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Nunzio Pomilla (abt. 1891 - abt. 1971)

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Nunzio Pomilla
Born about in Corleone, Palermo, Italiamap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died about in Bronx, New York, United Statesmap
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Categories: Corleone, Italia | Corleonesi Immigrants to New York | Lucchese crime family | Twins | Carpenters.

Biography

Nunzio Pomilla is the son of Biagio Pomilla and Serafina Milone, and the twin of Carmela Pomilla. Nunzio is born 27 November 1891 and baptized the next day. His godfather is Filippo Bentivegna, who is unmarried. His twin sister's godfather is their uncle Giovanni Milone.[1]

Because Carmela has a sister born in 1898, the twin by this name is presumed to have died. However, in the 1925 census, Nunzio and his sister, Millie, presumably Carmela, are both listed as the same age. Other records also give a younger age for Nunzio than his birth in 1891. No matching baptismal record has been found for a younger man by this name from Corleone.

Nunzio immigrates alone at age sixteen to Brooklyn, New York, to join his mother, who has paid his passage. He arrives on 25 January 1908 on the SS Mendoza. Nunzio is a carpenter. He leaves his married sister, Concettina Girgenti, behind in Sicily.[2]

Nunzio Pomilla of 168 E 103th St, New York, NY petitions to be naturalized 29 March 1917.[3]

Nunzio is a business partner of his brother-in-law Tommy Gagliano in the Bronx.

Nunzio Pomilla etc. are plaintiffs on 23 July 1924 against Slater-Skorn Holding Corp.[4]

In 1925, the New York state census taken 1 June finds Thomas Gagliano, Josephine Gagliano, Angelina Pomilla (“Pommilla”), Millie Pomilla, and Nunzio Pomilla in sequence, living on E 227th St in Bronx County in Block 13, ED 42, AD 6, Ward X of New York City. They are the last names in the enumeration of Block 13. All were born in Italy. Thomas is a building contractor. Angelina is a sketcher. Millie is a machine operator. Nunzio is a building contractor. Thomas, 41 (b. 1884), and his wife, Josephine, 34 (b. 1891), were naturalized 23 June 1915. Living with him are his siblings in law, Angelina, 31 (b. 1894), Millie, 30 (b. 1895), and Nunzio, 30 (b. 1895). Only Nunzio has been naturalized, also in 1917. The month is not legible but the day is the 29th.[5]

Nunzio appears as the Plaintiff in a civil case 8 December 1928 in the Bronx against Anthony Indelicato. Vol 9 Pg 59 File No. 8118.[6] Nunzio has neighbors by this surname in 1940.

Nunzio appears as the plaintiff on 13 December 1938, for an Order to cancel and discharge lis pendeus (pending legal action or formal notice), Vol 9 p 104 File no. 8208.[7]

In the 1940 federal census, Nunzio is reportedly 46 (b. 1894). He is a salesman in the real estate and building industry.[8]

His wife, Bernarda, age 29 (b. 1911), appears on the next page of the census. Their neighbors are Salvatore and Angela Indelicato. Nunzio and Bernarda do not have any children living with them.[9]

Nunzio's draft card makes him out to be two years younger than he is. He gives as a contact "Bernice Pomillo" who lives at 620 Thwiats Pl. in the Bronx. Nunzio lives at 1269 Mace Ave in NY. He has originally written in the same address as Bernice's, and then crossed this out. He is self employed at Empire Metalette Supply Inc, at 2373 Washington Ave in the Bronx.[10] Based on the 1940 census, Bernice is his wife's name.

In 1943, Nunzio lends his support in an effort to release Angelo di Carlo from internment. He swears to the contents of a letter stating that Nunzio was honorably discharged after serving in the US Army during WWI. He is a naturalized citizen since 1917. He operates Empire Metal Lathing & Supply Co. Inc at 2373 Washington Ave, Bronx.

Nunzio has known Angelo as long as he has been in the US, and also in Italy when they were schoolchildren together. He calls Angelo "respected by his friends and by the people who know him" and a "person of good character." He offers to give bond or sponsor Angelo if he were released.[11]

Nunzio Pomilla, a US citizen of 1269 Mail Ave, Bronx (address not found), arrives in Miami, FL on 7 Dec 1958, an international flight.[12]


Death of Nunzio

Nunzio dies, reportedly at age 78 (born 25 November 1893) in the Bronx in January 1971.[13]

Sources

  1. Records 562 and 563. Baptism of Nuntius Pomilla, 28 November 1891,"Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6LSS-N9T?cc=2046915&wc=MG34-SPD%3A351041801%2C351041802%2C351292901 : 20 May 2014), Corleone > San Martino > image 173 of 427; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).
  2. "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXGH-V3X : 6 December 2014), Nunzio Pomillu, 25 Jan 1908; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Mendoza, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. Vol 256, P 86; Ancestry.com. New York, New York County Supreme Court Naturalization Petition Index, 1907-1924[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
  4. Vol 4 P 474 File No 3948; Ancestry.com. Bronx County, New York, Divorce and Civil Case Records, 1914-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Bronx County, New York. Index to Clerks’ Minutes. Office of the Bronx County Clerk, Bronx, New York.
  5. New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 42; Assembly District: 06; City: New York; County: Bronx; Page: 48
  6. Ancestry.com. Bronx County, New York, Divorce and Civil Case Records, 1914-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Bronx County, New York. Index to Clerks’ Minutes. Office of the Bronx County Clerk, Bronx, New York.
  7. Ancestry.com. Bronx County, New York, Divorce and Civil Case Records, 1914-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Bronx County, New York. Index to Clerks’ Minutes. Office of the Bronx County Clerk, Bronx, New York.
  8. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89MY-F3D8?cc=2000219&wc=QZXR-QBX%3A790105101%2C791243401%2C795081801%2C952035301 : accessed 12 February 2017), New York > Bronx > New York City, Bronx, Assembly District 6 > image 3 of 37; citing Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012.
  9. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9MY-F378?cc=2000219&wc=QZXR-QBX%3A790105101%2C791243401%2C795081801%2C952035301 : accessed 12 February 2017), New York > Bronx > New York City, Bronx, Assembly District 6 > image 4 of 37; citing Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012.
  10. "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-67WS-HKM?cc=1861144&wc=SPQQ-FM9%3A171639801 : 7 April 2016), > image 2564 of 5604. Citing NARA microfilm publications M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  11. Nunzio Pomilla, Affidavit sworn in New York, NY 2 June 1943, notarized by Frieda Stern; Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives.
  12. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Series Title: Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Arriving at Miami, Florida.; NAI Number: 2788541; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Record Group Number: 85
  13. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VMP2-16D : 20 May 2014), Nunzio Pomilla, Jan 1971; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).


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