Nicola Reina Biography

Nicola came to the USA aboard the Italia on 23 November 1896. Landing at
Ellis Island, he was 33 years old and began working at various jobs. The lumber industry and
corresponding opportunities for jobs was the motivation to settle in Bon Ami.
His three brothers, Gaetano, Salvatore, and Giovanni eventually returned to Corleone, Italy.
Nicola remained and married Lucia DiCarlo (buried in Lake Charles). They had 5 children –
Joe, Bessie, Angelina, Josephine, and Frances.
He died 1909 (39 years old) of pneumonia.

Submitted by Phil Pollacia

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