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Matraia surname

Postby bellagirl23 » 08 Feb 2008, 16:53

We are looking for any information about the Matraia family in Sicily. Grandfather's name is Giovanni Matraia and he canme to America approx. 1910-1915 and married Maria Centemore. We don't know if she came from Sicily, but we think so.

Thank you for any help you can give us.

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Re: Matraia surname

Postby vj » 08 Feb 2008, 17:19

Welcome to the Forum :D !

For reference:

Surname/Given Name/Month of Marriage/Day of Marriage/Year of Marriage/
County/Certificate Number

Matraia Giovanni Mar 8 1915 Manhattan 6048
Centamore Maria Mar 8 1915 Manhattan 608

Record from IGG

ordering NYC Vital Records

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Re: Matraia surname

Postby vj » 08 Feb 2008, 17:23

possible 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
Giovanni Matraia 28
331 E 108th? Street, Manhattan, New York, New York
Born 2 May 1889
In Calascibetta? (Enna, Sicily)
Wife & 1 Child

edit: added
1942 WWII Card
page 2
Giovanni Matraia 52
229 East 107th Street, Manhattan
Born 2 May 1889
In Calascileta (Calascibetta, Enna Sicily?)
Mrs Maria Matraia at same address
Employer Imperial Metal Mfg, Long Island

edit: added
Note: Calascibetta was in Caltanissetta Province until 1927

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Re: Matraia surname

Postby vj » 08 Feb 2008, 17:57

SSDI
Name: Giovanni Matraia
Birth Date: 02 May 1889
Death Date: November 1972
Residence at Death:
New York,New York,New York 10035
SSN: 098-01-xxxx

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Re: Matraia surname

Postby Biff83 » 08 Feb 2008, 18:30

Hi Valarie! :D

Official website of the
Comune di Calascibetta

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Re: Matraia surname

Postby vj » 08 Feb 2008, 18:37

Neat Biff :D !
Having trouble with the manifests...
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Re: Matraia surname

Postby vj » 08 Feb 2008, 18:38

Matraia Family?
Do these records belong to your family?
Thanks! Valarie

possible 1930 census
324 108th Street, Manhattan
Head John Matra 40 (abt 1890) IT
- married age 25 (abt 1915)
- immig 1910 Al
- mechanic, metal works
Wife Marie 33 (abt 1897) IT
- immig 1914 Al
Son Michael 13 (abt 1917) NY
Son Joseph 11 (abt 1919) NY
Daughter Carmela 5 (abt 1925) NY

possible 1920 census
1920 pg 2
233 East 108th Street, Manhattan
Head John Matria 32 (abt 1888) IT
- immig 1909? Al
- cork maker, factory
Wife Mary 22 (abt 1898) IT
- immig 1913? Al
Son Mike 4 (abt 1916) NY
Son Joe 10 mos (abt 1919) NY

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Re: Matraia surname

Postby vj » 08 Feb 2008, 18:57

Possible Obituary for son Michael

Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA)
June 6, 2002

Michael T. Matraia, 86, of Northboro, formerly of Shrewsbury and
New York City, a retired supermarket worker, died Tuesday, June 4,
in EPOCH Healthcare Center after a long illness.

His wife, Betty (Totaro) Matraia, died in 1989.
He leaves two sons, John M. Matraia of Northboro and
Michael L. Matraia of New York City;
a brother, Joseph Matraia of Ridge, N.Y.;
two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A sister, Carmella Montagne, predeceased him.

He was born in New York City, son of John and
Mary (Centimore) Matraia
, and lived there until moving to
Shrewsbury in 1984.
He moved to Northboro several years ago.

Mr. Matraia worked in the seafood department at Stop & Shop
in Westboro, retiring in 1998.
Previously, he was a baker in New York.

No funeral service is planned.
Burial will be private in Howard Street Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American
Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury
(www.brittonfuneralhomes.com), is directing arrangements.

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Re: Matraia surname

Postby Biff83 » 08 Feb 2008, 18:58

1913 manifest for Maria Centamore, line 11
Page 1
Page 2
YOB about 1897
Last residence and place of birth--Troina Enna Sicily
Nearest relative in Italy--father Angelo
Destination New York Ny to join cousin Giuffreda
edited to add--placed in hospital
Detainee listing


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Re: Matraia surname

Postby vj » 08 Feb 2008, 19:08

Hey Biff!
This matches the notations on your manifest find for Maria.
Valarie

Southern District of New York Naturalizations
Certificate Number/ Surname/ First Name/ Age/
Petition Volume/ Petition Number/
Date of Certificate/ Approx year of Birth


Matraia Giovanni 47 277867 04/05/1937 1890
Matraia Mary 42 316736 04/10/1939 1897

From Steve Morse One Step NYC Naturalizations

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Re: Matraia surname

Postby Biff83 » 08 Feb 2008, 20:45

Some pictures, videos and satellite map for Calascibetta
http://wiki.worldflicks.org/calascibetta.html

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Re: Matraia surname

Postby bellagirl23 » 10 Feb 2008, 22:32

Valerie and Biff:

This certainly is our family. We cannot believe the inforamtion that you were able to provide. Do you know if there is there any way to find out if there are Matraia's or Centemore's left in Sicily?

I will send for the documents that you referenced. I came upon this site the other day and never expected a reply. I have never joined a forum before and have a lot to learn about this new way of communicating.

Thank you again Valerie and Biff

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Re: Matraia surname

Postby vj » 10 Feb 2008, 22:37

We're so glad we could help!
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Re: Matraia surname

Postby bellagirl23 » 13 Feb 2008, 18:33

Thank you again. I was looking for giovanni matraia on a manifest. I'm sure you looked for one as well. Do you know if all of the manifests are on line?

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Re: Matraia surname

Postby Biff83 » 13 Feb 2008, 19:48

Bellagirl,

I've been looking also but thus far haven't found any possible manifests. His name may be misindexed; it's also possible that the manifest on which he is listed could have been lost or damaged. I'll keep searching and post if I locate anything possible.

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