NameErnesto FERLAZZO
Birth31 Jul 1903, Via Cavour, Mazzarra Sant’Andrea, Italy
Birth Memo#42 quattro ore ?
Deathca 1978, Frosinone, Italy Age: 74
Emigration25 Jul 1923 Age: 19
FatherCelestino FERLAZZO (1874-)
MotherConcetta Rosa ALOSI (ca1876-)
Misc. Notes
Piano tuner to the stars, such as Bruce Cabot. Lived in Hollywood. Womanizer.

Celestino was 29 and a tailor when Ernesto was born.

Lived in Pescara in 1937. When Margaret petitioned for citizenship in 1937, she said he first came to the US July 25, 1923 (New York).6

In 1938, Ernesto and his sons arrived on the SS Rex on January 26, departed Naples on January 19. He is 34 and they are 14, 12, and 8. Antonino was born in Mazzarra; he and Ernesto are naturalized with visas NQIV 2820-2821 issued January 17 in Naples. Birthdays for Chester and Horace are Jan. 15, 1924 and Aug. 25, 1925. Last residence for Ernesto and Antonino is Siena. Contact in Italy is Anna Pedicone in Teramo. Antonino has never been in the US before. Ernesto lived in the US 1923-1927, left in April 1927 because he lived here illegally(?). Contact is Margherita at 238 Elizabeth Street; intends to become a citizen.

In 1940, listed as Celestino Ernesto, he was 36 and lived with his family on Elizabeth Street, paying $13 per month in rent. He works for himself as a piano tuner, with zero income, and has completed his papers for citizenship. He has another source of income. In 1935, he and his family lived in Pescara in Abruzzi. His wife, Margaret, 32, and sons Celestino, 16, and Horace, 14, were born in New York, while Anthony, 10, was born in Italy. Ernesto and Margaret graduated high school and did not go to college, and the boys had completed 8th, 7th, and 4th grades. Anthony is listed as an alien. Margaret works for wages as a finisher in the garment industry. In 1939, Ernesto did not work, but Margaret worked for 40 weeks, bringing in $600. Anthony provided supplemental information -- he was born in Italy to parents born in Italy and New York, was a student, and spoke Italian at home.
Year: 1940; Census Place: New York, New York, New York; Roll: T627_2628; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 31-155.

In 1947, returned to the US to ‘settle property.’ He is single, a musician, and used to live at 8627 Skyline Drive, Los Angeles. Nearest relative in Italy is F. Ferlazzo at Via Mattoonaia 31 in Florence. In the US, he his contact is Frederick Kruse (at Skyline Drive). His permanent residence will be Villa Rocaforte #11 in Taormina.

Also returned in August 13, 1948.
Spouses
Birth13 Jun 1907, New York7
DeathMar 1986, Bonita Springs, FL Age: 78
BurialNaples Memorial Gardens, Naples, FL8
Burial MemoMausoleum O
FatherOrazio LIVOTI (1873-1953)
MotherCristina DE PASQUALE (ca1884-1966)
Marriage23 Mar 1923, Mazzara Sant’Andrea, Italy9,6
Divorce9
ChildrenCelestino (Chester) (1924-1977)
 Orazio (Horace) (1925-1981)
 Antonino (Tony) (1929-)
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