Alfonsa Ceru

14 November 1928–21 July 2006 (Age 77)
Lucca, Toscana, Italy

The Life of Alfonsa

When Alfonsa Ceru was born on 14 November 1928, in Lucca, Toscana, Italy, her father, Angelo Ceru, was 24 and her mother, Adele Pellegrini, was 23. She lived in New York, United States in 1960. She died on 21 July 2006, at the age of 77.

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Angelo Ceru
Adele Pellegrini
Alfonsa Ceru

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 1

Lateran Treaty creates state of Vatican City.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 21

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

Catalan: metonymic occupational name for a wax seller, from cera ‘wax’ (from Latin cera).

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

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