William J. Sites Family

aka

Vincentius Jasaitis Family

 

Margaret M. Sites is a daughter of William J. and Tillie Sites

The information you find here about this family has been gleaned from census records, obituaries, the social security death index, and death certificates. It is a work in progress and probably contains several errors. Please, if this family is related to you or otherwise known to you, write to me at pamruss@frii.com. I would dearly love to meet living relatives, find out just where in Lithuania this family lived before coming to America, and add family photographs to my webpage.

Vincentius Jasaitis, born January 1872,  emigrated from Lithuania to the United States in 1891 and became a naturalized citizen. His wife Matilda Derenge Jasaitis, known as Tillie, born March 1877, was also from Lithuania. They were married in approx. 1895. It appears they had eight children:

  • Frances E. daughter born December 12, 1896 in Pennsylvania, died Frances Mangan March 1978
  • Vincent son born September 12, 1898 in Pennsylvania, died February 12, 1980
  • Joseph son born 1900 in Illinois
  • Anton son born 1902 in Pennsylvania
  • Aldona daughter born November 26, 1904 in Pennsylvania, died Aldona Comitz November 4, 1944
  • Cecilia daughter born 1909 in Pennsylvania
  • Margaret M. daughter born May 7, 1914 in Pennsylvania, died March 16, 1985
  • Ruth L. daughter born December 9, 1917 in Pennsylvania, died February 4, 1988

Probably Cecilia did not reach the age of ten years old as she doesn't appear in the census for 1920 or the one for 1930. Anton may also have died as a child.

Vincentius Jasaitis was the brother of my great-grandmother Petronella Jasaitis Uknavage. They had several other brothers and one more sister. Most of these men changed their last name to Sites, and Vincentius also changed his first name to William. Only Andrew kept his Lithuanian name throughout his life and I've found it spelled several ways...Jasaitis, Yasaitis, and Yasitis.

In the 1900 census Vincent Yasaitis and family live just three doors down from his sister Petronella and her family in Westville, Illinois - Vermilion County.

In the census for 1910, 1920, and 1930 William Sites and family lived in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Hanover Twp.

William Sites died April 10, 1944 in Luzerne Co., Hanover Twp., PA. Matilda died June 12, 1963.

In public records in Miami, Dade Co., Florida I found that Vincent G. Sites married to Sophie D. Pomicter, probably in Pennsylvania. They moved to Miami in 1952 and bought a house at Lot 14, Block 12 of Federal Way, Miami. Vincent worked as a manager of a service station before he retired . He died February 7, 1980. Sophie moved to St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL and died there July 26, 1993.

Vincent G. and Sophie D. Sites had one son, Vincent R. Sites of Lexington, Massachusetts.

I have an obituary for Margaret M. Sites of Luzerne Street, Hanover Township, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She died March 14, 1995. She was the daughter of William and Matilda Derenge Sites. She was a graduate of Hanover High School, and Bloomsburg University. She was a teacher at Lee Park Elementary School for many years prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre. She was proceded in death by a sister, Ruth and a brother, Vincent. Funeral services were at the Mamary-Durkin Funeral Home, Inc., 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Aloysius Church. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

From the Social Security Death Index I learned that Ruth L. Sites was born December 9, 1917 and died February 4, 1988 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

 

From the cemetery records at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hanover Twp. Wilkes-Barre, PA I learned the dates of death for Vincent and Sophie Sites, William and Matilda Sites, and Aldona Sites Comitz. They are all buried in the same block along with Ruth and Margaret. Missing are siblings Frances, Joseph and the two children Anton and Cecilia.

 

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