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Do you recognize this Cambridge, MA, USA TROIANO family?

Postby daniesq » 28 Aug 2011, 19:07

My family tree research is going swimmingly - except for the Troiano side. My father, who's now deceased, said this was because the Troiano family came over illegally from Sicily through their mob connections. Whatever the reason, I'm having a devil of a time tracing them.

They do pop up on the 1920 census in Cambridge, Massachusetts as follows:

Pasquale Troiano abt 1879
(There are a few Pasquale Troianos born around this time. I believe that this may be the 20 May 1878 Pasquale Troiano based on a WWII draft form in which the wife is listed as Maria.)

Maria Troiano abt 1879

Joseph About 1906
Anthony 02 May 1907 - 07 March 1978 (SSDI)
Rosa About 1910
Angelina About 1911
Anna 06 August 1914 - 06 April 1975 (First-hand knowledge, SSDI)
Frances 1916-1938 (Based on a gravestone from FindAGrave.com)
Frank 07 Aug 1918 -03 Aug 1985

I recognize these names and am certain that this is the family I'm looking for. I plan on ordering birth, death and social security applications for the people above (already have SS for Anna) but I was hoping that someone here might recognize the family and help me locate some long lost cousins. Any information you can provide is most welcome.

In return, I'm happy to provide you with any documentation that I have. (My Troiano family tree on Ancestry is publicly available, which I presume includes my media and scanned documents, but if not, I can always email them to you.)

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.

Warm regards,

Danielle Bourgeois

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Re: Do you recognize this Cambridge, MA, USA TROIANO family?

Postby pink67 » 28 Aug 2011, 21:40

Hi Danielle,

don't know if you already have also the WW1 Draft registration card, in the doubt:

From Ancestry.com:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Pasquale Triano
City: Cambridge
County: Middlesex
State: Massachusetts
Birth Date: 20 Mar 1878
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1685072
DraftBoard: 3

nearest relative: Mary Triano, same address of the 1920 census..

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Re: Do you recognize this Cambridge, MA, USA TROIANO family?

Postby pink67 » 28 Aug 2011, 21:59

From Ancestry.com the 1930 census:

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Pasquale Trocano
Home in 1930: Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
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Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Trocano
Race:
White
Occupation:
Education:
Military Service:
Rent/home value:
Age at first marriage:
Parents' birthplace:
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Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Pasquale Trocano 53
Mary Trocano 52
Joseph Trocano 24 son
Antonio Trocano 22 son
Rose Trocano 21 daughter
Angelina Trocano 19 daughter
Anna Trocano 15 daughter
Frances Trocano 13 daughter
Francis Trocano 11 son
Mary Trocano 9 daughter
Pasquale Trocano 6 son

all child born in MA. Immigr. year for Pasquale 1901

Laura

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Re: Do you recognize this Cambridge, MA, USA TROIANO family?

Postby daniesq » 29 Aug 2011, 04:08

Wow, Laura, I doff my cap to you! Very impressive! I've been looking for that 1930 census for I don't know how long - clearly you have some mad Ancestry search skilz!

Your information also answers a question that's been plaguing me - who was the Pasquale Troiano listed on Frances' gravestone? Now I know that it was her younger brother.

I am excited to get this added to my Ancestry tree - I hope it will help me find other Ancestry members that are using the same information. Thank you VERY much for your help!

Warmly,

Danielle Bourgeois

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Re: Do you recognize this Cambridge, MA, USA TROIANO family?

Postby pink67 » 29 Aug 2011, 08:46

You're welcome Danielle :D I love help people on this forum!

these are other interesting records for you, from the site Familysearch.org:

Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915

Name: Annie Triano
Titles & Terms:
Event: Birth
Event Date: 06 Aug 1914
Event Place: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Gender:
Race:
Registration Date:
Registration Place:
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Christening Age:
Death Date:
Death Age:
Father: Pasquale Triano
Father's Titles & Terms:
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother: Mary Degregorio
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Paternal Grandfather:
Paternal Grandmother:
Maternal Grandfather:
Maternal Grandmother:
Additional Relatives:
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: p 421
Film Number: 2409800
Digital Folder Number: 4401721
Image Number: 523

image here:
https://www.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3 ... cc=1536925

Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915

Name: Angelina Toriano
Titles & Terms:
Event: Birth
Event Date: 18 Sep 1910
Event Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (address 16 Third Street- Cambridge)
Gender:
Race:
Registration Date:
Registration Place:
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Christening Age:
Death Date:
Death Age:
Father: Pasquale Toriano
Father's Titles & Terms:
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother: Maria De Gregorio
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Paternal Grandfather:
Paternal Grandmother:
Maternal Grandfather:
Maternal Grandmother:
Additional Relatives:
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: item 2 p 412
Film Number: 2315295
Digital Folder Number: 4401712
Image Number: 738

image here:
https://www.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3 ... cc=1536925

Laura

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Re: Do you recognize this Cambridge, MA, USA TROIANO family?

