Francesco Rosario Capra

Francesco Rosario Capra (1897 - 1991)

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Francesco Rosario (Frank Russell) Capra
Born in Bisacquino, Palermo, Sicilia, Italiamap
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Died in La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAmap
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Categories: Directors | Producers | Writers | Capra Name Study | Bisacquino, Sicilia | Sicilian Immigrants to California | Notables | Italian Roots.

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Biography

Frank Capra was born Francesco Rosario Capra May 18, 1897,[1] in Bisacquino, Sicily, a village near Palermo. He was the youngest of seven children of Salvatore Capra, a fruit grower, and the former Rosaria "Serah" Nicolosi.[2]

Frank Capra immigrated in 1903.[3]

Frank Capra was enumerated as son of the head of household at 1775 Albion Street, Los Angeles Assembly District 74, Los Angeles County, California for the April 23, United States Census, 1910. He was noted as born 1898 in Italy and single as seen in the image of the original census. Also included in the household are head Samuel Capra, wife Sarah Capra, son Tony Capra and daughter Anna Capra.[3]

Frank Russel Capra registered for military service in this June 5, 1917 United States World War I Draft Registration Card. His birth is listed as May 18, 1897. His father was listed as born in Palermo, Italy. His address was Troop College Dormitory. His nearest relative is Mrs. S. Capra (mother). He is medium height and medium build with brown eyes and dark brown hair as seen in this image of the original form.[4]

Francesco Capra became Frank Russell Capra from a May 14, 1918 request at his June 4, 1920 naturalization as shown here in an image of the original file.[5]

Frans R Capra was enumerated as son of the head of household at 1775 Albion Street, Los Angeles Assembly District 65, Los Angeles County, California for the January 17, United States Census, 1920. He was noted as born 1898 in Italy and single as seen in the image of the original census. Also included in the household are head Rosie Capra and daughter Antoinette Capra.[6]

Frank Capra was enumerated as a roomer in a household at the corner of Commercial Row and Central Street, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada for the January 21, United States Census, 1920. He was noted as born 1897 in Italy and single. He was listed as an actor in moving pictures in likely a boarding house full of varying persons as seen in the image of the original census.[7]

Frank Capra and Helen Howell were married from November 29, 1923 (until August 16, 1929).[8]

Frank R Capra was enumerated as a boarder of the head of household in 7006 Hollywood Boulevard , Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles County, California for the April 19, United States Census, 1930. He was noted as born 1898 in Italy and divorced. He was a director of motion pictures as seen in an image of the original census. Also included in the household are many others but none seem to be his family and are viewable in the transcription and image.[9]

Frank Capra wed Lou February 1, 1932 (until her death July 1, 1984).[8]

On April 1, 1935, Frank Capra lived in Malibu, Los Angeles County, California.[10]

Frank Capra was enumerated as head of the household at 215 North Barrington Avenue, Councilmanic District 3, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles County, California for the April 9, United States Census, 1940. He was noted as born 1898 in Italy and married. He owned a home worth $100,000. He was shown to be a director of motion pictures as seen in this image of the original census. Also included in the household are wife Lucille W Capra, son Frank Capra, daughter Lucille Capra, chauffeur Raymond Burgin, nursemaid Vivian Daugherty, cook Rosa Haspang and butler Frank Chaplin.[10]

Frank Capra died in Riverside County as recorded of his September 3, 1991 California Death. His mother was noted as Nicolosi.[11]

Frank Capra is listed in the September 3, 1991 United States Social Security Death Index. He had received his Social Security number in California.[1]

As listed in the Find A Grave Index,[12] Frank Capra is buried at Coachella Valley Public Cemetery in Coachella, Riverside County, California, USA, Plot: Lot 289, Unit 8, Block 7.[13]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JT49-H3J : accessed 7 December 2015), Frank Capra, 03 Sep 1991; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  2. Wikipedia
  3. 3.0 3.1 "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVL9-QJQ : accessed 7 December 2015), Frank Capra in household of Samuel Capra, Los Angeles Assembly District 74, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 54, sheet 14A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,096.
  4. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZV5-FJD : accessed 16 December 2015), Frank Russel Capra, 1917-1918; citing Pasadena City no 1, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,531,272.
  5. "California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX32-QY8 : accessed 16 December 2015), Francesco Or Frank Russell Capra, 1920; citing Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, Laguna Niguel; FHL microfilm 1,508,680.
  6. "United States Census, 1920", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHQG-26Z : accessed 8 December 2015), Rosie Capra, 1920. Los Angeles Assembly District 242, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing sheet 10A, family 188, Line Number 50, Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Affiliate Publication Number T625, Affiliate Film Number 109, GS Film Number 1820109, Digital Folder Number 004964290, Image Number 00777 NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820281.
  7. "United States Census, 1920", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6PB-RGM : accessed 7 December 2015), Frank Capra in entry for Andria Dromiack, 1920., United States; citing sheet District ED 48, 7B, family 119, Line Number 82, Affiliate Film Number 1005, GS Film Number 1821005, Digital Folder Number 004966383, Image Number 00188NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820281.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "IMDB"
  9. "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJ1-KW8 : accessed 8 December 2015), Frank R Capra in entry for Fred H Johnston, 1930. District ED 65 Sheet Number and Letter 19A Household ID 199 Line Number 36 Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number T626 Affiliate Film Number 134 GS Film Number 2339869 Digital Folder Number 004950125 Image Number 00510
  10. 10.0 10.1 "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CG-1RQ : accessed 16 December 2015), Frank Capra, Councilmanic District 3, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-218, sheet 4B, family 72, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 407.
  11. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP9J-3Q1 : accessed 16 December 2015), Frank Capra, 03 Sep 1991; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
  12. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJ1-BP4D : accessed 16 December 2015), Frank Capra, 1991; Burial, Coachella, Riverside, California, United States of America, Coachella Valley Public Cemetery; citing record ID 171
  13. Find A Grave website

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