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Index Name Vavorro Warvaros
Address 308 East 28th Street, Manhattan, New York 211 Easr 11th Street, Manhattan, New York
Head Maria, 35, 5 of 6 children living, born in Italy, immigrated in 1905, finisher in tailor shop Anna, 50, widow, born in Italy, immigrated in 1910
Daughter Jennie, 30, born in Italy, immigrated in 1910, buttonholes for clothier
Son Tony, 13, born in Italy, immigrated in 1905
Son Jimmy, 6, born in Italy, immigrated in 1905 Jimmie, 19, born in Italy, immigrated in 1910, bookkeeper for factory
Daughter Josphine, 4, born in New York Josephine 13, born in New York
Daughter Grace, 9, born in New York
Daughter Mary, 7, born in New York

From various sources:

No records have been found for John Varvaro born around 1870 and married to Maria.

Mary Varvaro, a widow, was living with Frank and Josephine Varvaro Mortillaro and son John in the 1930 and 1940 censuses.

John remembers that his grandparents John and Maria Varvaro came from Castelvetrano which is in the province of Trapani in the southwest of Sicily. The economy of Castelvetrano is based predominantly on farming, with the cultivation of vines and olive trees being the main focus. Woodworking (mainly furniture) is also an important sector.

Castelvetrano is ten miles north of the Mediterranean Sea and the Temple of Hera.

Maria Varvaro, was born in Italy and died December 8, 1950, in Brooklyn, New York. She was 82. She is buried at Saint John Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens County, New York. See: Find A Grave. Josephine and Frank Mortillaro are buried in the same plot: Section 47, Row V, 073-075.

Grandson John says John and Maria Varvaro had four children: Thomas, James, and Jeanette, all born in Italy, and John's mother Josphine, born in New York.

Josephine Varvaro was born June 14, 1907, in New York. She married Frank Mortillaro. They lived in Brooklyn. She died April 10, 1997 in Palm Harbor, Florida. See Frank and Josephine Varvaro Mortillaro.

James Varvaro was living at 211 East 11th Street, East Village, Manhattan, from 1917 to 1920:

James Varvaro is in the 1930 and 1940 censuses. He was born in Italy in 1899. immigrated to America, and was naturalized. He is married to Bertha Schippman in 1920. They had a daughter Bertha in 1923. James was a salesman of bakery supplies. They were living at

In 1942, James Varvaro registered for the WWII draft. He was born in 1899 in New York City, New York. His next of kin was Bertha Varvaro. He was living at 130-53 230th Street, Laurelton, Queens. He was employed by F. W. Huber Inc., a manufacturer of dough mixers and other bakery equipment. It was established in the 1940's and was purchsed in 1985 by Empire Bakery Equipment.

Social Security reports the death of James Varvaro in May 1979. He was living at 11413, Jamaica, Queens, New York. His date of birth was given as January 31, 1899 (same as 1920 immigration papers).

There is a Thomas Varvaro, born in 1896 and died in Mineola, New York, on July 4, 1928. He is buried in Greenfield Cemetery, Uniondale, Nassau County, New York. He was married to Josephine Varvaro (1896–1959).

1920 Declaratation of Intention
James Varvaro's 1920 Declaratation of Intention to become a U. S. citizen. He was born in Tripani, Sicily in 1899, came to New York in 1906 from Palermo on the steamshipship Marco Minghetti. In 1920, he was unmarried, living at at 211 East 11th Street in New York, and working as a clerk.
Castelvetrano, Trapani, Sicily. Ten miles north of the Mediterranean Sea and the Temple of Hera.
Temple of Hera
Temple of Hera, on the Mediterranean Sea, ten miles south of Castelvetrano, Trapani, Sicily. A Greek temple of the Doric order. It was built towards the middle of the sixth century BC. Its present appearance is the result of anastylosis (reconstruction using original material) performed—controversially—in 1959.

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