Partial Timeline


		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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DiCarlo before Kefauver Committee

Joseph DiCarlo appears before the Kefauver Committee in Cleveland.


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