Ignacio Milone, son of Giovanni Maria Milone and Bernarda Pomilla, is born and baptized 1 August 1898 in Corleone. His godparents are Giovanni Milone and Giuseppa Bianchino, a married couple. Ignacio's godfather is his second cousin, once removed.
Note: Another Ignacio Milone from Corleone who immigrates is also a blacksmith. He is Ignacio's first cousin, born in 1882.
Note: Another Ignacio Milone who is also from Corleone and lives in New York, is reportedly born in 1881. He is a member of Giuseppe Morello's NYC gang. That man's baptismal record confirms he is born in 1878. They are third cousins.
The standard Italian spelling of his given name is "Ignacio," but it appears more often as "Ignazio" in documentation.
The SS Dante Alighieri sails from Palermo on 24 September 1923 and arrives in New York on 6 October. Ignazio Milone is on line 13 of the manifest. He is 25 (b. 1898), a blacksmith, not yet married. His living relative in Sicily is Bernarda Pomilla, his mother. Ignazio is joining his brother Giuseppe at 153 E 106th St in New York.
Ignazio Milone, age 26, a plasterer, 5’6”, of dark complexion, black hair, dk brown eyes, 148#, declares his intent to become a naturalized citizen. Born 1 August 1898. Lives at 153 E 106th St, NYC. Last foreign residence was in Corleone. He is not married. Arrived 6 Oct 1923. Sworn 29 December 1923. Cert No. 159057.
These names appear on a list of US citizens on the SS Rex sailing from Naples on 12 April 1939 and arriving in New York on 20 April:
|Tommaso Gagliano, 53 (b. 1886), Giuseppa Gagliano, 47 (b. 1882), both married, are in lines 5 and 6. Line 7 is crossed out, Giuseppe di Carlo, 53 (b. 1886), indicating he did not travel. His address looks like 2333 80th St, Brooklyn. Ignazio Milone, 40 (b. 1899), single, is in line 8.
Tommaso and Giuseppa are at 638 E 227th St, New York, and Ignazio is at 709 E 226th St, NY. Both addresses are in the Bronx, about two blocks from one another. Ignazio was naturalized 26 Sep 1929. Tommaso was naturalized on 23 June 1925. Giuseppa Gagliano was naturalized by marriage, no date given. Ignacio and Giuseppa are first cousins.
In 1940, Ignazio lives with his brother-in-law, Frank di Palermo, and sister Mary, both age 53. Ignazio is 40. He is a stone cutter. Frank is a baker for a trucking company.
A likely match for Ignazio is his WWII Army enlistment as a private, on 18 November 1942. His civilian occupation is as a plasterer. Born 1898, unmarried.
Ignazio Milone, born 1 Aug 1898, died 29 Aug 1972, SSN 085108747, was enlisted in the Army from 18 Nov 1942 until 3 Feb 1943.
In 1943, Ignacio is a machinist who lives in the Bronx. He signs an affidavit that says he was a child in Corleone with Angelo di Carlo, whose release from US internment is being sought. According to him, Angelo’s difficulties in Sicily were well known among the people of Corleone: that he could not obtain a passport or driver’s license while he was there in 1837-38, when Ignacio was also back in Corleone. Ignacio gives his mother’s name as Bernarda Milone in this record. The date of his immigration given in this affidavit is also a match for the manifest of the Dante Alighieri. Ignacio and Angelo are distantly related by marriage.
According to the image on Find A Grave, Ignazio is buried with Carmelina Milone, who died 27 April 1932, Frank di Palermo, who died 13 Nov 1956, and Marianna di Palermo, who died 30 October 1973. Ignazio's month of death is a match for the Social Security Index (which does not specify the day of his death). Carmelina is his unmarried sister. Marianna is his oldest sister, and Frank was her husband.
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