Filomena Capaldi husband not known mystery to be solved

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Re: Filomena Capaldi husband not known mystery to be solved

Post by pink67 » 06 May 2009, 13:24

Hi Stuart,

thank you for the update... Philomena's life was very intriguing!

Maybe search records on her child should be helpful...

Leandro/Leo Capaldi....

From Ancestry.com possible Naturalizatio index card?

New York Petitions for Naturalization
about Leo Capaldi
Name: Leo Capaldi
Birth Date: abt 1913
Age: 25
Naturalization Date: 4 Aug 1938
Residence: New York, New York
Title and Location of Court: New York Southern District

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here is his Petition!!!!

Selected U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974
about Leo Capaldi
Name: Leo Capaldi
Record Type: Petition for Naturalization
Court Type: District Court
Court: (Rolls 1123-1156) Petition No. 303825 - Petition No. 315077
Court Location: Southern District, New York
Naturalization Record Number: 308005
Roll Description: (Roll 0974) Petition No. 254641 - Petition No. 254987
Archive Series: M1972
State: New York

Leo Capaldi was born on December 9, 1912 in Montecasino Italy (Maybe Cassino town in Frosinone Province?). He stated he arrived in the U.S. on 1919 frrm Mexico under the name of Leandro Mesa :!:

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Leandro died in New Mexico:

Social Security Death Index
about Leo Capaldi
Name: Leo Capaldi
SSN:
Last Residence: 87120 Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States of America
Born: 9 Dec 1912
Died: 22 Aug 1990
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)

his burial is on.line on this site:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... d=19173531&

I believe the Mesa family was in the U.S. at the time of the 1930 census because Ernesto in his 1948 arrival from Mexico stated he was in the U.S from 1919 to the present, so we have to search that census.... It may have new clues on it!

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Re: Filomena Capaldi husband not known mystery to be solved

Post by pink67 » 06 May 2009, 13:35

Stuart,

Leo's wife Elsie died on 2005:

Social Security Death Index
about Elsie Capaldi
Name: Elsie Capaldi
SSN:
Last Residence: 87120 Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico
Born: 14 Dec 1914
Died: 12 Jul 2005
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)

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Re: Filomena Capaldi husband not known mystery to be solved

Post by stuartcapaldi » 07 May 2009, 08:07

Laura

You are brilliant.

The information confirms some of the existing records. The 1919 entry into USA all as Mesa surname. Census 1920 all living in Chicago but all have Capaldi name.

In 1930 census they have moved from Chicago to New York they left Angeline in Chicago and she was living with her aunt, Filomena's sister, Maria De Salve.

Would she also have to petition for naturalisation similar to her brother Leondra (Leo) As she remained in Chicago and later married William Morris the petition would be recorded in Chicago.

Leo's given birth place of Montecassino was probably Cassino which is not far from the family origins in San Giuseppe, Picinisco and Vallegrande, Villa Latina

Thanks for all the record details

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Re: Filomena Capaldi husband not known mystery to be solved

Post by stuartcapaldi » 28 Aug 2011, 23:18

It has been a couple of years since I updated this thread. Last week I discovered that Filomena's 1st husband was Leandro Mendoza, a mexican born citizen who was studying painting and art in europe.

He contracted TB and returned to Mexico where he unfortunately died.

Still not sure if Filomena and their children were going to Mexico before or after he died.

Also from census information Filomena and both her 1st two children were born in Italy.

Any more info on their marriage, Leandro Mendoza's death or birth of the children would be helpful.

thanks

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Re: Filomena Capaldi husband not known mystery to be solved

Post by jamiecapaldi » 29 Aug 2011, 22:28

Hello Stuart,

How did you get to find this information out?

Have you any dates of Birth or Death for Leandro?

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NAMES: Capaldi-Tedesco-Tamilio-Minchella-Verrecchia-Tomasso-Franchitto-Innelli-Arpino-Caringi-Colacicco-Macari-Pinchera-Salera-D'Orazio-Ambrosino-Di Mambro-Sigliocolo-Masello
PLACES: Cassino- UK, USA, Ireland, Canada & Australia
http://www.cassino-families.co.uk

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Re: Filomena Capaldi husband not known mystery to be solved

Post by stuartcapaldi » 30 Aug 2011, 11:35

Jamie

I received an e-mail from Leandro Mendoza's niece who lives in California. Her father was Leandro's brother.

I am now waiting for further details from her e.g dates birth, marriage, death etc.

However if anyone can confirm that a "Maria Morales" was also a passenger on the ship from Hamburg to Vera Cruz in 1913 I would be delighted.

Thanks

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Re: Filomena Capaldi husband not known mystery to be solved

Post by stuartcapaldi » 07 Sep 2011, 19:21

To all in this thread

Thanks for your assistance in my search, it has been excellent and has resulted in the niece of Filomena's 1st husband (Leandro Mendoza) contacting me.

Of course as all genealogy followers know "once we have solved a mystery it is not the end. It just means there are more questions to answer"

I intend to start a new thread with my new questions, however once again "Thank You"

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Re: Filomena Capaldi husband not known mystery to be solved

Post by pink67 » 08 Sep 2011, 11:16

Thank you for your kindness remembering who helped you :D
I remember very well this research, I'm glad you were able to obtain new good informations...

Laura

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