1919 Declaration of Intention
Ciriaco Ernesto la Torella was born on 25 July 1888 in Torre le Nocelle to Francesco "Filippo" la Torella and Carmela Musto. He married Antonia Colella on 18 August 1910 in Boston. They had two sons - Philip (1912) and Pasquale (1914).
Antonia was the daughter of Pasquale Colella and Emanuela Nardone. Below is their entry from the 1910 Boston Marriage Index. (Click twice to enlarge it to a readable size.)
1910 Boston Marriage Index
Ciriaco started out manufacturing roller skates (1910 census), but by 1930 had switched over to working for the NECCO candy company in Boston. His World War II draft registration caused a chuckle as his place of employment was listed as "Nicko's Candy Company."
WWII Draft Registration
Ciriaco was naturalized on 21 June 1926 in Boston.
Petition for Naturalization #81674
Filed: 27 February 1926 in Boston MA
Name: Ciriaco Latorella
Residence: 148 Prince St. Boston MA
Occupation: Candy Maker
Birth: 24 July 1888 in Avellino, Italy
Emigration: Barbarossa - Napoli to New York - 3 May 1906
Wife: Antonia, born in Italy, resides in Boston
Children: (Born and live in Boston)
Philip, born 21 May 1912
Pasquale, born 29 August 1914
Witness: Ralph Guarente, undertaker, 29 Chestnut St., Arlington MA
Witness: Vincent Musto, foreman, 166 Salem St. Boston MA
Date of Admission: 21 June 1926
Certificate #: 2308170
1926 Petition for Naturalization