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|Frazzini Frank (Frazzini &
Milano), 2138 15th
Frazzini Tony, lab Frazzini & Milano, 2138 15th
Frazzini & Milano (F Frazzini and F Milano) saloon 2138 14th
Milano Frank, (Frazzini and Milano), 2138 15th
|Frazzini Prospero, 2130 15th
Frazzini Cesare, bartdr, P Frazzini r 2132 15th
Frazzini Prospero, saloon, 2130 15th, r 2132 15th
|Frazzini Felix (P Frazzini
& Bros) r 3256
Frazzini Julia, Mrs, r 3522 Palmer
Frazzini Prospero (P Frazzini & Bros) r 3522 Palmer
Frazzini P & Bros (P, F and T), saloon, 2130 15th
Frazzini Tony (P Frazzini & Bros), 2130 15th
|ITALIAN-AMERICAN BANK, P Frazzini,
cashier, C Frazzini & A Frazzini, 2nd vice-presidents, T
asst cash, 2134 15th
Delicatessen : FRAZZINI & BRO. CAV. PROSPERO, 2136-40 15th
BANCA POPULARE ITALIANA, Cav Prospero Frazzini pres, 2134-40 15th
|BANCA POPULARE ITALIANA Cav
pres, 2134-40 15th
Italian American Bank; P Frazzini pres, C Frazzini, vice-pres, F Frazzini cash, A Frazzini, asst cash, 2134 15th
Frazzini & Bros Prospero, 2134-40 15th
Frazzini & Bros Mercantile Co P, 2136-40 15th
|Banca Populare Italiana, Cav
Pres, 2134 15th
Italian American Bank; P Frazzini pres, C Frazzini, vice-pres, F Frazzini cash, A Frazzini, asst cash, 2134 15th
Frazzini & Bros Mercantile Co, P, 2136 15th
|Frazzini, Cesare, vice-pres
Bank, r 2657 Bryant
Frazzini, Daniel, Lab, r 3547 Lipan
Frazzini, Felicito, cshr Italian-American Bank, r 2649 W 26th av
Frazzini, Frank, printer, r 2138 15th
Frazzini, Prospero, pres Italian-American Bank, r 2657 Bryant
Frazzini, P& Bros Mercantile Co, 2136 15th
Frazzini, Tony, lab, r 1125 W 36th av
|Frazzini & Bro Merc Co,
Frazzini D, shoemgr, 2330 15th
Shane Furnace & Metal Appliance Co, Emile J Riethmann press, Geo H Shane vice-pres, P Frazzini treas, Wm A Shane sec, T Canino mgr, office and factory W Warren Ave cor S Delaware, tel South 1748
|Shane Furnace & Metal
Appliance Co, Emile J
Riethmann press, Geo H Shane vice-pres, P Frazzini treas, Wm
Shane sec, T Canino mgr, office and factory W Warren Ave cor S
Delaware, tel South 1748
|Frazzini Paul, saddlemkr R T
Frazier, r 716 W 4th
|Frazzini, Ferre r 721 W
Frazzini Gaetano (Mary) lab h 721 W 11th
Frazzini Louis baker r 721 W 11th
Frazzini Mike D clk r 721 W 11th
Frazzini Paul (Rosie) saddlemkr r 721 W 11th
are from the
article, other comments are mine)
|P. Frazzini and Bros
||17 Nov 1902 Denver Times
||Describes the new P. Frazzini
& Bros. store
at 2138-40 Fifteenth Street. Mentions four partners Mr. P. Frazzini,
F. Frazzini, Mr. T. Frazzini and Mr. C. Frazzini. I believe the T.
Frazzini referred to is really Antonio "Tony" Frazzini. The others are
Prospero, Felicito and Caesare.
| Romance of Two Worlds in Wedding
||15 Nov 1907
Rocky Mountain News
|"Chevalier Frazzini Wins
Bride in Italy; Last
Saw Her a Babe in Arms".
Very nice article describing how Prospero meet Eugenia Milano on one of his buying trips to Italy.
"They were married October 11 according to the rites of the Catholic church by Bishop Angelo Baizano of Castel di Sangro, but because Frazzini was unable to furnish documentary proof of the death of this first wife, who died in Denver two years ago, the government of Italy would not permit a civil ceremony.
Frazzini arrived in Denver with his bride last Friday and yesterday secured a license for the civil ceremony, which will be performed in a few days."
