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Adelaide Avitabile

Female 1870 - 1954  (83 years)


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  • Name Adelaide Avitabile 
    Born 15 Feb 1870  Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Adelaide Mascola 
    Also Known As Adelaide Coppola 
    Naturalization Between May 1896 and Jun 1897 
    • maybe when she married Salvatore Mascolo?
    Immigration 7 May 1896  SS 'Italia' Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Found a ship's manifest for Adel Avitabile, b. abt. 1870, 26 yrs. old, dressmaker, (doesn't state whether she was single or married), going to NY, #617 on list (image 15), below deck, 1 pc. luggage & a passenger record for Adel Avitabile showing the SS 'Italia' Naples to N.Y.; arrived May 7, 1896.
    1896 May 7 for Adel Avitabile SS 'Italia' arrived NY
    1896 May 7 for Adel Avitabile SS 'Italia' arrived NY
    Adelaide is #617 on list, 26 yrs. old, dressmaker
    Census 1900  New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • On the 1900 Census Adelaide is shown as a daughter-in-law to Giovanni Mascola (Head), Salvatore's father on 13 St. John St., New Haven,Ct., she was 28 yrs. old, born in May 1872, married 3 yrs., had 2 children/2 living, immigrated in 1896, in US for 4 yrs., could read/write & speak English.
    1900 Census New Haven, CT for Salvatore Mascola & Adelaide Avitabile
    1900 Census New Haven, CT for Salvatore Mascola & Adelaide Avitabile
    Census 1910  New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • On the 1910 Census, Adelaide is shown as the wife of Salvatore Mascola, was 37 yrs. old. (b.1873), married 13 yrs. 5 children/5 living (she actually had lost a baby in 1908); John 11, Amilia 10, Julia 9, James 6, Victoria 4;, says she was born in Ct., s/b Agerola, Italy, she could read/write English.
    1910 Census New Haven, CT for Salvatore Mascola & Adelaide Avitabile
    1910 Census New Haven, CT for Salvatore Mascola & Adelaide Avitabile
    Census 5 Jan 1920  New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • On the 1920 US Census, Adelaide is listed as Adeline Mascola, Head, living on 287 Lloyd St., New Haven, CT with her children John, Amelia, Julia, James, & Victoria; she is 45 yrs. old, widowed, owns her own home.
    1920 Census New Haven, CT for Adelaide Avitabile Mascola (widow of Salvatore Mascola) & family
    1920 Census New Haven, CT for Adelaide Avitabile Mascola (widow of Salvatore Mascola) & family
    Census 9 Apr 1930  New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On the 1930 US Census, Adelaide is listed again as Adeline Mascola, Head, own home worth $9,000. living with her daughter Victoria & her son Gennaro (James) & his wife Mary & their son Salvatore on 287 Lloyd St., New Haven; she is 56 yrs. old, immigrated in 1896, NAturalized.
    1930 Census New Haven, CT for Adelaide Avitabile Mascola (Sal's widow) & daughter; her son, James Mascola & Mary Borghi are living with her
    1930 Census New Haven, CT for Adelaide Avitabile Mascola (Sal's widow) & daughter; her son, James Mascola & Mary Borghi are living with her
    Census 1940  East Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On the 1940 census, Adelaide is living with her son Gennaro, listed as 'Mother', at 66 yrs. old, widowed, had 6 yrs. old school, born in Italy, NA status.
    1940 census East Haven, CT for Gennaro Mascola, wife Mary & children and his mother Adelaide
    1940 census East Haven, CT for Gennaro Mascola, wife Mary & children and his mother Adelaide
    Died 15 Jan 1954  East Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: cerebral hemorrhage 
    • Her death certificate shows that Adelaide Mascole died on Jan. 15, 1954 at 7:00am in Grace NH Hospital, New Haven, she was living at 95 Bradley Ave., East Haven, CT at the time, her birthdate is shown as Feb. 15, 1870 in Ageroli, Italy to John Avitabile & Victoria Davida; she was buried Jan. 18, 1954 at East Lawn Cemetery; informant was her son, John Mascole . It also shows that an autopsy was performed; I sent to YNHH for copy 1/3/07; got a response from Yale saying they need her probate records.
      Went to NH 2/21 to get probate records, found the microfilm with help from Nadine in Probate office, Roll #352, Vol. 1401, pg. 490. Adelaide Mascola East Haven,
      1.) First National Bank & Trust Co. account in name of Adelaide Mascola & John Mascola payable to them or the survivor $3,296.26
      2.) The American Bank & Trust Co. account in name of Adelaide Mascola or John Mascola payable to either or survivor $8,796.23.
      Total $12, 092.49, signed by John Mascola on 10th March, 1954, recorded on 17th May 1954.
      Copier wasn't working that day.
      Will find John Mascola's survivors & ask them to request the autopsy.
      Got a copy of some New Haven probate records from CT State Library reel #2971 vol. 953 pg. 595 Roll 148 for Adelaide Mascola, 2 entries on same page.
    1954 Adelaide (Avitabile) Mascole Certificate of Death from New Haven, CT
    1954 Adelaide (Avitabile) Mascole Certificate of Death from New Haven, CT
    1954 Jan 15 probate record from New Haven Probate Court for Adelaide Mascola
    1954 Jan 15 probate record from New Haven Probate Court for Adelaide Mascola
    Obituary 16 Jan 1954  New Haven Register, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Found a death notice for Adelaide Avitabile Mascola, beloved wife of Salvatore, mother of Mrs. Amelia Coppola, Mrs. Julia Laudano, Mrs. Victoria Massotta & John & James Mascola; no calling hours or wake information was stated; this may be only a funeral notice; the funeral was private.
      Found Adelaide's cemetery plot in East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven, CT; Salvatore is buried in St. Lawrence Cemetery, New Haven. Most of Adelaide's children are buried in East Lawn with her.
    1954 Jan 16 obituary for Adelaide Avitabile Mascola from New Haven Register, CT
    1954 Jan 16 obituary for Adelaide Avitabile Mascola from New Haven Register, CT
    Buried 18 Jan 1954  East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (912E, G section)
    Headstone of Adelaide Avitabile Mascola
    Headstone of Adelaide Avitabile Mascola
    Notes 