Postby daniesq » 29 Aug 2011, 09:01

Wow! I don't even have the words to thank you enough. I didn't mean for you to do so much work, but you obviously have a gift for this. In just one night, I think you've made more progress on my family tree than I have in two years! lol

I was amazed that you found birth records. I've been over both the sites you've mentioned tonight (Ancestry, FamilySearch) and have never come close to turning up that information. I'm slightly embarrassed, but very grateful to you.

My hope is to be able to trace this line back at least a few more generations. My husband's line has been traced back to the 1500's - my father's paternal line to the 1300's. It's discouraging that I can't get more than two generations back on this one line! :) I will keep persevering, though. Your work will help a lot, I'm sure.

Again, thank you very much for such wonderful information!!

All the best,

Danielle

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Re: Do you recognize this Cambridge, MA, USA TROIANO family?

Postby pink67 » 29 Aug 2011, 14:40

:D Don't feel embarrassed Danielle, I'm dedicating my free time to these kind of genealogy researches since 6 years or more.. it's jsut a practice matter and moreover I'm italian so maybe read and interpreting mispelling names and lastnames it's easier for me..

Look at how was mispelled or bad interpreted Frank Troiano's birth:

Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915

Name: Frank Trune
Titles & Terms:
Event:
Birth
Event Date: 11 Mar 1912
Event Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Gender:
Race:
Registration Date:
Registration Place:
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Christening Age:
Death Date:
Death Age:
Father: Patrick Trune
Father's Titles & Terms:
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother: Mary Degrow
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Paternal Grandfather:
Paternal Grandmother:
Maternal Grandfather:
Maternal Grandmother:
Additional Relatives:
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: 486
Film Number: 2409729
Digital Folder Number: 4401716
Image Number: 659
image here:
https://www.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3 ... cc=1536925

Very often the immigrants used to Americanize their first and lastnames just to better integrate themselves in the "new world"... I believe this is an example of this...


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Re: Do you recognize this Cambridge, MA, USA TROIANO family?

Postby pink67 » 29 Aug 2011, 15:44

I had no luck with the 1910 census for this family even if I'm sure that they were living in Cambridge, this is the birth record for Antonio Troiano:

:shock:

Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915

Name: Trixiano (no first name was listed)
Titles & Terms:
Event:
Birth
Event Date: 02 May 1907
Event Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Gender:
Race:
Registration Date:
Registration Place:
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Christening Age:
Death Date:
Death Age:
Father: Pasquale Trixiano
Father's Titles & Terms:
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother: Maria De Gloria
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Paternal Grandfather:
Paternal Grandmother:
Maternal Grandfather:
Maternal Grandmother:
Additional Relatives:
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: p. 387 No. 2181
Film Number: 2315133
Digital Folder Number: 4383936
Image Number: 162

image:
https://www.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3 ... wc=6949811

Laura :D

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Re: Do you recognize this Cambridge, MA, USA TROIANO family?

Postby pink67 » 29 Aug 2011, 17:44

Here is Rose Troiano's birth register entry from Familysearch.org:

Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915

Name: Rosie Triacio
Titles & Terms:
Event:
Birth
Event Date: 11 Jan 1909
Event Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Gender:
Race:
Registration Date:
Registration Place:
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Christening Age:
Death Date:
Death Age:
Father: Pasquale Triacio
Father's Titles & Terms:
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother: Gregore
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Paternal Grandfather:
Paternal Grandmother:
Maternal Grandfather:
Maternal Grandmother:
Additional Relatives:
Volume/Page/Certificate Number:
Film Number:2315253
Digital Folder Number: 4401711
Image Number: 445

Address was 24 East street, Cambridge - MA

Image here:
https://www.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3 ... wc=6949815

and from Ancestry.com the 1913 City Directory for Cambridge:

Troiano Pasquale, grocer, 298 Allstone

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

Laura :D

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Re: Do you recognize this Cambridge, MA, USA TROIANO family?

Postby daniesq » 26 Apr 2012, 06:34

Laura,

I'm exceptionally late in posting a reply, but thank you from the bottom of my heart. I really, really appreciate the information.

I still haven't had any luck tracing either Pasquale or Maria's respective parents, but I will keep digging.

Thank you again!

Danielle


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