Salvatore Giuffre

Salvatore Giuffre first appears in the Painesville, Ohio, area in 1896.  In America, Salvatore Giuffre was known as Salvatore Jeffries.

Salvatore Giuffre, son of Andrea Giuffre and Augustina Badali, was born on October 25, 1872, at Termini Imerese, Sicily.  He married Maria Sansoni on November 6, 1900 at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.  Salvatore died on October 17, 1941, at Lake County Memorial Hospital, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, at age 68, from diabetes.  His body was interred at St. Mary Cemetery at Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio.

Salvatore Giuffre immigrated to the United States on May 1, 1896, at age 23.  He applied to become a Citizen of the United States in October, 1896, while living in Painesville.  He probably moved to Columbus, Ohio, when he married Columbus native, Maria Sansoni.  The family probably move to Painesville about 1906.   At the time of death, Salvatore resided at 351 North State Street, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.  Salvatore operated a fruit business at 189 Main Street, Painesville, from 1923 until 1931.  He then owned and operated the Jeffries Restaurant at 351 North State Street from 1931 until his death in 1941.  Salvatore’s brother, Domenico Giuffre, also  lived in Painesville.

The children of Salvatore Giuffre and Maria Sansoni were as follows:

1.          Andrew Jeffries was born on December 4, 1901, at Ohio.  He married Antonina Venturella.  Andrew died on January 19, 1992, at age 90.  Andrew  and his wife operated Jeffries Food Store at the corner of Prospect Street and North State Street from 1940 until 1970.

2.        Augustine A. Jeffries was born on June 12, 1904, at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.  She married Peter P. Rocco.  Augustine died on June 7, 1997, at Delaware Valley Medical Center, Falls Township, Pennsylvania, at age 92.  Her body was interred at St. Mary Cemetery at Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio.

3.        Providence Jeffries was born on July 14, 1907, at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.  Providence died on December 27, 1994, at age 87.

4.        Paul Jeffries was born on August 10, 1910, at Ohio.  Paul died in October, 1985, at age 75.

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