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Durante Family

Postby cdurante » 08 Dec 2011, 19:44

Great grandfather is Salvatore Durante born November 11 1886. He was married in Acri, Cosenza region of Calabria to a lady but I can't find her name. When he came to the US on the Tartar Prince in 1907 the passenger manifest shows he came alone so where did his first wife go? I was told my great grandmother's name was Marie. I don't know what her maiden last name was but she and my great grandfather were married here in the US in Brooklyn, NY. Marie was born in Acri, Italy as well but by all indications Salvatore and Marie married in the US in 1911. He was some kind of merchant.

They had several children one of which was my grandfather James Peter Durante Sr. born in 1917 in Brooklyn, NY died in February 2008 in Long Boat Key Florida. He was prominent labor lawyer on the east cost in the 40's and 50's. He married twice as well but my grandmother was his first wife Frances Mack. My grandmother was born in Illinois in 1917. Her mother was a published poet and rare for the time, female aviator Bertha Mack. Her father had been killed when she was very young. His name was Harry Mack and he was a banker born in Liverpool, UK some time in the late 1800s. Bertha was also an immigrant from Siracusa, Italy. I don't know when either of them immigrated. My grandmother Frances was a fashion model in the mid to late 30's through the 40's.

My father's name was James Peter Durante Jr. and he was born in Hartford, CT and raised in the Bronx son and only child of my grandfather James Peter Durante Sr. and Frances Mack. My father was born December 11th 1954 and died July 6, 2003. He married once to my mother Cheryl. My brother James Peter Durante III and myself were the only two children. We were both born in New York City.

I am trying to find some of the missing links in my family b/c I have been told a lot of colorful stories of Salvatore my great grandfather and some of his children over the years. So I am trying to find answers to questions such as where are all of those children and how many of those children belong to Marie my great grandmother? I say this b/c Ana Durante a sibiling of my grandfather was born in Italy not in New York even though Marie and Salvatore hadn't married until they were in the US.

Does anyone have any family that lived in Acri, Italy who immigrated to Ellis Island on the Tartar prince in the early 1900's? Acri is not a large town. It is relatively small so anyone who has the last name Durante from Acri, Italy if you would please send me a message so we can talk some more.

Thanks everyone for helping me in my journey of discovery!

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Re: Durante Family

Postby suanj » 08 Dec 2011, 21:56

Welcome!
I found only 1 Salvatore DURANTE born in Acri, but on 16th Nov. 1883 and emigrated in USA in 1900:

First Name:
Salvatore
Last Name:
Durante
Ethnicity:
Italy, Italian
Last Place of Residence:
Acri
Date of Arrival:
Jul 27, 1900
Age at Arrival: 17y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel:
Tartar Prince

Port of Departure:
Naples
Manifest Line Number:
0017


http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0017

probable marriage:

Rocco Maria G* Apr 16 1903 8172 (1903) Manhattan
Durante Salvatore Apr 16 1903 8172 (1903) Manhattan

( most probably the full name is: ROCCO Maria Grazia, so sometime used Maria and sometime used Grazia/Grace)

In 1905 census:

Name: Salvator Durante
Residence: Manhattan, New York, New York
Age: 22
Estimated Birth Year: 1883
Birthplace: Italy

Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Race: W
Gender:
Family Number: 484
Page Number: 35
Line Number: 46
Film Number: 1428424
Digital Folder Number: 4518299
Image Number: 00220

wife Grace age 22
son Pasquale age 3
daughter Angela age 1


https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1463113

1910:
1910 United States Federal Census
about Salvatore Durante
Name: Salvatore Durante
Age in 1910: 28
Birth Year: 1882
Birthplace: Italy

Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 4, New York, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1900
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)]
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Grazia Durante
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Salvatore Durante 28
Grazia Durante 28
Pasquale Durante 6
Frank Durante 4
Anie Durante 2



1930:
Name: Salvatore Durante
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Brooklyn (Districts 0751-1000), Kings, New York
Gender: Male
Age: 48
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birthplace: Italy
Estimated Birth Year: 1882
Immigration Year: 1903
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Enumeration District Number: 0852
Family Number: 96
Sheet Number and Letter: 4B
Line Number: 85
NARA Publication: T626, roll 1537
Film Number: 2341272
Digital Folder Number: 4638823
Image Number: 00645
Household Gender Age
Salvatore Durante M 48
Spouse Marie Durante
F 47
Child Frank Durante
M 24
Child John Durante
M 19
Child James Durante
M 15
Child William Durante
M 12
Child Grace Durante
F 6


World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Salvatore Durante
Name: Salvatore Durante
City: Brooklyn
County: Kings
State: New York
Birth Date: 16 Nov 1883

Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1754595
DraftBoard: 67

wife: Grazia ( mispelled) Roco( maiden name mispelled) Durante
Image

WWII draft registration card:
Name: Salvatore Durante
Event: Military
Event Date: 1942
Event Place: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
Residence: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 16 Nov 1883

Film Number: 2369481
Digital Folder Number: 4126579
Image Number: 02904

Born in Acri
Next of kin: James Peter Durante son

Image


Italian military draft card:

Ufficio Leva della Provincia di Cosenza, Liste di Leva della classe 1884.Registro numero 200,
atto numero 41 di pagina 16 sezione b
Salvatore Durante, iscritto il --/--/----
nato il 16/11/1883 a ACRI ( born on 16th Nov 1883)
da Pasquale Durante e da Cristina Mangano
(son of Pasquale Durante and Cristina Mangano)


Abt Maria Grazia ROCCO; arrival:


First Name: Grazia
Last Name: Rocco
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian
Last Place of Residence: Acri
Date of Arrival: May 20, 1902

Age at Arrival: 22y Gender: F Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Aller
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0004

joining at sister Rosina in Brooklyn..
Rosina arrival:
First Name: Rosina
Last Name: Rocco
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian
Last Place of Residence: Acri
Date of Arrival: Oct 19, 1900

Age at Arrival: 24y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Trojan Prince
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0025
joininat cousin DE LUCA ( ...no first name )


http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0004

The above data are abt your ancestors?
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