01-20-1999: Currently lives in Milwaukee and works for a large restaurant in Milwaukee, WI
----------child: Brown, Philip (1959 - )
Divorce - [date: 24 JUL 1974]01-20-1999: She continues to live in Milwaukee, WI with her son Philip.
01-20-1999: Info received from his aunt, Annette Cianciolo Richard, of Venice, FL notes that Thomas currently lives in Lawton, OK and is retired from the Service.spouse: Gottlich, Sabine (*1960 - )
Occupation - [place: Lawton, Comanche Co, OK]
spouse: Eggen, Lynn Theresa (1963 - )
Graduation - [date: 1976] [place: Hazel Park, Oakland Co, MI from Hazel Park High School]
Birth NoteRick's mother "liked" Ricky Nelson hence: Rickie! Wayne was the name of the family doctor.
----------child: Bucchare, Veronica Lynn (1987 - )
Divorce - [date: OCT 2001] [place: Pontiac, Oakland Co, MI]
spouse: Caito, Margaret (1949 - )
Birth NoteWhere was Richard born?
----------child: Burcham, David (1972 - )
Marriage NoteWhat is the exact date of this marriage? Where?
Occupation - [place: HA]
spouse: Looper, William Henry (1841 - 1925)
Birth NoteWilliam & Lucinda had 12 children, Elvira being the second.
----------child: Looper, May Belle (1895 - 1896)
Marriage Note12 Dec. 1894 ?
He died at 14 or 15 years of age - not sure of the year.
----------child: Terranova, Travis (*1982 - )
Divorce - [date: 1997]
Married after James' death
spouse: Salyer, James (~1814 - 1880)
Birth NotePer 1860 census: Dickensonville Twp., Russell Co., VA.
Tazewell Co, VAspouse: Berry, Rebecca (*1784 - )
----------child: Salyer, Sophia (~1839 - ~1885)
Marriage NoteSubj: David J. Salyer (Sr.) & Mary Burton
Date: 3/15/99 10:53:34 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: email@example.com (Marianne Hitchcock Smith)
I was looking thru "The History of Lawrence County, Kentucky" (page 376) copy that I have and ran across a Burton listed in there with parents as Jacob Burton and Rebecca Berry. David Jesse Salyer (Sr.) married a Mary Burton, this Mary Burton is listed as born December 16, 1815 in Russell County, Virginia. On the 1820 Russell County, Virginia census there is an entry for Jacob S. Burton and he has showing a daughter under the age of 10 that may be this Mary Burton.
01-05-1998: Current address: Listed in Rochester Phone Book only as J. B. Palmisamo (716) 426-6046spouse: Palmisano, Rosario (1919 - 1987)
There was a third child born Nov 1981----------child: Butler, Angela Gail (*1990 - )
Anthony DeFiliospouse: Scarpace, Francis Paul (1921 - 1978)
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Lawrence Church for Anthony "Duke" DeFilio, 87, of 97 Main St., who died June 1. He retired in 1976 from U.S. Steel where he worked for 35 years.
Mr. Defilio is survived by a son, Pasquale DeFilio of Cheshire; a brother, Louis DeFilio of Branford; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, Anthony DeFilio and sisters Josephine Scarpace, Marie Oronzo and Anna Giordano predeceased him.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Church, 207 Main St., West Haven 06516.
New Haven County, CT - 14 June 2001
Birth NoteWhere was Jody born?
----------child: Scarpace, Richard (1948 - 1998)
Marriage NoteWhere and when were Jody and Francis Paul married?
05-??-1964: Ordained to the Priesthood (Roman Tradition) in Rome, ITALY for the Diocese of Buffalo, New York. First Solemn Mass on June 7, 1964 in Buffalo, New York. Holy Card commemorating First Solemn Mass in the possession of Paul J. Caito (b. 1953).
02-19-1999: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, SSDI: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 19, 1999, Internal Ref. #18.104.22.168788.159]; Individual: Buyers, Thomas; Birth date: Nov 13, 1934; Death date: Feb 2, 1984; SS #: 099-28-0873 Issued in: NY
02-19-1999: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6,SSDI: U.S., Date of Import: Feb 19, 1999, Internal Ref. #22.214.171.124788.163]; Individual: Buyers, William; Social Security #: 106-12-4151 Issued in: NY; Birth date: Nov 4, 1905; Death date: Oct 1982; Last known residence: Fedhaven, FL 33854spouse: Maxwell, Florence (1910 - 1980)
spouse: Mascari, Francesca Maria (1858 - 1944)
Immigration - [date: 1908]He came to the U.S. when he was in his 60's!
