|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1890|
Provincia di Caltanissetta
|Death: ||Feb. 22, 1956, USA|
Antonio was the youngest son of Alfonso and Benedetta (nee Di Francisco) Torregrossa. He came to the United States circa 1896 and lived in Lower Manhattan. His father ran a grocery store.
After his father's death in 1910, Antonio assumed responsibility for the care of his mother. On the draft registration card for WWI, he listed his jobs as "Lithographer" and "I take care of my mother."
He served as a Private in the U.S. Army during WWI, enlisting on October 4, 1918. He was discharged on January 24, 1919.
In 1935, Antonio met Jessie Dickerson Panos, a widow, whom he later married sometime in the mid-late 1940s.
Through Jessie, Antonio became step-father to:
Ethel Panos Calabrese (1914-2006)
Nicolas Panos (born 1917)
Peter Panos (born 1919)
James Panos (born 1925)
Louis Panos (born 1925)
Julie Panos Gilbert (1929-2009)
Bio Updated: 2/14/2014
Sources: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1940 Federal Census.
1905 New York State Census.
WWI and WWII Draft Registration for Antonio Torregrossa
US National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962.
US Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006.
Further research underway for marriage certificate.
Alfonso Torregrossa (____ - 1910)
Benedetta Di Francisco Torregrossa (1850 - 1921)
Jessie B Dickerson Torregrossa (1896 - 1960)
WORLD WAR I
Long Island National Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: 2E, 3082
Maintained by: EmilyAnn Frances May
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 03, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2838353
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