Gaetano Cortemelia

16 August 1873–3 August 1949 (Age 76)
Corleone, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

The Life of Gaetano

When Gaetano Cortemelia was born on 16 August 1873, in Corleone, Palermo, Sicily, Italy, his father, Calogero Lee Cortimiglia, was 27 and his mother, Francesca Piranio, was 22. He had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with Biaggia Rao. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Brazos, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 8, Brazos, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 3 August 1949, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Bryan, Brazos, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gaetano Cortemelia
Biaggia Rao
Lee Tony Cortemelia
Ned Cortemelia
Frances Cortemelia
Carmelo Cortemelia
Lucy Cortemelia
Joe Cortemelia
Rena Mae Cortemelia
Janie Marie Cortemelia

Spouse and Children



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Parents and Siblings

    Calogero Lee Cortimiglia


    Francesca Piranio




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 3

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 21

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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Sources (3)

  • Tony Cortemelia, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Toney Cortemellis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Tony Cortemelia in entry for Lee T Cortemelia, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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