John Cardali

Maleabout 1911–

Brief Life History of John

John Cardali was born about 1911, in New York, United States. He had at least 2 daughters with Lucia "Lucy" Messina. He lived in Queens, New York City, New York, United States in 1940 and Queens Village, Queens, New York City, New York, United States in 1950.

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John Cardali
Lucia "Lucy" Messina
Arlene Cardali
Janice Patricia Cardali

Sources (3)

  • John Cardali, "United States 1950 Census"
  • John Cardali in entry for Janice Patricia Cardali, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • John Cardali, "United States Census, 1940"

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Children (2)

World Events (8)

1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 2

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 6

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 31

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily):

metonymic occupational name for a wool carder from Sicilian dialect cardaci ‘teasel’, as this plant was once used to card wool.

alternatively, perhaps a nickname for a short or mite person, from karydhaci (medieval Greek karydakion), a word denoting a little walnut and also a wren in the Greek dialect of Bova (Calabria); compare Caridi 2.

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

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