Thomas Domenick Aiello

Brief Life History of Thomas Domenick

When Thomas Domenick Aiello was born on 21 March 1889, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Peter Aiello, was 41 and his mother, Laurenza Pignataro, was 28. He married Elizabeth McCloskey in 1918, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Dunk's Ferry, Burlington, New Jersey, British Colonial America in 1930 and Dunk's Ferry, Burlington, New Jersey, United States in 1940. He died on 19 February 1986, in Mount Holly Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Hainesport, Lumberton Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States.

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Thomas Domenick Aiello
Elizabeth McCloskey
Marriage: 1918
Elizabeth V. Aiello or Kelly

Sources (8)

  • Thomas Aiello, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Domenick Aiello, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
  • Thomas Aiello in entry for Elizabeth Lila Astemborski, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.


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.


"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Italian Salvatore, Angelo, Sal, Carlo, Vito, Antonio, Giuseppe, Santo, Neno, Pasquale, Rocco, Carmine.

Italian (southern): habitational name from any of several places in southern Italy named Aiello, from Latin agellus, a diminutive of Latin ager ‘field’.

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

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