Lefornio 'Bruno Joseph' Osellame

Male9 September 1918–11 October 1944

Brief Life History of Lefornio 'Bruno Joseph'

When Lefornio 'Bruno Joseph' Osellame was born on 9 September 1918, in Contra Costa, California, United States, his father, Cirillo "Charles" Angelo Osellame, was 40 and his mother, Livia Giuditta Sartor, was 33. He married Betty Carolyn Berno on 25 April 1942. He died on 11 October 1944, in Firenzuola, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 26, and was buried in Florence, Tuscany, Italy.

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Lefornio 'Bruno Joseph' Osellame
Betty Carolyn Berno
Marriage: 25 April 1942

Sources (1)

  • Bruno Joseph Osellame, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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  • Marriage
    25 April 1942
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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.


    Age 2

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.


    Age 9

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

    Name Meaning

    From the Germanic word brun ‘brown’. This was in use as a name in many of the ruling families of Germany during the Middle Ages. It was borne by a 10th-century saint, son of the Emperor Henry the Fowler, and by the Saxon duke who gave his name to Brunswick (German Braunschweig, i.e. ‘Bruno's settlement’). Its use in the English-speaking world, which dates from the end of the 19th century, may have been partly influenced by Lewis Carroll's Sylvie and Bruno ( 1889 ), but more probably it was first used by settlers of German ancestry in the United States.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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