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Provisional Passport of Sam Scrivano.  Photo from booklet Italians Settle in Edmotnon.

Sam Scrivano was born in Spezzano Sila, in 1901. At this time the village had a population of 40,000 people. Sam's family (4 brothers, 3 sisters) lived outside the village. His dad worked some land with Sam's help, and they got to keep part of the harvest. Two of his sisters had already emigrated to Edmonton and one of them, Assunta Gaudio, sent for him. Sam made the journey to Edmonton in January of 1923, with a sister and her friend. Shortly after his arrival, a brother-in-law got him a job with the CNR, where he worked for 42 years. While in Italy in 1925, Sam met a young woman named Maria and they got married. They moved back to Edmonton and started a family, having three children: Mario, Ilda and Elda. 

The interview was conducted by ... for the Italians Settle in Edmonton Project in 1983 resulting in the commemorative booklet of the same name.

This was a 25th anniversary project of the Santa Maria Goretti Parish. A Society was set up and a committee struck to undertake the research. The President was Frank Sdao and the research was led by Dr. Adriana Albi Davies. 


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