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Josephine Taormina (maiden)

Josephine Taormina (maiden)

Posted: 11 Jun 2013 3:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Taormina
I can only find the birthdate, wedding and death of my grandmother who died when my father was 2 years old. She was born June 10, 1896 in Taormina, Messina, Sicily and married when in the U.S. She died on July 18, 1925 in childbirth when in Chicago, Il. How do I search records in Taormina? I really want to learn all about her.

Re: Josephine Taormina (maiden)

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 4:46PM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: Josephine Taormina (maiden)

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 5:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Marisa:

Thank you so much! I have hired a man in Sicily who is on this thread. He could not find her. I then found that her father came over in 1888 and she was born in 1896 in Brooklyn. I hope I have the right person as I had to crosscheck and double check due to the number of people named Josephine Taormina or Giuseppa Taormina. Also, I have found numerous errors on various documents, everything from spelling to dates. For instance, her death certificate says she is from 'Tarmia'; there is no Tarmia.
I tried to go to your link and on my iPad, it is very hard to read. But I think I have found her.

Carol

Re: Josephine Taormina (maiden)

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 7:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Oh, oh...Carol, I'm sure that Josephine was from TRABIA (Palermo Province) and not from Taormina (Messina province).
Italian Passengers to Louisiana, 1905-10 about Giuseppa Taormina
Name: Giuseppa Taormina
Arrival Date: 14 May 1906
Age/Gender/Marital Status: 47/F/M
Native Country/Town: Trabia
Destination: N.O.,La.
Ship: vincenzo-florio

here the stillbirth index
Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 about Josephine Chiarenza
Name: Josephine Chiarenza
[Josephine Taormina]
Birth Date: 10 Jun 1896
Birth Place: Tarmia, Italy
Death Date: 18 Jul 1925
Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Burial Date: 20 Jul 1925
Cemetery Name: Mt. Carmel
Death Age: 29
Occupation: Housewife
Race: White
Marital Status: M
Gender: Female
Residence: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Father Name: Nick Taormina
Father Birth Place: Tarmia, Italy
Mother Name: Girmoula Diovia
Mother Birth Place: Tarmia, Italy
Spouse Name: Pasquale Chiarenza
FHL Film Number: 1877722

Re: Josephine Taormina (maiden)

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 7:32PM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: Josephine Taormina (maiden)

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 9:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
She died in 1925 at age 29.

I found one who left Naples on mAY 25, 1921, arrived in boston on June 6, 1921 on the Cancopic ship. She was from Termini, Sicily. Her father was Nicolo, which is the name on her death certificate.

On her death certificate, it says he was born in 'Tarmia', but there was no such place. I can see where Termini got exchanged for Tarmia, especilaly since it was typed in the U.S.

This has been very complicated.

Carol

Re: Josephine Taormina (maiden)

Posted: 18 Jun 2013 6:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
good news for you......... :-D
I found Giuseppa's parents (and the names of the grandparents) on Ancestry.
Unfortunately I couldn't find the original records, because
Palermo's records on Familysearch are senselessly...no district list...and no list of last names subdivided by district.

Palermo, Matrimoni in Italia, 1820-1895 Palermo, Italy, Marriages, 1820-1895 about Nicolb Taormina
Name: Nicolb Taormina
Spouse: Girolama Davl
Marriage Date: 9 dic 1887 (9 Dec 1887)
Marriage Place: Falsomiele, Palermo
Father Name: Salvatore Taormina
Mother Name: Benedetta Zimmardi
Volume: 127
Number: 26

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=Pa...


Palermo, Matrimoni in Italia, 1820-1895 Palermo, Italy, Marriages, 1820-1895 about Girolama Davi
Name: Girolama Davi
Spouse: Nicola Taormina
Marriage Date: 9 nov 1887
Marriage Place: Falsomiele, Palermo
Father Name: Antonin Davi
Mother Name: Francesca Costanza
Volume: 127
Number: 26

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&...

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQ8K-FZ6

Re: Josephine Taormina (maiden)

Posted: 18 Jun 2013 7:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Can you access birth records? This is incredible! I have spent hours analyzing all kinds of records and could not even find her mother's name. These are the names on her death certificate. Thank you so much! My father is in the hospital in Intensive Care and when I get this done, I was going to show him. Josephine died when he was 2, so he never knew his mother.
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