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ZAPPONE Anthony (Antonio)
Birth:          22 Sep 1882 Centurano, Prov Caserta, Italy
Christening:    23 Sep 1882 St. Bartolomeo, Caserta, Italy
Death:          29 Oct 1965 Springfield, Delaware Co., Pa.
Burial:         2 Nov 1965 Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware Co., Pa.

Notes
came to USA in 1908
became citizen 26 Aug 1913
1920 census says arr 1906, nat 1913 weaver at worsted mill
from genealogybank.com marriage licenses issued 21 Dec 1917  Rosalina 
Foria (should be Rodia) [handwriting issue], 2119 West Cambria St., and 
Anthony Zappone, 5058 W. Indiana Ave.
10 Nov 2009 email from mom:
 
First:   You might want to check your records of August and September 
of 2006   (I have notes showing those dates that you sent -- of 
information of Rodia family, coming to USA - that you found on 
Ancestry.com  (not Ellis Island) There is quite a bit regarding Rodia 
(s) 
I took time and located my birth certificate (actually a post card):  
shows I lived at:  2529 Sartain Street, Philadephia PA at time of birth.
(The post card shows: 'Certificate of Birth'---Hospital of the woman's 
Medical College, of Penna.  2121 North College Ave.)  Note:  I was
born at home, not hospital.
 
Baptism record:   Church of St. Nicholas of Tolentino, 1716 South 9th 
Street  Philadelphia PA.  Name:  Giovanna Zappone.  Godparents
Matteo and Lucia Masucci  From: Baptismal Record Vol:  Vlll  page 87    
Rev. Oleoloriti
 
(special note:  on some papers the name Rodia is spelled:  Rudia --- 
which I am sure in not correct   This spelling Rudia is shown on a copy 
of Certification of Birth that I had sent for in April 1970.   I now 
can see the error:  On the post card of my birth, the name is incorrect 
and shows as Rudia)
 
ALSO:   I have my parents' marriage (original) 
certificate.............No: 376758   church:  Our Lady of the (can't 
make out rest of name) 
              married  6th of January  1918    Antonio Zappone  and  
Rosalina Rodia     Rev: Thomas Barra. D.D.  (minister of the gospel)
    church address:  2031 West toranto Street,  Philadelphia  Pa.
[I cannot find such a church, and Barra does not appear to be a RC 
priest]
 
1 May 2011, conversation with Mom, she had spoken with Connie Parke, 
who said that Tony and his brother Joe had a cousin named Pietro 
Pasanti (spelling? Pascenti?) ... is it on the Zappone side or the Zona 
side?
 from 1986 book:
He served in the Italian Army, and played cornet in the Italian Army 
Band.
Tony came to the United States in 1908. He became a United States 
citizen on August 26, 1913.
In Italy Tony had been a farmer and a laborer. In the United States, he 
worked for several years in silk mills in Birdsboro and Lewistown, Pa., 
and then moved to Philadelphia, Pa. In Philadelphia he was a 
lamplighter for the city.
In Philadelphia, Tony and his family resided in North Philadelphia 
until the mid 1920s, when they moved to South Philadelphia. In 1928 
they moved to near 61st and Wheeler in Southwest Philadelphia, in 1935 
to 2016 So. 65th Street, and in 1943 to Greenway Avenue. In his later 
years, Tony resided with his daughter and son-in-law, Clem and John 
Bobbie, on Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pa.
Tony enjoyed walking, music, reading, and checkers. He played bingo and 
bocce, and was a weaver.
Tony is buried in Section 59, Range 1, Lot 41, North Grave.
Source of Information: Jennie Maule, Clem Bobbie, Nick Zappone, Records 
of Holy Cross Cemetery, Records of Good Shepherd Church, Records of Our 
Lady of the Eternal Church (at St. Columba Church), Records of St. 
Nicholas of Tolentine Church, Records of Our Lady of Loreto Church
1910 in Derry, Mifflin Co., Pa., indexed as Antonio Zaffone, unm, 
boarder, laborer in ax factory

Parents
ZAPPONE Nicola ()
ZONA Clementina ()

Siblings
ZAPPONE Anthony (Antonio) (22 Sep 1882 - 29 Oct 1965)

Marriage To RODIA Rosalina (25 Feb 1886 - 22 Oct 1942) m. 6 Jan 1918 St Mary of the Eternal, Philadelphia, Pa. Notes Parents RODIA Antonio (1 Apr 1835 - 17 Feb 1911) RODIA Carmina (16 Oct 1858 - 25 Nov 1930) Children by RODIA Rosalina 25 Feb 1886 - 22 Oct 1942
ZAPPONE Nicholas Louis (9 Oct 1918 - 5 Oct 1987) ZAPPONE Clementine Joanna (16 Oct 1919 - 15 Feb 1997) ZAPPONE Louis Anthony (15 Jan 1921 - 19 Oct 1978) ZAPPONE Peter (Jun 1922 - 29 Dec 1922) ZAPPONE Carmina Andrea (3 Jul 1923 - 6 Jun 1998) ZAPPONE Jennie Elisabeth () ZAPPONE Frank John (2 Jul 1926 - 21 Mar 1957) ZAPPONE Peter (3 Oct 1927 - 3 Oct 1927)
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