Thomas Genovese

1926–20 May 2010 (Age 84)
New York, United States

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Genovese was born in 1926, in New York, United States as the son of Concettina Amelia Merenda. He died on 20 May 2010, in Lady Lake, Lake, Florida, United States, at the age of 84.

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Concettina Amelia Merenda
1896–1984
Thomas Genovese
1926–2010

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World Events (3)

1927

Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 15

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1962 · The Cuban Missile Crisis

Age 36

"One of the most direct confrontations of the Cold War was the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962, which primarily took place just south of Florida. Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev had crafted a secret agreement with Cuba (under Fidel Castro) to create nuclear missiles in Cuba to deter further invasions. U.S. intelligence agents discovered evidence of this activity, so President Kennedy issued an official warning against Cuba's creation of these weapons. Cuba and the Soviet Union did not comply. After much debate regarding the correct course of action, Kennedy opted to create a naval ""quarantine"" around Cuba. This initiated a series of intense communications between Kennedy and Khrushchev, both publicly and directly. The conflict escalated to the point that a U.S jet was shot down over Cuba as the countries made increasingly stern ultimatums. Kennedy instructed the Soviets to remove missiles with the promise that the U.S. would not attack Cuba, and the Soviets agreed."

Name Meaning

Southern Italian: habitational name for someone from Genoa in Liguria ( see Genova ), from the adjectival form of the place name. In medieval times the Genoese were regarded as clever individuals, and it is possible that the surname is sometimes a nickname with this sense.

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

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  • Thomas Genovese in household of Blase Genovese, "United States Census, 1940"

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