Author Topic: Frank Samuel Charles PASSANT b. 1881 NY  (Read 1657 times)

Offline murphy60

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,259
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Frank Samuel Charles PASSANT b. 1881 NY
« on: Sunday 21 February 10 17:26 GMT (UK) »
Helping a friend find out more info on her great grandfather, Frank Samuel Charles PASSANT.     

Frank Passant bc 1881  New York. 
In 1910, Frank’s age computes to a 1884 birth date.
In 1910 and 1930 says his parents from France.
Frank Passant m. Leanna nee Lindsey and they lived in PA --  Newcastle. 
They are in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census (Butler, PA) 
Thomas L.  b. 1903 is the 1st born child (see below)
Frank died in October 30, 1939 in Pittsburgh

Just this weekend found in a family cedar chest, grandfather’s birth cert (this would be the cert of son, Thomas Lindsey Passant b. 1903 )  which says his father (our subject, Frank Samuel  Passant)  was 22 yrs on April 30, 1903  and shows his birthplace was West Chester, NY.  It's a delayed birth certificate that the son signed as "true and correct".

Most is known after his marriage to Leanna.  However, before that nothing is known about him, his parents etc. 

Have not found Frank S.C. Passant in the 1900 census in NY or PA.
There is a WWI registration filed for him in Alleghany Co., PA
Newspaper archives have various mentions around the Newcastle, PA area for family events, business transactions, deaths of family members  but no further details on Frank found mentioned.  There are mentions of Leanna’s Lindsay side of the family.

There is a mention of Anthony Robert Passant (business transaction in PA) concerning either Frank S.C. or his son Frank S.C. b. 1905.  But no one knows who Anthony Robert is.

Appreciate any insights/information.  Have been looking and looking including various Americanized name derivatives and have found nothing

Thanks!!!

Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 58,820
  • Marie Curie
    • View Profile
Re: Frank Samuel Charles PASSANT b. 1881 NY
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 21 February 10 17:46 GMT (UK) »
Maybe the date isn't quite right for you ? What sort of date for Anthony Robert ?  Remember looking at this one but did'nt think he was significant but an option for your Anthony Robert Passant in  1910 Philadelphia Ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Anthony Passant 50 Immigrated 1888 Shoe-maker. Shoe Factory
Teresa Passant 48
Joseph Passant 23 John Passant 21
Rose Passant 16 James Passant 14


1900 Philadelphia Ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Antonio Passante 39 Marriage year 1885
Theresa Passante 38
Joseph Passante 13 John Passante 11 Emily Passante 8 Rosia Passante 6 James Passante 4
Rosia Veltra 62
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Offline murphy60

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,259
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Frank Samuel Charles PASSANT b. 1881 NY
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 21 February 10 17:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi detorri!   don't know anything for Anthony --   what census for the above  -  1900 ??   


great!   thanks for the additions!  will look into that further!

Offline murphy60

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,259
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Frank Samuel Charles PASSANT b. 1881 NY
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 21 February 10 18:58 GMT (UK) »
Rosia Veltra is MIL in 1900 b. in Italy  and appears that Antonio and Theresa married in Italy before coming over as well.

The born in Italy bit is interesting --  but NO mention in my friends family of Italian heritage which seems very strange.  Not sure that would have been left aside.  But only mussing aloud here!   

20 years between Frank and this Antonio.   The mention found in the newpaper would have made the Anthony Robert 100 years old  which would indicated a length settlement of property or a 2nd generation involved ??

There is a Passant family in Shropshire in 1841-1861   --  anything interesting there ???


Offline murphy60

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,259
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Frank Samuel Charles PASSANT b. 1881 NY
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 21 February 10 19:22 GMT (UK) »
1900 Philadelphia 

Dorothy Passant  age 24 b. 1875 in  England  Single  Imm  1883 as SIL   Occ:  ??  Steno ??    in the household of 

Thomas COCKER  b. 1855 England  Imm 1882  Occ:  Manfc. Brushes ??
Mary  34    b. Aug 1866 England   Assuming nee is Passant   Imm: 1883
son Fred    b.  May 1890 NJ
dau Bessie b. 1892 PA
dau Edith   b. 1895 PA

Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 58,820
  • Marie Curie
    • View Profile
Re: Frank Samuel Charles PASSANT b. 1881 NY
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 21 February 10 19:52 GMT (UK) »
The name shows up more as Italian than French, in the south of France many surnames  came in from Italy.
No births registered on UK BMD for a Dorothy Passant between 1871 - 1891
Mary could belong to a group of 4 that travelled on the Lord Gough 16 Sept 1884. Mary 17. Sarah 14. Kate 9. Fanny 5. (Female)

UK BMD show a Frank Ernest Passant as a birth Bakewell. Derby and on 1881 census but the names would exclude him.

The birth date is anywhere from 1880 - 1884 - Place of birth Pennsylvania in 1910 and New York 1920 and 1930.

Frank Posent listed 1880 New York, frustrating I can't read anything on the scan !! ???
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Offline murphy60

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,259
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Frank Samuel Charles PASSANT b. 1881 NY
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 21 February 10 21:03 GMT (UK) »
hmmmmm