Ciro Terranova Sicilian Mobster
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
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Published by Robert Grey Reynolds Jr. at Smashwords
Copyright 2017 by Robert Grey Reynolds Jr.
Artichoke King Terranova*
(July 20, 1889-February 20, 1938) was a New York City hoodlum and an
underboss with the Giuseppe the
Morello (1867-1930) crime family. Originally from Corleone, Provincia
di Palermo, Sicily, the Terranova family relocated to New York City
on May 26, 1893. Departing from Naples, Italy the Terranovas sailed
to America on the ship Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm.
future artichoke merchant, Ciro, his father, Nicola (Morello)
mother, four sisters and two brothers, Vincenzo
Vincent the Tiger (1886-1922)
rendezvoused with their half brother, Giuseppe Joseph
The Terranova family
moved to Louisiana due to lack of work. Their father planted sugar
cane there before moving on to Bryan, Texas where the family picked
cotton. They returned to New York City in 1896.