Edward Salvatore Reitano is born 27 September 1892 in Naples, Italy, the son of Bartolomeo Reitano and Giuseppina Ferri.
In 1910, Edward, age 17, lives with his brother, Angelo, 25, their mother Josephine, 56, his married sister, Margherite, 29, her husband, Frank Calabrese, 47, and Margherite and Frank's children: Emma, 7, Louis, 4, Josephine, 2, and Mary, and infant. Frank is a cabinet maker. Angelo is a tailor, and Edward is a decorator in a shop. The brothers immigrated in 1900, and their sister and mother in 1898. Frank immigrated in 1892.
Edward marries Clementina "Katie" Ferrara on 27 June 1915 in Manhattan. He is 22 (b. 1893) and Clementina is 18 (b. 1897). Her birthplace has been abbreviated to Vico Eque...se. She is the daughter of Giovanni Ferraro and Teresa Guido.
Edward Salvator Reitano, born 27 September 1892 in Naples, Italy, registers for the draft for WWI in the US. He is a naturalized citizen. He lives at 532 E 3rd St., Mt. Vernon, NY. He works as an interior decorator for Watson and Collin at 161 E 32nd St in NYC. He supports his wife and child and requests exemption from the draft for this reason. Edward is of medium height and build, with light brown hair and dark brown eyes.
Edward and Clementina have at least four children: Edward Salvator Jr. (c. 1917), Helen (1919), Victor (c. 1923), and Josephine (c. 1828).
Helen is born 2 February 1919 in Mount Vernon, Westchester County.
In 1920, Edward, age 26, heads a household with his wife, Clementine, 22, and children Eddie, two years and one month, and Helen, who is newborn. Clementine immigrated in 1903. Edward became a naturalized citizen in 1914.
Edward and his family appear in the 1930 federal census of Wappinger, Dutchess County, New York (ED 14-85), taken 1 April an hour away from Mount Vernon. Edward S. Reitano, age 37, heads a household with his wife Clementi, 32, and their children Edward S. Jr., 12, Helen, 11, Victor, 7, and Josephine, 1 year and 6 months. They rent their home for $30/mo. Edward and his wife were born in Italy, and the children in New York. He immigrated in 1899 and his wife in 1910. They are both naturalized citizens. Edward is an agent for an insurance company. He is not a military veteran.
In 1940, Edward and his family appear in the federal census for Mount Vernon, NY, in Westchester County, Block Nos. 287 and 288. They lived in the same place in 1935. Edward, age 47, is the proprietor of a coal and oil company. His wife Clementine is 43. Their children at home are Edward S. Jr., 23, Helen, 21, Victor, 17, and Josephine, 12, all born in New York. Ed Jr. is a drug store clerk and Victor is an assistant cutter of ladies' dresses.
Helen marries Anthony Castro at an unknown date, believed to be after 1940, based on census records showing both Helen and Anthony living with their respective parents at this time.
Edward Jr. enlists on 20 January 1941. He is a salesperson.
Edward dies in Westchester, NY in March 1977 at the age of 85.
↑ 1.01.1 Vincent Angelo Di Carlo. 2013. "The Di Carlo Family: From Corleone, Sicily, Italy." Accessed online 11 November 2015.
↑ 2.02.1 "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXT1-3FN : 12 December 2014), Edward Salvator Reitano, 1917-1918; citing Mount Vernon City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,753,848.
↑ 3.03.1 "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKLK-C6Y : 20 May 2014), Edward Reitano, Mar 1977; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
↑ 4.04.1 "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2441-P8S : 20 March 2015), Edoardo Or Edward Reitano and Clementina Ferraro, 27 Jun 1915; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,614,220.
↑ "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MP1F-4XT : accessed 1 March 2017), Edward Reitano in household of Frank Calabrese, Manhattan Ward 17, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 932, sheet 4B, family 67, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1034; FHL microfilm 1,375,047.
↑ "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQ3B-MWS : accessed 28 February 2017), Edward S Reitano in household of Edward S Reitano, Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon City, Westchester, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-168, sheet 4A, line 37, family 60, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2807.
↑ "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8R7-774 : 5 December 2014), Edward S Jr Reitano, enlisted 20 Jan 1941, New York City, New York, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.