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Salvatore Leto, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1884
Cittą Metropolitana di Palermo
Sicilia, Italy
Death: Feb. 3, 1953
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Salvatore, age 64 was born on March 10, 1884 in Palermo,Sicily, Italy to Augusto and Arcangela ( Vallone) Leto.

He was already a United State's citizen when his soon to be wife Catherine came to the United States with her father when she was 17 years old, In order to get off the boat they had to be sponsored by an American Citizen, Some of Salvatore's close friends heard of this situation and they contacted him because he not only was a citizen of the United States, but also a twenty-seven year old bachelor trying to find an Italian wife.

He became more interested when he was told that this man was accompanied by his beautiful young daughter and they couldn't get off the boat because they had no sponsors.

As soon as Salvatore saw Catherine, it was love at first sight and he knew that she was the one he had been looking for all of his life. She felt the same way about him. There must have been some agreement that if he sponsored them she would marry him with her father's consent. They married later that year and moved to Detroit, Michigan.

Salvatore was very talented, there wasn't anything he couldn't do. He was a shoemaker, barber, carpenter, made beautiful peach stone boxes with mirrors on the inside lids and beautiful ruffles around them also padded inside to place jewelry in, or not padded for sewing boxes and he covered the inside of the boxes with beautiful cotton material. He split the peach stones in half, removed the nut inside and washed them; then painted the stones after he glued them on the boxes that he had made and lacquered them--they were so very beautiful. People would buy them from him, and the demand was high. he also made clothespin baskets and laundry baskets.

On Feb 3, 1953 Salvatore passed away from a brain Aneurysm. it happened unexpectedly and passed away the next day. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Logiudici Leto Aquilino (1893 - 1977)
 
 Children:
  Anthony Leto (1915 - 1936)*
  Baldasare Leto (1919 - 1993)*
  Frank S. Leto (1921 - 1966)*
  Joseph Leto (1930 - 1998)*
  Salvatore Leto (1935 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gethsemane Cemetery and Crematory
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: The Garden of Love Section.
 
Created by: Bonita Campbell
Record added: Jan 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83522362
Salvatore Leto, Sr
Added by: Bonita Campbell
 
Salvatore Leto, Sr
Added by: Bonita Campbell
 
Salvatore Leto, Sr
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Hello grandpa, it's me your grandson Sammy. Im a grandpa too and what a wonderful blessing to have the honor of such a distinguished title. We will see each other in heaven. Love Sammy
- Sammy
 Added: Dec. 30, 2013
Just thinking of you Grandpa
- Patty Leto
 Added: Jun. 14, 2012
Happy Valentine's Day Grandpa, I love you..
- Bonita Campbell
 Added: Feb. 14, 2012
 
 
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