76f-Errico and Bishelany Families of Brooklyn, NY: Rita and Joe get married (late 1940s)

Introduction

Rita Errico was the first cousin of Josie Muro Serrapede.  Josie’s daughter Emily Leatrice was 5 years younger than Rita.  The girls lived on the same block and grew up enjoying a very close relationship that went beyond being cousins:  Rita and Emily were sisters-in-spirit and best friends in fact all throughout childhood, adolescence and early adulthood.  Much of this was due to the very close relationship between Josie and Rita’s Mom, Elisa Scotti Errico.  Elisa was Josie’s maternal Auntie and had played an important role when Josie moved to Brooklyn from Wilmerding.

Emily’s relationship and contact with Rita and her other close cousins, the D’Agosto sisters (Lillian, Martha and Emilia) changed after her engagement.  Little by little her fiancé, Frank, and future in-laws made incremental demands on her focus and attention so that by 1953 when she gave birth to EmilyAnn, she no longer had the energy to put the effort into keeping up with her side of the family.  Because of this there was a fragmentary quality to the stories, anecdotes and memories Emily shared with EmilyAnn about her closest cousins.  Many details were glossed over but in the omission is the sense that Emily kept the best of those happy times to herself lest Frank and his family repeat themselves about who had priority over who when it came to visiting relatives.

The overview which is presented here of Rita is the best that can be done with the limited facts.  We have compiled what Emily shared with us into what we hope is a cohesive combination of memory and research results.  Should any members of the Errico or Bishelany families have additional information they may contact us and we will post an update at a future time.

Relationship Notes

Pedigree chart for Rita Errico.

Rita Errico was born on November 23, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York.  She was the youngest child of Vincenzo and Elisa (nee Scotti) Errico.  Her parents and older siblings lived in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania close to the Muro family until the early 1920s.  The family relocated to Brooklyn before 1925 and rented the apartment in a two family house owned by Vincenzo’s brother Francesco.  The Erricos lived on 65th Street in the Italian-American community of Dyker Heights. 

Rita’s siblings were: 

Theresa Errico Granese, b. 1914
Concetta Errico Garafola, b. 1915
Annette (a/k/a Antoinette) Errico Mancuso, b. 1916
Matthew J. Errico, 1918-1991
Frank Errico, b. 1920
Anna Errico Mancuso, b. 1921
Filomena Errico Rabaglia, b. 1923

Rita Errico Bishelany was:

–First cousin of Josie Muro Serrapede
–First cousin 1x of Emily Leatrice Serrapede and Junior (Sammy)
–First cousin 2x of EmilyAnn

We have presented in-depth consideration of the Errico family prior to the mid-late 1940s in earlier postings.  These postings are available using the following links:

44-The Errico Family-From Wilmerding to Brooklyn 1920-1930

73-Serrapede Family in Brooklyn-Our Losses Our Gains 1940-43 Pt. 1-4

EmilyAnn’s Family Story:  How Mom’s memories of Cousin Rita became a part of my life

Mom and Dad had a beautiful bedroom suite.  It was the one part of the house that expressed Mom’s decorating sensibility and remained constant throughout the years my Dad and paternal Grandparents influenced the changing character of the other rooms in our house, especially when we had our own leather importing business.  My paternal Grandparents thought that a comfortable and welcoming image was created by Colonial American decor that would be remembered by clients visiting from South America. Mom’s eclectic mix of Asian, French and Western influences became limited to her own room. I will describe the beautiful furniture and how Mom created a place of quiet retreat there some other time.  Right now I want to focus on the times when Mom conversed with me those afternoons I sat in the chair by the bed and she rested under the covers.  The bedroom was the one place where the clutter Dad accumulated was not present.  There was a harmony in the décor and restfulness to the room that expressed Mom’s priorities and sensibility.

When Mom felt the need for companionship after one of her naps or retreats to her room she’d leave the door open.  Sometimes I didn’t want to go in because I thought she might still be cross with me or Daddy or my brother after one of the outbursts that our constrained situation created.  But no, the open door was an invitation to go in and learn how to listen and get lost in one of Mom’s happier memories as she shared little bits and pieces of the past with me.