Event Veteran - [date: 1865]He fought in the War between Italy and Austria.
Death Note26 Sep 1934: Obituary obtained from Batavia Daily News, Wednesday September 26, 1934, p. 3. Died at 1:00 AM at his home at 73 Union Street. He had been in failing health for two years and been seriously ill for the past week. Funeral Services held on Friday September 28th, 1934 at his home at 8:30 AM and at St. Anthony's Church at 9:00 AM. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery; Batavia, NY
26 Aug 1998: Death Certificate on file obtained from City Hall; Batavia, NY.
Death occurred at 1:00 AM on Sept 26, 1934 with primary cause as chronic myocarditis and secondary cause as senility. Attending physician was Samuel J. Gerace, MD, a longtime family friend. The certificate notes that his occupation was a fruit merchant and he last worked at the occupation in November, 1931, spending 18 years (since 1913) in this occupation. It states he had been a resident of Batavia for 21 years (since 1913).
21 Sep 1998: Tombstone in St. Joseph's Cemetery lists year of birth as 1846 while death certificate lists date of birth as November 1845. At this point I don't have enough other sources to hazard a guess as to which may be the more correct date. Death Certificate also says that he had been in the USA for 21 yrs, which would give us a date of 1913. His wife's death certificate (Francesca, d. 1944) states that she had been here for 36 years, which would give us a date of 1908. The 1908 date may be more correct as we know that their oldest daughter, Margherite came to the USA in 1908 or 1909 to get married to Filippo "Philip" Sansone in 1909 (She may have been already married to Filippo before coming to the USA). Augustino and Francesca's son, Augustino Ardizzone Caito (b. 1892) often told of the story of coming to the USA with his father with his sister Margherite. (per Paul J Caito, Rochester, NY)
5 Dec 1998: Phone conversation with Augustine "Ed" Scarpace of Kenmore, NY: Ed remembers a story about his grandfather concerning the selling of Augustino's fishing boats before he left Termini Imerese. It seems that in his attempt to sell his boats (as the family was selling everything before leaving), none of the other fisherman would buy his boats at the price he thought was fair. Knowing that Augustino couldn't very well take his boats with him, they all waited until Augustino "practically gave" his boats away to the other fishing companies and fisherman at a fraction of their true cost, as Augustino had no choice but to take what he could get. (per Paul J Caito, Rochester, NY)
6 Dec 1998: Phone conversation: Ann Marie Mascari Jones, of Johnson City, NY, remembers a story about her grandfather in that Augustino saved the lives of many fisherman in some type of storm or accident that occurred at Sea and as a result, Augustino was awarded a medal of honor of some sort from the King of Italy (at the time, Victor Emmanuel III). Augustino was also eligible for a lifetime pension as a result, but being a proud and independent man, he did not want to accept the pension. (per Paul J Caito, Rochester, NY)
Baptism - [date: 7 NOV 1993] [place: Penfield, Monroe Co, NY at St Joseph's Church]Alyson godparent are Paul Caito (father's brother) and Mary Eileen Caito (father's sister).
Baptism - [date: 23 APR 1995] [place: Penfield, Monroe Co, NY at St Joseph's Church]Andrew's godparents are Paul J. Caito (father's brother) and Mary Jane Clohessey (friend of Mother, Maid of Honor for Michael and Donna's Wedding).
spouse: Cassano, Nicholas (1907 - 1987)
Baptism - [date: 15 JUL 1917] [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY at St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church]10-28-1998: Baptismal records on file and obtained from St. Anthony's Church; Batavia, NY indicate a given name as: Anna Caito Ardizzone. Her Godparents were Carolus Lonasa (unknown individual to me) and Lucia Caito (her paternal aunt). The baptism was performed by Rev. V. Fassetta. "Lanasa" was the name of her grandmother Mascari's brothers. Her grandmother, Anna Williams (Guglielmino?) Mascari, had at least two brothers: Frank and Philip Lanasa.
