<![CDATA[NHGenealogist.com & NewEnglandGenealogist.net - Archives]]>Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:40:12 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Michele Santoro & Rosina Calogero, Italy & Waterbury, CT]]>Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:38:23 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2015/07/michele-santoro-rosina-calogero-italy-waterbury-ct.html
Michele Santoro of Italy & Waterbury, CT
The other night we were given a photo/painting of Michele Santoro of Italy & Waterbury, CT & a note handwritten by his son, Dr Joseph Louis Santoro of Waterbury, CT:

"My Grandfather Donato Santoro born in town of Avigliano, Providence of Potenza, Italy - by trade a blacksmith and did a great deal of artistic iron work. He decided to move to Genzano, Italy and opened a blacksmith shop there. After sometime he decided to get married (wife's name unknown). From this marriage he had 1 son called Joseph. Joseph had 3 sons- Domenioli, Donato, Michele and one daughter Carmella - {circled in the side margin is Del Buono

Year later wife died and remarried to Grazia Maria Muscillo - They had one son, Michele & 4 daughters. 1) daughter went to France 2) daughter married a man by name of [Boucello?] T. Braggio of Potenza Italy 3) daughter married Falanga whose son was a druggist named Donato came to Brooklyn NY 4) daughter married Angelo Pallotti- issue Don Cano - Palotti - a lawyer in Italy 5) Caterina married had a daughter died

Grandfather died in 1914 - Genzano, Italy"

Another note says:
My mother Rosina Callogero daughter of Donna & Luigi Calogero only daughter - Rosina Cologero -Year later - her father died and grandmother remarried - She married a man named Gentile - from this marriage had one daughter - and one boy Gaetano Gentile was a shoemaker) - daughter Maria Rose Gentile - who married Salvatore Mastandrea - in Waterbury"

In another note he says Rosina was his grandmother but then goes on to talk about Donna & Luigi Calogero, so it seems it may just be a mistake.

Dr Joseph Louis Santoro's father was Michele (son of Donato). J.L. Santoro's siblings were Dr. Grace M. Santoro; Philomino Phyllis Marie Santoro m: Augustine Gustavo M. Parisi; Margaret m: John Arthur Cunningham; Donato Mario Santoro m: Orphia "Helen" removed to Los Angeles, CA; Daniel Santoro; William Anthony Santoro m: Ethel E. removed to Dayton, Ohio

Dr Joseph Louis Santoro married Lucille Marguerite Johnson - 

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<![CDATA[Susan Helen (Santoro) DeRoche, Port Charlotte, FL]]>Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:02:56 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2015/06/susan-helen-santoro-deroche-port-charlotte-fl.html
Susan Helen (Santoro) DeRoche, 71, of Port Charlotte, FL passed away Tuesday June 16 2015 at the Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte after a long illness. Susan was born November 29 1943 in Waterbury CT, a daughter of the late Joseph Louis Santoro & Lucille Margaurite Johnson. Susan grew up in Waterbury CT & was later a longtime resident of Windham NH & Greenville SC.

Susan had a feisty and funny spirit full of life, and love for family.  She was a longtime employee of the Digital Corporation in Salem, NH. She was a former member of the Friends of the Library in Windham, NH, and was a Speech teacher at Golden Brook School. She loved games of chance, and the lights of the best casinos with her mother by her side for many years.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, John DeRoche of Port Charlotte FL, her daughter & son-in-law, Polly Louise & David VanTassell of Londonderry, NH, her son & daughter-in-law Romeyn Todd & Amylynne Murphy of Hampstead, NH, children by marriage - Michelle Mencer, of Mystic, CT, Gina Despres, of Windham, NH, Nicholas DeRoche, of Plaistow, NH, John DeRoche, Jr,  of Plaistow, NH, Stephen DeRoche of Braintree, Ma; Grandchildren - Brandy C. Mulhare of Gales Ferry CT, Alexander D. Murphy of Norwich CT, Mandy & Hannah Foster of Florida, & one great grand-son, Brayden Allen McCoy of Florida. As well as, her brother Louis Santoro of Waterbury CT, & her sister Mary Ellen (Walsh) Small of California.  A memorial service and gathering of friends & family will be held at the home of Romeyn & Amylynne Murphy, 20 Starwood Dr., Hampstead, NH on Sunday July 12 2015 at 11am.

The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134.