On Mom’s dresser was a picture of her and Dad coming out of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on their wedding day.  That photo was in a very fancy cherry wood frame that matched the bedroom suite.  Mom and Dad looked so happy, so young and were right in step as the photographer captured this moment.  Inside the dresser drawer was one other photo of Mom and a very pretty woman going down the aisle.  Mom told me that was her cousin Rita who was her Matron of Honor.  Rita was the same build as Mom and had a certain look about her that said “family”.  Her smile, her hair, even the kind of lipstick she wore were similar to Mom’s. 

Mom told me she and Rita were first cousins, friends and just like sisters when they were younger.  They visited each other often since they lived on the same block.  The one memory Mom shared with me that remained vivid concerned Rita’s inability to get pregnant.  She wanted to have children very much.  When Mom got pregnant with me Rita was very excited and Mom was happy about that.  Rita came to visit after I was born and held me very close while my Dad looked on.  For reasons Mom never explained Dad began to discourage Mom from having her cousins visit.  He also began to hint that the drives out to her cousins in Long Island were also going to lessen.  This was considered because Dad’s own family was situated in Brooklyn and Long Island as well.  The traditions of visiting family for Sundays, holidays and special events became overwhelming from the mid-1950s onwards as the movement to the suburbs of second and third generation descendants began. 

Mom never complained or pushed back.  But I knew how much she missed her cousins because whenever we visited Grandma Josie Mom was very eager to hear the latest news she had to share.  Grandma Josie didn’t leave Brooklyn often.  She kept in touch by phone and by sending greeting cards.  Dad did not encourage this so Mom relied on her own mother and aunties to be the connection.  And it was always, always, always in the Italian dialect of Agropoli that Grandma Josie spoke with Mom about these updates.  I knew what was going on in a way because I’d hear the names of the cousins, along with Grandma Josie’s humorous comments in English.  Yet, even when I was learning Italian in Junior High School I could not comprehend the dialect of my Grandmother and Grandfather.  Still, it was easy to figure out after awhile that my paternal Grandparents were possessive of their children and grandchildren. 

When we were at home, Dad talked freely about his siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mom never opened up with what she had learned from Grandma Josie.  She only shared that with me during those afternoons I visited her in her room.  Mom told me that Dad’s family loved their grandchildren so much that they wanted me, and later my brother, all to themselves.

My paternal Grandparent, Aunts and Uncles were very generous with time, attention, encouragement and sincere expressions of their love.  My paternal Grandparents were also generous financially.  It came with conditions, though. My paternal Grandparents spoke freely about what their grandchildren should and shouldn’t do even when our parents had permitted us a privilege.  For example, Mom and Dad got a kick out of my very early interest in the lives of the Hollywood stars.  Mom and Dad used this as a way to show me which celebrities were successful because of their work and attention to responsibilities.  They also cautioned how foolish, reckless and immoral choices led some celebrities to self-destruction.  My paternal Grandparents thought this was awful but since Mom and Dad enjoyed conversing about the favorite stars of their youth with me they had to repeatedly put my paternal Grandparents in their place.  None of this made me love anyone less but I was aware of how Mom’s cousins like Rita and the D’Agosto sisters were quickly slipping further and further into her past.  I had met several paternal Great Aunts and Great Uncles along with first and second cousins at a very early age.  But I only learned about my maternal line during those afternoons with Mom in her room.  Every time she shared her memories with me her impressions and feelings were so strongly communicated that it was impossible for me to forget. 

The family history project commenced in 2013.  That year marked 33 years since my parent’s divorce.  They had both passed on and I had a new, open road ahead of me.  As part of the family history project I had to order many vital records and official documents.  Upon receiving my parent’s marriage license I reviewed the names of the witnesses.  My Uncle Alfred I knew since he was Dad’s brother.  And yes, there was Rita’s signature and her married name:  Rita Bishelany.  Mom had never mentioned Rita’s married name I only knew her husband was a very pleasant guy named Joe.  I added Rita and Joe to our family tree and Ancestry began to send enough documentation through Auto Search that within a few days I had some of the information needed for this posting.  This enabled me to further research Joe’s Grandmother, Eva Bishelany.  Joe’s family were business people with connections to the real estate and travel industries.  Knowing what I do now I would have found Joe a fascinating person as a child.  If we had met I’d ask him to tell me about his time working on a luxury steam ship line.  And I’d have asked Rita the same questions I asked Mom about 1940s and 1950s fashions, hairstyles and make-up.

