James Caruso

11 May 1895–8 September 1969 (Age 74)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of James

James Caruso was born on 11 May 1895, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Ora Caruso. He lived in Ellenville, Wawarsing, Ulster, New York, United States in 1940. He died on 8 September 1969, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

James Caruso
1895–1969
Ora Caruso
1889–1968
Michael Caruso
1927–1946
James Carson
Gloria Caruso
1929–1993

Spouse and Children

children

(3)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Larchmont sinks

Age 12

On February 11, 1907, a passenger ship gets rammed by a coal carrier just southwest of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. It takes only 10 minutes for the Larchmont to sink. Only 19 of those on board survive. The next day bodies of those that had been on the ship continue to wash up onto the shore.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

Italian: nickname from caruso ‘close-cropped’ (Latin cariosus ‘decayed’, also ‘smooth’, ‘bald’). This word was also used in the more general sense ‘boy’, ‘lad’, since in the Middle Ages young men of fashion sometimes wore their hair much shorter than was the prevailing style. In the Girgenti area of Sicily the term was a metonymic occupational name for a worker in the sulfur pits, since such workers were required to wear their hair short.

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

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Sources (1)

  • James Caruso, "United States Census, 1940"

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