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Letizia Scotti Muro
Birth: May 12, 1888
Provincia di Salerno
Campania, Italy
Death: Feb. 19, 1921
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Letizia is descended from Aniello and Anna Maria (nee Baldi) Scotti's son Francesco Scotti, born in Agropoli circa 1807.

Francesco and Rosolia (nee Patella) Scotti became parents to Letizia's father Carmine around 1846.

Carmine worked as a fisherman. He married Maria Giovanna di Giaimo on May 27, 1869 in Agropoli, Italy. Following the birth of several children, Letizia and her twin sister Concetta were born on May 11, 1888*.

Letizia's siblings were also born in Agropoli. They were:

Raffaele Scotti (1870-1879)
Raffaele Scotti (b. 1871)
Evangelista Scotti (1873-1962)
Antonia Scotti (b. 1875)
Fedele Scotti (1878-1958)
Mariano Scotti (1880-1958)
Antonio Scotti (1885-1890)
Concetta Scotti (b. 1888)
Elisa Scotti Errico (1891-1988)

Letizia married Nicola Muro on January 1, 1909 in Agropoli. Their first daughter, Giuseppa (Josie) was born in November, 1909 before the Muro family immigrated to the United States and settled in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania.

Letizia and Nicola appear in the 1920 Federal Census as living in an apartment at 304 State Street, in Wilmerding. Their daughter Giuseppa appears with the American name she was known by, Josephine. Letizia and Nicola's other children who appeared on the census were:

Peter, age 6.
Louis, age 5.
Philomena ("Florence", "Florie"), age 3 years, 2 months.
Ernest, 1 year, 2 months.

During the time the 1920 Census was taken on January 23-24, 1920, Letizia was pregnant. On March 20, 1920 the Muros welcomed another daughter, Rose ("Rosie") to the family.

On February 12, 1921 Letizia contracted Lobar Pneumonia and was attended to by Dr. C. L. Baci. She passed away on February 19, 1921. Funeral arrangements were made through George C. Jones, Undertaker, of Wilmerding, PA.

Letizia was buried at (Old) St. Joseph's Cemetery in East McKeesport on February 22, 1921.

My Mother, Emily Leatrice Serrapede, was Letizia's Granddaughter. She often told me that she believed Letizia was greatly weakened by having so many children in such a short time span after her arrival in America. This thought was shared by my maternal Grandmother Josie who was Letizia's first child.


The Scotti Lineage from Aniello Scotti through Carmine Scotti comes from Imagines Maiorum, the website for the Ancestors from Campania, researched by Anthony Vermandois. Scotti-Part A, Sections VII, V, and IV. The marriage date for Nicola and Letizia comes from Section IV.

1920 Federal Census
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Wilmerding, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1530; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 873; Image: 540.
Source Information: 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

Death Certificate for Letizia Scotti Muro, No. 21698, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Div. of Vital Records.

Phone call on 5/13/2013 to Eileen of St. Joseph Cemetery in North Versailles, East McKeesport, PA to confirm location of Letizia's plot.

Memorial Manager's Note: *Research from Anthony Vermandois at Imagines Maiorum gives Letizia and Concetta's birthdate as May 11, 1888. Letizia's Death Certificate has a birth date of May 12, 1888. I have used that date for this entry.

Further research is under way.

Bio Updated: 9/30/2014
Family links: 
  Nick Muro (1883 - 1966)*
  Josephine Muro Serrapede (1909 - 1995)*
  Peter Muro (1913 - 1992)*
  Louis Muro (1914 - 1999)*
  Ernest Muro (1919 - 1920)*
  Rose Marie Muro Di Schiavi (1920 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Letizia Muro
1888 + 1921
Note: The "+" sign stands for the Crucifix on the headstone.
New Saint Josephs Cemetery
North Versailles
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section C, Range A, Grave 178
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Record added: May 13, 2013
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