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Need help researching Fiorino!

Postby newgenie » 16 Jan 2008, 19:05

I'm trying to research my father's side of the family.

I've gotten to my great grandfather whose name was Sam Fiorino, I'm assuming he was born in Sicily somewhere, and I believe his father's name was Antonio, and mother Anna.

My grandfather lived in the Cleveland OH area, but I don't know if the family came from Italy to Cleveland or lived somewhere else before coming here.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!

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Re: Need help researching Fiorino!

Postby vj » 16 Jan 2008, 20:58

Do you have any other information that may
help with the search in Cleveland?
Approx ages, wife's name (& maiden name),
children's names?
Anything you else you can think of...
Thanks!
Valarie

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Re: Need help researching Fiorino!

Postby Biff83 » 16 Jan 2008, 21:09

Could these be your great grandfather and his mother?
Cleveland Library Obituary File

Id#: 0098577
Name: Fiorino, Sam
Date: Oct 3 1943
Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #025.
Notes: Fiorino: Sam, beloved husband of Jennie, father of Mrs. Anna White, Anthony, Sara, Jennie, Helen, Clara, Mary Jane, and Frances, brother of Mrs. Angela Comal. Wednesday, Sept. 29. Friends received at S. A. Conti & Son's Funeral Home, 2110 Murray Hill rd. Services at Holy Rosary Church Monday, Oct. 4, at 9:30 a. m.

Id#: 0098576
Name: Fiorino, Anna
Date: Oct 24 1941
Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #025.
Notes: Fiorino: Anna, beloved wife of the late Antonio, mother of Sam, and Mrs. Angela Comai, and grandmother, passed away suddenly Oct. 22. Friends received at S. A. Conti & Son Funeral Home, 2110 Murray Hill rd. Funeral Saturday, Oct. 25. Services Holy Rosary Church, Saturday, 11:30 a. m.
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Re: Need help researching Fiorino!

Postby newgenie » 16 Jan 2008, 21:15

That's my family Biff. That is what I have found too so far.

I wish I could find out Anna's maiden name and Jennie's maiden name too. Birthdates, birthplaces,etc.

Thanks for your response!

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Re: Need help researching Fiorino!

Postby PeterTimber » 16 Jan 2008, 23:04

Dear Newgenie did yiou request a copy of their (long form) death certificate from the Cleveland Vital Recoprds which may have leads for you to follow. I am thinking about their town of origin in Sicily here and perhaps some addresses of interest to you. I am assuming they were US citizens at time of their passing. =Peter=

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Re: Need help researching Fiorino!

Postby pink67 » 17 Jan 2008, 08:43

Hi Newgenie,
Based on Biff found, in these images (from Ancestry.com site) you can find the death certificate number about Sam

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002
about Sam Fiorino
Name: Sam Fiorino
Death Date: 29 Sep 1943
City of Death: Cleveland
County of Death: Cuyahoga

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Re: Need help researching Fiorino!

Postby pink67 » 17 Jan 2008, 09:05

I don't know if you already have this record so, I'll post it:

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Santo Fiorino
Name: Santo Fiorino
Birth Date: 23 Mar 1886
Residence: Cuy, Ohio
Birth: Italy
Race: White
Roll: WWII_2372956
Nearest relative: his wife Jennie Fiorino, living in 1982 E 124 St. Cleveland

[img=http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/4893/fiorinosamwwiidraftcardxj6.th.jpg]

If this is the right person, this is a possible arrival manifest about him and his wife Genoveffa (possibly Jennie?), coming from San Pier Niceto (Messina Province- Sicily)....
Page 1:
[img=http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/3761/fiorinosam1913arrivalpasr3.th.jpg]
Page 2:
[img=http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/1193/fiorinosanto1913arrivalqa6.th.jpg]

Santo was in USA in a first trip in 1900...
Possible manifest:

[img=http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/7262/fiorinosanto1900arrivalvj7.th.jpg]

Laura :)

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Re: Need help researching Fiorino!

