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Still looking for great grandfather Graffeo

Postby Graffeo » 17 Oct 2006, 02:57

I am still looking for evidence of my great grandfather. Last name Graffeo. I don't know his first name but his wife's name is Mary Ann, and his children are, Joe, Lillian, Catherine and Sadie.

Since Lillian Graffeo is his daughter's name and Lillian is not a common first name I think maybe if I find her I might find him.

On Geneology.Com there is one entry for a Lillian Graffeo in the US census. Could someone look that up for me?

Thanks.

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Re: Still looking for great grandfather Graffeo

Postby jcsm400 » 17 Oct 2006, 03:03

There this from ancestry.com

Lillian Graffeo
Age in 1910: 5
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1905
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Granddaughter
Father's name: George
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's name: Lillie
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 1, Tarrant, Texas
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joe Lumetta 61
Mary Lumetta 51
George Lumetta 27
Lillie Lumetta 24
Gertrude Lumetta 1/12
Lillian Graffeo 5
Katharine Graffeo 3

And this one.

1920 United States Federal Census Record
about Lillian Graffue
Name: Lillian Graffue
[Lillian Graffeo]
Home in 1920: Tyrone Ward 6, Blair, Pennsylvania
Age: 26 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: William E
Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Mother's name: Rose
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 1008
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
William E Graffue 63
Rose Graffue 61
Lillian Graffue 26


Does either one look to be the correct one?

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Re: Still looking for great grandfather Graffeo

Postby jcsm400 » 17 Oct 2006, 03:09

Just noticed that your in Texas, so maybe the 1st one with sister, Katherine?

Will do some more checking.

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Re: Still looking for great grandfather Graffeo

Postby jcsm400 » 17 Oct 2006, 03:20

Possible son, Joe?

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

Name: J V Graffeo
City: Fort Worth
County: Tarrant
State: Texas
Birthplace: Texas;United States of America
Birth Date: Dec 19 1893
Race: Caucasian
Roll: 1953359



1st one possible birth information for Lillian?
2nd one she's the mother. Is this the correct Lillian?

Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997

15 Jan 1905 Tarrant George Graffeo
11 Nov 1937 Male Dallas Wood Moore Lillian Graffeo

There is some listings for Catherine & Sadie as the mother..
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Re: Still looking for great grandfather Graffeo

Postby wldspirit » 17 Oct 2006, 03:30

I have Genealogy.com, will check back in about an hour to see what is available......
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Re: Still looking for great grandfather Graffeo

Postby Graffeo » 17 Oct 2006, 03:37

Yes that first one, Texas! Okay this is what I think. My great aunt Lillian and her sister Katherine were living with their maternal grandparents the Lumettas Joe and Mary. Also living with the Lumettas were their son George and his wife Lillie and their daughter Gertrude.

I think there's an error on the census. It cannot be correct that the father and mother of Lillian Graffeo are George and Lillie Lumetta. But Lumetta is familar, I remember it being my grandmother's maiden name but I thought it was Lunetta.

If Lillian my great aunt was born in Texas then my Great grandfather was in Texas in 1905. I am starting to think his name is George. That's my father's name and he would be named after his grandfather supposedly. This is helping! Thanks!

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Re: Still looking for great grandfather Graffeo

Postby jcsm400 » 17 Oct 2006, 03:38

Check the family above & smile!

1900 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Joe Lunetta
Home in 1900: Fort Worth Ward 3, Tarrant, Texas
Age: 51
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Birthplace: Italy
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Mary
Race: White
Occupation: View Image
Immigration Year: 1887
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Household Members: Name Age
Joe Lunetta 51
Mary Lunetta 42
Joe Lunetta 18
Henry Barnett 62
James Salamon 50

ImageShack is pokey tonite....will link asap.......It's being a really pain tonight, so I hope this link works.

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Re: Still looking for great grandfather Graffeo

Postby Graffeo » 17 Oct 2006, 03:50

TO JSM400:

Oh my gosh! I think that 1900 census is my great grandmothers parents. Her name is Mary Ann and she's not on the census because she is already married and moved out. Oh wow!! I am so excited. Thank you!

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Re: Still looking for great grandfather Graffeo

Postby Graffeo » 17 Oct 2006, 04:02

JSM400:

That WWII draft us my Grandfather. That Lillain birth is his sister my great aunt Lillian. That second entry 1937 male must be her giving birth to my cousin. This is so great!!!! but I still can't see my great grandfather. Oh where oh where is he? He must have been in Texas in 1905 when Lillian his daughter was born.

And wildspirit thanks for offering to help.

I am surprised at these census reports they always seem to show extended families living together. It gets confusing. I can't imagine why my great grandparents did not have their two daughters living with them.

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Re: Still looking for great grandfather Graffeo

Postby jcsm400 » 17 Oct 2006, 04:13

Link for the 1910 Texas census......Lillian & Karherine are listed as grandchildren.

http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/45343057f4.jpg

The 1900 is linked above......Don't miss it!

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Re: Still looking for great grandfather Graffeo

Postby Graffeo » 17 Oct 2006, 04:35

Oh my gosh I just clicked on that link wwwuploadfile.info. I missed it before. Look at that entry right above Lunetta. It think it is for Graffeo though mispelled. That I think is my great grandfather and his wife Mary Ann, their son Joe and daughter Sadie. Too cool. Then below it is the Lunetta entry, the brother in law. They lived next door to each other. Yep it fits in with the two brothers story. And my great grandfather was a barber and my great grandmother was born around 1875 and my grandfather was born in December about 1893. The other two girls Katherine and Lillian weren't born yet.

I will have to think about this and do all the math but I am pretty sure that's him. I am so happy! Thank you. Thank you all.

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Re: Still looking for great grandfather Graffeo

Postby jcsm400 » 17 Oct 2006, 04:49

Not sure if any of these are yours>

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000


View Record Name Death Date Death County Gender Marital Status Order Record

View Record George Graffeo 24 Feb 1988 Jefferson Male
View Record George Graffeo 16 Oct 1945 Navarro
View Record Joe Graffeo 6 May 1966 Dallas Male Separ/divorced
View Record John Graffeo 12 Jul 1970 Harris Male Married
View Record Marie Graffeo 1 Jul 1990 Dallas Female
View Record Mary Anna Teresa Graffeo 23 Oct 1947 Navarro
View Record Sadie Graffeo 30 Jun 1942 Navarro
View Record Vitus Graffeo 21 Apr 1959 Dallas

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Re: Still looking for great grandfather Graffeo

Postby wldspirit » 17 Oct 2006, 05:10

Great work Nonna J... :D ...the records at Genealogy.com do not reveal any more info than what was already provided.
Congratulations........the family picture is coming along quite nicely!!
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Re: Still looking for great grandfather Graffeo

Postby Graffeo » 17 Oct 2006, 05:20

To wildspirit and JCM400:

It was great work!! That list of deaths is all my family, dad, mom, grandfather, great grandfather, great grandmother and an uncle and his mom. The census page with Katherine and Lillian is more confirmation too. Thanks again!!

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Re: Still looking for great grandfather Graffeo

Postby jcsm400 » 17 Oct 2006, 05:34

Thanks, Lisa. I just happened to be here at the right time.....Records came together easily.

Need to see about manifests, but you & others are better at those records!

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