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Mori Family

Post by Denise Previte » 26 Sep 2012, 21:26

I'm new to this site. I'm looking for information about my family. The last name is Mori. My grandfather, Giacamino came to New York as a young boy with his uncle in the 1930's. He faught in WWII as a Marine. My aunt tells me they came from Naples but there's not a lot of solid info. I'm planning a trip to Rome in November and would love to find our family and visit with them.
My grandfather had 2 brothers and 2 sisters, I believe. One brothers name was Phillipe and I'm not sure of the other. The one sister's name was Theresa, they nicknamed her tangerine. They all made it to N.Y.
My grandfather married my grandmother Stella DeLaney in N.Y. and they had 5 children. Raphaelia, Phillip, Jack, Lucia and John. They lived in Brooklyn until my grandfather passed away in the mid 50's.
Can someone help direct me or does any of this sound familiar to anyone?
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Re: Mori Family

Post by pink67 » 27 Sep 2012, 12:46

Hi Denise,

are you sure that Giacomino was born in Italy?
Do you think this 1940 census is correct for Giacomino and Stella?

United States Census, 1940," James Mori, Assembly District 5, Queens, New York City, Queens, New York, United States

name: James Mori
titles & terms:
event: Census
event year: 1940
event place: Assembly District 5, Queens, New York City, Queens, New York, United States gender: Male
age: 23
marital status: Married
race (original):
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original):
relationship to head of household (standardized): Head
birthplace: Brooklyn New York
estimated birth year: 1917

residence in 1935: Same Place
enumeration district number: 41-1412B
family number: 24
sheet number and letter: 2A
line number: 18
nara publication number: T627
nara roll number: 2747
digital folder number: 005458719
image number: 00477
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head James Mori M 23 Brooklyn New York
wife Stella Mori F 22 Pennsylvania

image here, from ... 1926552161

and from

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006

Name: James Mori
Birth Date: 8 Aug 1916
Death Date: 24 Oct 1956
Service Start Date: 27 Mar 1944
Interment Date: 29 Oct 1956
Cemetery: Long Island National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 2040 Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, NY 11735-1211
Buried At: Section 2a Site 1377

U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962

Name: James Mori
Death Date: 24 Oct 1956
Cemetery: Long Island National Cemetery
Burial Location: Farmingdale, New York

document image here:

Are these records pertaining "your" Giacomino? If this is the correct person then he was born in NY...


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Re: Mori Family

Post by Italysearcher » 27 Sep 2012, 14:13

To find anything in Italy you MUST know the name of the town they were from (born or married). To find that you MUST do the US part of the ssearch first. Immgration entry record, naturalization records etc.
Then when you know where you have to go it will be easy from then.
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Re: Mori Family

Post by Denise Previte » 28 Sep 2012, 17:15

Hi Lara,
Thank you so much. I believe your information is correct. I talked to my aunt and I had it wrong. It was HER grandfather that came from Italy. Not mine. So it was my grandfathers father that is from Italy. Can you get information about James Mori's parents?
I truly appreciate your help.

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Re: Mori Family

Post by Biff83 » 28 Sep 2012, 19:05


Here's a long shot 1930 census.

Name: Jack Mori
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1916
Birthplace: New York
Race: White
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Philip Mori
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Name: Rafele Mori
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Philip Mori 41--name of James/Giacamo's son
Rafele (Raffaela) Mori 35--name of James/Gicaomo's daughter
Frank Mori 16
Jack Mori 14
Jerry Mori 12
Felipe Mori 9--brother Phillip
Tony Mori 7
John Mori 5
Felica Mori 2

NYC Marriage record
Groom: Filippo Mori
Date of marriage: Jun 9 1912
Certificate# 5571 (1912) Kings County
Bride: Raffaela Caputo

Ellis Island ship manifest:

Page 1: ... &line=0006

Page 2: ... &line=0006

Name: Filippo Mori
Arrival Date: 13 Jul 1909
Birth Year: abt 1886
Birth Location: Napoli
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: America
Destination: Brooklyn to join brother Raffaele

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Re: Mori Family

Post by Denise Previte » 04 Oct 2012, 00:16

Thanks so much Biff. I appreciate your help.

How would I go about finding the Mori family in Napoli? And would the Caputo family be there as well?

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