Vincenzo "James" Pannozzi (1885 - 1973)

Vincenzo Pannozzi
1885 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Vincenzo "James" Pannozzi was born on September 23, 1885 in Fondi, Lazio Italy. He was born to Salvatore Pannozzo and Rafaela Philomena Carroci Pannozzo, with siblings Louis, Andre, Gaetano, Pasquale, Giuseppe, Maria, and Onofrio. He died on January 9, 1973 at St. Joseph's Hospital - Cranston, RI, Providence, Rhode Island at 87 years old. We know that Vincenzo "James" Pannozzi had been residing in cranston, providence County, Rhode Island us 02910.

Skilled gardner and also ran a Barber Shop on Sabra St. Cranston from 1916-1957 (torn down for the building of Route 10)

Last Job 25 years at Providence Body Company, Providence, RI. Retired 1969.

Previously - Immigrated to U.S. via Ellis Island June 1907 with nephew Giovanni Pannozzi. Became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1913.

First wife Luigia Davia - Died around 1915; 1 Daughter Concetta Pannozzi (known as Clara), died Age 8, Pneumonia). One son, Frank Pannozzi (1914-1985)

Second Wife Consiglia Conti Pannozzi (1899-1937)

Third Wife Maria Elena Lamantia Pannozzi (1915-1993)
One son - James Pannozzi (1947).
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Vincenzo "James" Pannozzi

First name

Vincenzo

Middle name

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Gender

Male

Birth

Vincenzo Pannozzi was born on in Fondi, Latina County, Lazio Italy 04022

Death

Vincenzo Pannozzi died on at St. Joseph's Hospital - Cranston, RI, in Providence, Rhode Island United States 02902

Cause of death

Congestive Heart Failure

Burial / Funeral

at St Ann's Cemetery, in Cranston, Rhode Island United States 02920

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Ethnicity & Lineage

Italian

Nationality & Locations Lived

American

Religion

Catholic

Last Known Residence

cranston, providence County, Rhode Island us 02910

Education

Grammar School

Professions

Welder, Shop Maintenance
Providence Body Company

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Vincenzo (James) Pannozzi was my father. He came to Cranston, R.I. in 1912 to Pleasant St. at Frankfort st. and lived in this area for the rest of his life. He eventually bought property at 19 and at 9 Sabra St. and built a cottage at 19 Sabra in 1926.
He drove a 1919 Maxwell Truck in the early 1920's, eventually tended boilers for the International Braid Company in Providence and later worked for Providence Body Co. on Wellington Ave. until his retirement in 1969 at the age of 85.
Skilled as a gardener he also tended gardens for clients on Smith St..
He had a complete set of cobbler tools, an old Sears cast iron stove and a grape crusher in the basement. A superb cook, he would prepare the Thanksgiving dinner for hours and it would take me 40 minutes to bring all the food up from the basement.
He also built a barber shop at 9 Sabra St. (torn down in 1957 when Route 10 was built) and was known for many years as Jimmy the Barber. All the area men would come on Saturday's, many of them immigrants of every ethnicity and would get a shave and haircut for 25 cents.
I stand in awe of this man, who single handedly built a home for himself and his family by sheer work and determination from the pre-World War 1 era right though the great depression, World War 2, the 1950's and 1960's.
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In 1885, in the year that Vincenzo "James" Pannozzi was born, on February 16th, the first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published by Charles Dow, who also founded the Wall Street Journal. The index was 62.76. It represented 12 stocks - American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, North American, Tennessee Coal and Iron, U.S. Leather pfd. and U.S. Rubber.

In 1896, he was merely 11 years old when on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1925, Vincenzo was 40 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1956, when he was 71 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1973, in the year of Vincenzo "James" Pannozzi's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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