Re: Marie Champ
This website might interest you. Listed in the index is Glatam Colella whose obituary is from 1911: http://18.104.22.168/obit2/index.php?function=show_search_form&table_name=d_m&MMN_position=15:15http://22.214.171.124/obit2/index.php?function=show_search_form&table_name=d_m&MMN_position=15:15
I could not find a corresponding reference to him in the census.
The 1930 census lists a Mary Gallucci 55, born in Italy, wife of Anthony 70 and living in New Castle. She immigrated in 1902. It indicates she first married at age 17.
The 1920 census shows Marie Gallucci 52, born in Italy, wife of Antonia 51 and living in New Castle. She immigrated in 1904.
The 1910 census shows Mary Gallucci 35, born in Italy, wife of Tony 45 and living in New Castle. She immigrated in 1905. The census shows they were married for 5 years. Also listed are a number of Tony's children with the oldest 18 and born in Pennsylvania. However, Mary is listed as having 2 children which are probably the two youngest ages 4 and 2. Obviously ony was married before.
Some of these records you can look at for free at labs.familysearch.org and Ancestry.com. For those you cannot see for free I suggest checking with your local libraries to see if they have Ancestry or Heritage Quest.
If this is the right Mary in these three censuses then she was married around 1905 and would not have lost her first husband around 1911. The 1930 census would suggest she was married long before she married Tony but remarkably didn't have any children by him.
I suggest checking for Mary and Tony's marriage record at the Lawrence County Register of Wills. It should help clear up the matter. You should also try to get Mary's death certificate from the PA Div. of Vital Records, ironically located in New Castle. It should have her parents' names. By the way does her obit list any siblings?
You might also try to track down the church records that contain her death and her children's baptisms. The latter might list her maiden name. The church might also have her marriage record which might list info on her first marriage. Her obit might list the specific church she was a member of (and not just her faith).
Champ is not an Italian name. Since her parents were also born in Italy I suspect the maiden name is incorrect or that Champ is an Anglicized version of whatever it was.