Joseph Seminara

February 1877–1949 (Age 71)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Seminara was born in February 1877, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Biagio Seminara, was 28 and his mother, Christina Luparella, was 26. He married Mary Concetta Tortorella on 19 March 1896, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died in 1949, in his hometown, at the age of 72.

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Joseph Seminara
Mary Concetta Tortorella
Marriage: 19 March 1896

Spouse and Children


    Mary Concetta Tortorella


19 March 1896
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Biagio Seminara


    Christina Luparella




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

South Italian (most common in Calabria and Sicily): habitational name from any of the places in Reggio Calabria called Seminara.

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

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