The article includes pictures of Prospero and Eugenia. See the copy of the license below, it was dated 14 Nov 1907 but the wedding didn't take place until 16 Feb 1908.
|A. Frazzini Dies After Operation
||25 Feb 1912 Denver Post
||"Antonio Frazzini, vice
president of the
Italian-American Bank and partner of the P. Frazzini Brothers
company, died at Ogden Utah,
a result of an operation for
The death date would be 23 Feb 1912.
|House Journal of the General
Assembly of the
State of Colorado
1 Jan 1913
|"Members House of
Prospero Frazzini, from the Representative District comprising the City and County of Denver".
|Probe Starts into Accounts at Institution - Police Throw Out Dragnet as Bank Head Disappears||30 Jan 1925 Rocky Mountain News
||"A dragnet was thrown out
by police last
night for Prospero Frazzini, president of the Italian-American Bank,
which closed its doors yesterday morning with insufficient cash ....
when it was learned that the bank president had disappeared from his
home the night before. "
Prospero had invested heavily in the International Fuel Company which had just gone bankrupt.
|Denver Banker Sought as Lost Calls on District Attorney - Closed Bank Head Visits District Attorney||31 Jan 1925 Rocky Mountain News
||"Fear of Violence from
Depositors Caused Him
to Seek Safety, Says Frazzini"
|Two Bankers Held as $50,000
Shortage is Found by
||1 Feb 1925 Rocky Mountain News
||"An apparent shortage
of at least
$50,760.51 exists in the accounts of the Italian-American Bank, which
closed its doors last Thursday. ... Frazzini was arrested a few minutes
after the information against him was filed at noon. He made no attempt
to raise a bound of $10,000 on which he might obtain his freedom ..."
|Further Shortages Revealed
in Probe of
||6 Feb 1925 Rocky Mountain News
||"Eighteen Notes Discovered
Officials to be Fictitious"
|Banker's Fortune Lost, Says Receiver||8 Feb 1925 Rocky Mountain News||"Frazzini Sunk $287,000 in Fuel Company, Probe of Account Shows."|
|Frazzini is Sentenced to
Pen - Pleads
Guilty to Larceny of Bank's Funds
||11 Feb 1925 Denver Post
president of the defunct
Italian-American Bank, pleaded guilty in the westside court Wednesday
a charge of embezzlement and grand larceny of bank funds and was
sentenced to from five to seven years in the penitentiary."
"Before entering the courtroom to make his plea and receive sentence, Frazzini, accompanied by his wife and his counsel, L. J. Stark, said "Whatever I have done that was wrong was done with the hope of saving the bank. I'm ready to take my medicine. I don't wish to to put the state to any expense by fighting the case"."
""What do you say to the charge - guilty or not guilty?", the clerk asked. "Guilty." Frazzini replied, adding "but without malicious intent"."
"The courtroom was crowded with depositors of the defunct bank and with friends of Frazzini. Frazzini was accompanied by his wife, who sobbed while her husband took the witness stand to tell the dramatic story of the rise from day laborer to bank president, and his crash from bank president to felon."
"In passing sentence, Judge Sackmann scored Frazzini severely. "Your conduct thruout the whole case has been most despicable", he said, "You betrayed the confidence of your friends, brought disgrace on yourself and shame on your good wife and children."
"... Attorney Stark broke in saying: "He invested in a small way in the International Fuel Corporation. Later he advanced more money to protect his first investments. Ultimately he put every penny he owned into it in a effort to save the bank. He mortgaged his own home and put the money into the company to save the bank. His brothers mortgaged their homes.""
""All I did that was wrong I did in an effort to save the bank," Frazzini said. "I admit I advanced large sums to the International Fuel Corporation but I was only throwing good money after bad. The money I put in later was all an attempt to get back what the bank had originally put in"."
""I came to the United States forty years ago. I started out here as a day laborer. I have two children by my first wife and two by my present wife.""
|Denver Banker Sentenced to Prison
||11 Feb 1925 Denver Express
||Same information as previous
"He was married twice and had two children by each wife."
|Frazzini Case Summed Up By
$217,476 Shortages are Itemized.
||11 Feb 1925 Denver Post
||This article itemized the source of
of the shortages.
|Frazzini Title of Chevalier May be
Italy Because of Denver Fraud
||11 Feb 1925 Denver Post||"The title of "chevalier"
conferred by the
Italian government on Prospero Frazzini, president of the defunct
Italian-American Bank, for distinguished services to the Red Cross
during the World war, may be revoked as result his pleading guilty to
embezzlement charge... according to Louis Cavallaro, secretary of the
Italian consulate in Denver."
