Frank Capra - Connected to my Capra Ancestors?

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Frank Capra - Connected to my Capra Ancestors?

Postby Beatles78 » 09 Apr 2016, 16:39

Hi all!

I know that Frank Capra's ancestors were from Sicily, in Bisacquino. My Capra ancestors were from Corleone, which is not too far away at all. I know that my Capras were once "Crapas".....were Frank's ancestors also Crapas?

With the help of this board, i was able to trace back the following Crapas:

Antonino Crapa: born 3 Dec 1857 Corleone, Sicily, Italy. Died in Cook County, IL on 24 May 1945
Son of:
Leoneluca Crapa (Est: born about 1832)
Son of:
Antonio Crapa (Est: born about 1808)
Son Of:
Leonelucca Crapa (Est: born about 1783)

Is anyone able to connect these families for me?

Thank you very much in advance!
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Re: Frank Capra - Connected to my Capra Ancestors?

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Apr 2016, 17:48

Here is the baptism record for Francesco (Frank) Rosario Capra on 18 May 1897.
He was the son of Salvatore Capra and Rosaria Nicolosi.
Top left #159.
There is a notation in the margin referring to his second wife, Lucille Warner.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=2046915

There is also a copy of a notafication of marriage to Lucille Warner in 1952.
He was married to Lucille Warner in 1928, but it appears this notification was of a "dispensation" to marry in the church (probably because he was divorced from his first wife).
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=2046915

You would have to trace his family back in time to see if you could establish a connection to your Capras.

T.


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