Maria Giovanna Porreca

1 January 1879–6 April 1972 (Age 93)
Torricella Peligna, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy

The Life Summary of Maria Giovanna

When Maria Giovanna Porreca was born on 1 January 1879, in Torricella Peligna, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy, her father, Andrea Porreca, was 24 and her mother, Maria Cristina Marchetti, was 17. She married Francesco di Fabrizio on 1 April 1897, in Torricella Peligna, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hanna, Duchesne, Utah, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 14 Hanna, Duchesne, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 6 April 1972, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Hanna, Duchesne, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francesco di Fabrizio
Maria Giovanna Porreca
Marriage: 1 April 1897
Nicola di Fabrizio
Giuseppe Di Fabrizio
Rosie Defa
Leo Defa
Alfonzo Defa
Tracy Defa

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1897Torricella Peligna, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 2
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 17
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    Age 25
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 404;2007: 809; 2010: 1082)Some characteristic forenames: Italian Antonio, Guido, Angelo, Carmine, Luigi, Camillo, Carmino, Claudio, Dino, Domenico, Emilio, Ettore, Lorenzo, Mario, Onofrio, Orlando, Renato, Silvana.Italian: perhaps a variant of Pirreca, a nickname from Greek pyrrakēs ‘man with red hair’.

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

    Sources (16)

    • Jennie Proke in entry for Alphonso Defa, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Mary Defa in household of Frank Defa, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Mary Parage in entry for Lloyd Roberts and Tracy Defa, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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