Birth Note05-29-1999: Genealogy Research Report by Kathy Kirkpatrick located the birth of Antonina Ardizzone Caito in the Termini birth records from 1836-1839 (LDS Library microfilm #1688173) on September 15, 1838. The birth was located in the index, listing her parents names as Salvadore Ardizzone Caito and Saveria Corso, but the acutal birth register page was missing from the filming.
spouse: Mascari, Josephine (1894 - 1944)
Occupation - [date: BET 1908 AND 1948] [place: NY]
Partner at Caito Brothers Wholesale and Retail Fruit
Burial - [date: 19 APR 1974] [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY at St. Joseph Cemetery]Funeral services were held on Friday, April 19, 1974 at the H. E. Turner & Co, Inc. Mortuary at 9:30 AM and at St. Mary's Church at 10:00 AM. Memorials were requested to the St. Mary's Parish Immediate Action Fund or St. Jerome Hospital.
Immigration - [date: 1907] [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY]
Birth Note09-21-1998: Frank Scarpace (b. 1922) notes that all the children of Augustino Caito (b. Nov. 1845) were born in Termini Imerese. Even though obituaries list Palermo as the birthplace of most of the male children, the most likely birthplace is Termini as Augustino himself was born in Termini (according to his death certificate) and very likely did not move to Palermo temporarily and back to Termini.
Death Note04-17-1974: Obituary notes that he died at St. Jerome Hospital, where he had been a patient since March 26, 1974 (about 3 weeks).
Address at time of death: 51 Woodrow Road, Batavia, NY 14020.
8-26-98 Approximate date of marriage (1912) supplied by Anna Sansone Caito (b. 1897) to Patrice Caito in 1978----------child: Caito, Frances L (1914 - 1999)
Marriage NoteThey were married on a Sunday. After their marriage in 1912 Antonio and Josephine lived at 73 Union Street with his parents. Lived at 11 Kingsbury Avenue; Batavia, NY; then moved to Ellicott Ave.
Birth NoteShe never married.
12-01-1998: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Dec 1, 1998, Internal Ref. #126.96.36.199460.35] Individual: Sardina, Augustina; SS #: 056-52-6280 Issued in: NY; Birth date: Jun 23, 1896 Death date: Feb 1974; Last known residence: Buffalo, NY 14216.spouse: Sardina, Benedict (1893 - 1978)
spouse: Matla, Mary Ann (1936 - )
Baptism - [date: 23 JAN 1921] [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY at St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church]10-28-1998: Baptism records reviewed, but not copied, from St. Anthony's Church; Batavia, NY, indicate that Godparents were: Samuel Mascari (his mother's brother - Edith Caito's husband) and Maria Mascari (his mother's sister).
----------child: Caito, Katherine Ann (1971 - )
Marriage NotePaul and Augustine Edward were first cousins.
spouse: Scarpace, Gloria Josephine (1925 - 1999)
Occupation - [place: CA for the Bank of America]
Investment Banker (CPA) Retired
Baptism - [date: 11 NOV 1917] [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY at St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church]10-28-1998: Baptism records on file and obtained from St. Anthony's Church; Batavia, NY, indicate a given name of Agostino Ardizzone Caito. The Godparents were: Augustinus (Augustino - his father's brother) and Saveria (Sarah - his father's sister) Caito. The baptism was performed by Rev. V. Fassetta
spouse: Sansone, Anna (1897 - 1992)
Occupation - [date: BET 1908 AND 1933]
Partner in Caito Brothers Wholesale and Retail Fruit
Occupation - [date: BET 1933 AND 1957] [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY]
Owner of Batavia Liquor StoreIt was later named Caito's Liquor Store.
Burial - [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY at St. Joseph Cemetery]
Naturalization - [date: 2 APR 1919] [place: Moutiers St. Jean, Cote d'or, France]23 Sep 1998: Naturalization papers obtained from the Genesee County History Center indicate that Augustino petitioned for citizenship April 2, 1919 at Moutiers St. Jean, Cote d'or, France! The petition states that he had been in the American Expeditionary Forces in France since April 30, 1918, so he had been fighting in Europe for nearly a year for the United States while still an Italian citizen! The papers further state that he emigrated from Termini Imerese on March 5, 1902 (Approx. 9 1/2 years old) and arrived in the United States through the Port of New York City on March 15, 1902 on an unknown ship. He had an amended petition for citizenship on May 7, 1926 (I don't know why there was an amended petition) and his oath of allegiance read in part: "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and objure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy,..."
