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Francis Vincent Zappa (1905 - 1973)

Francis Vincent (Frank) Zappa
Born in Partinico, Palermo, Sicily, Italymap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Los Angeles County, California, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Mar 2018
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Biography

Frank Zappa has Italian Roots.

Francis was born in 1906. He was the son of Vincent and Rosa Zappa. [1]

He passed away in 1973. [2]


Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X34H-Q4X : accessed 24 March 2018), Frank Zappa in household of Vincent Zappa, Baltimore (Districts 251-500), Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 432, sheet 9B, line 87, family 198, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 869; FHL microfilm 2,340,604.
  2. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPH2-3WX : 26 November 2014), Francis V Zappa, 07 Apr 1973; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

See also:

  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7XD-ZJL : accessed 24 March 2018), Frank Zappa in household of Charles Colimore, Ward 15, Baltimore City, Baltimore City, Baltimore City, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 4-441, sheet 8A, line 33, family 157, 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, roll 1525.


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His name was anglicized to Francis Vincent Zappa, was an immigrant from Partinico, Sicily, with Greek and Arab descent. a chemist and mathematician, worked in the defense industry. After a time in Florida in the 1940s, the family returned to Maryland, where he worked at the Edgewood Arsenal chemical warfare facility of the Aberdeen Proving Ground run by the U.S. Army. Due to their home's proximity to the arsenal, which stored mustard gas, gas masks were kept in the home in case of an accident. This living arrangement had a profound effect on Frank Zappa, and references to germs, germ warfare, ailments and the defense industry occur frequently throughout his work.
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