The title was "Cavalliere Officiale to the Italian Crown"
"Frazzini made frequent visits to Italy. On his return from one of these visits, he announced a branch of the 'Banca Popolare Italiana' of Denver had been established at San Pietro Avellana, his birthplace, and that thereafter the bank would do an international business."
|Record of Others in Frazzini Bank
is Being Probed
||12 Feb 1925 Denver Post
||"More Claims Filed."
"Depositors for Fake
Institution in Italy Continue to Present Books"
|Frazzini is Suspected of Hiding
Bank Loot in
||13 Feb 1925
||"Denver Authorities Are
Joined by Consular
Agents in Investigation of Whether Convicted President Transferred
Stolen Wealth to Europe"
No money was ever found.
|Frazzini, Convict Banker, Dies of
||29 May 1926 Rocky Mountain News
||"Former Head of Italian
Bank Had Served 15
Months of Five to Seven-Year Term"
"The prediction of Prospero Frazzini ... that he would not live to see the end of his five to seven-year prison term imposed on Feb 11, 1925, ... was fulfilled yesterday when the former leader of the Italian colony here died in the state penitentiary at Cañon City."
"Despite the fact that he had been made a trusty in the penitentiary and had been given every consideration, his broken spirit was not equal to the task of driving his ailing body further."
"Death came suddenly at 8:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon."
"The body was at the penitentiary last night awaiting word from his wife and two brothers in Denver. His two children, a young boy and a small girl also reside here."
Note: Steve Frazzini set us straight here. The two children were both boys, Nestor (named after Emma's maiden name) and Bertholdo (or Bert), Steve's father.
|Former Denver Banker Dies in
Colorado Prison -
Prospero Frazzini found Dead in His Cell.
(about 28 May 1926)
|"Prospero Frazzini, former
president of the
defunct Italian-American bank.... was found dead in bed in the state
penitentiary, Friday afternoon."
"Death was due to natural causes. Penitentiary officials said Frazzini simply "wore out." His heart had gradually been growing weaker and for the last three months he had been bedfast. At 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, a nurse talked for a few minutes with him. Returning fifteen minutes later, the nurse found him dead."
"Remorse killed Frazzini, his friends said, altho it is known that he was in failing health at the time of his arrest. He was forced to go to a hospital immediately after he was taken into custody."
|Frazzini Family Stricken by Death
Twice in 24
||22 Dec 1931 Denver Post
||"Twice within twenty-four
hours death has
visited the Frazzini family, one of the prominent Denver
American-Italian families and claimed Mrs Degna A. Frazzini, widow of
Cesare Frazzini, Italian vice consul and banker, and her grand-nephew,
Norman Frazzini, 3 years old."
"Mrs. Frazzini who was born in Italy fifty-five years ago, migrated to the United States thirty years ago. She came directly to Denver, where a romance begun in Italy resulted in her marriage here to Mr. Frazzini."
Cesare "Frazzini died two years ago. Both Mrs. Frazzini and he took an active part in the work of the American Red Cross during the World war and for it Mr.Frazzini was decorated by the Italian government."
This article gives a good accounting of her history in Utah and Denver. Her maiden name was Cioffi.
"She is survived by one son, Joseph Frazzini, three daughters, Constance, Lela and Beatrice and a sister Mrs. Joseph Mapelli. ... Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery."
"Norman Frazzini, was born in Denver, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Frazzini. Burial will be in Mount Olivet cemetery. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Fred, and two sisters, Constance and Lucille."
|Felicito Frazzini, Pioneer Denver
||13 Dec 1937 Denver Post
||"Felicito Frazzini, 74,
businessman and father-in-law of Anthony F. Zarlengo, deputy district
attorney, died Sunday night at the Denver General hospital of a heart
"Mr. Frazzini was born in Italy in 1863 and came to Denver as a youth. He had lived here continuously for fifty-seven years. With three of his brothers he was engaged in the importing business and later in the old Italian-American bank, which was situated on lower Fifteenth street."