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John Ramsden
born in Golcar, England & Hannah Peel born “OTP” [of this parish], England married Feb 24, 1805 in St Peter, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England[i].
                                             John & Hannah had:

1. Jenny Ramsden christened Aug 7, 1809 St James, Slaithwaite, Yorkshire, England [ii]
There may be more siblings, but no mother listed & Jenny is the only one that states

2. William Ramsden christened Nov 11, 1810 St James, Slaithwaite, Yorkshire, England [iii]
- see previous

[i] John Ramsden (Golcar) & Hannah Peel (Of This Parish) Feb 24, 1805 via volunteer Claire Brer; “West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812” [image online]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011 via West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; Old Reference Number: D32/24; New Reference Number: WDP32/24

[ii] Jenny - Aug 7 1809 – her mother listed as Hannah via St James’s Slaithwatite Register via volunteer Claire Brer; There may be more but no mother is listed & this is the only one that states “hilltop”; “West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812” [image on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

[iii] William Ramsden baptized Nov 11, 1810 Father John adobe Hilltop, Slaithwaite via volunteer Claire Brer; "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N1KC-5BC : accessed 16 April 2015), William Ramsden, 11 Nov 1810; citing SLAITHWAITE, reference ; FHL microfilm 560,624; “England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906” [index only]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Place: Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England; Collection: St Peter; -; Date Range: 1801 - 1819; Film Number:560624

<![CDATA[Surname Saturday - William & Sophia Ramsden of Huddersfield, England]]>Sat, 30 May 2015 11:09:28 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2015/05/surname-saturday-william-sophia-ramsden-of-huddersfield-england.htmlWilliam Ramsden born in Golcar, England; baptized Nov 11, 1810 son of John Ramsden of Hilltop, Slaithwaite . William married Sophia Rebecca Ramsden in St. Peter’s Huddersfield on Jan 18, 1836 . She was baptized at St James Slaithwaite Aug 8, 1808 daughter of James Ramsden & Susannah Hirst . She arrived in America about 1864/1865 w/ Robert and his young brother Henry . 

William died between 1845 & 1851, near Huddersfield, England . However, because it was such a popular name in the Huddersfield, we have unable to determine which death for William in the Death Index it is. Seems like it would be one of the ones listed in endnote , but it is impossible to tell with out the age of the deceased. She probably died between 1870-1880 in or near Framingham, Massachusetts, but a death record for her has not been located . 

There was a big mill in Linthewaite named Ramsden Mill during this time. I’m not how close the connection was, if any, as Ramsden was a very popular name. William & Sophia lived in Slaithewaite in 1841 & then Linthewaite in 1851. She is a widow there in 1861.  Both are just outside Huddersfield. Golcar is also nearby, all are in West Riding Yorkshire.

No luck finding the ship records for when they originally arrived in US yet. 

1. Maria/Mariah Ramsden born about 1837  Christened May 28 1837 in Golcar, York, England 
2. Robert Peel Ramsden - see previous 
3. William “Henry” Ramsden born about 1846  Calculated from death Sep 13 1852. Lived in Lawrence, MA in 1880, unmarried . Married Jennie Atcheson of St Stephen in Charlotte New Brunswick, Canada May 15 1890 . Tradition say he courted her 13 years before she agreed to marry him. He was 45, resided in Andover, Massachusetts and was a stitcher in a woolen mill when they married. She was the daughter of Thomas & Maria of Saint Stephen, NB. Henry died just a few years later on Jan 17 1895 in Andover, MA married 42y4m4d Hepatic Acroplexy, buried in St Stephens NB Mill Operative, son of William & Sophia   

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Written & Researched by Amylynne B. Murphy - Copyright 2015 via NHGenealogist.com & NewEnglandGenealogist.com

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My husband's late grandmother, was an actress as a child & into her young adulthood. She wasn't what people would really call "famous" by today's standards, so it hasn't exactly been easy to find loads of information outside of what the family has saved. Anyway...in looking for a blog to write today, I came across a topic I had saved months ago for the NYPL Digital Collections. Suddenly it dawned on me I should plug her name in & give it a whirl. Wouldn't you know, photos of her popped up! It's like finding treasure!

Now I'm wracking my brain for anything else I can find. I could spend hours just searching & poking around :) There are so many collections! There are photographs, upon photographs, plus...Archival Collections including Plantation Records, Walt Whitman, Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott Papers, World's Fair Records, old menus, atlases, manuscripts, art works, playbills, sheet music, streaming videos, postcards, posters, stamps, and so much more the list could go on & on. 832,000 items and increasing all the time. Check it out, perhaps the New York Public Library Digital Collections holds something for you too!