    • Adelaide Avitabile married Salvatore Mascola sometime between May 1896 & June 1897 but so far I cannot find a marriage license or a certificate of marriage from a Catholic Church in New Haven area. Will continue to search.

      She was the only witness to the accidental death of Giovanni Mascola on May 5,1903 as mentioned in the autopsy.
      She was Christine Mascola Messina's matron of honor on Nov. 23, 1904
      Oct. 29, 1907 Salvatore & Adelaide Mascola bought property & buildings on 187 Poplar St., New Haven from Thomas Sullivan for $600.

      Salvatore dies on Apr. 9, 1912 leaving Adelaide with 5 small children.
      After Sal died on Apr. 9, 1912, Adelaide was made adminstratrix of the estate on Oct. 9, 1912. She was also appointed guardian to her five children John, Amelia, Julia, James & Victor(ia) ages 14, 13, 11, 9, & 7. She had to publish, 3 times, in the Journal Courier a notice to creditors to submit claims to estate.
      On May 22, 1913 Adelaide was allowed to sell the property on 185-187 Poplar St. with a $3,500 bond.
      On June 4, 1913, the courts held a hearing stating that she had sold 2 parcels of property on 185 & 187 Poplar St. for $1,525. to Frank Monati? and paid the $1,000 1st mortgage on the property. A final court date of June 12th, 1913 was scheduled to close the estate of Salvatore Mascola & Adelaide had to post a notice, 3 times, in the Journal Courier for all creditors to come forward by that date. None did & the estate was closed.

      On Sept 21, 1913 Adelaide marries Giovanni Coppola in New Haven.

