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Looking for family of ROMEO RONCONI

Postby fusedglass » 30 Aug 2011, 00:11

hello: my mother, Gloria Unti divorced my father, Romeo Ronconi, in 1949. I was one year old. I believe his mother's name was Rita Ronconi (who died in 1975, Los Angeles, CA). I do believe he isn't alive anymore (born 1912). I never knew my father's family and I don't know if he had any other children. I would like to meet brothers or sisters that I may have from his side of the family. Can anyone help me? I have researched a bunch of links to no avail. Grazie! Carla (California)

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Postby pink67 » 30 Aug 2011, 08:41

Hi Carla,

just for references the possible 1920 census for Romeo living with his family in New Jersey:

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Romeo Ronconi
Home in 1920: Alpine, Bergen, New Jersey
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House:
Self (Head) [Head]
Spouse's Name: Rita Ronconi
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of immigration: 1891
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Romeo Ronconi 50 head, born in Italy
Rita Ronconi 34, wife
Joseph Ronconi 23 son, born in MA
Dina Ronconi 21 daughter, born in MA
Romeo Ronconi 8, son born in NY

possible death dates for Romeo??

California Death Index, 1940-1997

Name: Romeo Ronconi
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 29 May 1911
Birthplace: New York
Death Date: 6 Jan 1978
Death Place: Los Angeles

Can you confirm these records?

Laura

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Re: Looking for family of ROMEO RONCONI

Postby fusedglass » 30 Aug 2011, 21:37

thank you so much laura. I had a feeling that my father was not alive...i last heard he lived in Los Angeles, so your notes look accurate. I wish I knew if he had any children. How can I research that? thank you again. carla

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Re: Looking for family of ROMEO RONCONI

Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Aug 2011, 22:05

Given that you now have his date and place of death, you might begin by trying to obtain a copy of his obituary.

I suggest you start by contacting the Los Angeles Public Library and ask the research librarian if they will review newspaper archives and send a copy of any obituary they might find. I have done this successfully in other parts of the country; perhaps you will get lucky as well. See http://www.lapl.org/askalibrarian/
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Re: Looking for family of ROMEO RONCONI

Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Aug 2011, 22:12

Possible re-marriage?


California Marriage Index, 1960-1985 about Rome Ronconi
Name: Rome Ronconi
Age: 48
Est. Birth: abt 1912
Spouse Name: Edna J Greene
Spouse Age: 37
Date: 14 Apr 1960
Location: Los Angeles
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Re: Looking for family of ROMEO RONCONI

Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Aug 2011, 22:33

Item of interest: Romeo, Rita, and Romeo Jr passenger manifest. Note that Romeo Jr's (your father) birthdate here is May 29, 1912 instead of 1911 (above).

Romeo Jr (your father) had mother Rita and father Romeo Sr. Romeo Jr was born in New York.

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Romeo Ronconi
Name: Romeo Ronconi
Arrival Date: 11 Feb 1916
Birth Year: 1912
Birth Location: New York
Age: 4
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Buenos Aires
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Verdi

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Aug 2011, 22:37

Here is another family trip, four years later:


New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Romeo Junior Ronconi
Name: Romeo Junior Ronconi
Arrival Date: 27 May 1920
Birth Year: abt 1912
Age: 8
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Genoa, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Giuseppe Verdi

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Re: Looking for family of ROMEO RONCONI

Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Aug 2011, 22:45

Ronconi family 1920 and 1930 censues. Romeo Jr had a significantly older brother and sister. One wonders if Rita was Romeo Sr's second wife...

In fact, she obviously must have been. In 1920, Rita is 34 years old and yet has a 23 year-old son and 21 year-old daughter. :)



1920 United States Federal Census about Romeo Ronconi
Name: Romeo Ronconi
[Romea Ronconi]
Home in 1920: Alpine, Bergen, New Jersey
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1912
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Romeo Ronconi
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's name: Rita Ronconi
Mother's Birth Place: Uruguay
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
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Household Members: Name Age
Romeo Ronconi 50
Rita Ronconi 34
Joseph Ronconi 23
Dina Ronconi 21
Romeo Ronconi 8

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1930 United States Federal Census about Romeo Ronconi
Name: Romeo Ronconi
Home in 1930: Alpine, Bergen, New Jersey
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Age: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1912
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Romeo R Ronconi
Mother's name: Rita Ronconi
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Romeo R Ronconi 62
Rita Ronconi 42
Romeo Ronconi 18

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Re: Looking for family of ROMEO RONCONI

Postby fusedglass » 30 Aug 2011, 22:47

johnnyonthespot.....you're great, thank you! i've sent an email to the LA Public Library (good advice) and thank you again for the possible re-marriage information. I'm familiar with the Ellis search and was able to see the above during previous searches. Now that I have some background information, I am most interested in finding any siblings.

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Aug 2011, 22:50

Romeo Sr was born July 5, 1867 and naturalized as a US citizen October 6, 1900.

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Re: Looking for family of ROMEO RONCONI

Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Aug 2011, 22:54

fusedglass wrote:johnnyonthespot.....you're great, thank you! i've sent an email to the LA Public Library (good advice) and thank you again for the possible re-marriage information. I'm familiar with the Ellis search and was able to see the above during previous searches. Now that I have some background information, I am most interested in finding any siblings.


At the very least, you may have step-brothers/sisters. It seems reasonable to think that Edna Greene may have had children of her own prior to her marriage to Romeo at age 37. Hopefully you will find a detailed obituary which will answer some of these questions.
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Aug 2011, 22:56

Consider also the possibility that Edna Greene might still be alive and well...
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Aug 2011, 23:00

I am not suggesting you order from this service, but this site http://www.archives.com/GA.aspx?_act=registerBR&firstName=Edna&lastName=Ronconi&location=CA&recordType=1 claims to have located 8 birth records, 2 marriage records, and 6 death records related to Edna Greene in California...
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Aug 2011, 23:02

Now, this is especially interesting: at WhitePages.com (http://www.whitepages.com/name/Edna-A-Greene/Los-Angeles-CA/3wucxux), a listing for Edna Greene aged 65+ living in Los Angeles, California.

Romeo's second wife, perhaps??

I don't know, maybe this is too much of a stretch; there seem to be several Edna Green's in California. But still, it is possible.
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Re: Looking for family of ROMEO RONCONI

Postby fusedglass » 31 Aug 2011, 00:48

i am using their "free trial" and have found Rome and Edna's marriage info and census stuff on her but as i poked around with other family members, including myself, i found wrong birth and marriage dates, wrong cities and/or just inaccurate information....odd, yes?

But each time there's another ingredient for me to think about... thanks.


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