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Giovanni Mascolo

Giovanni Mascolo

Male 1847 - 1903  (55 years)

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  • Name Giovanni Mascolo 
    Born 21 Nov 1847  Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Got copies of Giovanni Mascolo's civil record of Birth from Agerola, Italy for 21 Nov 1847 born to Salvadore & Angela Rosa Naclerio; Riccardo Rosa translated them for me:
      1847 21st Nov. Salvatore Mascolo, 30, muleteer, of Agerola, presented a child born to Angela Rosa Naclerio, his wife, 36, born on the 21st named Giovanni; he was baptized on the 22nd of Nov. 1847 at the church of San Pietro Apostolo.
      (from the Archives di Napoli,Agerola civil births Volume #514 1847 record #119)
    1847 Nov 21 civil birth records for Giovanni Mascolo from Agerola, Italy part 1
    1847 Nov 21 civil birth records for Giovanni Mascolo from Agerola, Italy part 1
    1847 Nov 21 civil birth record for Giovanni Mascolo from Agerola, Italy part 2
    1847 Nov 21 civil birth record for Giovanni Mascolo from Agerola, Italy part 2
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As John Mascolo 
    Baptism 22 Nov 1847  San Pietro Apostolo, Agerola, Campania, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 8 Oct 1881  SS 'Vincenzo Florio' Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Found immigration records for a 'Giovanni Meglio' arrived in New York on Oct. 8, 1881 on the SS'Vincenzo Florio' from Palermo; 32 yrs. old, born about 1849; place of origin S. Lorenzello, Wales. These records are from Castle Gardens since Ellis Island wasn't operating as yet; they do not have much information about the person listed on the manifest. I have searched for all Giovanni's that arrived in 1881-1882 & find nothing even close to Mascolo; since the combination of date of arrival & age are the closest to Giovanni, I am going to go with these documents as being his. (The only issue with the date of arrival is that he had a daughter, Filomena, in Agerola Italy on Nov. 11, 1881 & the birth record shows that her father, Giovanni, brought her to the town hall to register the birth - he couldn't be in two places at once)
    1881 Oct 8 for Giovanni Mascola SS 'Vincenzo Florio' arrived in NY
    1881 Oct 8 for Giovanni Mascola SS 'Vincenzo Florio' arrived in NY
    Giovanni Meglio is listed on line 234 as being 32 yrs. old, from S. Lorenzello, Wales (San Lorenzello is in the province of Benevento, Italy)
    Naturalization 30 Dec 1898  Court of Common Pleas, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Received naturalization papers from NARA 10/26/2006; copy of the papers filed at the 'United States of America, State of Connecticut, ss. at the Court of Common Pleas, held at New Haven', etc. pg 204; on Dec 30, 1898 Giovanni Mascolo, 52 yrs. old (b.1846), received his citizenship, he had filed an Intent to become a citizen on Oct. 20, 1894 per this document (NARA has no Declarations of Intent from the New Haven courts for that date).
    1898 Dec 30 for Giovanni Mascolo Naturalization Papers
    1898 Dec 30 for Giovanni Mascolo Naturalization Papers
    from the Court of Common Pleas New Haven, CT; he was 52 yrs. old, born in Italy; he did appear at the same court on Oct. 20, 1894 & declared his intention to become a citizen.
    Emigration 15 Mar 1899  Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Got a copy of an Emergency Passport Application that Giovanni Mascola applied for on Mar 9, 1899 in Rome, Italy; seems that he went back to his home town of Agerola & Italy wouldn't let him leave the country without getting this passport. I don't believe the U.S. required passports at that time. I'm investigating this further. Says he was born in Agerola on Dec. 1847, originally came to the U.S. on 19 Nov 1882 from Naples on an English Ship?; says he was naturalized in New Haven, CT 1st Nov 1898, says he left the U.S. on 4th Jan 1899 on the SS 'Patria' arriving in Naples 22 Jan 1899; says he's 52 yrs. old, 5'4-1/2" tall. The Passport was issued on Mar 15, 1899.
      (ancestry.com Emergency Passport Applications (Passports Issued Abroad), 1877-1907 (M1834)>1887-1907> vol. 090:Italy 1897-1899, image 329)
    1899 Emergency Passport Application that Giovanni Mascolo applied for on Mar 9, 1899 in Rome, Italy
    1899 Emergency Passport Application that Giovanni Mascolo applied for on Mar 9, 1899 in Rome, Italy
    Immigration 11 Apr 1899  SS 'Alesia' Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Found a ship's manifest for Giovanni Mascolo returning to the U.S. from Italy on Apr. 11, 1899 on the SS 'Alesia' from Naples; he was 52, married, U.S. citizen, destination New Haven, Conn. wife & son, East St. 385; had $10.00 on him (equivalent to $250. today)
      (ancestry.com image 6, pg. 210, line 2)
    Census 6 Jun 1900  New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1900 US Census (CT, New Haven/New Haven, Super.District 26, Enumer. Distr. 367, Sheet 8A, line 50, last line of census sheet, con't on next page 8B for his family) shows Giovanni Mascola with his wife Camille & their 6 children on 13 St. John St., New Haven, CT, he was the head, 52 yrs. old, married 28 yrs.(1872?), b. Dec. 1848, immigrated 1881, in US 19 yrs., Naturalized, Barber, could read/write & speak English, 'R' for rent.
      5 other families lived at 13 St. John St. on this Census:
      Salvatore Mascola (Giovanni's son) with his wife & 2 children;
      AngelaRosa (Giovanni's daughter) & her husband Pasquale Parente & 2 children;
      Antonio & Benedetto Parente & 4 children;
      Luca & Angela Criscuolo & 3 children;
      Domenico & Irene SanGiovanni & 2 children;
      plus a few boarders living with some of these families.
    1900 Census New Haven, CT for Giovanni Mascolo & Camille Florio
    1900 Census New Haven, CT for Giovanni Mascolo & Camille Florio
    Died 5 May 1903  New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: injuries from being caught in machinery 
