1920 Census - Leone family

Are you looking for an Italian surname? Do you need more information about your family heritage?
This is the right place to start your genealogy search.
User avatar
ditota
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 30
Joined: 10 Nov 2005, 00:00
Location: Vero Beach, Florida

1920 Census - Leone family

Postby ditota » 21 Apr 2008, 15:36

Looking for information on my Grand Uncle born Domenico Antonio Leone in Campobasso, (CB), Molise, Regno d'Italia on 2 Sep 1887. Emigrated to New York at age 11 and lived in West New York, Hudson County, New Jersey where he was known as Dominick Leone. Married to a Russian Jew, who was a nurse, they had a daughter Ruth born about 1918-1919. I believe he died in Oct 1972 in Bergen Cty, N.J.

Of particular interest is the name of his wife which was smeared and unreadable on the 1920 census.
Albert De Tota (di Tota)

User avatar
Biff83
Master
Master
Posts: 3106
Joined: 02 Jan 2007, 00:00
Contact:

Re: 1920 Census - Leone family

Postby Biff83 » 21 Apr 2008, 16:38

WWII Draft Card
http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/2553 ... wwiyl1.jpg
Name: Dominick Leone
Birth Date: 2 Sep 1887
RESIDENCE: Palisade, Bergen, New Jersey
Birth: Italy
Nearest relative wife Gertrude

For reference, 1920 census, third line from bottom of page
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/6733 ... 920xr2.jpg
Wife's name looks like Gertrude

Biff
"To dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free, silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands"

User avatar
ditota
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 30
Joined: 10 Nov 2005, 00:00
Location: Vero Beach, Florida

Re: 1920 Census - Leone family

Postby ditota » 21 Apr 2008, 17:20

Thanks Biff. I couldn't get his draft card using Family Search since the indexing isn't complete yet and when I located them on the census the wife's name looked like it began with a "Z". The draft card saved the day! I thought I would have the task of going through all of the known Jewish names that begin with a "Z". Thanks again.

Actually, Dominick is my 1C1R not Grand Uncle and finding Gertrude on the SSDI confirmed she is the correct person because their SSNs are consecutive. So now I have her DOB and DOD as well as her first name.
Albert De Tota (di Tota)

User avatar
donald000
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: 12 Aug 2010, 02:39

Re: 1920 Census - Leone family

Postby donald000 » 12 Aug 2010, 04:56

Hello, do you know if Dominick ever had a grand piano Steinway that he would have bought at auction in 1946? Reason for asking is a Dominick Leone in New Jersey donated a Steinway Model B to a college in New Jersey. I am trying to find out if it possilby could be this Dominick Leone. Any help would be appreciated. You can view the piano at this site:
http://earlyaviators.com/eharknes.htm Scroll down halfway and click on the piano. Just found out today after 2.5 yrs that the piano was auctioned in 1946 through Parke/Bernet now Soethby's. There was a plack stating it was donated by Dominick Leone. Could this be him? Any help would be grateful. Cheers


Return to “Italian Genealogy”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider] and 4 guests