Gaetano Africano

1882–1969 (Age 86)
Santa Croce Camerina, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

The Life of Gaetano

Gaetano Africano was born on 3 March 1882, in Santa Croce Camerina, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy. He had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Carmela Iozzia. He died in January 1969, in Manchester Township, Passaic, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 86.

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Gaetano Africano
Carmela Iozzia
Frances Africano
Vincenzo William Africano
Salvatore Africano
John P. Africano
Joseph Africano
Josephine Africano

Spouse & Children



  • Female1906–1995Female

  • Male1908–1971Male

  • Salvatore Africano


  • John P. Africano


  • Joseph Africano


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 12

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Italian: ethnic name for someone from Africa, from a reduced form of africano ‘African’.

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

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