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 Gasper L. “Joe” Di Dia

Gasper L. “Joe” Di Dia

Marsala, Provincia di Trapani, Sicilia, Italy
Death 8 Jan 1977 (aged 88)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section 20 Lot 284 Grave 7A
Memorial ID 126323052 · View Source
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Gaspare Di Dia arrive to the United State on April 16th, 1904 on the S.S. Massilia, departing from Naples, Italy on March 13, 1904. He was age 16 at the time of making this journey. He rode alone on this trip. His father "Andrea" had already had a homestead in Detroit, Michigan. It was hard finding Gaspare Di Dia ship record cause indexing had him listed as De Dia.

Note: Military Records states his first name as Gaspare

Gaspare Didia - United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Gaspare Didia
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Date: 1917-1918
Event Place: Detroit City no 6, Michigan, United States
Gender: Male
Nationality: Italy
Birth Date: 23 Oct 1888
From: Marsala, Sicily
Affiliate Publication Number: M1509
Affiliate Publication Title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
GS Film Number: 2024025
Digital Folder Number: 005257964
Image Number: 02322


Services for Gasper DiDia, 88, of 18211 Redfern in Detroit, were Jan. 23 at St. Gemme Church with the Rev. Fr. James Ryan officiating. Mr. DiDia died Jan. 8 in Mt. Carmel Hospital. Prayers and scripture service were received at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, and burial was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Mr. DiDia was a retired machine setter from the Dodge main plant. He was a member of St. Gemma Church. He is survived by his sons, Andrew of Farmington Hills and Joseph of Detroit; daughter, Mrs. Catherine Stevens of Detroit; and three grandchildren.

Farmington Observer, Thursday, January 27, 1977, Page 9

Thanks to F.A.G. Member Twisted

NOTE: 1930 Census states that he immigrated to the U.S. April 16, 1904

Per actual birth record provided by:
Jennifer Petrino
Film# 1467052 - Marsala, Trapani Province Births 1885-89
Father: Andrea DiDia
Mother: Caterina Licari

#1473 Birth of Gaspare di Dia October 23, 1888

1888, the 25th of October at the hour of 9am in the town hall before Pietro Pugliese, official of the vital records office of Marsala appeared Andrea Di Dia, 33, farmer, of Marsala, who declares that at the hour of 3am on the 23rd of this month in the home at Villa Ponte #111 to Caterina Licari, his wife, was born a baby boy who was presented and given the name Gaspare. Witnesses are Antonino Licari, 42 and Vincenzo Licari, 47, both farmers.

Father: Andrea Di Dia
Mother: Caterina Licari


U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995
Name: Gasper Didia
Birth Date: 23 Oct 1888
State: Michigan
Locality, Court: Detroit, District Court

Keep in mind these are index cards, a more detail report about the subject are keep in the archives of the County Court.


Gasper Di Dia Federal Naturalization Record 1887-1931 Michigan was published. In this record it shows his arrival date, and married to Vincenza, and also list his three children and their birth date.


Gasper file for divorce from Vincenza for "desertion" on Jan. 24, 1937.

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  • Added: 14 Mar 2014
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gasper L. “Joe” Di Dia (23 Oct 1888–8 Jan 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126323052, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Kenny Dee (contributor 47425193) .