Postby pink67 » 17 Jan 2008, 09:42

Genoveffa (Jennie) death dates:

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002
about Jennie Fiorino
Name: Jennie Fiorino
[Jennie Terrizzi]
Birth Date: 28 Jan 1896
Birth Country: Remainder of World

Gender: Female
Race: White
Hispanic Origin: Not Hispanic (Latino)

Residence County: Geauga
Residence State: Ohio
Residence Country: United States

Death Date: 10 May 1989
Hospital of Death: Hillcrest Hospital
City of Death: Mayfield Heights
County of Death: Cuyahoga
Certificate: 033849
Age at Death: 93
Certifier: Coroner
Referred to Coroner: Yes
Autopsy: No
Filing Date: 17 May 1989
Hospital Status: Hospital/Inpatient
Injury in Ohio: Yes
Type Place of Injury: Unspecified Place

Social Security Number: 283-09-2128
FATHER'S SURNAME: Terrizzi
Marital Status: Widowed
Education: 0
Industry of Decedent: Homemaker, student, unemployed volunteer
Occupation of Decedent: Homemaker

Primary Registration District: 1819

Laura :D

Edit: Added Antonio's Manifest:

Possible Sam Fiorino's father Antonino 1899 arrival:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Antonino Fiorino
Name: Antonino Fiorino
Arrival Date: 17 Aug 1899
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Age: 49
Gender: Male / married
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Ship Name: Spartan Prince
Search Ship Database: Search the Spartan Prince in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 30
Microfilm Serial: 15
Microfilm Roll: T715_78
Page Number: 51

[img=http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/9633/fiorinoantonino1899arriii9.th.jpg]

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Re: Need help researching Fiorino!

Postby pink67 » 17 Jan 2008, 13:51

newgenie wrote:My grandfather lived in the Cleveland OH area, but I don't know if the family came from Italy to Cleveland or lived somewhere else before coming here.


Possible Santo Fiorino WWI draft Registration Card:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Santo Fiorino
Name: Santo Fiorino
City: Not Stated
County: Armstrong
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 24 Mar 1886
Race: White
Roll: 1852736
DraftBoard: 1
Age:

[img=http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/7682/fiorinosantowwiob7.th.jpg]

And Possible 1920 Census for his family, his mother Anna was living with him....
1920 United States Federal Census
about Santo Listrino
Name: Santo Listrino
[Santo ??Trino]
Home in 1920: Dayton, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Age: 33 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Jaovanna
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Name: Anna
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1900
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 1074
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Santo Listrino 33
Jaovanna Listrino 25
Anna Listrino 5
Antonio Listrino 3 7/12
Sara Listrino 3/12

Anna Listrino 59

[img=http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/9821/fiorinosanto1920censuspt9.th.jpg]

I really hope this is the right family!!! :D

Laura

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Re: Need help researching Fiorino!

Postby pink67 » 17 Jan 2008, 16:12

Here is the 1930 census, they were living in Cleveland... :D

1930 United States Federal Census
about Sam Finino
Name: Sam Finino
Home in 1930: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Mother's Name: Anna
Spouse's Name: Jennie
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Sam Finino 44 head
Jennie Finino 34 wife
Anna Finino 15 daughter
Tony Finino 12 son
Sarah Finino 9 daughter
Jennie Finino 8 daughter
Helen Finino 5 daughter
Clara Finino 4 daughter
Anna Finino 70 mother

[img=http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/174/fiorinosam1930censusni8.th.jpg]

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Re: Need help researching Fiorino!

Postby newgenie » 17 Jan 2008, 18:34

Laura,

Oh my! I can't believe the information you have found! That is my family on the 1920 census! So now I can see they were in Pennsylvania before Cleveland.

I did not have the draft cards- thanks for posting!

I appreciate you and the work you've done!
Grazie!

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Re: Need help researching Fiorino!

Postby pink67 » 17 Jan 2008, 18:49

Hi!! :D
Thanks!
Here everybody is glad to help.....
I'm happy to see that it's your family.... but... I'm still searching Santo's mother Anna Arrival manifest :wink: .....
Do you know if she came with her daughter Angela?
And... when you're ok with these records I found also some Antonino Fiorino's sons (possible Santo's brothers), coming from Italy to meet their father in PA....

Laura :P

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Re: Need help researching Fiorino!

Postby newgenie » 19 Jan 2008, 16:51

Hi there Laura!

Still can't believe all the information you have found. It's amazing!

I do not know if Anna came with her daughter Angela... I do not know if Santo had brothers.. He had a sister Angela whose married name was Comai.

Thanks!
Jessica

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Re: Need help researching Fiorino!

Postby pink67 » 20 Jan 2008, 11:47

Well Jessica,

we can do a little resume:

Fiorino Antonino 1899 arrival, going to Walston PA (possible Santo's father.... I think more than possible :wink: Note he's travelling with others men from S. Pier Niceto, especially an Antonuccio)
http://img341.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... rriii9.jpg

Afterwards we can see Santo Fiorino's first trip to Usa in 1900 going to his father Fiorino (can't read well the town but Probably somewhere in PA). He was travelling with a relative Marzagalli? Giuseppe (going to the same Fiorino as cousin)

http://img301.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... valvj7.jpg

So, searching for others Fiorinos from the same places I found a Fiorino Rocco landed on 1903 coming from San Pier Niceto, going to Walston PA to his brother Antonino Fiorino (I think he can be Santo's uncle.....)

