Angeline/ Angela Arena

1895–1972 (Age 77)
Valguarnera Caropepe, Enna, Sicily, Italy

The Life of Angeline/ Angela

Angeline/ Angela Arena was born on 23 November 1895, in Valguarnera Caropepe, Enna, Sicily, Italy as the daughter of Giuseppe Arena and Giuseppa Beritella. She married Giuseppe Joseph Coniglio on 27 April 1912, in New York, United States. She died on 20 November 1972, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 76.

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Angeline/ Angela Arena
Giuseppe Joseph Coniglio
Marriage: 27 April 1912

Spouse & Children

27 April 1912
New York, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Giuseppe Arena


  • Giuseppa Beritella




World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

Italian (southern) and Spanish: habitational name from any of numerous places named with arena ‘sand’, ‘sandy place’, also ‘arena’, ‘(bull) ring’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Angelina Arena, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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