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Rosario Carmelo Lagana (b. February 10, 1889, d. August 10, 1954)Rosario Carmelo Lagana (son of Guisepp Antonio Lagana and Maria Gracia Palomara) was born February 10, 1889 in Cannitello, Italy, and died August 10, 1954 in Los Angeles, California.He married Paula Hudock "Hudak" on November 01, 1914 in White Plains, NY, daughter of Istevan Hudock and Maria Chuprenko.
Notes for Rosario Carmelo Lagana:
Born in Cannitello, Italy, in the Reggio di Calabria on February 10 or 12, 1889.
Paula Hudock worked for his family as a servent. He and his mother went to Paula's sister, Mary Barbour, with whom Paula lived, and asked if she would mind if Paula married and Italian. Mary told them, it made no difference to her.
Rosario and Carmelo were in business together. They woned and operated a taxi business, in White Plains, using only limousines. While operating as a taxi driver, Rosario used the name of Ross roberts, and paid protection, like everyone else in those days.
The first lived on Lexington Avenue, and then on 26th and Spring (across from St. Joseph Catholic School.)
The brothers sold the business in 1929, brought part of the family out to California. Paula and the other children came later. A year later is when the market crashed and the Depression followed.
Most of the money Rosario made from the business, went towards paying bills, that were due from the taxi business. Carmelo managed to shirk responsibility for these bills and was able to hold onto his portion.
Rosario, worked at Firestone Tire and Rubber, he was injured there, and after the Depression hit, could not be re-hired by them. He worked for a time for A.J. Bayer, and became ill while there, but recovered later.
When he and his family first came to California, they settled in Pasadena. Later relocating on Central Avenue, in Los Angeles. From there to 46th Street and Compton Avenue. Finally settling at 47th and San Pedro Street, in Los angeles.
More About Rosario Carmelo Lagana:
Burial: Mt. Carmel Cemetary.
More About Rosario Carmelo Lagana and Paula Hudock "Hudak":
Marriage: November 01, 1914, White Plains, NY.
Children of Rosario Carmelo Lagana and Paula Hudock "Hudak" are:
- +Florence Marie Lagana, b. July 19, 1920, White Plains, NY, d. August 20, 1985, Riverside, CA.
- +Marie Lagana.
- +Joseph Anthony Lagana.
- +Ross Lagana.
- +Leona Lorraine Lagana.
- +Delores Lagana.
- +Dorothy Lagana.
- +Patrick Francis Lagana.