I looked Rita and Joe up in the Social Security Death Index and this is where things happened.  I was able to order their death certificates for family tree documentation.  This is how I learned they are interred at Pinelawn Memorial Park in  Farmingdale, Long Island.  I intended to visit their resting place when I went there on the next visit to see my Mom’s resting place.  I also began to search through the photos Grandma Josie left Mom and which Mom in turn left to me.  That was when I found Rita and Joe’s wedding photo.  I never knew Mom had been Rita’s maid of honor.  I think the memory was a happy one Mom kept to herself so as to avoid any comments from Dad.  I made a photocopy of Rita and Joe’s wedding picture which included Mom and a young man who looks like he was related to Joe.  I brought the copy with me when I went to Pinelawn as if I were going to show my living family the latest research discovery.

At the Pinelawn office I asked where Rita and Joe’s resting place was located.  I was told it was in the area where my Mom was.  The map I received had the place circled off but left me at a loss since I failed to ask where it was in relation to my Mom’s location.  After I visited Mom, said a prayer and left some flowers I sat on the grass thinking about the Easter Season of 2015.  I started to walk around looking at the map and missing the small stones that mark the sections in the Garden of Peace.  One of the landscape workers saw me going around in circles and came over to ask me if I was ok.  He said I looked distressed. 

I told the worker my story from beginning to end.  He was interested in the photocopy so I showed it to him.  He said there was no doubt that Rita and Mom were cousins, they looked similar in some ways.  We then began a pleasant discussion about weddings and women back in the time Rita got married.  Before I knew it the worker had guided me to the right location.  When he pointed out where my Mom was interred in relation to Rita and Joe, I realized it was a very, very short distance. 

I started to cry so much when I realized that they were so close just as they had been as girls.  I put the flowers I brought for Rita and Joe into the urn and wiped away the dirt the wind had blown across the bronze plaque.  When I got home Uncle Sammy reviewed by email the short bios I wrote for Rita and Joe.  Early the next morning Uncle Sammy replied that the bios were good to go.  Joe and Rita’s online memorials were completed before Easter Sunday 2015 and are now linked to the family tree.

Now when I visit Mom I also bring along flowers for Rita and Joe’s gravesite and offer a prayer for them. 

The Bishelany Family:  Careers in the travel, garment and real estate industries

Pedigree Chart for Joseph C. Bishelany.

Eva Bishelany was 38 years old when she immigrated to the United States from Syria in 1908.  In 1930 she was a widow living with her son Elias, daughter-in-law Sadie and grandson Joseph in an apartment at 199 Smith Street in Brooklyn. Sadie was a seamstress and Elias was a real estate salesman.  The obituary published in the Brooklyn Standard Union on November 3, 1931 states that Eva passed away on the preceding day at her home which was located at 140 Court Street.  The funeral mass was held at the Church of Our Lady of Lebanon on Hicks Street followed by interment at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Cemetery in Lawrence, NY. 

This brief obituary was a gem because of all the valuable information obtained.  From it we also learned that in addition to Elias, Eva had two other children, Mary and Richard.  At the time of Eva’s passing Elias was president of the Bishelany Steamship Ticket and Tourist Agency.  This is the only time we have seen the agency named.  Searches for any ads in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle have not turned up any ads for the agency.  We do not know if this was a business owned and operated by all of Eva’s children or if it was Elias’ own venture.  The 1940 Federal Census shows that as far as Elias and Sadie’s professional lives went they were still working in the same industries.  Elias was selling real estate and Sadie was a seamstress.  Joseph, having completed two years of high school, was now working as an operator in a trimming factory.

Like other families impacted by the Great Depression, the 1940 Federal Census records that in 1939 Joseph had not worked at all that year.  Elias worked the entire year with a salary of $500 dollars.  Sadie worked for 12 weeks earning a salary of $240.  It is possible that with the deepening effect of the Great Depression, the Bishelany Steamship Ticket and Tourist Agency may not have realized enough profit to stay in business.

