25 December 2011

Angelo Raffaele Garofano, a resident of Mansfield Massachusetts


On July 4, 1888 Angelo Raffaele Garofano was born in Montemiletto. His parents were Carmine Garofano and Maria Teresa Gubitosa. Angelo's brothers were Saverio and Giuseppe. His sister was Antonia.
Garofano Family Tree

The Italian government introduced conscription in 1907, which may have been the impetus for Angelo's service as a cavalryman in the Lancieri di Milano (7).
Angelo Raffaele Garofano, lancieri di Milano (7)

When Angelo registered for the draft in the United States during World War I he reported his Italian military service as a soldier in the cavalry for twenty months.
Draft Registration, World War I

Leaving his wife Maria (Musto), sister of Angelo Beniamino Musto, and young daughter Teresa behind in Montemiletto, Angelo sailed from Naples on April 10, 1912 on the S.S. Canopic.
S.S. Canopic Passenger List, see line 5

He arrived in Boston, Massachusetts on April 23.
Certificate of Arrival

Sometime prior to the 1920 Census, Angelo and Maria purchased a home on Pratt Street in Mansfield, Massachusetts, where they raised their daughter Teresa and four more children who were born in Mansfield.

Angelo Garofano passed away on September 27, 1955 as reported in a September 29th obituary in the Boston Globe (pg. 34):
GAROFANO - Of Mansfield, Sept 27,
Angelo R., beloved husband of Mary
(Musto) and devoted father of Carl,
Theresa, Louise, Lena, and Angelina.
Funeral from his home, 140 Pratt
st., Friday at 8:15 a. m. Solemn
High Mass of Requiem in St. Mary's
Church at 9 o'clock. Relatives and
friends kindly invited.

A Historical Note?
Lancieri di Milano (7) could be translated into English as the 7th Cavalry Regiment. Some may recall that the U.S. 7th Cavalry regiment under the command of George Armstrong Custer had a small problem at the Little Big Horn.
Custer's Last Stand Reenactment
Western Romance Company Billings, MT, USA

1 comment:

  1. I remember his daughter, Louise. She was a teacher in the Mansfield school system.


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