WOW-Thank you for the WW1 & WW2 Draft cards. My cousin never mentioned his dad had filled these out. Does anyone know if this was a mandatory thing for all male Americans? My uncle did not serve in either war. As I mentioned, Uncle Pietroâ€™s younger sons enlisted during WW2. BTW: All Pietroâ€™s brothers became US citizens â€“ expect for Pietro. I know this for a fact because I went to the Bronx court house and obtained copies of the petitions. My cousin Joe also stated his dad never became a US citizen. (Always thought it was weird since he never wanted to go back to Sicily.)
Yes was for all men in USA; but it is just a enlistment, they no made really the wars...
As far as finding my auntâ€™s obituary â€“ I think it highly unlikely. Iâ€™m sure my cousins handled their motherâ€™s death the same way mine did for our parents. We contacted the family members and friends of our parents personally. We didnâ€™t have their deaths printed in the papers. Also, requested the hospital not give out this news to whatever news organizations they dealt with.
In effects I searched in old newspapers and I no found the obituary..... the obits are a excellent way for to find more infos abt a people....
With all the information you have provide, my next action will be to request my uncleâ€™s and auntâ€™s marriage certificate. I donâ€™t think being a great niece will allow me to request their death certificates, but I can now ask for Aunt Maryâ€™s parents death certificates thanks to you!
It is a good idea!
A new question for you:
My grandfather and his brothers (Pietro included) owned an ice business called Randazzo's. It was located at 812 (I think that's the number. I know it was eight hundred and...) Jackson Avenue, Bronx, NY. Would there be a record for this business? If so, would the same apply for Pasquale Marano's bar in New Rochelle?
I searched abt that, but no luck....
However I believe that the Maranos coming from some commune of Avellino province, (no far from Napoli and in the same region)... but it is just a my idea....
all the best,
suanj: Thank you so much for your insight. I just found the note book
I wrote in when I took down the Marano information from my cousin
before he died in 2007. I know I misspelled the name of the town:
SAN SAVINE. I spelled it the way my cousin pronounced it to me.
Your post prompted me to search the Naples province and
I found the city of Saviano. Perhaps, my cousin was incorrect
in placing the word "San" in front of it? So, out of curiosity
I typed the name Marano on http://www.paginebianche.it.
Guess what? Low and behold:
80039 Saviano (NA)
Via Degli Orti, 1
also exist: Mercato San Severino ( Salerno province, Campania region).. however I cannot find with certainty Pasquale Marano arrival, but a Marano, coming from Serino, emigrated in 1893 also:
Last name First name Age Sex Arrival Date Place of last residence
MARANO CUEROSO* 39 M 20 Apr 1893 SERINO
Port of Departure: Napoli
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: San Giorgio