Michael Messina
(1873-1961)
Giuseppa Josephine Giammanco
(1879-1945)
Charles Salvatore Messina
(1902-1974)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Agnes Thelma Beacher

Charles Salvatore Messina 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 28 Sep 1902, Tommaso Natale, Palermo, Siciliy, ITA 1 4 6 8 9 10
  • Marriage (1): Agnes Thelma Beacher
  • Died: 31 Dec 1974, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA at age 72 4 5 6 8
  • Buried: 4 Jan 1975, Schuylkill Haven: Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill, PA, USA 4 5 6

   Another name for Charles was Tat Messina.4

   FamilySearch ID: L819-3TF.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 11 The 1920 census recorded at 512 Sanderson Street: Michael Messina, laborer in steel mill, 46, living with wife Josephine, 40; daughter Mary, 21; and son Charles, railroad laborer, 17. They and their parents were all born in Italy and immigrated in 1902. Also in the home is Charles Causa, son in law, coal mine laborer, 29, born in Italy who immigrated in 1907.

2. Census in 1930 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 12 The 1930 census recorded owning a $2,200 home at 512 Sanderson Street: Michael Messina, laborer in steel mill, 27, living with wife Josephine, 50; son Charles, laborer in steel mill, 27; and daughter Mary Causa, 31, and her husband Salvatore Causa, laborer in coal mine, 40. Everyone and their parents were born in Italy. Michael immigrated in 1903 and the others in 1906. Charles and Mary were U.S. citizens but their parents were aliens.

3. Census in 1940 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 1 The 1940 census lists Charles Messina, 37, born in Italy, living with wife Agnes, 32, born in Pennsylvania; and daughter Joan Marie, 6, born in Pennsylvania.

4. Occupation: Schneider & Davis, Mahantango St., Pottsville, PA on 16 Feb 1942 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 9

5. He was described as 5' 8" 157 lbs. Brown eyes black hair ruddy complexion on 16 Feb 1942 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 9

6. Residence: 508 Sanderson St., Pottsville, PA on 16 Feb 1942 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 9

7. Occupation: Pottsville City Directory: Messina Chas (Anges) roofer Hahner Bros h 442 Fairview in 1948 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 13

8. Census in 1950 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 14 The 1950 census recorded at 442 Fairview Street: Charles Messina, laborer in roofing company, 47, living with wife Agnes, wrapper in paper box factory, 41, and daughter Josephine, 16. Charles was born in Italy and the others in Pennsylvania.

9. Occupation: Pottsville City Directory: Messina Chas (Anges) roofer Hahner Bros h 442 Fairview in 1953 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 15

10. Residence: 142 Fairview St., Pottsville, Pa. On 28 May 1954 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 3

11. Residence: 512 Sanderson St., Pottsville, PA on 24 Mar 1956 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 16

12. Obituary: Pottsville Republican: obituary of Charles Messina on 2 Jan 1975 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 5 Charles (Tat) Messina, of 1124 W. Market St., Pottsville, died in Pottsville Hospital shortly after admission on Tuesday.
He was born in Italy, a son of the late Michael and Josephine Giamonco Messina. He was a roofer and had been employed by Hahner Brothers until he retired seven years 'ago.
He was a member of First United Church of Christ, the West End Hose Company, Bowmanstown Rodnand Gun Club, Liberty Fire Company, Newtown Fish and Game Club.
His wife, the former Agnes Beacher, died in 1954.
Surviving are a daughter, Josephine Marie, widow of Ray DiCello of Pottsville; four grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday morning from the Morgan Home with Rev. Harold Rodland officiating. Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park.


Charles married Agnes Thelma Beacher, daughter of Thomas Franklin Beacher Sr. and Agnes May Hepner. (Agnes Thelma Beacher was born on 28 Mar 1908 in New Castle, Schuylkill County, PA,1 3 4 17 died on 27 May 1954 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA 3 4 7 and was buried on 31 May 1954 in Schuylkill Haven: Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill, PA, USA 3 4.)


Sources


1 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQ6C-BTP Agnes Messina in household of Charles Messina, Ward 5, Pottsville, Pottsville City, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-117, sheet 19B.

2 James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville, Pa., Obituary of Josephine M. DiCello. http://www.jehumphreyfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=146189.

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 45179. Agnes T. Messina. Father Thomas Beacher. Mother Agnes Hepner. Spouse Charles Messina.

4 Billion Graves (http://www.BillionGraves.com), http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/AGNES-T-MESSINA/8643741.

5 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 2 Jan 1975, page 2. Obituary of Charles Messina.

6 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176650864.

7 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 27 May 1954, page 31. Obituary of Agnes T. Messina.

8 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J1M8-T3N null, Dec 1974; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

9 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Charles Salvatore Messina, b. 28 Sep 1902 Palemro, Italy.

10 Ancestry.com, "Palermo, Italy, Births, 1896-1905," Salvatore Messina b. 28 Sep 1902, Palermo, Sicilia, italia.

11 1920 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6Y1-46G Michael Messina, 1920.

12 1930 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHHM-QNV Charles Messina in household of Michael Messina, Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 93, sheet 14A, line 9, family 303.

13 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1948 Pottsville City Directory, printed page 199, online image 100.

14 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XBB-VPLM Charles Messina.

15 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1953 Pottsville City Directory, printed page 189, online image 96.

16 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 29292 Salvatore Causa, b. 6 Mar 1890 Italy, d. 24 Mar 1956 Pottsville PA, parents unknown, informant Charles Messina.

17 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, New Castle Township, Series: T624 Roll: 1417 Page: 212.



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