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Funeral Card Origin

Postby mdvukas » 03 Aug 2011, 15:35

I'm posting this just in case anyone has an idea on how to trace the origin of this deceased person.

I was given this card on a person named "Leone Scaglione" b: 9/4/1884 d: 11/1/1955.
I'm told that this was sent from Italy back in 1955.

I have my doubts. The front of the card has a religious photo and the bottom reads
"printed and copy right in Italy. The back is totally written in English.

I would tend to doubt that a funeral home in Italy would have funeral cards printed in English instead of Italian.

Would appreciate input from anyone. :?

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Re: Funeral Card Origin

Postby johnnyonthespot » 03 Aug 2011, 16:56

I tend to agree. Card printed in Italy, death in US.

An Ancestry . com user, "NAFAN25", has a family tree entry for Leone Scaglione, born 1884 Italy, died 1954 New Alexandria, Pennslyvania. Spouse Carmela, and several children.

Is this your Leone? Is this your family tree?
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Re: Funeral Card Origin

Postby mdvukas » 03 Aug 2011, 17:03

I'm not sure. This was given to me by my father-in-law as possibly part of his family. He occasionaly gives me things to look for but they are always with limited info.

I can tell you one thing Leone Scaglione that you found would only live 15 minutes away from my father-in-law. The only thing is the death year is off by a year.

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Re: Funeral Card Origin

Postby johnnyonthespot » 03 Aug 2011, 17:07

More finds on ancestry . com:

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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Leone Scaglione
Name: Leone Scaglione
County: Westmoreland
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 4 Sep 1884
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1926981
DraftBoard: 4

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U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Leone Scaglione
Name: Leone Scaglione
Birth Date: 4 Sep 1884
Birth Place: Salerno, Italy
Residence: Westmoreland, Pennsylvania

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New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Leone Scaglione
Name: Leone Scaglione
Arrival Date: 9 Aug 1902
Birth Year: abt 1884
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Algeria

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Re: Funeral Card Origin

Postby johnnyonthespot » 03 Aug 2011, 17:11

1920 United States Federal Census
about Leone Seaglione Name: Leone Seaglione
[Leone Scaglione]
Home in 1920: Salem, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name: Carmelli Seaglione
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of immigration: 1901
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Leone Seaglione 36
Carmelli Seaglione 33
Angeline Seaglione 10
Mary Seaglione 6
Dan Seaglione 4
Filomene Seaglione 1 [1 6/12] (means 1 and 1/2 years)

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1930 United States Federal Census about Leone Scaglione
Name: Leone Scaglione
Home in 1930: Salem, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
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Age: 46
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Carmella Scaglione
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Leone Scaglione 46
Carmella Scaglione 43
Marie Scaglione 15
Daniel Scaglione 14
Mathew Scaglione 12
John Scaglione 10
Grace Scaglione 5
Josephine Scaglione 3
Carman Cavallo 40

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Re: Funeral Card Origin

Postby mdvukas » 03 Aug 2011, 17:44

Oh My! Thanks Carmine. I thought that this might just be like finding a needle in a haystack!. I can't believe you found so much in such a short time.

Can't wait to show all this to my father-in-law. I'll make sure to give you all the credit!!

You have answered some of my posts in the past and have always been a help. This time you have out done yourself and I think in record time!!

Thanks again and have a gread day!!
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Re: Funeral Card Origin

Postby johnnyonthespot » 03 Aug 2011, 17:55

Happy to help, Diane.

The family tree I found on Ancestry . com is for the Fanelli family - Pasquale Fanelli (1898-1959) married Leone Scaglione's daughter Angeline (1909-1969) with whom he had six children.

Do these names mean anything to you?

I can try to put you in contact with the owner of this family tree if you would like. Send me a PM with your email address and I will forward it to the ancestry . com member.
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Re: Funeral Card Origin

Postby johnnyonthespot » 03 Aug 2011, 18:12

This might help as well:

The News-Dispatch, Jeannette, Pennsylvania Wednesday, November 2, 1955

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Note that the widow's name is not Carmela as in the earlier documents. Did he remarry at some point?
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Re: Funeral Card Origin

Postby johnnyonthespot » 03 Aug 2011, 19:10

Carmela and Angeline arrived in the US in 1913:

Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1945 about Angelia Domenico Raglione
Name: Angelia Domenico Raglione
Arrival Date: 4 Sep 1913
Age: 4 Years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
Gender: Female
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Ancona
Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friend's Name: Leone Scaglione
Last Residence: Italy
Birthplace: Colliano, Italy

Lines 13 and 14, Sheet 1:
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Sheet 2:
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Carmela's maiden name can be seen written in column 2 and then scratched out and Scaglione written in. I can't quite make it out, but I believe it is Iannarella - one of the most common surnames in Colliano (as is Scaglione, by the way - http://campania.indettaglio.it/eng/motori/cognomi/motore_cognomi_out.html?nome_comune=Colliano).
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Re: Funeral Card Origin

Postby mdvukas » 03 Aug 2011, 20:36

I checked on Westmoreland's e-services and found Leone Scaglione married Leona Iannerella on 11/21/1940.

I see on the death notice you found that the wife is listed as Leona Yeneralli Scaglione.
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Re: Funeral Card Origin

Postby johnnyonthespot » 03 Aug 2011, 20:52

mdvukas wrote:I checked on Westmoreland's e-services and found Leone Scaglione married Leona Iannerella on 11/21/1940.

I see on the death notice you found that the wife is listed as Leona Yeneralli Scaglione.
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Yeneralli is probably a simple misspelling of Iannerella, which would actually be pronounced with a Yaan... first syllable. Try it here: http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/t ... hp?sitepal

Do not be surprised by the possibility that Leona was Carmela's sister; such marriages were not unusual.
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