1773 Birth of Giuseppe DiCarlo, great-great-grandfather of Joseph DiCarlo in Valledolmo, Sicily. Apr 26 1788 Birth of Vincenzo Spera, great-great-grandfather of Joseph DiCarlo, in Vallelunga, Sicily. 1794 Birth of Marino DiCarlo, great-grandfather of Joseph DiCarlo, to Giuseppe and Luigia Scibetta DiCarlo in Valledolmo. Feb 20 1819 Birth of Giachino Spera, great-grandfather of Joseph DiCarlo, in Vallelunga. Jun 17 1825 Birth of Francesco DiCarlo, grandfather of Joseph DiCarlo, to Marino and Orazia Chiavetta DiCarlo in Valledolmo. 1836 Birth of Giuseppa Spera, paternal grandmother of Joseph DiCarlo, in Vallelunga. Oct 5 1841 Birth of Giuseppe Grasso, maternal grandfather of Joseph DiCarlo, in Santa Caterina Villarmosa, Sicily. Apr 15 1846 Birth of Rosaria Sanfratello, maternal grandmother of Joseph DiCarlo, in Vallelunga. c1850 Stone mason Francesco DiCarlo moves from Valledolmo to Vallelunga. Jan 4 1857 Marriage of Francesco DiCarlo to Giuseppa Spera, paternal grandparents of Joseph DiCarlo, in Vallelunga. Oct 25 1857 Birth of Marino DiCarlo, uncle of Joseph DiCarlo, to Francesco and Giuseppa Spera DiCarlo in Vallelunga. Jul 1 1869 Marriage of Giuseppe Grasso to Rosaria Sanfratello, maternal grandparents of Joseph DiCarlo, in Vallelunga. Mar 11 1873 Birth of Vincenza Grasso, mother of Joseph DiCarlo, to Giuseppe and Rosaria Sanfratello Grasso in Santa Caterina Villarmosa. Oct 18 1873 Birth of Giuseppe DiCarlo, father of Joseph DiCarlo, to Francesco and Giuseppa Spera DiCarlo in Vallelunga. Jan 12 1878 Birth of Benedetto Angelo Palmeri to Francesco and Anna Caleca Palmeri in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily. Jan 10 1881 Death of Francesco DiCarlo. Dec 31 1883 Marriage of Giuseppa Spera DiCarlo to Domenico Monteleone of Palermo, Sicily. Oct 10 1891 Birth of Stefano Magaddino to Giovanni and Giuseppa Caravina Magaddino of Castellammare del Golfo. Oct 1 1892 Birth of Paolo Palmeri to Francesco and Anna Caleca Palmeri in Castellammare del Golfo. 1897 Isidoro Crocevera of Palermo, friend of Giuseppe DiCarlo, leaves Sicily to travel to the U.S. Dec 11 1897 Marriage of Giuseppe DiCarlo to Vincenza Grasso, parents of Joseph DiCarlo, in Vallelunga. Sep 20 1898 Birth of Francesco DiCarlo to Giuseppe and Vincenza Grasso DiCarlo in Vallelunga. Nov 1 1899 Birth of Joseph DiCarlo to Giuseppe and Vincenza Grasso DiCarlo in Vallelunga. Sep 5 1901 Birth of Salvatora "Elsie Rose" Pieri in Buffalo. Feb 6 1902 Birth of Rosaria DiCarlo to Giuseppe and Vincenza Grasso DiCarlo in Vallelunga. Mar 17 1903 Isidoro Crocevera, Giuseppe Giallombardo and Giuseppe DePrima are sentenced to prison for circulating counterfeit currency in Yonkers, NY. Apr 1903 Believing they were betrayed by DePrima, New York Mafia leaders Giuseppe Morello and Ignazio Lupo lure DePrima's cousin Benedetto Madonia to New York from his home in Buffalo. They have Madonia murdered and leave his remains in a barrel on a Manhattan sidewalk. Apr 2 1904 Birth of Salvatore DiCarlo to Giuseppe and Vincenza Grasso DiCarlo in Vallelunga. 1904 The interrelated Mistretta, Muscarella and Bonasera families of Vallelunga travel to the U.S. The Mistrettas are related to Joseph DiCarlo through his maternal grandparents. 