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Giovanna (Jennie) Spadacenta

Female 1907 - 1994  (86 years)


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  • Name Giovanna (Jennie) Spadacenta 
    Born 25 Oct 1907  Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Found a civil birth record for Giovanna Spadacenta for 27th Oct 1907 born 25th to Pasquale, 42 & Messina, Francesca
      (from FamilySearch, Acerra, Nati, 1907, image 160)
    1907 Oct 27 civil birth record for Giovanna Spadacenta from Acerrra, Italy
    1907 Oct 27 civil birth record for Giovanna Spadacenta from Acerrra, Italy
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 7 Jan 1917  SS 'Patria' Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jennie immigrated to the US with parents on 12/26/1916 at 8 yrs. old.
    1916 Dec 26 for Pasquale Spadacenta & family SS 'Patria' arrived NY ln22 pg 1
    1916 Dec 26 for Pasquale Spadacenta & family SS 'Patria' arrived NY ln22 pg 1
    Pasquale is listed with his family on line 22, 53 yrs. old, 'he leaves none', going to New Haven, Conn; his Uncle Domenico Messina, 23 Thams St. & son Paolo Spadacenta; Francesca Messina, his wife, is listed on line 23, 45 yrs. old & 6 children: Anna (20), Guiseppa (18), Amelia (14), Frank (12), Giovana (8), & Carmela (6); they were all detained until Jan. 7, 1917 (about 2 weeks); Pasquale was listed as certified senility & chronic hypert...; released from hospital 1/7 at 10:40am. See page 2 for other half of manifest. See page 1 & 2 of Record of Aliens Held for Special Inquiry for their detention.
    Census 1920  East Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • She is on the 1920 US Census living with her parents on 236 Hemingway Ave. , New Haven, CT at 12 yrs. old.
    1920 Census East Haven, CT for Pasquale Spadacenta & Frances Messina
    1920 Census East Haven, CT for Pasquale Spadacenta & Frances Messina
    Census 1930  East Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • She is on the 1930 US Census living with her parents on 240 Hemingway Ave., East Haven, CT at 21 yrs. old, saleslady at store.
    1930 Census East Haven, CT for Frances Messina Spadacenta (widow) & children
    1930 Census East Haven, CT for Frances Messina Spadacenta (widow) & children
    Census 1940  Hingham, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On the 1940 census, Jennie is listed as the wife of Frank A. Messina at 31 yrs. old, married, 7 yrs. of school, born in Italy, with daughter Maria & son Anthony.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Naturalization 15 Sep 1941  U.S.District Court, Mass Dist., Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Got a copy of the Naturalization card for Messina, Jennie of Pine St., S. Weymouth (MA) born Oct 18 1907 33 yrs. old, certificate issued Sept 15, 1941 no. 5298137; petition 224251 (also notes #2563824) at the U.S. District Court at Boston, MA, signed by Jennie Messina.
    1941 Sep 15 Jennie Messina Hingham, MA Naturalization Papers
    1941 Sep 15 Jennie Messina Hingham, MA Naturalization Papers
    Died 26 Aug 1994  Hingham, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Found a Massachusetts Death Index for Jennie Messina in Weymouth for 26 Aug 1994 born 25 Oct 1907.
      Also found an SSDI for Jennie F. Messina born 16 Oct 1907 died Aug 1994 SS# issued in Massachusetts; last residence Hingham, Plymouth MA
    Obituary 29 Aug 1994  Patriot Ledger, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Got a copy of the obituary for Jennie (Spadacenta) Messina, 86, of Hingham, died Friday (Aug 26th 1994) in South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth; owner & operator of the Mohawk Lodge in Weymouth for 40 yrs., born in Italy; widow of Frank Messina; survived by 2 sons Anthony Messina & Frank P. Messina of Hingham, 9 grandchildren, & 3 great-grandchildren; predeceased by her daughter Marie Carroll; burial was on Tuesday (Aug 30th) in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth (MA)
      (from Hingham Public Library, Monday Aug 29th 1994 the Patriot Ledger)
    1994 Aug 29 obituary for Jennie Spadacenta Messina from the Patriot Ledger
    1994 Aug 29 obituary for Jennie Spadacenta Messina from the Patriot Ledger
    Buried 30 Aug 1994  St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The office at the St. Francis Xavier Parish told me Frank Messina was buried on Dec 28, 1946, Maria Messina was buried on Jan 3, 1949, Antonio Messina was buried Jan 13, 1961, Robert F. Messina was buried on Jun 24, 1963, 2 male babies were buried on May 11, 1964 & Jennie Messina was buried on Aug 30, 1994 all in section 6 Lot 19 (4 graves)
      To find gravesite she said enter cemetery on Middle St., take 1st left, graves will be on left.
    Person ID I1913  Levesque_Lozier_Mascola_Messina
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2013 

    Father Pasquale Spadacenta,   b. 22 Nov 1863, Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1927, Grace New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Francesca (Frances) Messina,   b. 12 Jan 1868, Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1935, Hospital of St. Raphael's, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1893  Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F576  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Francis Frank A. Messina,   b. 1 May 1910, Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1946, Hingham, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1932  East Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Marriage license in East Haven shows Frank Messina, 23, laborer, born in Pittsfield, MA, living at 240 Hemingway Ave., son of Tony Messina & Mary Esposito married Jennie Spadacenta, 23, born in Italy, living at 240 Hemingway Ave., daughter of Pasquale Spadacenta & Frances Messina; married by Jere J. Broderick, Clergy on Jun 16, 1932.
    Children 
    +1. Marie Frances Messina,   b. 1 May 1933, Weymouth, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1987, Hingham, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     2. A. Messina
    +3. F.P. Messina
    Family ID F757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Oct 1907 - Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - East Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - East Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jun 1932 - East Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Hingham, Plymouth, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 15 Sep 1941 - U.S.District Court, Mass Dist., Boston, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Aug 1994 - Hingham, Plymouth, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Aug 1994 - St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Matchbook cover for Messina's Mohawk Lodge, So. Weymouth, MA
    Matchbook cover for Messina's Mohawk Lodge, So. Weymouth, MA
    owned & operated by Jennie Spadacenta Messina

  • Sources 
    1. [S09419] East Haven Town Hall.