the italian site:
http://poster.beniculturali.it/poster/action.do

Codice SIAS IT-ASCS-F680258
Ufficio Leva della Provincia di Cosenza, Liste di Leva della classe 1892.
Registro numero 273,
atto numero 13 di pagina 222 sezione a
Antonio Curatolo, contadino iscritto il --/--/----
nato il 08/01/1892 a FIUMEFREDDO BRUZIO
da Vincenzo Curatolo e da Filomena Caputo

Antonio's WW1 Draft registration Card:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Antonio Curatolo
City: Manhattan
County: New York
State: New York
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 10 Jan 1892
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1765675
DraftBoard: 94

Address was:
150 Baxter Street, Manhattan

http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=Vi ... d=11920019

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Re: Understanding the Curatolas

Postby ibeirish » 03 Aug 2011, 21:19

Oh wow thank you Laura! I have seen the passports for Michele and Vincenzo, and found their pictures, which is amazing to see. I've never seen a 1910 census for the family before, and no wonder I couldn't find one because their name was spelt wrong lol. From the Italian site, is that a birth announcement of some sort for Antonio? Would they have something on Filomena and Vincenzo's wedding or her death? Wow, I didn't know Antonio was drafted (I didn't know any of the Curatolas, not even my great grandfather Guiseppe). I wonder if Guiseppe had a WWI draft card as well.

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Re: Understanding the Curatolas

Postby ibeirish » 08 Oct 2011, 14:38

Hey everyone, been a while since I posted something on here. I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me in finding out when my great grandmother Mary Cangialosi LoMonaco married her second husband Guiseppe "Joseph" Curatola? I have narrowed down the years to be between 1942 and 1945, but I'm not sure as to when they were married. Can anyone help me in this? Thanks!!

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Re: Understanding the Curatolas

Postby webeitalian2 » 08 Oct 2011, 21:08

ibeirish wrote:Hey everyone, been a while since I posted something on here. I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me in finding out when my great grandmother Mary Cangialosi LoMonaco married her second husband Guiseppe "Joseph" Curatola? I have narrowed down the years to be between 1942 and 1945, but I'm not sure as to when they were married. Can anyone help me in this? Thanks!!

I can but I'm not a living grandparent, so I guess I can't.


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