Bernarda Riina is born and baptized 21 October 1888 in Corleone. She is the daughter of Gioachino Riina and Giuseppa di Miceli. Her godparents are Pietro di Miceli and Maria, his sister, both unmarried.
Bernarda marries Vincenzo Terranova on 23 July 1913 in New York. Some sources (the main one is probably Critchley) call her the sister of Gaetano, founder of the Lucchese crime family in New York. However, they are second cousins. Cascio-10 23:02, 2 August 2016 (EDT)
↑ Baptism of Bernarda Riina, record no. 557, 21 October 1888, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-12332-66617-33?cc=2046915 : accessed 9 April 2016), Corleone > San Martino > Battesimi 1884-1888 > image 382 of 398; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).
↑ "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:243R-PDD : accessed 11 January 2016), Vincenzo Terranova and Bernarda Reina, 23 Jul 1913; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,613,796.
↑ "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2W15-GVY : accessed 17 February 2016), Bessie Terranova, 11 Mar 1924; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,031,421.