Genevieve "Jennie" Rizzuto

Brief Life History of Genevieve "Jennie"

When Genevieve "Jennie" Rizzuto was born on 25 February 1928, her father, Louis Rizzuto, was 49 and her mother, Mary Rizzuto, was 40. She lived in Ronkonkoma, Islip, Suffolk, New York, United States in 1935 and Patchogue, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 1 August 2018, at the age of 90.

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Joseph James Olszewski
Genevieve "Jennie" Rizzuto

Sources (5)

  • Joan Rizzuto in household of Louis Rizzuto, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jennie Rizzuto Olszewski, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jennie Rizzuto in entry for Joseph J Olszewski, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1968"

World Events (8)


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.


The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Italian Salvatore, Angelo, Vito, Natale, Reno, Antonino, Baldassare, Camillo, Carmela, Concetta, Elio, Gabriele.


southern variant of Ricciuto (see Ricciuti ), specifically from Sicilian rizzutu ‘(he) who has curly hair’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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