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Rago Family

Postby madsenan » 15 May 2008, 04:11

I have exhausted my family's memory and seem to come up empty a couple generations out. The trail runs cold at Pasquale Rago, B: 1866 D 1935. Born somewhere it Italy. Had two wives, first was Rose Scala, second was Laura Lazzara. Children, Mary, Salvatore, Pasquale, Bernardi, Louis. Any help on finding out which ship he traveled on or place of origin. Thanks to anyone that can help!

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Re: Rago Family

Postby pink67 » 15 May 2008, 09:04

Hi Madsenan,

just to help your search is this Pasquale's 1930 census?

1930 United States Federal Census
about Rasty Rago
Name: Rasty Rago Patsy Rago
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Age: 64
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Lama right spell Laura on the manifest
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
Rasty Rago 64
Lama Rago 42
Louis Rago 13
Barney Rago 11
Patsy Rago 8
Henry Rago 15

[img=http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1242/ragopatsy1930censussr0.th.jpg]

it seems he did emigrate in 1888, he declared to be naturalized, do you have his naturalization papers?

Laura

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Re: Rago Family

Postby madsenan » 16 May 2008, 02:51

This appears to be Pasquale, his wife and all the children are correct, so the chances of that being a coincidence are slim. You mentioned he claimed he was naturalized, how would I go about getting a copy of those documents?

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Re: Rago Family

Postby wldspirit » 17 May 2008, 15:02

If he naturalized in Illinois, the following links may prove useful:

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/depar ... dhome.html

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/depar ... bases.html

There are a number of marriages listed for the name RAGO, as well as a death certificate for a Pasquale:

RAGO, ALESSANDRO FILOMENA, LUCRETIA 1901-03-25 / 323397 COOK
RAGO, DOMENICA FORCIN, MARY 1892-01-19 / 00178504 COOK
RAGO, DOMENICO NAPOLI, DOMENICA 1899-07-24 / 295196 COOK
RAGO, FORTUNATO FALOLOTICO, TERESA 1894-12-08 / 226917 COOK
RAGO, FRANCESCO MASINI, MARIA ROSA 1875-07-17 092/ 00022077 COOK
RAGO, FRANK BUONFIGLIA, JULIA 1892-11-05 / 00191941 COOK



RAGO PASQUALE M/W UNK 6031594 1935-11-26 COOK CHICAGO 35-11-27


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Re: Rago Family

Postby wldspirit » 17 May 2008, 15:10

An excellent guide to naturalization records:

http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/natura ... cords.html

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Re: Rago Family

Postby vj » 17 May 2008, 21:12

possible 1920 census
Home in 1920:
621 Miller St, owns
Chicago Ward 19, Cook (Chicago), Illinois

Note: name transcribed backwards on ancestry.com

Head Rago Pasquale 54, abt 1866 IT
- immig 1888, Na 1900
Wife Rago 33, abt 1887 IT
- immig 1914, Na
Son Salvador 16, abt 1904 IL
Daughter Minnie 13, abt 1907 IL
Son Genero 5, abt 1915 IL
Son Louis 2, abt 1918 IL
Son Bernard 7/12, abt 1919 IL
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possible 1910 census
Home in 1910:
205 Plymouth Court, rents
Chicago Ward 1, Cook, Illinois

Head Paszuale Rooa 44, abt 1866 IT
- married 7 yrs, abt 1903
- immig 1888, Al
Wife Rose Rooa 30, abt 1882 IT
- 5 children born, 2 children living
- immig 1903
Son Aravan Rooa 7, abt 1903 IL
Daughter Domme Rooa 3, abt 1907 IL

Boarder John Rullale 20


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