Diodato Joseph Ruocco

Brief Life History of Diodato Joseph

When Diodato Joseph Ruocco was born on 8 June 1908, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, David Ruocco, was 23 and his mother, Generosa Fusco, was 19. He married Elizabeth Villani on 19 April 1936, in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 2 August 1947, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States.

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Diodato Joseph Ruocco
Elizabeth Villani
Marriage: 19 April 1936
Jean Ruocco

Sources (6)

  • Leodata Rocco in household of David Rocco, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Diodato Ruocco, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"
  • Diodato Ruoico, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1938"

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Italian Gennaro, Angelo, Giuseppe, Luigi, Vito, Alfonse, Antonio, Carmine, Fortunata, Franco, Luca, Pasquale.

Italian: southern variant of Rocco .

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

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