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Francesco Paolo Leggio (abt. 1888)

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Francesco Paolo Leggio
Born about in Corleone, Palermo, Italymap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Corleone, Palermo, Italymap
Father of , [private daughter (1920s - unknown)] and
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Oct 2015 | Last significant change: 15 May 2019
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Francesco Paolo Leggio is a Corleone native resident, the son of Girolamo Leggio and Antonina Coniglio. I estimate he is born around 1888, twenty years before he marries.

Francesco Paolo marries Maria Rosa Palazzo on 10 October 1908. His father has died by this time.

Francesco and Maria Rosa have seven children: Maria Antonina (1910), Girolama (1913), Carmela (1921), Luciano (1925), Carmelo (1927), Salvatore (1930), and Bernarda (1935).

Maria Antonina is born 3 February 1910 and baptized three days later. Her godparents are Antonino Cipolla and Caterina Di Puma, a married couple.[1]

When Luciano is born, the family lives in "a hovel at 2 Via Lanza, close to the police barracks," according to Jones.

Jones reports that Carmelo (1927) is born mentally retarded.

Luciano is crippled and frail from a disease he probably contracted from drinking unpasteurized goat's milk. Despite this, by the time he is twenty years old, he is a killer.

Carmela marries Leoluca Marino, an associate of Luciano's, on 4 February 1940.[2]


  1. Baptism of Maria Antonina Leggio, record no. 48, 6 February 1910, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 March 2016), Corleone > San Martino > Battesimi 1906-1911 > image 367 of 437; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).
  2. Marriage of Leoluca Marino and Carmela Leggio, 4 February 1940, #13, Index. "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 May 2016), Corleone > San Martino > Indice (Matrimoni) 1529-1951 > image 516 of 584; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).

Marriage of Franciscum Paulum Leggio and Mariam Rosam Palazzo, record no. 110, 10 October 1908

Jones, Thom L. "La Primula Rossa: The story of Luciano Leggio (Part 1)." Accessed online 30 September 2015.
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