Casefile Clues

07 February 2007

Frankie Laine 1920 and 1930 Census

CNN is reporting the death of singer Frankie Laine. Wayyyyy before my time

Laine was born Frank LoVecchio on March 30, 1913, in Chicago, the son of John and Anna, Italian immigrants.

The 1920 Census for Chicago, Cook County, finds the family living at 1446 North Park Avenue--and no one remembering when they immigrated to the United States (or at least not answering the question...)


The 1930 Census finds them living in Chicago's 43rd ward at 331 Schiller Street. In the remaining portion of the entry (not shown here) the father indicates an immigration date of 1905.