HELP: Looking for James/Giacomo DeLuca

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HELP: Looking for James/Giacomo DeLuca

Postby Jason330 » 24 May 2015, 04:51

My mother is the daughter of a James or Giacomo Deluca. She was born in 1949 in Ohio. Her father signed the birth certificate "James DeLuca". Within a few months of her birth he and my grandmother split. My grandmother kept all records of him until my mother asked about her dad. Who then burned them.

My mother has never seen a picture of her father. Nor met anyone from her family. I am now a grown adult and am looking to fill in the blanks on who I am and where my people come from. I married into a large Italian family and anytime I'm asked about my super dark skinned mother or my Italian features I have no answer.

I have no date of birth for James.

Here is what I know.

My mother was born in Oct. 1949. Which means James would have been in the Canton Ohio area around January of 1949. He would have been around his mid 20's to early 30's.
He was from the New York/New Jersey area. The last attempt anyone had of looking for him placed him in PA I believe.

If anyone could help with info or even how to find info I'd greatly appreciate it.

I know DeLuca is a common name and I don't have much to go.

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Re: HELP: Looking for James/Giacomo DeLuca

Postby adelfio » 24 May 2015, 15:56

Welcome to IG website
What was your grandmothers maiden name perhaps research for a marriage record

Possible death record
Name:
James A Deluca
Birth Date:
1911
Birth Place:
Pennsylvania, United States
Gender:
Male
Race:
White
Residence Place:
Canton, Stark, Ohio, United States
Death Date:
19 Oct 1986
Death Place:
Canton, Stark, Ohio, USA
Certificate:
079953
Age at Death:
75
Certifier:
Physician
Autopsy:
Yes, used for certification
Social Security Number:
282-10-2448
Marital Status:
Married
Industry of Decedent:
Metalworking machinery
Occupation of Decedent:
Miscellaneous machine operators, not elsewhere classified

Name:
James A DeLuca
Last Residence:
44643 Magnolia, Stark, Ohio, USA
Born:
14 Jul 1911
Died:
Oct 1986
Cemetery:
Sandy Valley Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:
Waynesburg, Stark County, Ohio, USA



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Re: HELP: Looking for James/Giacomo DeLuca

Postby Tessa78 » 24 May 2015, 16:14

Is this your mother?

Sheryl M Deluca
United States Public Records

Name:
Sheryl M Deluca
Residence Date:
01 Jan 1995-13 Jul 2001
Residence Place:
Canton, Ohio, United States
Birth Date:
09 Oct 1949

Address:
3412 Gonder Ave SE
Address Continued:
Canton, Ohio 44707
Record Number:
420882321

AND from the OHIO Birth INdex...
Name: Sheryl Deluca
Birth Date: 9 Oct 1949
State File Number: 1949167960 (you may be able to request birth record with this file #)
Additional Information: Leyua (possibly maiden name of mother?)

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Re: HELP: Looking for James/Giacomo DeLuca

Postby suanj » 24 May 2015, 18:05

the James DeLuca found by Marty in 1920 census:
James Deluca
United States Census, 1920

Name:
James Deluca


Event Type:
Census

Event Year:
1920

Event Place:
Canton Ward 4, Stark, Ohio, United States

Gender:
Male

Age:
8

Marital Status:
Single

Race:
White

Race (Original):
White

Relationship to Head of Household:
Son

Relationship to Head of Household (Original):
Son

Birth Year (Estimated):
1912

Birthplace:
Pennsylvania

Father's Birthplace:
Italy

Mother's Birthplace:
Italy

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Medri Deluca Head M 39 Italy
Sandrina Deluca Wife F 32 Italy
James Deluca Son M 8 Pennsylvania
John Deluca Son M 7 Ohio
Albert Deluca Son M 4 Ohio
Elizabeth Deluca Daughter F 1 Ohio

in 1930 census:
James Deluca
United States Census, 1930
Name:
James Deluca

Event Type:
Census

Event Year:
1930

Event Place:
Waynesburg, Stark, Ohio, United States

Gender:
Male

Age:
19

Marital Status:
Single

Race:
White

Race (Original):
White

Relationship to Head of Household:
Son

Relationship to Head of Household (Original):
Son

Birth Year (Estimated):
1911

Birthplace:
Pennsylvania

Father's Birthplace:
Italy

Mother's Birthplace:
Italy

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Meady Marino Head M 49 Italy
Alice Deluca Wife F 40 Italy
James Deluca Son M 19 Pennsylvania
John Deluca Son M 17 Ohio
Albert Deluca Son M 15 Ohio
Elizabeth Deluca Daughter F 12 Ohio
Adalina Deluca Daughter F 10 Ohio
William Deluca Son M 7 Ohio
James Delnanio Boarder M 64 Italy

1940:
James Deluca
United States Census, 1940
Name:
James Deluca
Event Type:
Census

Event Date:
1940

Event Place:
Waynesburg Village, Sandy Township, Stark, Ohio, United States

Gender:
Male

Age:
29

Marital Status:
Married

Race (Original):
White

Race:
White

Relationship to Head of Household (Original):
Head

Relationship to Head of Household:
Head

Birthplace:
Pennsylvania

Birth Year (Estimated):
1911

Last Place of Residence:
Same Place

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
James Deluca Head M 29 Pennsylvania
Mary Deluca Wife F 25 Ohio
James Deluca Son M 2 Ohio

seeming probable record...
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Re: HELP: Looking for James/Giacomo DeLuca

Postby Jason330 » 28 May 2015, 03:18

Thanks everyone.

My mothers maiden name was DeLuca.
My grandmother's name was Lyda.

TESSA78 that is my mother's birth record.

Anyone have any advice on what I should/could do next?
I'm pretty motivated to figure this out.

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Re: HELP: Looking for James/Giacomo DeLuca

Postby Tessa78 » 28 May 2015, 15:25

Just an "FYI" -

If he signed the birth certificate as James, then it is possible that his given name was VINCENZO. James is the Americanized version of Vincenzo ... :-)

Is there an age given for the father (James Deluca) on the birth record?

What was your grandmother's first name (last name Lyda)?

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Re: HELP: Looking for James/Giacomo DeLuca

Postby Jason330 » 28 May 2015, 21:29

Got info from my mom:
James Robert DeLuca
Born in PA circa 1921
28 in Oct 1949

Last known whereabouts New York/New Jersey in the mid 1960's

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Re: HELP: Looking for James/Giacomo DeLuca

Postby Tessa78 » 28 May 2015, 23:10

[quote="Jason330"]Got info from my mom:
James Robert DeLuca
Born in PA circa 1921
28 in Oct 1949

Last known whereabouts New York/New Jersey in the mid 1960's[/quote

Thank you for the additional information :-)

Does your mom know what his occupation may have been?

Can you tell me the first name of your grandmother? Was Lyda the first or last name?

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Re: HELP: Looking for James/Giacomo DeLuca

Postby Jason330 » 01 Jun 2015, 22:31

Martha J. Lyda

Don't know his profession

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Re: HELP: Looking for James/Giacomo DeLuca

Postby Tessa78 » 02 Jun 2015, 00:18

Possible 1952 Canton, Ohio Directory listing for Martha Deluca

Name: Mrs Martha J Deluca
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1952
Street address: 921 Mahoning rd NE
Residence Place: Canton, Ohio, USA
Publication Title: Canton, Ohio, City Directory, 1952

http://search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse ... &ml_rpos=1

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