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Re: Taormina Family from Trabia, Sicily
Posted by: Dona Taormina Adams Date: October 21, 2001 at 15:12:22
In Reply to: Re: Taormina Family from Trabia, Sicily by Mac McDonald of 108

My grandfather's name was Antonino (Anthony)Taormina. He was born in Trabia on Aug. 27, 1896 and came to America on Dec. 26, 1913. He had three brothers who also came to this country -Guiseppe (Joe), Salvatore (Sam), and Giacchino (Jack). His sister Vincenza Taormina Battaglia also came over. They all first went to Johnstown, PA and then to Monaca, PA. Jack and Joe went to California. I think I am related to the Lanagan's and LittleJohn's through Uncle Joe. But, through other sources they have Joe's parents as Dominic and Mary Taormina, and my grandfather's parent's were Joseph (Guiseppe) and Mary (Maria) Corso Taormina.
My grandfather was first married to Lena Taormina. She died at age 16. They had one son, Joe, who lives in California - near San Francisco. My grandfather's second wife was Frances Connie La Presti. Their children were Mary Taormina Pietrandrea, Phillip, Antoinette Taormina Zarillo, Salvatore and his twin brother John (died at age 3). My father was their youngest and his name is also John Taormina. I think I am also related to the Galioto's. I think maybe our gr. grandparents back in Sicily were both Taormina's married to Corso's. Pietro Galioto came over on the same ship as my grandfather's brother, Joe - the Cincinnati on 4/9/1914. I'd like to exchange info with anyone that might be connected. I especially need info on my grandfather's youngest sister, Antonina, who stayed in Trabia. My e-mail address is Thanks!

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