Giovanni Battista ( John) Castagno

1844–1928 (Age 83)
Coassolo Torinese, Torino, Piemonte, Italy

The Life of Giovanni Battista ( John)

When Giovanni Battista ( John) Castagno was born on 30 November 1844, in Coassolo Torinese, Torino, Piemonte, Italy, his father, Giuseppe Biagio Castagno, was 40 and his mother, Domenica Maria Castagno, was 32. He married Gertrude Lydia Despain on 3 August 1893, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 21 October 1928, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Giovanni Battista ( John) Castagno
Gertrude Lydia Despain
Marriage: 3 August 1893
Joseph Joubert Castagno
Domenica Castagno
Peter Antonio Castagno
Albert Barnard Castagno
Thomas Tony Castagno
Pierre Sylvester Castagno
John Stanley Delos Castagno
Leo Gertrude Castagno

Spouse & Children

3 August 1893
Salt Lake, Utah, United States


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Caterina Castagno


  • Margarita Castagno


  • Maddalena Castagno


  • Male1844–1928Male

  • Maria Castagno


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 5

Austria regains control of most of Italy.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 22

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name for someone who lived by a chestnut tree, castagno (from Latin castanea).

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

Sources (3)

  • John Castagna, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Castino, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Castagno, "United States Census, 1900"

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