Sonia Angela Cannata

Female5 March 1925–28 November 1985

Brief Life History of Sonia Angela

When Sonia Angela Cannata was born on 5 March 1925, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Joseph Cannata, was 29 and her mother, Rulia Bamuner, was 30. She lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 28 November 1985, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 60.

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Sources (3)

  • Sonia Cannata in household of Joseph Cannata, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sonia Angela Cannata, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Sonia A, "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 9

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 


Age 16

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Italian Sal, Rocco, Salvatore, Gaetano, Vito, Angelo, Antonino, Antonio, Biagio, Carlo, Carmela, Corrado.

Italian (Sicily and southern Calabria; also Cannatà): occupational name for a potter or a water carrier, either from cannata ‘pitcher, jug’, which is from medieval Greek kanata, or from the medieval Greek occupational name derived from this, kanatās ‘potter’.

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

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