The Martinos in the United States
Philadelphia founded the commercial art studio Martinos Studio. Several of the brothers were renowned for their fine art paintings as well as the commercial studio. The family genealogy tree Includes their father Carmine Martino a stone mason from Monacilioni Italy and Clementina Baranello Martino a buttonhole maker from Ferrazzano Italy.
The Martino Family: A Legacy of Art is a new book by James McClelland. It can be ordered from PA Bookstore
The story starts with their hard-working parents who emigrated to America in the late 1800s, settling in Philadelphia to raise nine children. The seven Martino Brothers all became artists. They were Francesco, Antonio, Giovanni, Alberto, Ernesto, William and Edmund.
Author James McClelland saw this family of dedicated artists as a story that needed to be told. He embarked on a journey of research and interviews, delving into the family's history and ctreative accomplishments. McClelland's research revealed that this amazing family of artists is very much underrated and relatively unknown. Yet, there are numerous galleries todaythat champion their art with works held in many prominent museums around the country.
This book is comprised of 192 pages, contains more than 150 illustrations and is printed in full color. Each edition is plastic wrapped for shipping.
and Clementina Martino and their children in the US are below
||The ancestry of Carmine Martino of Monacilioni Italy||The ancestry of Clementina Baranello Martino of Ferrazzano Italy||The siblings: Frank, Filomena, Antonio, Albert, Ernest, Giovanni, William, Edmund|
|Gen 3||Carmine Antonio Martino||Clementina Baranello|
|Birth||8 Apr 1871||Monacilioni, Campobasso, Italy||19 Oct 1874||Ferrazzano, Campobasso, Italy|
|Death||5 Mar 1955||Marple Twp Delaware Co PA||3 Oct 1921||Philadelphia, PA|
|Buried||Holy Cross Cemetery||Darby PA||Holy Cross Cemetery||Darby PA|
|Parents||Modestino Martino||Filomena Varonese||Carlo Baranello||Francesca Di Stefano|
|Occupation||Stone Mason||Buttonhole Maker|
|Marriage||20 Jan 1896||Philadelphia PA (license 81960)||St. Mary
Magdalen de Pazzi Church
714 Monrose St.
|Rev. A. Isoleri|
- Modestino Frank b. 4 Dec 1896 Phila d. 9 Sep 1941
- Filomena b. ca 1898 d. 1922
- Antonetta b.1900 d. 1902
- Antonio P b. ? 13 Apr 1902 d. ? 3 Sep 1988 m. Mary J. Hoffsterrer
- Alberto b. 14 May 1904 d. Nov 1980 NJ m. Catherine Marie Viti
- Ernesto b. 13 May 1906 d. 6 Jan 1981 m. 14 Jul 1934 Phil. PA Giovannina Maria (Jean) Rasso (Ross) b. 5 Jun 1912 d. 3 Apr 1986
- Giovanni b. 1 May 1908 d. 1 Feb 1998 m. 12 May ? Eva Marinelli b. 15 Oct 1916
- William b. 21 Jul 1910 d. 23 Apr 1980 m. 31 Jan 1936 Rose DeLaney b. 27 Jun 1917 d. 13 Jul 1970
- Edmundo b. 21 Jun 1915 d. 2 Jan 2000 m. 14 Jan 1939 Victoria Theresa Mustaro (Francis) b. 27 Nov 1918 d. 26 Feb 1985
- 1895 Marriage license: Carmine 1035 S. 7th St, Clementina 905 Hall St.
- by 1908 1206 S. 11th St (Shoe Store 1915-8)
- 151 N. Gross St.
- 12 S. 18th St (Martino Studios)
- Carmine's second marriage: Amelia b. ca 1883 and stepsons Anthony Mansolino b ca 1908 and Earl Costa b. ca 1917. They live in 1930 near son Tony. married ?1926
- Was Frank's girlfriend Fanni Oliver? In 1930 living near Carmine and Tony on Gross St was Michael Oliver b. ca 1883 a barber and wife Frances (Fanni) b. ca 1887 and children Joseph b. ca 1909 and Norma b. 1923. Son Joseph was a artist in a commercial studio. Carol was the blond girfriend in the photo.
- Carmine A. was sometimes referred to as Charles A.
- The witnesses for their marriage: Salvatore Collavita and Thersa Rizzo
- In 10 Apr 1908 he made a trip to Italy and returned on the Ancona through Ellis Island with his mother-in-law Francesca Di Stefano and Ferdinando Martino (same town as Carmine but relationship not known). He was a US citizen by then. He went to visit his father.
- Frank visited Italy returning from Naples 23 Sep 1936. He lived at 225 N 63 St. Phil.