1905 Giuseppe DiCarlo is a merchant with a residence in Palermo. Aug 1905 Giuseppe DiCarlo boards S.S. Lombardia for voyage to U.S. Sep 14 1905 S.S. Lombardia, carrying Giuseppe DiCarlo, arrives in New York harbor. 1905 Giuseppe DiCarlo enters into business partnership with Elizabeth Street produce merchant Salvatore Manzella. May 5 1906 Joseph DiCarlo, 6, along with his mother and siblings, boards S.S. Indiana in Naples, Italy, for voyage to U.S. May 23 1906 S.S. Indiana, carrying Joseph DiCarlo, his mother and his siblings, arrives in New York harbor and joins Giuseppe DiCarlo in Brooklyn. Aug 22 1906 Benedetto Angelo Palmeri boards S.S. Lombardia in Palermo, Sicily, for voyage to U.S. Sep 7 1906 S.S. Lombardia, carrying Benedetto Angelo Palmeri, arrives in New York harbor. 1907 The DiCarlo family moves from Brooklyn to East Harlem. Mar 1907 Giuseppe DiCarlo travels across the U.S.-Canada border at Niagara Falls. 1908 The DiCarlo family moves to Buffalo, taking an apartment on West Eagle Street. Giuseppe DiCarlo becomes leader of Mafia society in western New York. 1908 The DiCarlo family moves from West Eagle Street to an apartment at 120 Front Avenue. Feb 7 1909 S.S. San Giorgio, carrying Stefano Magaddino, arrives in New York harbor. Magaddino makes his way to the home of his brother Gaspare in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Feb 12 1909 Paolo Palmeri boards S.S. Prinzess Irene in Naples for voyage to U.S. Feb 27 1909 S.S. Prinzess Irene, carrying Paolo Palmeri, arrives in New York harbor. Dec 1909 Giuseppe DiCarlo, Pietro Manzella and Carmelo Cugino form the Buffalo Italian Importing Company at 161 Court Street. Feb 1910 New York City Mafia leaders Giuseppe Morello and Ignazio Lupo and some of their top aides are given long prison sentences following a counterfeiting conviction. 1910 The DiCarlo family moves into a rented home at 197 Front Avenue. Oct 1910 The Buffalo Italian Importing Company is forced into bankruptcy court. Jan 14 1911 Buffalo Italian Importing Company bankruptcy referee accuses Giuseppe DiCarlo, Pietro Manzella and Carmelo Cugino of a fraudulent business failure. Jan 17 1911 The DiCarlo family moves into a large two-family home, 246 Seventh Street, purchased in Vincenza DiCarlo's name. 1911 Benedetto Angelo Palmeri relocates from New York City to Buffalo. Aug 28 1912 Benedetto Angelo Palmeri is one of eleven saloonkeepers arrested for gambling. Oct 5 1913 Marriage of Benedetto Angelo Palmeri to Rosaria Mistretta, related to Joseph DiCarlo through his maternal grandparents, in New York City. Oct 19 1913 Marriage of Stefano Magaddino to Carmela Caroddo. 1913 Benedetto Angelo Palmeri and his wife move into the DiCarlo home on Seventh Street. Locally, Palmeri is known as "Buffalo Bill." 1914 Giuseppe DiCarlo and Benedetto Angelo Palmeri partner in a saloon business at 103 Dante Place. Feb 26 1915 Benedetto Angelo Palmeri arrested with two other men for assaulting a police officer. Nov 11 1915 Joseph DiCarlo and sister Rosaria serve as godparents at the christening of Anna Palmeri, daughter of Benedetto Angelo and Rosaria Mistretta Palmeri. Jan 5 1916 Death of Rosaria Mistretta Palmeri after diagnoses of influenza and pneumonia. Jan 1917 Francesco DiCarlo is diagnosed with tuberculosis. 