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Antonina Accardo

Postby johnlabarbera » 04 Feb 2008, 16:19

Trying to determine more information on my great grandmother Antonina Accardo, here is what I know....

Married Giorgio Gigliotta, son of Nicolo Gigliotta, from Sambuca, Agrigento, Sicily on 15 Feb 1903.

Giorgio was born abt 1885 - died on 1 Aug 1944 in Beaumont Texas.

Edit: Giorgio's death record was found and it states the following:
Born 25 Sep 1882
Parents were Cola Gigliotta and Josephine ?
Survied by brothers Alex and Cola both in Chicago, Ill


She went by the name Lena.

She died on 8 Apr 1969 in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas

We believe she was born in Italy, not sure where. The legend is that she was on the boat with Giorgio to the USA, and that is when he first saw her but she was too young to marry.

Edit : She had a sister named Nancy Marie

Do not have any other info on her but plan to get copy of death certificate and also look for additional marriage and obit info.

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Re: Antonina Accardo

Postby PeterTimber » 04 Feb 2008, 17:13

There are 2 Antonia Accardo that meet your description about being too young.... both were 12 years of age. have you examined their arrival data on Ellisisland.org website? =Peter=

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Re: Antonina Accardo

Postby vj » 04 Feb 2008, 17:58

for reference, 1930 census found by Elizabeth :D previously
1930 Gigliotta family
Home in 1930:
1364? Orange Street, owns $8000
Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas
Head George Gigheotta 46 (abt 1884) IT
- married age (abt 1903)
- immig 1897? 1899? Na
- truck driver, bakery
Wife Lena 42 (abt 1888) IT
- married age 15
- immig 1898 Na
Daughter Josephine 26 (abt 1904) Louisiana
Daughter Elizabeth 25 (abt 1905) Louisiana
Daughter Kate 23 (abt 1907) Missouri
Son Coley 22 (abt 1908) Louisiana
Daughter Florence 19 (abt 1911) Texas
Son Joe 17 (abt 1913) Texas
Daughter Lula M 9 (abt 1921) Texas

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Re: Antonina Accardo

Postby johnlabarbera » 04 Feb 2008, 18:07

PeterTimber wrote:There are 2 Antonia Accardo that meet your description about being too young.... both were 12 years of age. have you examined their arrival data on Ellisisland.org website? =Peter=


Peter, yes I researched Ellis Island records and ancestry.com, but the young Antonina's arrivals dates don't match up with the wedding date of 15 Feb 1903 stated in my initial post, that is a solid date I found the record, and they were married in Patterson LA where they gave birth to my grandmother Elizabeth.

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Re: Antonina Accardo

Postby johnlabarbera » 04 Feb 2008, 18:12

vj wrote:for reference, 1930 census found by Elizabeth :D previously
1930 Gigliotta family


Thanks vj, this is the correct family and puts Antonina/Lena as being born about 1888. We know she was very young when she married, so this would make her 15 +/-. I found the church (St. Joseph's) today in Patterson, LA and they confirmed that they have her marriage record and we plan to get that sent to us as soon as they get back from Mardi Gras holiday. I am hopefull this will give us her parents and siblings names. :D :D

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Re: Antonina Accardo

Postby vj » 04 Feb 2008, 18:32

for reference:
possible 1898 manifest for Giorgio
17 Oct 1898 SS Tartar Prince Genova to NY
Line 20
Giorgio Gugliotta 16 (abt 1882)
- last residence Sambuca
- destination New Orleans

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Re: Antonina Accardo

Postby vj » 04 Feb 2008, 18:52

possible 1918 WWI Card
Note: wrong birth date,
age 36, should be 17 Aug 1882
(not 1872)

George Giguotto 36
583 Irving Street Beaumont Jefferson TX
Declarant born in Sambuca
Driver Coca Cola Bottling Works
Wife Nena same address

Note: naturalization paperwork may be in Jefferson County

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Re: Antonina Accardo

Postby johnlabarbera » 04 Feb 2008, 18:54

vj wrote:for reference:
possible 1898 manifest for Giorgio
17 Oct 1898 SS Tartar Prince Genova to NY
Line 20
Giorgio Gugliotta 16 (abt 1882)
- last residence Sambuca
- destination New Orleans


vj, thanks can you read the entire section of where he was going to? I have parts but not all....