On the petition, his height was listed as 71" (6' 1"), his complexion was "light", eyes were "gray" and hair was "brown" with no birth marks!
Birth Note09-21-1998: Frank Scarpace (b. 1922) notes that all the children of Augustino Caito (b. Nov. 1845) were born in Termini Imerese.
Death NoteAddress at time of death: 14 Porter Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020, (716) 343-6222.
Frances L Caito stated to Paul J. Caito that day of marriage was Nov 25 when she spent time identifying people in the wedding party photo in the possession of Paul J. Caito. The Daily News article on Nov 24, 1944, p. 6 (on file) states that Mr. and Mrs. Augustino celebrated their 25th wedding anniv. yesterday (Nov 23, 1944) by entertaining 14 at a supper party....----------child: Caito, Samuel Joseph (1925 - )
Marriage NoteCarl and Ann have no children.
spouse: Larrivee, Gerard (1930 - 1985)
Death Note10-15-1999: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, SSDI:U.S., Date of Import: Oct 15, 1999, Internal Ref. #188.8.131.52950.75] Individual: Larrivee, Carolyn SS#: 037-20-2313 Issued in: Rhode Island Birth date: Jul 2, 1930 Death date: Dec 1983; Address where death benefit payment was sent: Cranston, RI 02920
08-01-1998: Current address: Ms. Catherine Caito, 17 Union Street, Batavia, New York 14020, (716) 343-8055
Baptism - [date: 17 JUN 1962] [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY at St. Mary's Church]She was baptized by Fr. Richard Scheider. Catherine's godparents were James and Mary Watkins (mother's brother and his wife).
1 Dec 1998: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Dec 1, 1998, Internal Ref. #184.108.40.206512.89] Individual: Caito, Cosmo; SS #: 070-05-7379 Issued in: NY; Birth date: Oct 26, 1904 Death date: Jul 1981; Last death benefit payment was sent: Buffalo, NY 14217
Death Note1 Dec 1998: Business card of Cosmo Caito, given to Paul J. Caito at the wake of Cosmo F. Caito, in 1967 or 1968, shows that he worked for Frank L. Haveron Co, Inc.; 2390 Clinton Street; Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 624-0708 "Food Brokers." The Company has the seal of The International Food Brokers Association on the card.
Death NoteShe was stillborn.
12-01-1998: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 6, SSDI: U.S., Date of Import: Dec 1, 1998, Internal Ref. #220.127.116.1126.93] Individual: Mascari, Edith; Social Security #: 161-50-7729 Issued in: PA; Birth date: Feb 8, 1901 Death date: Aug 1982spouse: Mascari, Samuel L (1899 - 1973)
Address where death benefit payment was sent: Johnson City, NY 13790
6 Dec 1998: Phone conversation with Ann Marie Mascari Jones of Johnson City, NY: Ann Marie remembers her mother telling her that the family emigrated on the maiden voyage of a ship which she believes was on the White Star Line and may have been the "Olympia," and that the trip occurred in February. Edith was six (6) or seven (7) years old at the time. This info may help us locate the passenger lists and pinpoint more accurately the family's date of arrival in the USA. The family travelled First Class and as a result did not have to process through Ellis Island upon arrival. Because the family travelled First Class, they were able to sit with the Captain of the Ship at the dinner table, since Augustino was himself the owner of a fishing fleet and an experienced man of the Sea. Because the weather was cold in New York City at that time of year, and because it was warm in Termini, the oldest brother, Salvatore, met the family in New York with coats for everyone to wear, since they did not own any, never having had need for winter coats in Termini.
Burial - [date: 30 AUG 1982] [place: Hanover Twp, Washington Co, PA at St Mary's Cemetery]
Birth Note27 Aug 1998: Approximate date of marriage supplied by Anna Sansone Caito (b. 1897) to Patrice Caito in 1978.