    • Death Certificate shows that Giovanni Mascolo died of injuries from being caught in machinery; died within 30-45 min. signed by medical examiner, on May 5, 1903, he was living at 13 St. John St. , C Ward, 6 families at same address, New Haven at the time, shows he was married (doesn't list wife's name), occupation was at wood yard, born Dec. 1850 in Agerola, Italy, 53 yrs. old; father was Salvatore Mascolo from Agerola, mother was Angele N. from Agerola; information given by son. I am assuming Giovanni was buried within 2 days but no date of burial is shown on the death certificate.
      .
      Got copies of the medical examiner's report from the Ct. State Library archives; said he was working in his own wood shop & the belt broke & he climbed up a ladder to fix it but didn't shut off the equipment. Said his daughter-in-law was the only one nearby when it happened (must have been Sal's wife Adelaide since this was the only daughter-in-law he had at that time).
      Found an article in 'Il Corriere del Connecticut' for 5/9/1903, which was an Italian newspaper covering the New Haven area when Giovanni died;
      'UNFORTUNATE DEATH OF A WORKER'
      "Last Tuesday the worker, John Mascolo, while in the afternoon hours worked in the sawmill at no. 13 St. John St.
      wanted to put in place a belt transmission, which was leaving the roller and wished to do it without stopping the engine,
      but bad ?? criteria, because rose above a scale ?? (went up a ladder?) was grasped by the board & 'impeller?' for clothes & that ?? transported ??.
      his son, present at the scene of terror? immediately stopped the machine but too late The unfortunate worker was ?? and last aspirations ? them to the arm of his son.
      Poor.... "
      Note: his autopsy said that his daughter-in-law found him with no mention of his son being there.
      Translation done by Joan Lozier
      Found an article in the New Haven Evening Register on May 6, 1903, Wed., headline saying 'Killed in Machinery', 'John Mascolo of St. John Street Whirled to His Death', the article describes how his clothes caught in the machinery & he was whirled round & round. Also said he was 70 yrs. old, he was only 53; said he leaves a wife & two sons who are employed in the wood yard; he left 3 sons & 5 daughters; all 3 sons were barbers.
      Also got copies of the probate records for 'John' Mascolo, from May 18, 1903, shows a $320. John Hancock insurance policy, names all his children except Angelo. Signed by Salvatore, Pasquale & Angela Mascolo, Carmilia made a mark 'X' for her signature (not signed by Christine who was 16 at the time).
    1903 May 5 Medical Certificate of Death for Giovanni Mascolo from New Haven, CT
    1903 May 5 Medical Certificate of Death for Giovanni Mascolo from New Haven, CT
    1903 Giovanni Mascolo Medical Examiner's report translated
    1903 Giovanni Mascolo Medical Examiner's report translated
    Since this was so hard to read, I translated it with help from family members. Joan Lozier
    1903 John Mascolo Medical Examiner's Report from New Haven, CT
    1903 John Mascolo Medical Examiner's Report from New Haven, CT
    1903 John (Giovanni) Mascolo article in New Haven Evening Register on May 6, 1903
    1903 John (Giovanni) Mascolo article in New Haven Evening Register on May 6, 1903
    Giovanni (John) was closer to 53 when he died, not 70 and he left a wife, 3 sons, all barbers, & 5 daughters. Sometimes reporters don't get the facts just right.
    1903 Giovanni Mascolo article in Il Corriere del Connecticut on 9 Maggio 1903
    1903 Giovanni Mascolo article in Il Corriere del Connecticut on 9 Maggio 1903
    This was an Italian newspaper published for the New Haven, CT area at that time.
    Translation of article in Il Corriere del Connecticut 9 Maggio 1903
    'UNFORTUNATE DEATH OF A WORKER'
    "Last Tuesday the worker, John Mascolo, while in the afternoon hours worked in the sawmill at no. 13 St. John St.
    wanted to put in place a belt transmission, which was leaving the roller and wished to do it without stopping the engine,
    but bad ?? criteria, because rose above a scale ?? (went up a ladder?) was grasped by the board & 'impeller?' for clothes & that ?? transported ??.
    his son, present at the scene of terror? immediately stopped the machine but too late The unfortunate worker was ?? and last aspirations ? them to the arm of his son.
    Poor.... "
    Note: his autopsy said that his daughter-in-law found him with no mention of his son being there.
    Translation done by Joan Lozier
    Please contact me if you have a better translation.
    Buried 7 May 1903  St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • St. Lawrence found record of Giovanni's gravesite in the open field at St. Lawrence Cemetery; office said that 1,000's of people were buried in the open field, some with no grave marker. Haven't tried to find Giovanni's grave as yet (Oct. 26, 2006) Gerri Goodwin, Rose Parente's granddaughter, told me that Giovanni & Camille are buried near the black fence that you can see from the Parente's plot at St. Lawrence; I've been there & walked the whole area near the fence & cannot find any gravesites for Giovanni & Camille. Will go pick up Gerri in Bristol & bring her to New Haven to show me where she saw the gravesites back in the 1950'
    Notes 
    • Received copies of a Court document from the 'Supreme Court of Errors of Connecticut' for Jun 19, 1891 'Mascolo v. Montesanto'; appeal from city court of New Haven; Achillo Montesanto, minor son of Giuseppe Montesanto, assaulted & committed buggery on Angelo Mascolo (causing great injury, communicating a loathsome disease to him, became sick & disabled), minor son of John Mascolo; Montesanto paid $100. on Apr 5, 1890 to Mascolo for the withdrawal of the suit against his son (the son took an early departure from the jurisdiction); then changed his mind & tried to get the suit reversed on Jun 19,1891; the court overruled each claim submitted by Montesanto & rendered judgement against defendant for the amount of the money with interest & costs.
      (Found on Google News Archives; received copy from the Ct. State Library: 61 Conn. 50, 23 A. 714, 29 Am.St.Rep. 170)