"Besides his wife (Carolina), he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Zarlengo, Miss Jennie Frazzini and Mrs. Edith Austin; two sons, Nicholas and Fred Frazzini of Denver, and a stepson, Louis Francisco of Monterey, Calif."
"Interment will be in the family plot in Crown Hill cemetery."
|Frazzini Funeral Set for Tomorrow
||14 Dec 1937 Rocky Mountain News
||"Mr Frazzini died late
Sunday night at Denver
General Hospital as the result of a heart attack a week ago on a street
car as he was en route home."
"Born at San Pedro, Italy, in 1863..." really San Pietro Avellana.
|Miss Beatrice Frazzini||20 Feb 1946 Rocky Mountain News||"Miss Beatrice Frazzini, a
resident of Denver
for more than 25 years, died yesterday in St. Anthony's Hospital after
an illness of a month."
"Miss Frazzini was born in Italy, April 16, 1912 and came to Denver as a child with her parents."
"Surviving are a brother Joseph, and three sisters, Mary, Constance and Lela Frazzini all of Denver."
||30 May 1956 Denver Post
||"Requiem mass will be sung
for Miss Constance
A. Frazzini ... Miss Frazzini, 49, died Tuesday at St. Anthony's
Hospital. She had been an employee in the accounting department of
Montgomery Ward & Co. for 26 years.... Born in Ogden, Utah, Jan 6,
1907. Miss Frazzini came to Denver with her parents in 1911."
"Survivors include two sisters, Mary F. Frazzini and Lela E. Frazzini, both of Denver; a brother, Joseph of Denver and three aunts, Mrs. Carolina Frazzini and Mrs Emma N. Frazzini of Denver and Mrs Silvia Mapelli of Italy."
Emma Nestor Frazzini was Prospero's third wife. Mrs. Silvia Mapelli was the sister of Degna Coiffi, wife of Cesare Frazzin)
|Woman Banker an Artist, Great Friend of Orphans||7 Nov 1956 Rocky Mountain News||Article about Mary Frazzini, vice
treasurer of Empire Savings & Loan Association.
"Her father, Caesar Frazzini was a Denver banker. He and his brothers owned the Italian-American Bank which they started here in 1898. It was located in the old Moffat Depot on Main and 15th sts."
"Caesar came to the United States when he was 14. He worked for the railroads throughout the East, taking care of their books.... Later, her father settled in Ogden, Utah and was appointed vice consul for a 4-state area."
"Mary was born in Ogden, one of three children. When she was a small girl the family moved to Denver. For a while, she and her mother and brother and sister lived in Italy."
"My mother was descended from a family of barons, the Cioffi family from the Province of Campamosti".
"She is also an avid fisherman, hates housework and is particularly active in aiding Denver's orphans."
Mary died in 2002.
|24 Feb /2002 Post-News Classified.com||http://search.abracat.com/search.cw1
Horan & McConaty - FRAZZINI - Mary Frazzini, 97, daughter of the late Cesare and Degna Frazzini, co-founder of Empire State Bank and benefactor of many Catholic charities died February 21, 2002. She is survived by the families of Bob, Lewis, Richard and Connie Frazzini, Jerry Bottomly, Phyllis LaGuardia, Norma Krasovich, Lucille Wilson, Betty Horan, Felicia Robbie and Vincent Zarlengo. Rosary, Monday, 7:00 p.m., Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3020 Federal Blvd. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10:00 am, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 4200 Federal Blvd. Interment, Crown Hill Cemetery. Location: CO. Date: 2/24/2002. Source: Post-News Classified.com
||Date Arrived in US
||Town in Italy
||26 Aug 1903
||Going to cousin Felicito Frazzini,
Street, Box 747. Travelled with Deliderio Colaianni, Oresti
and Carmine Carlini.
Found a possible birth record: Film 1448676
10 Dec 1886
Anselmo Ercole Carlino
f: Eliodoro 42y
m: Berardina Carlino
If this is correct, then Anselmo is the person who sent my mother a postcard.
||5 Jun 1903
||Cousin, Prospero Frazzini, Denver
|Maurizio Domenico Carlino
||11 Nov 1905
||Maurizio traveled with my
Frazzini on this trip. He ended up in Ely,
Nevada from his WWI Draft Registration.
