|Death: ||Sep., 1919|
New York, USA
His body was found floating in the Oswego canal near Basin Street in Syracuse (the second of three dead men discovered in Syracuse canals that day).
When his body was searched at the morgue two pay envelopes bearing the name Nicola Colapinto were discovered. Both bore the name of the First National Bank of Bound Brook, New Jersey. A letter signed "Mother," sent from Italy sometime the previous month, was also found.
The man had been about 40 years old and had weighed about 140 pounds. He was subsequently identified as Nicola Colapinto of 208 Basin Street. The superintendent of the Syracuse morgue attempted to locate friends or relatives of the man. Papers in his clothing showed that he had been employed in a New Jersey manufacturing plant and that he was a member of the Somerville, New Jersey Elks' lodge.
[From articles in the Syracuse Herald (September 16, 1919, page 3, and September 17, 1919, page 7)]
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Record added: Oct 11, 2011
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