Other details we obtained from the obituary, the 1930 and 1940 Federal Census records, immigration records and the SSDI are:

–Elias C.H. Bishelany was born circa 1893 in Syria.
–Sadie Chalan Kershe Bishelany was born in 1892 and passed away in 1977).
–Joseph was born on June 28, 1918, in New York City.
–Elias’ sister Mary was already married in 1931.  Her surname was now Maloof.
–Elias became an American citizen on January 15, 1945.

From the developments in Joseph’s professional life after the 1940s Federal Census was taken it looks like the Bishelany family was once again in the travel business.  Joseph got a job as a bell boy on a steam ship.  The passenger manifests for the line he worked on during the summer of 1940 provide some further details into what the setting was like on the ship where Joseph worked.

Close-up of S.S. Oriente manifest for voyage from New York to Havana, July 19, 1940.  Joe’s entry is highlighted in yellow.

In the early summer of 1940 Joe obtained employment with the New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company.  Ship passenger lists obtained from Ancestry reveal that he worked as a bell boy on one of the company’s ships running between New York-Havana and Havana-New York.  Pre-Revolutionary Cuba was a very popular tourist spot for wealthy Americans during this period.

The New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company began business in 1841 as a shipping company called the Ward Line.  They enjoyed a good reputation until an accident in the 1930s damaged the public’s perception.  This was the reason for changing the name to the New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company. 

The location from which the company did business in Lower Manhattan is now the site of the South Street Seaport.  The ships were known for their spacious accommodations, décor and the luxury experience provided to the passenger.  Due to increasing fuel costs and competition from airlines The New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company was liquidated in 1954.

The passenger lists which include Joe as a crew member during the Summer of 1940 show that he sailed on the S.S. Oriente.  This ship was built in 1930 with the intention of providing a tasteful experience of upper class refinement to the passengers.  There was a ballroom, a gym, a children’s play room, a barber shop and first class dining.  Telephone and broadcast capabilities were also in place. The Oriente was purchased in 1943 for use by the Navy during WWII but ended being used by the Army.  The S.S. Oriente was rechristened the USAT Thomas H. Barry.  After WWII ended the ship was transferred to the Navy and became part of the reserve fleet.  In 1957 it was purchased by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation and turned into scrap.

Having learned about the S.S. Oriente, the next phase of our research focused on finding public domain images or images we had permission to use that would give us a glimpse into what the S.S. Oriente looked like.

On Board the SS Oriente, 1939

In posting 76g-Joseph Bishelany, 1940-On board the S.S. Oriente, we showcase a complete 1939 brochure featuring photos and descriptions of the S.S. Oriente.   Collector Bjorn Larsson has permitted re-use of the brochure.  We first learned about it from his website Maritime Timetable Images at

Cover of a 1939 promotional brochure for the S.S. Oriente.  From the collection of Mr. Bjorn Larsson.  Used with permission.

Mr. Larsson permits usage of the timetables and images from brochures in his collection so long as links back to his site are provided.  We thank Mr. Larsson for sharing so generously in this way. 

The photographs and descriptions from the brochure bring us right into the environment Joe worked in.  To preserve the experience we decided to present the brochure in its entirety rather than cut, crop and paste parts of it into this posting.

Bishelany Real Estate

Joe’s father, Elias C.H. Bishelany, gave his profession as real estate salesman when the 1930 and 1940 Federal Census were taken.  No listings for an office could be located in the 1933 Brooklyn City Directory and the 1940 Brooklyn Phone Directory.  The Brooklyn Daily Eagle search brought back just four classified ads placed in their real estate section throughout the period 1937 to 1951.  The contact person in each ad is BISHELANY.  The addresses are on Court Street which is in the Court Street-Boro Hall part of Brooklyn.  Only one ad lists another name in addition to Bishelany.  We cannot be sure if these ads were placed by Elias Bishelany but we are including them here in case relatives come by with more information.

Links to the ads are provided in the Resources section.