Death Note21 Sep 1998: Frank Scarpace (b. 1922) remembers that Edith died in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania. She was listed as living in Kingston, PA in her mother's (Frances Mascari Caito) obituary. Previous obituaries of the other brothers listed her as living in Wilkes-Barre which is probably the nearest largest city.
14 Oct 1998: Funeral Holy Card has been located from Samuel J Caito (b. 1925) which lists Edith C Mascari with a date of death of August 28, 1982. This confirms the info from the SS Death Index for her.
3 Dec 1998: Death certificate on file obtained from PA Dept of Health: Notes that Edith died at 4:15 AM on August 28, 1982 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. It lists her birth date as February 12, 1901 (whereas SS. Death Index lists date as February 8, 1901). Primary cause of death was Carcinoma of the ovary with metastases (Stage IV) and secondary cause of death is listed as Coronary artery disease. Attending Physician was Arthur N. Mayer, MD, Third Avenue, Kingston PA 18704.
Address at time of death: Mrs. Edith Mascari, 12 Beech Street, Mountain Top, PA 18707.
spouse: Monteleone, Joseph (1925 - 1980)
Burial - [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY at St. Joseph Cemetery]
Baptism - [date: 17 MAY 1914] [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY at St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church]
Birth Note10-28-1998: Copy of Baptismal records obtained from St. Anthony's Church; Batavia, New York indicate that Frances' birthday is January 18, 1914 (we previously had January 17, 1914). The day of baptism was May 17, 1914. Her Godparents were her father's brother: Salvatore Caito Ardizzone (b. 1882) and her fathers sister: Maria Caito Ardizzone (b. 1894) Her name in the records indicate Frances Caito Ardizzone. The baptism was performed by Rev. G. Loaguzzi.
Death NoteAddress at the time of her death was 51 Woodrow Road, Batavia, NY 14020. She never married.
Birth Note09-13-1904: Frances was named after her paternal grandmother.
Frances never married and took care of her mother, Margherita, in the family home at 38 Oak Street in Providence, Rhode Island. She always did beautiful embroidery as a business at home, monograming linens, shirts, etc., as well as altar linens for the Church.
----------child: Caito, Manny (1937 - )
Marriage Note01-28-1906: It is unknown for whom Thomas was named after.
Tom worked as a carpenter, then opened a delicatessen on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island. He went back to carpentry for most of his working life, until retirement.
10-15-1999: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, SSDI U.S., Date of Import: Oct 15, 1999, Internal Ref. #18.104.22.168513.50] Individual: Caito, Thomas; SS #: 038-05-8868 Issued in: Rhode Island; Birth date: Jan 28, 1906; Death date: May 17, 1992; Last known residence: ZIP Code: Cranston, RI 02920
09-11-1999: In an e-mail from Tom D'Amore of Providence, RI to Paul J. Caito:spouse: Caito, Margherita (1879 - 1966)
I received the Genealogy of the John B Caito family over the phone tonite
from my sister Betty she confirmed that the parent's of John B. Caito and his sister, Sophie, were Gian B Caito born 1842-1874, was lost at sea, was a fisherman. His wife's name was Francesca (don't know her maiden name) John B Caito was only 2 months old when his father (Gian) was lost at sea. John B Caito and Sophie also had an older brother, his name was Francesco.
10-14-1999: Family History report from the Descendants of John B. and Margherita Caito indicate that Francesco "Frank" came to America in 1887 with his younger brother. He did not come with his sister and mother at that time. They arrived in the Port of Providence, Rhode Island; and lived on Federal Hill in Providence. Federal Hill was known as "Little Italy" and they started a fruit and vegetable business. After doing well and sending money to their mother and sister in Termini, their sister, Sophie, came to Providence with her husband Augostino D'Amore. Sophie went to work in a textile mill.
John returned to Termini when he was 21 and at age 23, married Margherita Caito as part of an arranged marriage. John and Margherita knew each other as children, but according to the family history, they were unrelated, even though they both had the surname of Caito.
John B. Started his own fruit and vegetable business separate from his brother Frank. His business prospered and he was very free with his money, always giving spare change to his sister Sophie's children and willingly lending money to his friends. often $100 at a time, a substantial sum at the turn of the century.
