Cairo was born June 28, 1880 in Marano Principato in the
Province of Cosenza, and died March 19, 1960 in Chicago, IL. She married
Joseph Pellicore (original name was Giuseppe Pellicori) on
April 06, 1902 in Church of the Assumption, in Chicago, IL.
Joseph was the son of Salvatore Pellicori and Teresa Sessa. He was born
May 01, 1878 in Rende in the Province of Cosenza, Italy, and died June
22, 1959 in Chicago, IL.
Joseph worked at the Birk Brothers
Brewery Company delivering massive barrels of beer, first as a driver of
a team of horses and wagon, and later as a truck driver. When
prohibition became effective, the brewery converted to making ice for
refrigeration purposes because electric refrigerators were not available
at that time. As a result of working in this cold and damp climate,
Joseph developed rheumatism so badly he had to quit. After a lapse of a
few years of not working, he got a job as an employee of the 36th Ward
Bureau of Sanitation until his retirement.
Rose was brought to this country by one of her uncles by the name of
Casper Muto, one of her mother's brothers. It is thought that Rose did
not want to come to the States, but only did so after her father, Joseph
Cairo was killed in a train accident.