Loretto Arena and Rosaria Oliveri from Agrigento Province

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Loretto Arena and Rosaria Oliveri from Agrigento Province

Postby johngallegos44 » 25 Sep 2011, 18:44

I am seeking information for an associate regarding her g-g-grandparents Loretto Arena (b. 1865) and Rosaria Oliveri from Agrigento Province (possibly from Eraclia Catolica).
The couple took in two orphans: Filipo (b. 1882) and Sofia.

Any assistance is appreciated.

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Re: Loretto Arena and Rosaria Oliveri from Agrigento Provinc

Postby suanj » 25 Sep 2011, 21:23

Hi,
no birth record abt Filippo Arena in Cattolica Eraclea( right name town) from 1881 to 1884...
If you can provide more details, maybe we can help better...
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Re: Loretto Arena and Rosaria Oliveri from Agrigento Provinc

Postby johngallegos44 » 25 Sep 2011, 22:59

Good afternoon suanj.

I am told that Filipo (Phillip) Arena was adopted and subequently changed his surname to Cummuta after he became of age. The other orphan Sophia retained the Arena surname.
Perhaps this may be of help.
The Arena men in my wife's pedigree were by and large sulfur miners from the province.

Perhaps these adopted children were the relatives of miners or had met an untimely end or whose parents might have passed due to infectious disease.

Thank you for your assistance.

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Re: Loretto Arena and Rosaria Oliveri from Agrigento Provinc

Postby suanj » 26 Sep 2011, 11:57

hi John, Filippo seeming born or only resident in Altavilla Milicia ( Palermo province), by records:

Social Security Death Index about Philip Cummuta
Name: Philip Cummuta
SSN: XXXXXXXXXXXx
Last Residence: 91732 El Monte, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Born: 24 Dec 1882
Died: Jan 1980
State (Year) SSN issued: California (1957)


California Death Index, 1940-1997 about Philip Cummuta
Name: Philip Cummuta
Social Security #: XXXXXXXXXXX
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 24 Dec 1882
Birthplace: Other Country
Death Date: 8 Jan 1980
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Oliveri

U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project) about Filippo Cumauta
Name: Filippo Cumauta
Birth Date: 24 Dec 1882
Birth Place: Italy
Age at event: 46
Court District: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa
Year of Arrival: 1903
Date of Action: 27 Jun 1929

Naturalization:
Record Details for Volume 133

Page Number: 500
Declaration Number: 66500

FIRST NAME LAST NAME OCCUPATION
FELLIPPO CUMMUTA LABORER

BIRTH CITY BIRTH COUNTRY BIRTH DATE
PALERMO ITALY 12/24/1882

CURRENT ADDRESS CURRENT CITY
5114 CONCORD PL. CHICAGO

DEPARTURE LOCATION ARRIVAL DATE DECLARATION DATE
PALERMO, ITALY 4/6/1903 4/12/1917


Arrival:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Filippo Commuto
Name: Filippo Commuto
Arrival Date: 28 Mar 1904
Birth Year: abt 1882
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race¬/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Palermo
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Attivita
residence: Altavilla*
( *Altavilla Milicia)


World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Fellippo Cummuta
Name: Fellippo Cummuta
City: Chicago
County: Cook
State: Illinois
Birth Date: 25 Dec 1883
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1503989
DraftBoard: 79

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Philip Cummwta Name: Philip Cummwta
Birth Date: 25 Dec 1882
Birth Place: Palermo, Italy
Residence: Chicago, Illinois
Race: White


Marriage:
Groom: Philip Or Filippo Cumoto Or Commuta
Groom's Titles & Terms (Original):
Groom's Race (Original):
Groom's Race (Standardized):
Groom's Age: 25
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1884
Groom's Birth Date: 1884
Groom's Birthplace:
Bride: Guiseppa Mecia Or Muccia Or Nuccia
Bride's Titles & Original):
Bride's Race (Original):
Bride's Race (Standardized):
Bride's Age: 18
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1891
Bride's Birth Date: 1891
Bride's Birthplace:
Marriage Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 04 Jul 1909
Marriage Place: St. Philips Be... Ch., Cook, Illinois


so, maybe Cattolica Eraclea is not the birthplace; I searched again in Cattolica Eraclea births and nobody Filippo Arena was born in 1882/3..
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Re: Loretto Arena and Rosaria Oliveri from Agrigento Provinc

Postby suanj » 26 Sep 2011, 12:20

In Filippo ship's manifest he decalred of to join at uncle Giovanni Battista Oliveri in Chicago; also Giovanni Battista was born in Altavilla Milicia:
Birth: 15 Jan 1876 - Altavilla Milicia, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
Death: 17 Mar 1949
Parents: Vincenzo Oliveri, Gaetano Principato

so it is very possible that also Filippo birthplace was Altavilla Milicia and not Cattolica Eraclea...
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Re: Loretto Arena and Rosaria Oliveri from Agrigento Provinc

Postby johngallegos44 » 26 Sep 2011, 15:34

Good morning suanj.

Your research was most interesting. I'll enjoy following up with the data in ordernto attempt to connect the dots.

I'll share with my contact to see if she can offer more insight into the Cummuta (Arena) and Oliveri clans.

Have a great day.

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JHG


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