||2 Mar 1913
||Wife Enrichetta Gatti, going to
Antonio Frazzini, Denver CO
|Carmine Frazzini, Angelo Frazzini,
||There is an Ellis Island entry for
Frassini, arrived 20 Nov 1907 age 5. with mother Maria Antonia Carlini
28 yrs. Lived with mother-in-law, Giuseppa Morelli in SPA. Going to
husband Carmine Frazzini 2136 15th St Denver CO. Carmine and family
ended up in Dawson, New Mexico.
||10 Mar 1904
||Cousin, Prospero Frazzini, 2138-40 Box 747, Denver, CO. Damiano and family ended up in Dawson, New Mexico in the 1910 census..|
||24 Jan 1901
||Father, Vincenzo, Box 747, 2138
CO. I don't think this is the Domenico that ended up in Dawson,
New Mexico, This Domenico would have been born in 1880 and
Domenico's father was Giuseppe.
||June 11, 1907||?
||Brother Giovanni, 2136-40 15th,
previously in Ogden, UT.
||June 11, 1907||24y
||friend Prospero Frazzini, 2136-40
||May 18, 1905||22y
||friend Prospero Frazzini, 2138-40
||April 26, 1905
||friend Prospero Frazzini , 2138
||16 May 1913
||Cousin, Felice Frazzini, 2134 15th
Colo. wife in SPA - Costanza Mucilli(?)
||16 May 1913
||Cousin Carlo diIullo, 2134 15th St.
Colo, wife inSPA - Modesta Iasella
||16 May 1913
||Cousin, Felice Frazzini, 2134 15th St. Denver, Colo. wife in SPA - Leonilda (?) Colaianni|
||31 Ma 1909
||Cousin Cesare Frazzini, 200 25th
UT., wife in SPA - Teresa. Francesco DiCroce and Vincenza
going to same address but did not list Cesare's name.
|Giovanni Ricci||2 Ma 1913||21y||SPA
||Brother-in-law Antonio Frazzini, 3600 Calmali (?) st. Denver, Colo, wife in SPA - Enrichetta Gatti|
|DiSanza, Germano||6 Dec 1907
||married, nearest relative - wife Domenica DiSanza at SPA, never in US before, going to Denver, Colo to see cousin, Sabatino Frazzino at 2138-40 15th St. SS Konigin Luise arrived at NY on December 6, 1907.|
|Frazzino, Biase||6 Dec 1907||28y
||married, nearest relative - father Benedette at SPA, in US from 1900-1906, going to Denver, Colo to see BROTH. PROSPERO, at 2138-40 15th St., has scar at temple. SS Konigin Luise arrived at NY on December 6, 1907.|
|15 Aug 1910
||has wife's names for all four men
but I can't
read them. All going to 2140 15th street. Carlo is going to cousin
||8 Jun 1913
||brother-in-law Domenico Frazzini,
Street. Never in the US previously. Wife in SPA - Giovanna Frazzini.
(note : in the Ellis Island index, this record is under the first name
of Carlini and last name of Michele).
||14 Feb 1907
||going to brother-in-law Francesco
2134-40 15th St, Denver CO.
|Rosina Colarosa Frazzini||16 Sep 1913||23y||SPA||going to husband, Giacinto Frazzini, 2138 15th St., Denver, CO, father in SPA: Agostino Colarosa.|
|Pasquale Carlini||28 Apr 1903
|18y||SPA||going to cousin, Prospero Frazzini, PO Box 747, Denver, CO|
|Here is a photo sent to me by
Frazzini. Pat Lauterbach is certain that this was taken in front of
the Mapelli Brother's store at their 201-15th street location
1928-1930. Pat related " The three boys on the right are my
and two of his cousins." You can click on the image for a slightly
higher resolution version. I'm hoping to soon have a much higher
resolution scan of this
|1910 Census (found by Wilberta)
Microfilm Series T624, Roll 114, pages 69 and 70
2138 15th Street (the address of the Frazzini store)
Mapelli, Joseph, head, age 30, married once for 5 years, born Italy, bookkeeper-bank,rents;
Mapelli, Silvia, wife, age 28, married once for 5 years, born Italy; (sister of Degna Cioffi, wife of Cesare Frazzini)
Mapelli, Emil, son, age 1/12, born Colorado;
Mapelli, Ambrogus, brother, age 20, single; born Italy; retail grocer-retail grocery;
Mapelli, Armando, brother, age 18, single, born Italy, peddler-street;
Mapelli, Rudolph, brother, age 16, single, born Italy, peddler-street; (grandfather of Pat Lauterbach)
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