Although John B. had very little formal education (he went to grammar school a few years) he had a keen mind for figures and a very good business sense. Although he could neither read nor write (in fact, he signed all his documents with an "X") he could quickly calculate long lists of figures when selling his fruits and vegetables. He had a fantastic memory and remembered what his many customers owed him without keeping any books. He spoke English without much of an accent and even learned to speak French and Yiddish to his French and Jewish customers.
John B. had an easy-going style and made a lot of contacts and friends. He was especially known for his generosity. When his clients fell upon hard times and couldn't afford his produce, he would often give them the fruits and vegetables without charging them. Thre were many stories that showed his generosity. There was an Irishwoman who was having trouble paying him, yet he gave her enough produce for her family. Being a proud woman, she wanted to do something for his family in exchange. So, every Monday morning, she would come to the house and wash the family's clothes in a big washtub. At the time, there were seven children, and with the infant twins, it was a great help to Margherita.
A customer told John B. of a woman who was living in a cold apartment because she could not afford coal delivery. He made an arrangement with another of his customers, Mr. Fogarty, who owned a coal business, to deliver coal to this woman's house for free. In return, John B. supplied Mr. Fogarty's family with their weekly fruits and vegetables. At the end of each day, he would bring leftover produce to a number of people free of charge. The Bell Street nuns showed their appreciation for the free produce by giving embroidery lessons to his oldest daughter, Frances.
John B.'s produce business thrived and as soon as each of his sons was about 6 years old, they began to help him with his horse and wagon deliveries.
After living on Gessler Street on Federal Hill for many years, his wife and children wanted to move. He had the chance to purchase a house at 38 Oak Street from a customer by the name of "Little," only two houses from where his mother, Francesca Caito Cianciolo, was living with his step-brother, Joseph Cianciolo. John B. and his sister, Sophie, had an appraisal done for the value of the three houses they owned together on Gessler Street. It was decided by the toss of a coin that John B. would get half the value of the houses and Sophie would get the three family house in which they lived. John B. and his family were delighted with the lucky coin-toss because they wanted the money rather than the property. With the proceeds, they bought the house at 38 Oak Street in Providence, RI fro $9,000 in July,1920 with money to spare.
At the time of the move, their youngest child, Elena, was five-months old and their oldest, Jack, was 19. It was a predominately Irish neighborhood and the thought of a large Italian family of 10 children was cause for concern among the neighbors. The family was shunned at first, but once it was observed how quiet, clean and well behaved the children were, the neighbors were friendly and thought highly of them.
The family first lived on the 2nd floor with the first floor rented to three elderly Irish sisters who were also frantic at the thought of this large Italian family living upstairs. But the three Thornton sisters were quickly won over and were crazy about the kids. They were dressmakers and delighted in making little dresses for Mary, dressing her like a doll. To make things easier for Margherita and the children, the Caito's decided to move downstairs and the sisters had to move, which saddened them as they'd become very attached to the family.
Because of the need for more space, an additional bedroom was built behind the first floor kitchen as well as a pantry. The basement was fixed up with hardwood floors, and a playroom for the kids. There was also a second kitchen, a second bathroom, a bar and a wine cellar where John B., like most Italians, made his own wine. Helped by his sons, he made five or six barrels of red or white wine at a time.
On the first floor of the house, there was a total of three bedrooms for the 10 children and parents. The four boys slept in two beds in the newly built bedroom, the parents slept in the bedroom off the dining room and the three older girls slept in the third bedroom on a double bed and a couch. In the living room, the three youngest girls slept in a day bed that was opened up every night. One by one, as the older children married, there was a small celebration by the kids, as it freed up beds for the others!
The family was a traditional household; John B. was up between 3 AM and 4 AM to hitch up the horse and wagon and head for the produce warehouse where he purchased the fruits and vegetables he sold for the day. His wife took care of the children, kept a clean house, baked bread three times a week and produced nourishing meals for her family. The children were all well behaved and were never allowed to sit on the front steps. They played in the backyard, on the porch or in the basement playroom, the site of many parties when they were older. If John needed a clean shirt because the clothes on the line had been rained on during the night, his mother would get up early and sew him one. She made all the children's clothes.
Bushes and trees were planted in the side and back yards for privacy and there was always a pretty garden. In the back of the property was a barn where the white horse, "Babe," was kept, along with the wagon and a surrey. On Sundays, both on Gessler Street and Oak Street, the parents and younger kids would get in the fancy surrey with the red velvet seats and fringe on top and go for an afternoon ride.
