|Armando was born
20 Mar 1888 in Papanice, in the province of
Crotone within the region of Calabria - always
explained to the family, as in "the heel of
the boot." He was orphaned at a young age
and raised, it is said, by his older sister
to "Manifest of Alien Passengers for the
U.S. Immigration Officer at Port of Arrival,
Armando was listed as age seventeen when he
departed from the port of Napoli on the S.S.
Citta Di Torino on 24 Mar 1905. He was listed as
unable to read or write and in the possession of
ten dollars at the time he arrived at the port of
New York on the 11th of April. He would make at
least three trips back and forth, at one time
having to stay and serve in the Italian calvary.
In about 1914,
while in Italy, he married Eleanora Rossomanno,
the daughter of Pietro and Mariangela Crisera'
and sister of Caterina who would also make her
home in St. Louis. Armando, his wife, and their
son Pataleone Marziale, settled in St. Louis
where their first American born child, Anthony,
was born at the end of 1921. There Armando worked
as a barber, but after serving in the war, was
never well. Their hard times and lack of good
nourishment brought on poor health and Armando
died at the age of forty-eight, leaving a
grieving wife and eight children. He was laid to
rest at Calvary Cemetery.