Ad from the Sunday, November 21, 1937 edition of The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Ad from the Sunday, December 27, 1942edition of The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

“$4,500 will buy a deed, no violations; 6 story automatic elevator apartment; rent $40,000; arrears, $6,663.  Other apartments five times the rent.  Bishelany & Arab, 16 Court Street, TR 5-7676.”

Ad from the Sunday, January 3, 1951 edition of The Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Our Family Photo Album:  Rita and Joe’s Wedding

Emily never spoke of being the Maid of Honor for Rita and Joe’s wedding.  The photo, though, communicates effectively that Rita and Emily were indeed close as she often said.  When considered with the photo of Rita as the matron of honor at Emily and Frank’s marriage, the closeness of their relationship is clearly understood and verified for us. 

Joe passed away in 2004, Rita in 2009.  They were living in Florida for many years as shown by Public Records listings that returned through Ancestry’s database.  They were interred at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, Long Island a short distance away from Emily’s resting place in the Garden of Peace.

Studio photo from the marriage of Rita Errico to Joseph C. Bishelany. Circa late 1940s.
Left to right:  Best man (unidentified), Emily L. Serrapede, Rita Errico Bishelany, Joseph C. Bishelany.

Discussion with Uncle Sammy, Sunday, April 9, 2017 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Memories of Rita and Joe

Uncle Sammy met Joe at many family get-togethers.  He was a very sociable, outgoing guy and always had time to talk with a kid, as Uncle Sammy put it. 

How Joe and Rita met was never brought up.  Since he was a child when they met Uncle Sammy assumed Joe was also Italian or Italian-American.  His build, dark wavy hair and general mannerisms fit right in with the kind of people Uncle Sammy knew from the Italian-American community. 

EmilyAnn’s Discovery:  Rita and Joe lived closer than I ever thought!

While surfing around the web, I found not only the obituaries for the Bishelany and Malouf families.  I came across real estate listings for a home that was formerly owned by Rita and Joe Bishelany.  At some point Rita and Joe became the owners of a beautiful three family house located on 73rd Street between 14th and 15th Avenues where they lived until 1991.  In 1991 the house was sold and according to the Public Records obtained at Ancestry Rita and Joe lived in Long Island before moving to Florida, where they lived until their passing.

My father always told me that most of Mom’s cousins had moved to Long Island and that it was impossible for her to keep up with the ever growing family.  Dad’s family was also spread out, too.  One of his paternal Aunts lived in New Jersey and his brother Alfred lived in Long Island.  He said that it wasn’t easy visiting everyone when the family kept moving further out from Brooklyn and a longer drive away.  So some tough choices had to be made as to who got to see who and when.  I don’t know now what those tough choices were but am even more mystified as to why Mom couldn’t see Rita when she lived on 73rd Street and we lived on 79th Street.

I always took that at face value but wondered why it was only Dad’s side of the family we went to see whenever it came time to hit the road and head out of Brooklyn.  It is true Mom’s health was never very good after she had me, and then after my brother was born she had many ups and downs.  Still, as the years went by her circle of contact with her own family shrunk while contact with Dad’s family continued to remain ongoing, lively and involved. 

Now as I consider things from my Mom’s point of view I think she felt she HAD to conform to the norms of the time in order to make her marriage work.  This was as much a force in the growing friction between my parents as it was for the changing structure of our family and the degree of contact Mom had with her own extended family.

Sam, my maternal Grandfather, was possessive of Josie, my maternal Grandmother, and limited the amount of time her siblings could stay with the family when they came to visit from Wilmerding.  But he never stopped her from staying in touch. Likewise, Josie did not interfere in Sam’s relationships with his sister Filomena and brother Funzie (Alphonse). 

Mom’s family were Southern Italians with a very distinct view and way of life when it came to maintaining ties with relatives.  There was no isolation of the daughter-in-laws from their own families.  In fact, upon marriage the circle widened.  You had more cousins and more relations.  This is why Uncle Sammy could say, “Our entire world was Italian-American!” and it was the truth.  Children always had a cousin by blood or marriage to be friends with and there were always elders available for assistance. 

