|Angelina Iula (1899-1934)|
Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA
Michael told me what he knew. It seems that Angelina’s husband couldn’t afford a burial plot, so Leonardo “John” Ambruso, gave him his own burial plot to bury Angelina, who was his first cousin, and then later bought a new plot for himself. He also provided the grave stone. That all made sense. It was 1934, in the middle of the Great Depression. Angelina died young and unexpectedly. They probably did not have a burial plot or the money to pay for one. Leonardo was probably doing OK financially. His act of kindness showed how closely the two branches of the family were connected at that time. It also explains why my grandfather would have traveled by train from northern New Jersey to Philadelphia to attend Leonardo’s funeral.