1917 Benedetto Angelo Palmeri moves to Niagara Falls, NY, and opens cigar and fruit businesses there. Oct 1917 Joseph DiCarlo drops out of Hutchinson High School. Mar 13 1918 Death of Francesco DiCarlo, 19-year-old brother of Joseph DiCarlo. Jul 3 1919 Death of Vincenza Grasso DiCarlo, Joseph DiCarlo's mother, following surgery for cancer. Dec 21 1919 Marriage of Benedetto Angelo Palmeri to Loreta Mistretta, sister of the late Rosaria, in New York City. Jul 7 1920 Giuseppe DiCarlo is naturalized a citizen of the U.S. Aug 8 1921 The discovery of Camillo Caiozzo's remains in an inlet of New Jersey's Shark River leads to exposure of the Good Killers gang led by Stefano Magaddino. 1922 Stefano Magaddino relocates to Buffalo. Jul 9 1922 Death of Giuseppe DiCarlo, father of Joseph DiCarlo. Oct 1922 The Magaddino family purchaes a building lot on Whitney Avenue in Niagara Falls, NY, in the name of Stefano Magaddino's wife Carmela. Nov 29 1924 Marriage of Joseph DiCarlo to Salvatora "Elsie Rose" Pieri. Dec 5 1928 Salvatore "Sam" DiCarlo is the only Buffalo mobster noted by police in attendance at a Mafia convention in Cleveland. Dec 19 1929 Birth of Vincinetta Sarah DiCarlo to Joseph and Salvatora Pieri DiCarlo in Buffalo. Jan 1932 Police Commissioner Austin Roche releases a list of Buffalo "Public Enemies." Joseph DiCarlo is first on the list, which also includes Sam DiCarlo and other members of the DiCarlo Gang. Jun 28 1933 Marriage of Rosaria DiCarlo to Cassandro "Tony the Chief" Bonasera of New York City. Jan 19 1951 Joseph DiCarlo, overseer of Mafia gambling rackets in Youngstown, Ohio, testifies before the Kefauver Committee in Cleveland (see photo). Jan 16 1966 Death of Salvatora "Elsie Rose" Pieri DiCarlo, Joseph DiCarlo's wife. Sep 9 1972 Death of Cassandro "Tony the Chief" Bonasera. 1973 Coauthor Michael Tona meets Joseph DiCarlo for the first time. Mar 1974 Tona discusses his college research paper with Joseph DiCarlo. May 8 1974 Buffalo Crime Family lieutenant John Cammilleri, leader of resistance against the DiCarlo-Pieri leadership, is murdered outside of his 63rd birthday party. Jul 19 1974 Stefano Magaddino, 82, dies following a heart attack. Oct 19 1975 Death of Rosaria DiCarlo, sister of Joseph DiCarlo. Aug 16 1976 Death of Peter A. Magaddino, son of former regional crime boss Stefano Magaddino. 1978 Tona, his "Uncle Pete," and Joseph DiCarlo meet. Apr 10 1979 The remains of Carl J. Rizzo, 64, are found within a zipped-up sleeping bag in the trunk of an abandoned car in Buffalo. Oct 11 1980 Joseph DiCarlo, consigliere of the Buffalo Crime Family for more than a decade, dies of natural causes at age 80. Aug 24 1981 Sam Pieri dies after a long illness at age 70. 1984 The Todaro faction of the Buffalo Crime Family takes charge. Joseph Todaro, Sr., becomes boss. Mar 27 1987 Death of Salvatore "Sam" DiCarlo, brother of Joseph DiCarlo.
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Joseph DiCarlo appears before the Kefauver Committee in Cleveland.
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