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Samuel Leonardo "Santo" Spano
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1884
Regina
Provincia di Cosenza
Calabria, Italy
Death: Oct. 5, 1963
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA

He came from a poor family in southern Italy. His death certificate states he was born at "Rejia, Columbria" -- and there is no such place, but that is likely a mangling of "Regina, Calabria."

His father was Pasquale "Patsy" Spano or Cippano. His mother was Giovanna or Giannina "Jennie" Focca.

His American name was Samuel, but he went by "Santo" -- which was probably his real name.

According to the 1920 U.S. census, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1910 at age 26.

His first child Edith (Ida) was born in Italy, and arrived with his wife Emelia in New York City in 1911.

He fathered 11 children and had a few grandchildren before his wife suddenly died in her 40s. Eight of his children grew to adulthood.

He underwent a leg amputation due to the onset of gangrene, a complication of diabetic neuropathy. He died from heart disease.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Emelia Cianelli Spano (1893 - 1936)*
 
 Children:
  Edith Spano Lombardo (1910 - 1994)*
  Jennie Spano Alecci (1912 - 1998)*
  Matilda Spano (1914 - 1917)*
  Carmella Evelyn Spano Steen (1916 - 2012)*
  Albert E. Spano (1918 - 1928)*
  Joseph A. Spano (1924 - 2007)*
  Armand Joseph Spano (1927 - 1998)*
  Paul Spano (1929 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Father
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Erie
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Titania
Originally Created by: Ron Wingerter
Record added: Jul 27, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9189187
Samuel Leonardo Santo Spano
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Samuel Leonardo Santo Spano
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Samuel Leonardo Santo Spano
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 Added: Jul. 12, 2012
 
 
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