      She was Marie Christina Messina's godmother on Dec. 10, 1917
    Person ID I0025  Levesque_Lozier_Mascola_Messina
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2016 

    Father John Avitabile,   b. Abt 1845, Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Victoria Davida,   b. Abt 1845, Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Salvatore Mascolo,   b. Jan 1873, Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1912, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Between May 1896 and Jun 1897 
    Notes 
    • Adelaide arrived in the US in May 1896, had her first child in Apr. 1898. Sal & Adelaide stated that they were married 3 yrs. on the 1900 Census on Jun. 6, 1900. That should have put their marriage between May 1896 and June 1897. Searched through ALL marriage licenses issued in New Haven during May 1896 - Dec. 1897 and could not find one for Salvatore & Adelaide.
      I was allowed to search the old church documents for St. Michael's and St. Patricks but found no marriage certificate for Sal & Adelaide. Sent letters to Sacred Heart Church & St. Mary's Church in New Haven 1/3/07. Both churches told me over the phone in Dec. 2007 that they had no record of this marriage. The Archdiocese of Hartford has all the church records from the New Haven County on microfilm; I will spend time there trying to find their marriage record.
      Note: Pasquale Parente & AngelaRose Mascola were married on Feb. 20, 1898 & I got a copy of a picture of Salvatore Mascola & Pasquale Parente in 'wedding' attire,Salvatore was sitting, no wedding band on finger & Pasquale was standing, holding a hat with his left hand, looks like a ring on his left hand, has a boutonnaire in his left lapel; I am assuming this was the wedding of Pasquale Parente & Angela Rose Mascola; church records show that Salvatore Mascola was the best man.
    Children 
    +1. John Patrick Mascola,   b. 29 Apr 1898, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1972, East Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +2. Camille (Amelia) Mascola,   b. 26 Jul 1899, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1988, Ct. Hospice, Branford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +3. Angiola (Julia) Mascola,   b. 24 Nov 1901, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1977, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +4. Gennaro (James) Mascola,   b. 28 Nov 1903, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1958, East Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +5. Victoria (Vicky) Mascola,   b. 20 Dec 1905, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1986, East Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Unnamed Mascolo,   b. 26 May 1908, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1908, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Photos
    House on 287 Lloyd St., Fair Haven, CT
    House on 287 Lloyd St., Fair Haven, CT
    this is the house where Adelaide, Sal Mascola's widow, lived with her children in the 1920's.
    Collage of children of Salvatore Mascola & Adelaide Avitabile
    Collage of children of Salvatore Mascola & Adelaide Avitabile
    from left to right: Julia, Vicky, James, John & Millie
    Family ID F008  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Giovanni Coppola,   b. 24 Jun 1876, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1951, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1913  St. Michael's Church, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    1913 Sep 21 Marriage License from New Haven, CT for Giovanni Coppola & Adelaide (Avitabile) Mascolo
    1913 Sep 21 Marriage License from New Haven, CT for Giovanni Coppola & Adelaide (Avitabile) Mascolo
    Notes 
    • Found a marriage license in New Haven City Hall for Giovanni, 37, Painter, 1st marriage son of Michele & Maria Aiello & Adelaide Mascolo, 2nd marriage, wid., 39, daughter of Giovanni Avitabile & Victoria Davita, married on Sept. 21, 1913 in St. Michael's church.
    Family ID F1048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Feb 1870 - Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - New Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - New Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Sep 1913 - St. Michael's Church, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Jan 1920 - New Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 9 Apr 1930 - New Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - East Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cerebral hemorrhage - 15 Jan 1954 - East Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 16 Jan 1954 - New Haven Register, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Jan 1954 - East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Signature of Adelaide Mascola on Salvatore's Estate records from May 22, 1913
    Signature of Adelaide Mascola on Salvatore's Estate records from May 22, 1913
    Signatures of Adelaide Mascola & Pasquale Mascolo on the Estate Papers for Salvatore Oct. 9, 1912.
    Signatures of Adelaide Mascola & Pasquale Mascolo on the Estate Papers for Salvatore Oct. 9, 1912.

    Marriages At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [S15391] Marriage License.