Personalities Identified

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Personalities Identified


Binder 11a


Harold and Carol Mitchener, compiled and organized the photographs into the binders and identified most of the items.


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[Graves of Thomas A. Cooper and Mary Fairlie Cooper at St. James Church Cemetery (Walnut Street)]
Thomas lived (1775-1849). Mary, his wife, lived (1790-1889). Thomas was a well-known actor on the American Stage.

Note: The stone has Thomas as having been born in 1776, however, records in England indicate that he was born in 1775 (cited:…

[Mario Lanza]
The Lanza family emigrated from Sicily to Bristol circa 1905 with brothers Alessio, Paul and Mario. Mario became conductor of the Santa Monica Symphony in California and a teacher to numerous film stars. Paul started a barber shop in Bristol and…

[Joseph and Kathryn Lanza]
Joseph and Kathryn Lanza, children of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lanza were musical prodigies. Joseph distinguished himself in violin at the Italian Conservatory La Scala. The family emigrated from Sicily to Bristol circa 1905 with brothers Alessio, Paul and…
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