Showing posts with label Nicola De Dominicis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nicola De Dominicis. Show all posts

03 February 2014

1908 Boston Herald Article: "Italians To Honor Him. Dr. Nicola de Dominicis Will Be Their Guest In Boston"

"Dr. Nicola de Dominicis
Noted Italian Physician Who Is To Be Entertained In This City"

"Italians To Honor Him.
Dr. Nicola de Dominicis Will Be Their Guest In Boston

"Dr. Nicola de Dominicis, one of the five Italian physicians delegated to attend the forthcoming medical convention at Washington will reach New York on Sept. 18, and will be met there and escorted to Boston by a committee of his compatriots from this city.  He will be entertained here on the 19th, and will subsequently be tendered a banquet at the Hotel Touraine by the Italians of Boston.

Dr. Dominicis was born in the town of Torre La Nocelle, state of Avellino, Italy.  He became a chief professor in the University of Naples and is widely known for his professional achievements.  Two years ago honors were paid to him at the court of Portugal, where he was received by Queen Maria.  He is the author of several works, among them treatises on toxic action in the digestive intestines, on the pathology of the glands and internal secretions, and on pancreatic diabetes."

Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Sunday, 13 September 1908; Page 3

Nicolangelo Lucido Anacleto di Dominicis was born in Torre le Nocelle on 13 January 1845 to Giovanni Maria di Dominicis of Torre and Maria Grazia Titomanlio of Montemiletto.  

I've traced his paternal line (surname originally de Minico) back to Tadeo de Minico and Carmolina Frengione, both born circa 1610 in Mirabella, Avellino, Italy. 
Tadeo and Carmolina's son Angelo was born circa 1633 in Mirabella and married Camilla Cefalo of Torre le Nocelle. Pedigree charts are below... the folks in purple are my direct line.

Ancestors of Nicola di Dominicis 

Ancestors of Erminegildo de Minico, great-grandfather of Nicola di Dominicis

And because I know Florindo likes anything with a Masonic link here's a photo of the Hotel Touraine circa 1903.  The hotel (1897-1966) was located on the corner of Tremont and Boylston Streets, near the Boston Common.  Across from the hotel you can see the Masonic Lodge.  The original, much larger panoramic photo can be downloaded from the Library of Congress.

Hotel Touraine on the left, Masonic lodge on the right.

21 April 2012

Who Do You Think They Are?

I pieced together the two parts of the above photo from the Torre le Nocelle web site. It was taken December 23, 1923 at a banquet under the auspices of the Torrese's Colony Boston Tavern honoring Dr. Giovanni De Dominicis.

I wonder who are all these men in the photo.
I know that seated immediately to the right of the rightmost pillar there is a mustachioed gentleman by the name of Amoroso Cefalo (b. TLN 1876, d. Boston 1964).
Across the table from Amoroso is a man with dark hair and a widow's peak. His name is Frank Magno (b. Taurasi 1887, d. Boston 1964). Frank is Amoroso's brother in law, being married to Amoroso's sister Silvia.
The gentleman seated to the right of Amoroso (there is a gap in the seating) looks an awfully lot like Clamanzio Ardolino (b. TLN 1883, d. Boston 1929). Clamanzio and Amoroso are first cousins through their maternal grandparents, Francesco Selvitella and Rosa Carideo.

But I wonder who else is in the photo.

Anyone have any ideas?

Post a comment.

You can see the original photo on the wall of the Circolo Operaio Torrese building in Torre le Nocelle and online at

Dr. De Dominicis was born in Torre le Nocelle on July 19, 1895, son of Paolo. He received his medical training at the University of Rome and practiced medicine for thirty-five years including service as the physician for the Italian consulate in Boston. His siblings were Dr. Nicola De Dominicis and Sister Maria Minsetiere, both of Italy. He died in Roslindale, Massachusetts on November 8, 1960.

Dr. De Dominicis in 1925