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Anna Ragusa - death certificate

This is the death certificate of my Great-Grandmother, Anna Ragusa. She was born in Italy about 1875. She married my Great-Grandfather, Antonino Cascio (Cassio), and immigrated with him to the USA in 1898. They lived in New York City on E 106th St in the Italian Harlem section of Manhattan. According to the 1910 census, Anna had ten children, of which nine were still living at that time (Joseph, Frances, Lena, Tom, Rose, Sam, Mary, Clara and Fannie). She died in 1912 at the young age of 36.


The handwriting is a bit difficult to make out on this document, but this is what I have figured out so far. Her parents are Geatano Ragusa and Antonia Provenzano. The mother's last name is perhaps the most difficult handwriting on the document to decipher. At first I thought the P was a T and the Z was a G. But after stumbling upon a reference to Provenzano (in the Wikipedia article for Corleone) and then doing some further research on Sicilian surnames, I am quite confident that Provenzano is correct.


It looks like she was buried in Cavalry Cemetery in Queens. I still cannot make out the address of the cemetery. It does not seem to match the modern day address.

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Uploaded on December 14, 2008