Castellammare di Stabia
Part 3 - Brooklyn
Frank & Elizabeth
Lanzara Ancestral Chart
Causes of Death
CAUSES OF DEATH
born September 30, 1844 in Nocera Inferiore, Italy
died January 6, 1892 in Brooklyn, NY, age 45 years.
Father: Diodato Lanzara (1800-1864)
Mother: Mariarosa Auletta (1804- )
Cause of death: Acute Pneumonia
Pneumonia is an abnormal inflammatory condition of the lung causing the microscopic air-filled sacs in the lungs to fill with fluid. Pneumonia can result from a variety of causes, including infection with bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites, and chemical or physical injury to the lungs.Typical symptoms associated with pneumonia include cough, chest pain, fever, and difficulty in breathing. It is a common illness which occurs in all age groups, and is a leading cause of death among the elderly and people who are chronically and terminally ill.
Francesco Lanzara, AKA Frank Lanzaro, had been living in America for barely 5 years when he died suddenly of Acute Pneumonia. Apparently, he suffered from the illness for a relatively short time (acute means less than 3 weeks) before he died in his home at 44 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. His death certificate is the only reference I have ever found of this address, which is just north of the Red Hook area. Frank had set up a barber shop somewhere in Brooklyn and was providing a satisfactory income for his wife, Elizabeth, and four children when he died.
The death certificate also states he was buried at "County Farm." The location of the County Farm cemetery has alluded all my research. I have found obscure references that indicate it was a potters field or paupers cemetery where people could be buried for little or no cost to the family. Other references describe a Lunatic Asylum located somewhere in Flatbush. In any event, I have never been able to locate his actually place of burial.