Nicola Dell Orfano and Descendants
Generation 3


7. John A. Denny Sr (Pasquale, Nicola) was born June 24, 1874 in Fontanarosa, Avellino, Italy and he died July 8, 1968 in NY. He was marrried first abt 1901 in PA to Filomena Rubino daughter of Antonio Rubino & Rosa Martinelli. She was born Sept. 22, 1881 in Italy and died May 30, 1924 in Schenectady Co. NY. He was married second on Apr. 1, 1925 in Schenectady Co. NY to Anna Carmalia Pidgeon the daughter of Anthony Pigeon & Maria Grosso. She was born Dec. 20, 1907 in Schenectady Co. NY and died Oct. 2, 1981 in Tarrant Co. TX.

Notes about John Denny Sr.

He changed his name to Denny in order to get a job as a blaster in the coal mines abt 1888.
He is found in the 1900 Luzerne Co. PA & the 1910, 12920. 1930 & 1940 Schenectady Co. NY census.
He is found in the 1925 Schencetady Co. NY state census.
Had a fireworks manufacturing business to supplement his blasting.
He owned and operated Denny's Wood Supply, making surveyor stakes in Rotterdam, NY.
He hunted around what is now Rotterdam NY for upland game with Beagles.
I have a copy of his death certificate.
He is buried in Vale Cemetery in Schenectady Schenectady Co. NY.

Notes about Filomena Rubino

She is buried in Vale Cemetery in Schenectady Schenectady Co. NY.
She had a brother named Anthony Pasquaralla.
I have a copy of her death certificate.

Notes about Anna Carmalia Pigeon

Anna made, without question, the absolute finest pasta and meatballs ever to grace a dinner table.
She helped to raise 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren, at various times.
After John's death, she ran Denny's Wood Supply, until 1976.
She is buried in Vale Cemetery in Schenectady Schenectady Co. NY.

A Grandson Reminisces About Sunday Dinner at Granny Denny's

by David A. Wooddell, Sr.

Children of John Denny & Filomena Rubino

i. Augustino Denny born in 1902 Schenectady Co. NY and died in 1902 in Schenectady Co. NY.

Notes about Augustino Denny

He died as an infant and is buried in St. Clare's Hospital Cemetery in Pauper's grave.

11. ii. Raymond Denny Sr. born Dec. 13, 1903 Schenectady Co. NY and died Sept. 30, 1992 in Schenectady Co. NY.
iii. Harvey Denny born Jan. 20, 1907 Schenectady Co. NY and died June 14, 1922 in Schenectady Co. NY.

Notes about Harvey Denny

He is found in the 1910 & 1920 Schenectady Co. NY census in his father's household.
He died in a fireworks explotion in his father's company in Schenectady Co. NY.

12. iv. Margaret (Maggie) Denny born in 1909 in Schenectady Co. NY and died Aug. 19 1951 in Schenectady Co. NY.
13. v. John A. Denny Jr. born Mar. 10, 1911 Schenectady Co. NY and died Dec. 24, 1996 in Schenectady Co. NY.
14. vi. Ernest Seville Denny born Oct. 19, 1913 Schenectady Co. NY and died Jan 6, 1980 Schenectady Co. NY.
15. vii. Albert Denny born July 3, 1915 Schenectady Co. NY and died May 24, 2002 Schenectady Co. NY.
viii. Liono (Leo) Denny born Dec. 1919 Schenectady Co. NY and died Feb. 9, 1921 Schenectady Co. NY.

Notes about Liono Denny

He is found in the 1920 Schenectady Co. NY census in his father's household.
He died during a operation in Ellis Hospital in Schenectady Co NY.

Children of John Denny & Anna Pigeon
16. i. Philomena Viola Denny born Jan. 22, 1927 in Schenectady Co. NY and died June 23, 2013 in AR.
17. ii. Theresa Marie Denny born Sept. 25, 1930 in Schenectady Co. NY and died May 10, 2006 in Tarrant Co. TX.

iii. Regina Yolanda Denny born Feb. 13, 1933 in Schenectady Co. NY and died Oct. 1933 in Schenectady Co. NY.

Notes about Regina Denny

I have her birth certificate.
She died at nine months of Chicken Pox.

18. iv. Norman Samuel Denny born Dec. 7, 1934 in Schenectady Co. and died Mar. 1999 in Tarrant Co. TX.

8. Mamie Denny (Pasquale, Nicola) born Mar. 1884 in Fontanarosa Avelline, Itlay.

Notes about Mamie Denny

She is found in her mother's household in the 1900 Luzrne Co. PA census.

9. Angelina Denny (Pasquale, Nicola) born June 16, 1887 in Itlay and died Jan. 16, 1916 in Lackawanna Co. PA. She was married to Joseph Shambe. He was born 1883 in Italy.

Notes about Joseph Shambe

He is found in the 1910, 1920, 1930 & 1940 Luzerne Co. PA.

Notes about Angelina Denny

She is found in her mother's household in the 1900 Luzrne Co. PA census.

Children of Joseph Shambe & Angelina Denny
19. i. Rose Shambe born abt. 1908 in PA.
20. ii. Clara Shambe born abt. 1909 in PA.
21. iii. John A. Shambe born Oct. 30, 1911 in PA and died May 8, 1995.
22. iv. Nicholas G. Shambe born Aug. 5, 1914 in PA and died Nov. 11, 2001.

10. Margaret Denny (Pasquale, Nicola) born Apr. 1898 in Luzerne Co. PA. She was married Jan. 31, 1917 in Luzerne Co PA to Pasquale Rosato, son of Michael Rosato & Louisa Purgino. He was born abt. 1890 in Italy.

Notes about Pasquale Rosato

He is found in his future brother-in-law Joseph Shambe's household in 1910 Luzerne Co. PA census.
He is found in the 1920, 1930 & 1940 Luzerne Co. PA census.

Notes about Margaret Denny

She is found in her mother's household in the 1900 Luzerne Co. PA census.

Children of Pasquale Rosato & Margaret Denny.
23. i. Raphael Rosato born abt. 1918 in Luzerne Co. PA.
24. ii. Living Daughter Rosato.
25. iii. Living Son Rosato.
26. iv. Living Son Rosato.

Page updated Apr. 25, 2014




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