Michael Mandia was my maternal granduncle. The younger brother of my grandmother, Rose Lima, he was born on November 11, 1902 in Ottawa, Ontario.
Their father, Antonino Mandia was born on May 4, 1873 in Termini Imerese, Sicily. He married Giuseppa Bova on January 31, 1898. Rose was born on September 14, 1898. Antonino emigrated to Canada via Ellis Island, New York, USA on April 20, 1899.
Rose emigrated to Canada with her mother and a baby sister on June 26, 1900 via Ellis Island, New York, USA. They joined Antonino who’d settled in Ottawa, Ontario. Antonino and Giuseppa had twelve more children.
Michael Mandia married Josephine Bova on February 24, 1925. Josephine was born on December 24, 1905 in Ottawa, Ontario. The following three documents confirm the marriage.
The first two documents are from the Ontario, Canada Catholic Church Records Drouin Collection. 1802-1967.