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Almarinda 'Amelia' Mastrocola
1878 - 5/22/1956
(Shown at age 72)
Almarinda 'Amelia' Mastrocola was born about 1878 in Marone, Campobasso Province, Italy and died on May 22, 1956 in Long Is., New York. Actual date of birth is unknown. She lived to be about 78 years old.

She first married Luigi "Louie" DiCastro (born in Italy died 8-30-1976 Akron, OH). They had two children:
  1. Lewis (5/27/1902-4/30/1976), and
  2. Maria "Mary".
She had nine children with Giacomo:
  1. Mary Jean (1907),
  2. Susan (12/6/1906-9/6/1971),
  3. Joseph (6-6-1909),
  4. Kathryn "Kay" (2/23/1911-10/10/1982),
  5. Angie (1/6/1913),
  6. Jennie" Jean" (12/23/1914)
  7. John "Jack" (8/28/1915),
  8. Florence "Flo" (8/8/1919-12/10/1950), and
  9. Elena "Lee" Francesca (1/13/1924-7/24/1999).
Amelia died at the East Meadowbrook Hospital.
Immigration4/13/1904 New York NY  26 yrs old 
Manifest list of passengers, ship name: Umbria; Page #157, line #7, Alberinda Mastrocola (age 25), Maria DiCastro age 5 Luigi DiCastro (age 2) race: southern Italian; Departure date 3/3/1904; Arrival date: 4/13/1904 at the port of New York, NY; Passage was paid by husband. Last residence: Morrone, Destination: Webster, PA; Money in her possession $10. What relative are you to met: husband Luigi DiCastro in Webster, PA., She states she has never been in poisoned or institution. She is not a polygamist or an anarchist. She is in good health. She can read & write.   Source:  Manifest list of passengers for immigration to the US.
Census5/2/1910 Ridgeway NY (Orleans County) 32 yrs old 
family# 162- John George (age 45), Almerinda George (30), Lewis George (7), Mary George (5), Susan George (4), Joseph George (2), Angelina George (8mo.), Tony Dalura (34)-border, Donato Sanzo (36)-border, Joseph Staffarone (29)-border, Vincent Marengo (33)-border, Vito Vendoli (18)-border, Dominick Augustine (23)-border, Tony Fistuli (32)-border, Paul Vendo (26)-border, Pasquale Barila (41)-border, John Moree (29)-border. All adults born in Italy, all children born in NY. all adults speak Italian (John speaks English). John and wife Almerinda have been married 20 years and have 5 children all living, they Immigrated in 1903. John is a laborer at a stone quarry. The borders are laborers on a barge canal and Immigrated 1908-1910.  
Census1/9/1920 Akron Ward 1 OH (Summit County) 42 yrs old 
Dwelling# 353 house#66, 78 John Antonucci (age 56 born in Italy), Almerinda (41, born in Italy), Louis (17 Italy), Mary (14 NY), Susie (13 NY), Joseph (12, NY), Angelina (10 NY), Cathaleen (9, OH), Jenny (6, OH), Jack (4, OH) & Florance (0, OH). Borders - Nick DeFrank(47 Italy), Joe Matalina (30 Italy) & Joe Mont (55 France). They own their home on Spercer Dr. Native language for John and Almerinda is Italian, John immigrated to the US in 1903, Almerinda in 1904 and Louis in 1905. John was naturallzed in 1914. John and Louis are laborers at the Rubber Works.  
Census4/10/1930 Akron OH (Summit County) 52 yrs old 
Dwelling# 178 house#245 John G. Antonucci (age 66 born in Italy), Almerinda (52, born in Italy), Joseph (23, NY), Kathryn (19, NY), Jane G. (17, OH), John (13, OH), Florance (10, OH), Elaine (6, OH); son in law Joseph Castellica (24, Italy), Susan Castellica (22, NY), granddaughter Josephine Castellica (4, )H). They own their home, value of home $4500, They own a radio. Native language for John and Almerinda is Italian, they immigrated to the US in 1905. John is a laborer, Joseph is a truck driver for Paper Co., Kathryn is a laundress for private home. John, Florence attends school. Unknown what year Joseph Castellica immigrated, his native lang. Italian, he is a tire builder at a rubber co. Susan is a sales lady at a dept. store. They married at age 22 & 20. 

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1 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
11 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
17 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
19 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
22 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
22 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
23 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
24 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
25 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
26 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
28 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
28 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
28 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
34 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
35 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
36 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
45 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
45 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
46 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
48 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
49 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
50 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
58 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
60 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
68 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
69 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
73 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
74 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
4 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
7 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
30 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
34 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
35 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
39 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
41 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
60 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
61 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
63 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
72 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
77 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
31 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
32 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
49 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
51 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
52 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
54 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
55 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
56 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
56 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
57 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
61 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
65 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
66 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
67 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
76 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
31 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
36 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
39 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
41 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
42 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
60 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
61 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
67 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Giacomo Antonio Antonucci
Born on November 6, 1863 and died on December 23, 1933.
They were married 1/1/1906.

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The Children of Almarinda 'Amelia' Mastrocola

34 years old
Susan 'Suzie' Antonucci / George
Born in Medina, New York on November 16, 1906 and died in Youngston, Ohio on September 13, 1990. She was 83 years old.

She married in 1925 to Joseph Castellucci (5/11/1905 Monrealle, Sicily to 11/5/1952 OH).

They had one child: Josephine Castellucci(12-27-1926). Josephine married on 7/12/1947 to Frank Bolog...
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15 years old
Mary Jean Antonucci / George
Born somewhere in New York on April 26, 1907 and died in North Hollywood, California on February 1, 1985. She was 77 years old.

Married 1/21/1922 in Akron, OH. ...
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Juan 'Jean' Marie Antonucci / George
Born in Akron, Ohio on December 23, 1914 and died in Riverhead, Long Is., New York on March 29, 1992. She was 77 years old.

She was called Jeannie or Jean. She married on 10/5/1932 to Henry Christopher Anselmi (8/7/1917 NY - 10/11/1997).

They had three children: Loretta Anselmi Mayo,Christopher Anselmi and Suzie A...
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29 years old
Kathryn 'Kay' J. Antonucci / George
Born in Youngstown, Ohio on February 23, 1914 and died in Los Angeles, California on October 10, 1982. She was 68 years old.

She married George "Joe" Lester Swindel.

They had one child: Lillian Marie Swindel (9/30/1932 - 4/5/1994). She married Rod Quinn.

She worked at Champion Laundromat as a supervisor for...
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34 years old
John 'Jack' Antonucci / George
Born in Akron, Ohio on August 28, 1915 and died in New York, New York on September 28, 1962. He was 47 years old.

He was born and raised in Akron, OH. He moved to New York and enlisted in the Army during WW II. He was awarded the Bronze Star....
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21 years old
Florence 'Flo' Antonucci / George
Born in Akron, Ohio on August 8, 1919 and died in New York, New York on December 10, 1950. She was 31 years old.

She married Louis "Red" Defabio. Flo sang in a nightclub in New York City where Red played the piano. The club was owned by Frank Lauria.
Flo and Louis had one child named Barbara.

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18 years old
Elena 'Lee' Francesca Antonucci / George
Born in Akron, Ohio on January 13, 1924 and died in Trumbull, Connecticut on July 24, 1999. She was 75 years old.

She married on 6/13/1946 to Richard "Dick" Comer. They had two children: Deborah and Gary Comer....
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