As the boys got older, John B. bought them special Model T Fords for their own fruit and vegetable delivery with only John continuing the business. The boys eventually bought their own Fords and Packards and the garage was built next to the barn. In 1925, when Tom was 19, he talked his father into buying a large, fancy black 1924 Cadillac touring car - perfect for the family's Sunday afternoon drives. The convertible, with velvet seats, cost $1200. The boys saw it as the perfect flashy car to go out in. Maury even drove it to high school on occasion, and it was he and Josephine who got stuck with driving the folks around on Sunday afternoons. After many good years, the car was sold for $28!
John B. continued to prosper in his business. He bought a lot in back of the barn and garage and had Jack build him a three-family house as an investment. Jack had worked as a carpenter's apprentice when he was about 15 years old for the builder, Mr. Frazier, while going to school at night at Rhode Island School of Design to learn drafting and how to design and build houses. After a brief partnership with his cousin, Frank D'Amore, Jack started his own business. The house on 47-49 Willow Street in Providence was the first house that Jack built at a cost of $18,000 to his father in the mid-1920's.
During the Great Depression, the Caito family fared better than many families because of the type of business they were in, and because of the income from rental property.
In late 1939, John B. Caito was hit by a car, subsequently developed cancer and died in that year. His wife always stayed by his bedside, holding his hand and praying. She was a strong person and would not allow anyone to cry around her dying husband.
spouse: Caito, Mary (1901 - 1993)
General Building Contractor
Birth Note12-12-1900: Jack was named for his paternal grandfather and great-grandfather, Gian Battista Caito.
Death Note10-15-1999: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, SSDI U.S., Date of Import: Oct 15, 1999, Internal Ref. #22.214.171.124512.143] Individual: Caito, John SS #: 037-05-4661 Issued in: Rhode Island Birth date: Dec 12, 1900 Death date: Apr 1984 Last known residence: Cranston, RI 02910
spouse: Figlioni, Lena (*1906 - )
Occupation -He worked for his brother, Maury, in the Box Manufacturing Business.
Marriage NoteJohn and Lena had no children.
05-29-1999: Genalogy Research Report by Kathy Kirkpatrick located the marriage records of Salvadore Ardizzone Caito and Saveria Corso in the Termini Marriage records for 1834-1836 (LDS Library microfilm #1713872) occurring on November 20, 1836 in a church (not specified) in Termini. Salvadore Ardizzone Caito was a single male, 25 years old, born in Termini, fisherman, living in Termini, son of Giovanni Battista Ardizzone Caito, 50 years old, fisherman, living in Termini, and Antonina di Blasi, 40 years old, living in the same place. The bride was Saveria Corso, single female, 19 years old, born in Termini, living in Termini, daughter of Agostino Corso, 50 years old, fisherman, living in Termini, and Agostina Spicuzza (spelling?), 43 years old, lviing in the same place.spouse: Diblasi, Antonina (~1795 - )
Occupation - [place: Sicily, Italy]
05-29-1999: Genealogy Research Report by Kathy Kirkpatrick located the birth of Giovanni Michele Ardizzone Caito in the Termini birth records from 1839-1842 (LDS LIbrary microfilm #1688275) occurring on September 28, 1840. Giovanni Michele was born to Salvadore Ardizzone Caito, 26 years old, a fisherman, living on Ardetta Corso with his wife, Saveria Corso, 26 years old.spouse: Gentile, Giuseppina (~1854 - ~1927)
Note in this record that Salvadore and Saveria are living on Ardetta Corso at the time. Note also in this record that Salvadore is listed with the last name "Ardizzone Caito" while in a later birth record for Antonino (1843), Salvadore is listed only as "Ardizzone." In this record, Salvadore's birth year would be placed at 1813/1814 and Saveria's birth year would also be placed at 1813/1814. Many of the birth records of their children place Salvatore and Saveria's birth in the early 1820's. However, Salvatore and Saveria's marriage records, which occurred much earlier in time (1836), place Salvatore's birth year at 1811 (he was 25 years old at the time) and Saveria's birth year as 1816/1817 (she was 19 years old at the time). Since the marriage records are closer in time to Salvatore and Saveria's birth, I have used their marriage records to place their birth year and am not using the birth records of their children to do so.
