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Antonio (Tony) Messina

Antonio (Tony) Messina

Male 1879 - 1961  (81 years)

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  • Name Antonio (Tony) Messina 
    Born 13 Nov 1879  Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Got a copy of the record of birth in Acerra, Italy for Antonio Messina on 11th Nov 1879 to Francesco Messina & Maddalena Prete. There is also a note about his marriage to Maria Esposito on 20 Nov 1902 in Acerra.
      (FamilySearch.org Acerra Nati 1879 image 177 #526)

    1879 Nov 13 civil birth record for Antonio Messina from Acerra, Italy
    1879 Nov 13 civil birth record for Antonio Messina from Acerra, Italy
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 13 Dec 1879  Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Found a baptismal record in Acerra, Italy for Antonio Messina baptised on Nov. 13, 1879, born to Francesco Messina and Magdalena Prete.
      (LDS film 1,338,537 1879, fol. 47, #27)
      Note: got copy of fol. 46 that shows start of Nov 1879
    1879 Dec 13 Baptismal record for Antonio Messina from Acerra, Italy
    1879 Dec 13 Baptismal record for Antonio Messina from Acerra, Italy
    Immigration 17 Dec 1902  SS 'Perugio' Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Found a ship's manifest for the SS 'Perugio' left Naples Nov. 29, 1902 arrived New York Dec. 17, 1902, ticket #361, Line 2, Messina, Antonio, 23 (b.1879), Married, laborer, read/write 'yes', from Acerra to Providence RI to cousin A & M DeLucia 99 Prince St., Providence, RI; pd. himself, $40. on him.
    1902 Dec 18 for Antonio Messina for SS 'Perugia' Providence RI ln 2
    1902 Dec 18 for Antonio Messina for SS 'Perugia' Providence RI ln 2
    Immigration 20 Oct 1908  SS "Romanic' Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Found copy of the passenger record & the ship's manifest for Antonio Messina coming into the port of Boston on the SS 'Romanic' on Oct 20,1908, 29 yrs. old, married, laborer, could read & speak, had wound of eyelid?, black hair, blue eyes, (#1-70769 notation for Naturalization Papers), left his wife Maria Esposito in Acerra, Italy (she was pregnant & had their daughter Lucia in Acerra on Nov. 1, 1908); destination Providence, RI to cousin Markus Alfonsi, 193 Atwell Ave, passage pd. by cousin(?).
    1908 Oct 20 for Antonio Messina Certificate of Arrival Boston, Mass
    1908 Oct 20 for Antonio Messina Certificate of Arrival Boston, Mass
    this was filed with Antonio's papers for Naturalization; certificate no. 1-70769, came on the SS 'Romanic'
    1908 Nov 11 for Antonio Messina SS 'Romanic' arrived Boston page 1
    1908 Nov 11 for Antonio Messina SS 'Romanic' arrived Boston page 1
    Antonio is on line 24, 29 yrs. old, left wife Maria Esposito in Acerra (she was pregnant & had Lucia about 1 week after Antonio left on Nov. 1, 1908), going to Providence, RI, cousin paid, cousin Markus Alfonso 93 Atwell Ave., Providence, RI
    1908 Nov 11 for Antonio Messina SS 'Romanic' arrived Boston page 2
    1908 Nov 11 for Antonio Messina SS 'Romanic' arrived Boston page 2
    Census 28 Apr 1910  Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Found a 1910 US Census record for Tony Messina, wife Mary, daughters Madeline, Josephine & Lucy & sister Carmina from Pittsfield City, Bershire, MA
      (Ancestry.com enum. #72, sheet #31B, 583 Fenn St., lines 95-100)
    1910 Census Pittsfield, MA for Tony Messina & wife Maria & family
    1910 Census Pittsfield, MA for Tony Messina & wife Maria & family
    Resided 5 Jan 1916  Hingham Journal, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Article in Hingham Journal on Jan 5 1916 about the house & barn of Antonio Messina burning down just over the Hingham Line in So. Weymouth MA
    1916 Jan 5 article about Antonio Messina's house fire in Hingham Journal, MA
    1916 Jan 5 article about Antonio Messina's house fire in Hingham Journal, MA
    Military 12 Sep 1918  Rockland, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Found a WWI Registration card for Antonio Messina, Abbingtown St., Hingham, Plym. Mass, 39 yrs. old, born Dec. 10, 1879, alien, b. Italy, worked in mouldings for Worthington Blake & Knowles; wife Mary Messina. signed at Rockland, MASS on Sept. 12, 1918.
    WWI Registration Card for Antonio Messina Hingham, MA pt.1
    WWI Registration Card for Antonio Messina Hingham, MA pt.1
    WWI Registration Card for Antonio Messina Hingham, MA pt.2
    WWI Registration Card for Antonio Messina Hingham, MA pt.2
    Census 19 Apr 1930  Hingham, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Found copy of the 1930 US Census for Antonio Messina & wife Maria & daughter Lucy, son Frank, daughter Anne, son Gaetano & daughter Cammilla living in Hingham, Plymouth, MA
      (Ancestry.com enum. #122-65, sheet #21B, 502 Abington St., lines 57-63)