[img=http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/9943/fiorinorocco1903arrivalmk7.th.jpg]

And this interesting 1910 arrival manifest about Giuseppe Fiorino (born 1884) coming from San Pier Niceto and going to meet his father Antonino in Sagamore PA, leaving in Italy his wife . He was in Pennsylvania before from 1900 to 1908....

1910 arrival page 1:
[img=http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/8013/fiorinogiuseppe1910arrivt9.th.jpg]

1910 arrival page 2:
[img=http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/3787/fiorinogiuseppe1910arriut1.th.jpg]

Possible Giuseppe's First trip in 1900 going to Walston:
[img=http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/6572/fiorinigiuseppe1900arriko3.th.jpg]

Edit:

Considering that in 1920 Census and in his WWI Draft Card Santo was living in Dayton-Armstrong-PA, this 1910 Census can be right for the two Fiorino's brother...:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Santo Fiorino
Name: Santo Fiorino
Age in 1910: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Dayton, Armstrong, Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1900
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Dominico Giorgione 33
Delegio Giorgione 25
Pietro Giorgione 3
Nick Giorgione 2
Francesco Giorgione 1 6/12
Tony Giorgione 3/12
Joe Privke 24
George Dominic 31
Santo Fiorino 24 boarder
Giuseppe Fiorino 27
boarder
Francesco Sgro 23
Peter Sgro 36

1910 Census[img=http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/5921/fiorinosanto1910censusvu1.th.jpg]


Don't know it these manifests are all about your family, but as I noticed there were not so many Fiorinos from San Pier Niceto I think possibly they all were related....

I searched so much to find also Anna's manifest... Probably she travelled under her maiden name, so the nearest record I found is this:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Anna Antonuccio
Name: Anna Antonuccio
Arrival Date: 4 Jun 1921
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Guglielmo Peirce
Search Ship Database: Search the Guglielmo Peirce in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Italy
Line: 23
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_2977
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: s pier niceto
Page Number: 184
She was called in USA by her daughter, Anna Fiorino living in PA - Westmoreland County.... Perhaps Anna was Angela? (it's a little bit strange mother and daughter with the same first name...)

Page 1:
[img=http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/6532/antonuccioanna1921arrivjp1.th.jpg]

Page 2:
[img=http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/5480/antonuccioanna1921arrivfv2.th.jpg]

Tell me your impressions about these records..... :D

You can find Fiorino's family civil acts (births, marriages....etc) in the Family History Center's Microfilm:

Italy, Messina, San Pier Niceto - Civil registration
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... ato+civile

Titles Registri dello stato civile, 1820-1910 San Pier Niceto (Messina). Ufficio dello stato civile

Hope this can help you! And hope some other member can help searching Anna's right manifest!

Laura :D

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Re: Need help researching Fiorino!

Postby pink67 » 20 Jan 2008, 17:31

Here is the 1930 Census about Joe Comai and wife Angie:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Joe Comi
Name: Joe Comi
Home in 1930: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Angie
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View Image
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Household Members: Name Age
Joe Comi 45
Angie Comi 37

Based on this manifest we can say that Angela and Joe married in 1910... She declared her first arrival in USA in 1899... Was born in 1893 so it seems that when she traveled the first time she was 6 years old.... :?

1930 Census[img=http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/7230/comaijoe1930censuskj8.th.jpg]

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Joe Comai
Name: Joe Comai
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1886
Residence: Cokahoga, Ohio
Birth: Cove Sine, Italy (right spelling: Cavedine - Trento Province - Trentino Alto Adige Region - North Italy)
Race: White
Roll: WWII_2372510
Nearest relative : his wife Angela, 1920 Coltman Road - Cleveland

[img=http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/7975/comaijoewwiiwc3.th.jpg]

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002
about Joe Comai
Name: Joe Comai
Birth Date: Est. 1886

Gender: Male
Race: White

Residence City: Cleveland
Residence County: Cuyahoga
Residence State: Ohio
Residence Country: United States

Death Date: 2 Oct 1962
City of Death: East Cleveland
County of Death: Cuyahoga
Certificate: 72266
Age at Death: 76
Certifier: Coroner
Autopsy: No autopsy
County of Injury: Cuyahoga

Marital Status: Widowed

Census Tract: 5188

Laura :D


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