Roberta Capra Petralia

Brief Life History of Roberta Capra

When Roberta Capra Petralia was born on 24 July 1908, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Baptist Capra, was 28 and her mother, Pia Giovannoni, was 29. She married Nuncio Petralia on 10 December 1939. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. She died on 11 September 2001, in Camden, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Berlin, Camden, New Jersey, United States.

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Nuncio Petralia
Roberta Capra Petralia
Marriage: 10 December 1939
Richard Louis Petralia
Eleanor Maria Petralia, Cuneo, Becker

Sources (7)

  • Roberta Capra, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roberta Clair Capa, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
  • Roberta C Capra in household of John Capra, "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1910 · The BSA is Made

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.


"New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the ""New Deal"". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933."

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Italian Salvatore, Sal, Amadeo, Angelo, Gino, Giuseppe, Nino, Pietro, Vincenzo, Vito.

Italian (Sicily): habitational name from Petralia Soprana or Petralia Sottana in Palermo, from Greek petra leia ‘smooth stone’.

In some cases also an American shortened form (and Greek feminine form, denoting ‘the daughter, or wife of’) of Greek Petralias, a surname of the same origin as 1 above, derived from Sicilian settlers in Greece.

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

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