    1930 Census Hingham, MA for Antonio Messina, wife Maria & family
    1930 Census Hingham, MA for Antonio Messina, wife Maria & family
    Naturalization 25 Apr 1932  U.S.District Court, Mass Dist., Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Received Antonio Messina's Naturalization Papers from NARA in Boston, MA 3/3/08. They show that he was born on Dec. 11, 1879 in Acerra, Caserta, Italy; that he immigrated from Naples on Oct. 20, 1908 on the SS 'Romanic' to Boston, arrived Nov. 11, 1908; Certif. of arrival #1 70769. He filed a Declaration of Intent on Feb. 19, 1929 #217558 showing he was married to Mary in Nov. 1902 in Acerra, Italy; she was born on May 19, 1883 in Naples; she immigrated in April 1909 with Antonio. They had 7 children with birth dates listed, town where born; & town where currently living (as of 1929); Madeline, Josephine, Lucy, Frank (who married Jennie Spadacenta), Annie (who married Paul Spadacenta), Gaetana & Carmela. He signed his Oath of Allegiance in Boston on April 25, 1932; Naturalization Certificate #3547165. He was living on Abernon St., in Hingham, Plymouth, MA & was a farmer at that time. His affidavits of witnesses were George C. Smith, police officer from Weymouth, MA & George W. Hunt, police sargeant from N. Weymouth, MA
    Signature of Antonio Messina Boston MA on his Oath of Allegiance April 25, 1932
    Signature of Antonio Messina Boston MA on his Oath of Allegiance April 25, 1932
    1929 Feb 19 for Antonio Messina Declaration of Intention Hingham, MA
    1929 Feb 19 for Antonio Messina Declaration of Intention Hingham, MA
    1931 Oct 19 for Antonio Messina Petition for Naturalization Hingham, MA
    1931 Oct 19 for Antonio Messina Petition for Naturalization Hingham, MA
    this is Antonio's petition showing all his information, his wife, his children, when he came to this country, on what ship, etc. It also has the signatures of his two witnesses who said they had known him since 1923; George C. Smith police officer & George W. Hunt police sargeant.
    1932 Apr 25 for Antonio Messina Oath of Allegiance Hingham, MA
    1932 Apr 25 for Antonio Messina Oath of Allegiance Hingham, MA
    Census 1940  Hingham, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On the 1940 (taken May 17, 1940) census, Antonio Messina is listed at 3 Abington St, Hingham, MA at 60 yrs. old, married, born in Italy, Peddlar, Vegetables; with his wife Maria & daughter Carmalla 23, single, 4 yrs. of high school, Laundress at laundry.
      Note: Carmella got married in 1939 & is also listed with her new husband, Pasquale Cedrone, in Weymouth on Apr 16, 1940, 24 yrs. old, 3 yrs. of high school, no occupation!
    1940 Census for Antonio Messina, wife Maria & daughter Carmalla from Hingham, MA
    1940 Census for Antonio Messina, wife Maria & daughter Carmalla from Hingham, MA
    Military 26 Apr 1942  Weymouth, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WWII Registration Card for Antonio Messina Hingham, MA pg1
    WWII Registration Card for Antonio Messina Hingham, MA pg1
    WWII Registration Card for Antonio Messina Hingham, MA pg2
    WWII Registration Card for Antonio Messina Hingham, MA pg2
    Obituary 10 Jan 1961  The Patriot Ledger Quincy, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Got a copy of the obituary for Antonio Messina of 73 Abington St. died this morning (Jan 10, 1961) at Quincy City hospital; born in Naples, Italy, had come to Hingham 43 yrs. ago & lived there since; survived by 5 daughters, Madeline Ferrino, Josephine DeBartlo, Camela Cedrone, Lucy Mantell & Annie Spadacenta; a son Gaden, a sister Camela Ciamni & several grandchildren; burial was in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.
      (from the Patriot Ledger Tues. Jan 10, 1961)
    1961 Jan 10 obituary for Antonio Messina from the Patriot Ledger Quincy, MA
    1961 Jan 10 obituary for Antonio Messina from the Patriot Ledger Quincy, MA
    Died 10 Jan 1961  Quincy, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Found a Mass. death index for Antonio Messina, no age, from Winthrop, MA 1960 V108 pg. 68
    1961 mass card for Antonio Messina Hingham, MA
    1961 mass card for Antonio Messina Hingham, MA
    Buried 13 Jan 1961  St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 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.
    Notes 
    • Could not find Antonio/Tony listed on the 1905 Rhode Island State Census.
      Found some listings for Antonio Messina in the Providence directories (RI State Archives) from 1904 - 1908; lived on 41 Spruce St. in 1907-8.
      Could not find any listing for Antonio/Tony & Mary/Maria & their children in MA for 1920; emailed the MA Archives 5/23/09 for help.
    Person ID I1962  Levesque_Lozier_Mascola_Messina
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2020 

