Basilio Ceravalo

11 July 1877–24 June 1964 (Age 87)
Sant'Angelo di Brolo, Messina, Sicily, Italy

The Life of Basilio

Basilio Ceravalo was born on 11 July 1877, in Sant'Angelo di Brolo, Messina, Sicily, Italy. He had at least 1 son with Giuseppina Fazio. He died on 24 June 1964, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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Basilio Ceravalo
Giuseppina Fazio
Frank Ceravolo

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    Frank Ceravolo


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 5

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Italian: derogatory nickname from a southern dialect word, ceravolo ‘snake-charmer’, by extension ‘rogue’, ‘charlatan’. Compare Ciraulo .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Basilio Ceravolo in entry for Frank Ceravolo, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"

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