Melvin Caswell Bacigalupi

15 April 1920–6 May 1994 (Age 74)
Cleburne, Johnson, Texas, United States

The Life of Melvin Caswell

When Melvin Caswell Bacigalupi was born on 15 April 1920, in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas, United States, his father, Peter Caswell Bacigalupi, was 44 and his mother, Bessie Allen, was 35. He married Patricia Ann Servance LeRitz on 23 November 1961, in Sacramento, California, United States. He lived in Johnson, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 6 May 1994, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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Melvin Caswell Bacigalupi
Patricia Ann Servance LeRitz
Marriage: 23 November 1961

Spouse and Children

23 November 1961
Sacramento, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Caswell Bacigalupi





World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 14

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Italian: patronymic or plural form of Bacigalupo .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melvin Caswell Bacigalupi, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • M C Bacigalupi, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Melvin Caswell Bacigalupi, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"

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