NameMarianna NAPOLI
Birth16 Jul 1872, Brolo268
Death18 Sep 1944, 340 91st St., Brooklyn, New York268 Age: 72
Burial21 Sep 1944, St. John’s Cemetery264
Burial MemoSect 20 (or 26), N, #201
Emigration27 Jul 1905, Lombardia from Napoli Age: 33
OccupationDressmaker, housewife
FatherBasilio NAPOLI (ca1839-1915)
MotherCarmela GERMANA (ca1841-1899)
Misc. Notes






At 33, arrived July 27, 1905 with six daughters: Nunziata, 11, Giuseppa, 3, Carmela, 10, Concetta, 7, Maria, 4, and Angela, 2. Last residence is Patti. They were detained briefly because they didn’t have an address. They had dinner while waiting. She was a dressmaker. Scholar Antonino Pisani, 20, is also going to see Nicolo Ferlazzo, his cousin, but he was deported. Originally set to sail aboard the SS Sicilia with brother-in-law Giovanni, 23, a barber, arriving July 6, but they were stricken on the manifest.


On daughter Anna’s birth certificate in 1906, she was 34 and had lived in the US for one year and two months. The midwife was Marianna Ferlazzo at 340 91 St. Brooklyn. Anna was the seventh child born alive, and the other six were still alive.265

In 1930, she lived at 161 Avenue O in an apartment rented for $50. They owned a radio. She was 56 and widowed, and had married at 19. She gave her year of arrival as 1905. She lived with her children (who were all born in New York) Lina, 24, Anna, 22, and Larry, 17. Lina works as an operator in a clothing factory, Anna as a stenographer in a clothing factory, and Larry was in high school.271

In 1940, as Mary, 67, she lived at 340 91st Street in Brooklyn with Angelina and Larry in a house they rented for $30, where they had also lived in 1935. She was widowed, naturalized, and had a 6th grade education. Larry, 27, had finished three years of high school and worked as an office clerk at a union office, earning $2,000. Angelina, 33, had finished two years of high school and worked as a shoemaker in a factory, earning $500. Angelina, who provided the info, said she’d been born in New York.
Year: 1940; Census Place: New York, Kings, New York; Roll: T627_2575; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 24-1137

Birthplace on death certificate listed as Brollo (FI), but must be Brolo (ME). Mother listed as Carmela Napoli. She’s lived in Brooklyn for 45 years, and at 340 91st for 15. Son J. Ferlazzo, same address, is the informant and authorized disposition, etc.268
Spouses
Birth14 Feb 1866, Gioiosa Marea, Italy
Death27 Sep 1923, Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn, New York263 Age: 57
Burial30 Sep 1923, St. John’s Cemetery, Queens, NY263,264
Burial MemoSect 20 (or 26), N, #201
OccupationShoemaker
FatherGiuseppe FERLAZZO (1836-<1935)
MotherNunzia COSTA (ca1835->1892)
Marriage26 Feb 1892, Brolo, Messina, Italy
ChildrenNunziata (Nancy) (ca1893-)
 Carmela (Millie) (1895-1992)
 Giuseppa (Josie) (ca1896-)
 Concetta (Katie) (ca1898-)
 Marietta (Mae) (1901-1970)
 Angelina (Lee) (1903-)
 Anna Antonia (Joan) (1906-1979)
 Nicholas (ca1908-1909)
 Lorenzo (Larry) J (1912-2004)
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