    Father Francesco Messina,   b. 19 Jun 1851, Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Maddalena del Prete,   b. Abt 1851 
    Married 2 Jul 1877  Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Esposito,   b. 19 May 1883, Naples, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1948, Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Nov 1902  Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Picture of Maria (Esposito) & Antonio Messina of Hingham, MA
    Picture of Maria (Esposito) & Antonio Messina of Hingham, MA
    Children 
    +1. Madelyn Annunziata Messina,   b. 29 Mar 1904, Providence, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1983, Houston, Harris, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. Giuseppina Josephine Messina,   b. 10 Jun 1905, Providence, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1968, Quincy, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Giovannina Messina,   b. 15 Apr 1907, Providence, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1908, Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Lucia Lucy Messina,   b. 1 Nov 1908, Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1990, Quincy, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +5. 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)
    +6. Anna Clara Messina,   b. 5 Aug 1912, Braintree, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1998, East Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +7. Gaetano Gaden Messina,   b. 27 Jan 1914, Hingham, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 2002, Braintree, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +8. Carmella Maria Messina,   b. 17 Apr 1916, Hingham, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 2011, Quincy, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     9. Giovannina Messina,   b. 14 Aug 1918, Hingham, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1918, Hingham, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Nov 1879 - Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 13 Dec 1879 - Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Nov 1902 - Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 28 Apr 1910 - Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 12 Sep 1918 - Rockland, Plymouth, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 19 Apr 1930 - Hingham, Plymouth, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 25 Apr 1932 - U.S.District Court, Mass Dist., Boston, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Hingham, Plymouth, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 26 Apr 1942 - Weymouth, Norfolk, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Jan 1961 - St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Picture of Antonio Messina of Hingham MA
    Picture of Antonio Messina of Hingham MA

  • Sources 
    1. [S15286] Cemetery.