Amelia Christine Merlo

28 June 1915–19 October 2000 (Age 85)
Coalton, Randolph, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Amelia Christine

When Amelia Christine Merlo was born on 28 June 1915, in Coalton, Randolph, West Virginia, United States, her father, Serafino ( Sam) Merlo, was 26 and her mother, Fillipina Tiberio, was 22. She married Vincent Maiorana on 2 September 1935, in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States. She lived in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States in 1930. She died on 19 October 2000, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hancock Butler
Amelia Christine Merlo
Marriage: 1 October 1987

Spouse and Children

1 October 1987
Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

Parents and Siblings





    Lee R. Merlo


    Lee Merlo


    Micheal Merlo


+2 More Children

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

Italian and Spanish: nickname from Italian and medieval Spanish merlo ‘blackbird’ (Latin merula). In the Middle Ages this bird seems to have been regarded at times as foolish and gullible, and at other times as cunning and wily. In some cases the surname may have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amelia Maiorana in household of Sam Menlo, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Amelia Merlo in household of Samuel Merlo, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Amelia Maiorana in entry for Joseph Hancock Butler, "Arizona, Payson, Obituaries, 1948-2008"

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