Ship in which Francesco
Russomanno, aged 38, had taken to come to the
United States. This ship left from Naples,
Campania, Italy and arrived in the New York
harbor on 4 June 1907. The ship manifest states
that Francesco was a shoemaker who was born in
Davoli and that he was five foot six inches tall.
His son, Pietro, was listed as 17 years old and
five feet five inches tall also born in Davoli.
Their place of residence at the time of arrival
in the U.S. was listed as Casino, Italy.
The Virginia was built for
Lloyd Italiano, Italian line in 1905 and was
capable of carrying 1625 passengers - 25 first
class and 1600 third class. It was sold in 1911
and renamed Garibaldi and continued to sail under
the Italian flag, but was sold again to the
Tirrena line in 1932 and reverted back to the
name of Virginia. It was sunk during the Allied
air attack on Genoa on the 2nd of August 1944.