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Re: Antonina Accardo

Postby johnlabarbera » 04 Feb 2008, 18:58

vj wrote:possible 1918 WWI Card
Note: wrong birth date,
age 36, should be 17 Aug 1882
(not 1872)

George Giguotto 36
583 Irving Street Beaumont Jefferson TX
Declarant born in Sambuca
Driver Coca Cola Bottling Works
Wife Nena same address

Note: naturalization paperwork may be in Jefferson County



vj, great find!!! that is them for sure... and you may have just discovered his birthday though the year is not correct as you point out, and she was called Nena also short for Antonina...

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Re: Antonina Accardo

Postby vj » 04 Feb 2008, 19:05

bigger image of who Giogio was joining in 1898

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Re: Antonina Accardo

Postby johnlabarbera » 04 Feb 2008, 19:08

vj wrote:bigger image of who Giogio was joining in 1898

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vj, great help i know it's the alex palmeri family and i know the address is 1326 dryades which is a street in new orleans, i just can't make out the entire text, which may have another clue (or not)

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Re: Antonina Accardo

Postby johnlabarbera » 04 Feb 2008, 20:47

:D :D :D :D :D

We found obituary info from Beaumont TX funeral home on Antonina today, here it what it says:

Her parents are Joseph Accardo and Josephine Bruno. Antonina's birthday is listed as 28 Sept 1887.

My mother says she also thinks Antonina's siblings were:

Nunzia? Maria? (Nancy Marie) who married Anthony Ippolito, Beaumont TX
Carlos? who married Jenny ( we think he lived in Rockford Ill)
Katie? who married to Joe Cantello, lived in Beaumont, TX
Josephine who married Nick Bennett, lived in Calumet City, Illinois

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Re: Antonina Accardo

Postby vj » 04 Feb 2008, 20:56

Congratulations John :D !
Has this been posted yet?
Valarie

possible 1900 Accardo census
Home in 1900:
Police Jury Ward 6, Saint Mary, Louisiana

Head Joseph Acardo 53 (Jun 1846) IT
- married 28 years (abt 1872)
- immig 1892, in US 8 yrs

everyone else in US 2 yrs - immig 1898?
Wife Josepa 52 (Jul 1847) IT
- 6 children born, 6 children living
Son Carlo 20 (May 1880) IT
Daughter Maria 17 (Aug 1882)
Daughter Lena 12 (Sep 1887)
Daughter Josepa 8 (Mar 1892)

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Re: Antonina Accardo

Postby vj » 04 Feb 2008, 21:07

possible 1898 manifest
27 Jul 1898 SS Britannia Naples to NY
Lines 20-24
- last residence Salaparuta?
(possibly comune of Salaparuta, province Trapani, region Sicily)
- destination New Orleans
- joining husband?? Vittorio?

Giuseppa Bruno 50 (abt 1848)
Son Ugo 20 (abt 1878)
Son or Daughters?
Maria 15 (abt 1883)
Antonia 10 (abt 1888)
Giuseppa 5 (abt 1893)

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Re: Antonina Accardo

Postby johnlabarbera » 04 Feb 2008, 22:25

vj wrote:possible 1898 manifest
27 Jul 1898 SS Britannia Naples to NY
Lines 20-24
- last residence Salaparuta?
(possibly comune of Salaparuta, province Trapani, region Sicily)
- destination New Orleans
- joining husband?? Vittorio?

Giuseppa Bruno 50 (abt 1848)
Son Ugo 20 (abt 1878)
Son or Daughters?
Maria 15 (abt 1883)
Antonia 10 (abt 1888)
Giuseppa 5 (abt 1893)


vj, great find, this IS my family! I also have now found another researcher who has Giuseppa Bruno and many of my other members on this side researched, it is all coming together now! If only Giorgio were on this ship!


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