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 Mary Cortimiglia

Mary Cortimiglia

Birth
Death 9 Mar 1919 (aged 1–2)
Gretna, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Gretna, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 100487550 · View Source
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Note: Year of Birth is Approximate from Obituary!

Little Mary was killed by a still-unidentified serial killer in the New Orleans and surrounding areas, known as the "axeman". Miraculously, her parents' survived the attack.

Mary was the daughter of Charles Cortimiglia (an Italian immigrant) and Rosie Salemi of Jefferson Parish; aged 2 years.

The funeral was on March 10, 1919 at the Fred Leitz Undertaking Parlors on Jackson Avenue, followed by interment in Hook and Ladder Cemetery. Among those attending the funeral were Anthony Scullara (Charles' brother-in-law) and Anthony's daughter, Annie, both who came to Gretna from South Side Plantation, Frank Salemi arrived from Morgan City, La., Borgia Salemi and his wife, who is Rosie's sister, and Sam Salemi, Rosie's father, came from Gramercy, La., and Rafaele Rugusa, another relative, came from Marrero, La.

New Orleans Item (New Orleans, LA), Monday, March 10, 1919, Page: 2.


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  • Created by: Linda Robin
  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100487550
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Cortimiglia (1917–9 Mar 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100487550, citing Hook and Ladder Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Linda Robin (contributor 47847553) .