Antoinetta Frank

28 August 1915–19 September 2009 (Age 94)
Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States

The Life of Antoinetta

When Antoinetta Frank was born on 28 August 1915, her father, Joseph Frank, was 23 and her mother, Clementina Sansotta, was 35. She married Palmerino Cercone on 6 July 1935. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 19 September 2009, in Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States.

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Palmerino Cercone
Antoinetta Frank
Marriage: 6 July 1935
Ronald Lee Cercone

Spouse and Children

6 July 1935


Parents and Siblings


    Clementina Sansotta






    Josephine Frank


    Bruno Joseph Frank


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Slovenian, Czech, Hungarian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic or regional name for someone from Franconia (German Franken), a region of southwestern Germany so called from its early settlement by the Franks, a Germanic people who inhabited the lands around the river Rhine in Roman times. In the 6th–9th centuries, under leaders such as Clovis I ( c. 466–511 ) and Charlemagne ( 742–814 ), the Franks established a substantial empire in western Europe, from which the country of France takes its name. The term Frank in eastern Mediterranean countries was used, in various vernacular forms, to denote the Crusaders and their descendants, and the American surname may also be an Americanized form of such a form.2 English, Dutch, German, etc.: from the personal name Frank, in origin an ethnic name for a Frank. This also came be used as an adjective meaning ‘free’, ‘open-hearted’, ‘generous’, deriving from the fact that in Frankish Gaul only people of Frankish race enjoyed the status of fully free men. It was also used as a Jewish personal name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Antonette Cercone in household of Pamy Cercone, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Antonetta Frank, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Antoinette Sansotta - Published information: burial: 22 September 2009; Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States

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