Pierre Sylvester Castagno

1906–1974 (Age 68)
Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life of Pierre Sylvester

When Pierre Sylvester Castagno was born on 20 May 1906, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, Giovanni Battista ( John) Castagno, was 61 and his mother, Gertrude Lydia Despain, was 28. He married Virginia Taylor on 29 November 1930. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He died on 15 December 1974, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pierre Sylvester Castagno
Virginia Taylor
Marriage: 29 November 1930
Sylvester Pierre Castagno
Wayne West Castagno Sr
Edward J Castagno
Ross Taylor Castagno
John Willard Castagno

Spouse & Children

29 November 1930


Parents & Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1908 · Utah's First National Monument

Age 2

Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.

Age 21

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Pierre Castigno, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Pierre Castino in household of John Castino, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Piere Castagna in household of John Castagna, "United States Census, 1920"

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