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The Family of Giovannantonio Macchiarola and Giuseppina Canfora

Giuseppina Canfora of Volturara Appula in Puglia married Giovannantonio Macchiarola of Gambatesa.  They had five children, of whom Gennaro (Gennarino) was the second oldest.

Gennaro (Gennarino) Macchiarola

Gennarino Macchiarola was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (His family returned to Gambatesa, however, when he was still a small child).  Below is a passport photograph of Gennaro from 1950, just prior to his emigration to the United States on May 5th.  Gennaro was a fitter by trade.  He married Maria Dora Valente, the daughter of Giovanni Valente and Nunziata DiRenzo, on 20 August 1956.  He died 19 August 1985 in Voorhees, New Jersey, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill.

Gennaro Macchiarola of Gambatesa in 1950, 11 KB

Gennaro Macchiarola's Birth Record

REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA
MUNICIPALIDAD DE LA CUIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES

Registro del Estado Civil y Capacidad de las Personas

Macchiarola
Genaro

Numero trescientos ochenta y siete.
NUMBER 387 [OF THE REGISTER OF BIRTHS FOR THE YEAR 1924]

En la Capital de la República argenti_
IN THE CAPITAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF
na a diez y siete de marzo de mil no_
ARGENTINA ON 17 MARCH
vecientos veinte y cuatro ante mi Jefe de
1924, [IS PRESENT] BEFORE ME, CHIEF OF
la Sección Segunda del Registro.  Juan
THE SECOND SECTION OF THE [CIVIL] REGISTER: GIOVANNI
Macchiarola de veinte y ocho años
MACCHIAROLA, 28 YEARS [OLD],
casado, italiano, domiciliado Pata_
MARRIED, ITALIAN, DOMICILED
gones dos mil ochocientos noventa y
[AT] 2893 PATAGONES [STREET],
tres: hijo de Nicolás Macchiarola y de
SON OF NICOLA MACCHIAROLA AND OF
Carmen Abiuso declaro: que el
CARMINA ABIUSO, DECLARES: THAT [ON] THE
cinco de Enero ultimo a las diez y
5TH OF LAST JANUARY AT 16
seis horas nació el varón Genaro
HOURS WAS BORN A MALE BABY, [OF THE NAME] GENNARO,
en su domicilio a quien vi, hi_
IN HIS DOMICILE, WHOM I SAW,
jo legitimo de él y de Josefina Canfora
LEGITIMATE SON OF HIS AND OF GIUSEPPINA CANFORA,
de treinta y un años, italiana, hija
31 YEARS [OLD], ITALIAN, DAUGHTER
de Pascual Canfora y de María Con_
OF PASQUALE CANFORA AND OF MARIA
tenta.  Leído el acto lo firmaron conmi_
CONTENTO.  THE ACT HAVING BEEN READ, THEY SIGNED
go el declarante y los testigos: Nicolás
WITH ME THE DECLARER AND THE WITNESSES: NICOLAS
Forenza de veinte y tres años y Domin_
FORENZA, 23 YEARS [OLD], AND DOMINGO
go Bertani de veinte y ocho años, casa_
BERTONI, 28 YEARS OLD, MARRIED
do, domiciliados Luca mil setecientos
[BOTH] DOMICILED [AT]
cuarenta y siete.
1747 LUCA [STREET].

[SIGNED] Giovanni Macchiarola, Nicolás Forenza, Domingo Bertoni, [illegible]

Nota: Quería decirle que la traducción de las direcciones son exactas, Patagones 2893, Capital (es una casa) y Esteban de Luca 1747, Capital (son departamentos). Comunicación de la Sra. María del Carmen, Buenos Aires, 11 julio 2000

Gennaro Macchiarola as a child in Argentina, 17 KB

Gennarino Macchiarola as a child in Argentina.

The Paternal Ancestors of Gennaro (Gennarino) Macchiarola in Gambatesa

The Five Children of Giovannantonio Macchiarola and Giuseppina Canfora

  1. Beniamino Macchiarola (1920-1957)
  2. Gennaro (Gennarino) Macchiarola (1924-1985)
  3. Nicolino Macchiarola (born 1927 at Santiago del Estero, Argentina; died 1999 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  4. Benito Macchiarola (1929-1943)
  5. Carmelina Macchiarola (born 1932)

The photograph below is of Giovannantonio Macchiarola, his wife and their children (except Beniamino), in Gambatesa, before the death their son Benito.  If you compare this photograph with the 1960 photograph of Michele Valente's daughter Carmina fetching water from the village fountain, you will see the vast difference in wealth between the two families.  And Nunziata DiRenzo's family was even poorer than the Valente family, because it owned no farmland.

Four of Giovannantonio Macchiarola's five children, 38 KB

Absent from the photograph is Beniamino Macchiarola.  Benito Macchiarola, who was named after Mussolini, died in Gambatesa when he stepped on a land mine, 11 April 1943.


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Last revised: 4 March 2007 : 2007-03-04 by Robert [Wesley] Angelo.

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