When Mom married into Dad’s family it’s like she said:  she went to a different village and was expected to live there her entire life without looking back to where she came from.  Dad’s family was descended from Sicilian immigrants who followed a more patriarchal family structure that including absorbing the daughter-in-laws into the family and taking over the focus of their socializing.  It happened to my paternal Grandmother, too, but she resisted and earned a place for her sister and brothers in the life of her children, even though relationships went hot and cold.

During this time period wives were expected to focus all their attention on their own families and helping their husband’s career.  With the maturing of the second generation of Italian Americans the move towards a more nuclear family structure began but it was not an entirely easy process. It was fraught with friction when the husband, wife or both had a drive to do things as they saw fit and not as their parents wanted them to.

Resources

Bishelany Family

Eva Bishelany-Obituary
Nov. 3, 1931 published 
Date of Death:  Nov. 2, 1931
Published in:  BROOKLYN STANDARD UNION
source:  http://bklyn-genealogy-info.stevemorse.org/Newspaper/BSU/1931.Death.Nov.html

1930 Federal Census for family of Elias C. Bishelany
Citation Information
DetailYear: 1930; Census Place: Brooklyn, Kings, New York; Roll: 1491; Page: 22A; Enumeration District: 0927; Image: 782.0; FHL microfilm: 2341226
Source Information
Title1930 United States Federal CensusAuthorAncestry.com

Social Security Death Index-Entry for Sadie Bishelany
Citation Information
DetailNumber: 054-03-4414; Issue State: New York; Issue Date: Before 1951
Source Information
TitleSocial Security Death IndexAuthorAncestry.com

Naturalization record for Elias C. Bishelany
Citation Information
DetailNational Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Index to Naturalization Petitions of the United States District Court
Source Information
TitleU.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995AuthorAncestry.com

The New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company (Ward Line)

The New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company (Ward Line)
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_Line

A History of the Ward Line
Stillwater Woods (blog)
Sun., February 16, 2014
http://stillwoods.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-history-of-ward-line.html

The USAT Thomas H. Barry (f/k/a the S.S. Oriente)
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USAT_Thomas_H._Barry

S.S. Oriente Ship Manifests and Passenger Lists-Voyages on which Joseph Bishelany worked as a Bell Boy

From New York City to Havana, Cuba, July 13, 1940
Citation Information
DetailYear: 1940; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 6482; Line: 18; Page Number: 59
Source Information
TitleNew York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957AuthorAncestry.com

From Havana, Cuba to New York City, July 19, 1940
Citation Information
DetailYear: 1940; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 6483; Line: 10; Page Number: 135
Source Information
TitleNew York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957AuthorAncestry.com

From Havana Cuba to New York City, July 26, 1940
Citation Information
DetailYear: 1940; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 6485; Line: 11; Page Number: 112
Source Information
TitleNew York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957AuthorAncestry.com

August, 1940
Citation Information
DetailYear: 1940; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 6492; Line: 16; Page Number: 74
Source Information
TitleNew York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957AuthorAncestry.com

From Havana, Cuba to New York City, August 9, 1940
Citation Information
DetailYear: 1940; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 6488; Line: 11; Page Number: 123
Source Information
TitleNew York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957AuthorAncestry.com

From Havana, Cuba to New York City August 16, 1940
Citation Information
DetailYear: 1940; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 6490; Line: 11; Page Number: 106
Source Information
TitleNew York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957AuthorAncestry.com

From Havana, Cuba to New York City, August 23, 1940
Citation Information
DetailYear: 1940; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 6492; Line: 11; Page Number: 79
Source Information
TitleNew York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957AuthorAncestry.com

On Board the SS Oriente, 1939

Maritime Timetable Images

Bjorn Larsson
Cuba Mail Line:  http://www.timetableimages.com/maritime/images/cml39bi.htm
Introduction page:  http://www.timetableimages.com/maritime/index.htm

Bishelany Real Estate-Classified Ads

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Sunday, November 21, 1937, page 42
https://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52989051/?terms=bishelany

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Sunday, December 24, 1941
Page 37
https://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52674991/?terms=bishelany

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Sunday, January 3, 1943, page 37.
https://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/52648228/?terms=bishelany

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Sunday, January 3, 1951, page 44.
https://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/53702333/?terms=bishelany