Gabriele Panza

1 May 1892–18 August 1974 (Age 82)
San Pietro in Guarano, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy

The Life of Gabriele

When Gabriele Panza was born on 1 May 1892, in San Pietro in Guarano, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, his father, Giuseppe Giovanni Panza, was 37 and his mother, Fortuna Filomena Bruno, was 28. He had at least 1 son with Marie C. Bouerer. He died on 18 August 1974, in Montebello, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Gabriele Panza
Marie C. Bouerer
Maurizio Panza

Spouse and Children


    Marie C. Bouerer




Parents and Siblings

    Giuseppe Giovanni Panza


    Fortuna Filomena Bruno




World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 14

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Name Meaning

1 Italian and Spanish: nickname for a fat or greedy man, from panza ‘belly’, ‘paunch’ (in Italian a variant of pancia).2 Southern Italian (Naples): possibly a habitational name from Panza, a district of Forio.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gabriel Panza in household of Fred Curcione, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gabriel Panza, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gabriele Panza, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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