      The 1902 NH City Directory shows Giovanni as working at the woodyard at 19 St. John St
    Person ID I0014  Levesque_Lozier_Mascola_Messina
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2016 

    Father Salvatore Mascolo,   b. Abt 1817, Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1874  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Angela Rosa Naclerio,   b. Abt 1811, Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1900, Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married Abt 1840  Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Camilla Florio,   b. 18 Jan 1843, Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1918, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1872  Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1900 US Census shows that Giovanni & Camille had been married for 28 yrs.; assumed 1872 as year of marriage. Sent to Agerola, Italy for official records.
    Children 
    +1. Salvatore Mascolo,   b. Jan 1873, Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1912, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    +2. Angela Rosa Mascolo,   b. 4 Dec 1874, Pianillo St., Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1959, Cliff Convalescent Hospital, Waterbury, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Angelo Charles Mascolo,   b. 17 Dec 1876, Pianillo St., Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1950, Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +4. Pasquale Mascola,   b. 4 Jun 1879, Pianillo St., Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1955, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Filomena Mascolo,   b. 8 Nov 1881, Pianillo St., Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1886, Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 4 years)
    +6. Christine Mascolo,   b. 9 Mar 1887, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1955, Hospital of St. Raphael's, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +7. Marie Anna Mascolo,   b. 26 Jul 1889, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1964, Hospital of St. Raphael's, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. Rosina Mascolo,   b. 28 Mar 1891, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1906, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     9. Filomena Mascolo,   b. 17 Mar 1894, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1906, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
    Photos
    Collage of children of Giovanni Mascolo & Camille Florio - younger pictures
    Collage of children of Giovanni Mascolo & Camille Florio - younger pictures
    from left to right Angelo, Sal, Pat, Christine, Anna & Rose
    Collage of Camille Florio & Giovanni Mascolo from about 1903
    Collage of Camille Florio & Giovanni Mascolo from about 1903
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Nov 1847 - Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1872 - Agerola, Campania, Naples, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 15 Mar 1899 - Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 Jun 1900 - New Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: injuries from being caught in machinery - 5 May 1903 - New Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 May 1903 - St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Signature of Giovanni Mascolo on the birth record of his daughter Angela Rosa Dec. 4, 1874
    Signature of Giovanni Mascolo on the birth record of his daughter Angela Rosa Dec. 4, 1874
    Signature of Giovanni Mascolo on the birth record of his son, Angela Dec. 17, 1876
    Signature of Giovanni Mascolo on the birth record of his son, Angela Dec. 17, 1876
    Signature of Giovanni Mascolo on the birth record of his son, Pasquale Jun 4, 1879
    Signature of Giovanni Mascolo on the birth record of his son, Pasquale Jun 4, 1879
    Signature of Giovanni Mascolo on the birth record of his daughter, Filomena Nov. 8, 1881
    Signature of Giovanni Mascolo on the birth record of his daughter, Filomena Nov. 8, 1881

  • Sources 
    1. [S09445] New Haven City Hall Vital Stats.
      purchased a copy of Giovanni's death certificate.

    2. [S15286] Cemetery.