Michael Defrancesso (1902 - 1990)

A photo of Michael Defrancesso
Michael Defrancesso
1902 - 1990
updated February 06, 2019
Michael Defrancesso was born on March 20, 1902. He died on February 9, 1990 at 87 years old. We know that Michael Defrancesso had been residing in Rochester, Monroe County, New York.


Michael Defrancesso Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Michael Defrancesso, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Michael Defrancesso

First name


Middle name


Nickname(s) or aliases




Michael Defrancesso was born on


Michael Defrancesso died on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Michael.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Michael Defrancesso?



Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Michael's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived



Unknown. Was Michael a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Rochester, Monroe County, New York


Did Michael finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Michael attend?


Share what Michael did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Michael's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Michael serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Back to Top

Michael Defrancesso Family Tree

Michael's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Defrancesso family tree.

Michael's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Michael Defrancesso
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling


Click to add friends & family.

Michael's Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Michael during various points of his life.

Share Memories about Michael

What do you remember about Michael Defrancesso? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Michael is remembered.

Michael Defrancesso Obituary

This obit of Michael Defrancesso is maintained by Michael's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Michael Defrancesso died on February 9, 1990 at 87 years old. He was born on March 20, 1902. We are unaware of information about Michael's family or relationships. We know that Michael Defrancesso had been residing in Rochester, Monroe County, New York.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Michael Defrancesso

1902 - 1990 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Michael's lifetime

In 1902, in the year that Michael Defrancesso was born, the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

In 1924, when he was 22 years old, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1953, when he was 51 years old, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1975, at the age of 73 years old, Michael was alive when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1990, in the year of Michael Defrancesso's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

Other Biographies

Other Bios

Dora Lempert
Jul 14, 1897 - September 1979
Rochester, NY
Edward T Conte
Dec 7, 1924 - Jul 26, 2008
Rochester, NY
Florence Dobbertin
Feb 2, 1907 - June 1985
Rochester, NY
Geraldine M Neary
Jan 2, 1926 - Jan 21, 2010
Rochester, NY
Violet Buttaro
Jan 8, 1907 - October 1984
Rochester, NY
Ruth A Sherman
Jan 18, 1924 - Feb 14, 1997
Fontana, CA
Betty J Collier
May 1, 1924 - Nov 11, 2009
Rochester, NY
Alma E Cline
Jan 13, 1926 - Mar 21, 2000
Livonia, NY
Edna Hamburg
Feb 4, 1905 - October 1973
Edward Epstein
Apr 8, 1926 - Jul 15, 2010
Las Vegas, NV
Robert L Weaver
Nov 6, 1922 - Mar 11, 2011
Rochester, NY
Ruth L Hurd
Jan 11, 1901 - August 1992
Johnson City, NY
Rosalie A Fabbi
Feb 15, 1925 - Oct 8, 2010
Webster, NY
N A Campaniello
Jun 30, 1927 - Mar 15, 1987
Evelyn E Eisemann
Jan 4, 1925 - Aug 19, 2005
Rochester, NY
Adolf Mann
Dec 24, 1898 - June 1970
Rochester, NY
Robert E Williams
Nov 12, 1925 - Jul 13, 1996
Simpsonville, SC
Bernice M Marianetti
Jul 20, 1924 - Aug 8, 2011
Rochester, NY
John Schreiver
Jun 12, 1894 - Aug 15, 1969
Rochester, NY
Lucille M Covill
May 30, 1899 - Sep 27, 1987
Rochester, NY
Success Stories from Biographies like Michael Defrancesso
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.