09-11-1999: In an e-mail from Thomas D'Amore of Providence, RI to Paul J. Caito:
On Marighrita, she married John B Caito. Her father was Giovanni Caito who was a wealthy sea captain who owned a fleet of fishing boats. Giovanni married Guiesppina Gentile. Giovanni and Guiesppina's children were: Salvatore, Peter, Marina, Providenzia and Sara and Marighrita. (not in this exact order) This document I am quoting from was made up by the daughters of John B Caito. I will try to send you a copy soon.
Tom and Denise D'Amore
10-14-1999: In a Family History of the descendants of John B. and Margherita Caito it is noted that Margherita's parents, Giovanni and Josepina Gentile, died in their 80's in Detroit. They had visited their daughter, Margherita, in Providence, Rhode Island several times. Margherita would frequently come to Detroit to visit her parents.
Baptism - [date: 20 DEC 1998] [place: Penfield, Monroe Co, NY at St Joseph's Church]Haley's godparents are Patrice Marie Caito (father's sister) and Michael F. Nentarz (spouse of Patrice).
12-01-1998: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Dec 1, 1998, Internal Ref. #126.96.36.199512.128] Individual: Caito, Ignatius; SS #: 714-09-6495; Issued in: Railroad Board; Birth date: Jan 14, 1913; Death date: Nov 22, 1963spouse: , Anna (~1922 - 1991)
Burial - [place: Buffalo, Erie Co, NY at Mt Calvary Cemetery]
Death Note1 Dec 1998: Funeral Holy Card located in the belongings of Anna Sansone Caito shows a death date of November 22, 1963. Services were at the Perna funeral Home and at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church with Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
1 Dec 1998: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Dec 1, 1998, Internal Ref. #188.8.131.52512.154] Individual: Caito, Joseph; SS #: 081-28-5421 Issued in: NY; Birth date: Jun 15, 1901 Death date: Oct 1986; Last known residence: Buffalo, NY14213.spouse: Mascari, Lena (*1907 - )
Marriage Note30 Dec 1934: Obituary of her father, Joseph, who died on this date, notes that Lena is listed as Mrs. Joseph Caito. Therefore, marriage date is listed as "before 1934."
spouse: Pisano, Alessio (1907 - 1991)
Education - [place: NY at Bryant Stratton Business Institute]Josephine went to Bryant-Stratton College and did office work before marrying Al Pisano, who worked in Insurance.
Birth Note12-26-1908: Josephine was named after her maternal grandmother.
08-01-1998: Current Address: Mrs. Karen Stevens, 199 Pritchard Avenue, Corning, New York 14830, (716) 962-4386spouse: Stevens, Dale Robert (1951 - )
Baptism - [date: 30 MAR 1958] [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY at St. Mary's Church]The baptism was performed by Fr. Brennan on Palm Sunday. Godparents: Margaret Mary Watkins Zugger and Henry Zugger (mother's sister and her husband).
spouse: Longo, Anthony A (1886 - 1978)
Burial - [date: 23 SEP 1963] [place: Batavia, Genesee Co, NY at United German & French Cemetery]19 Sep 1963: Obituary lists her address at time of death as 54 Cambridge Avenue. She was survived by seven (7) grandchildren and two (2) great-grandchildren, none of whom are listed by name. She had been predeceased by her sister, Michalina Bova and her brother, Michael F. Caito. Funeral services Monday, September 23, 1963 at 8:15 AM from Amigone Funeral Home, 1250 East Delevan Avenue near Bailey and 9:00 AM from St. Matthew's Church.
Burial Plot owners are listed as Maria and Anthony Longo. Hence, Lena's name at the time of purchase (May 15, 1919) was Maria. She is listed as buried in the plot under the name "Lena M. Longo."
Event Funeral - [date: 23 SEP 1963] [place: Buffalo, Erie Co, NY at St Matthew's Church]
spouse: Nugent, Robert E (*1946 - )
Birth NoteWhere in California was Linda born?
----------child: Nugent, Nicole (1977 - )
Divorce - [date: BEF 1998]What is exact date and place of the divorce?
Marriage NoteWhat is exact date and place of the marriage?