Louis Maiorana was born in September 1910 to Italian parents Joseph and Josephine Maiorana in Buffalo, New York. In 1915 the family of five also included Carmello 6 and Concetta 3.
The family added Nichie 2 and Rose 0 by the time of the 1920 US Census. The family of seven was still in Buffalo, New York in 1925 when the state census was done.
Louis was an agent of Metlife Insurance in 1928. He lived at 1928 West Avenue in Buffalo with the family. 1930 Louis was 19 and still living with the family. He continues with schooling and working as an agent.
In 1940 the family was down to five as Carmello and Concetta have moved away. Louis had completed at least 3 years of college while working as a sales agent.
He enlisted in the army on May 28, 1942. He was married at the time. I found a spouse listed on a tree Mafalda Genevieve Mattioli which matches the prayer card. I didn’t find any children listed. In 1950 he was still living in Buffalo. At his death in 1964 he was living in Blackrock, a part of Buffalo was was once a seperate village in the 1800s.
- Year: 1920; Census Place: Buffalo Ward 24, Erie, New York; Roll: T625_1108; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 228
- Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0281; FHL microfilm: 2341167
- Year: 1940; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Roll: m-t0627-02838; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 64-498
- New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Death Index
- New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 03; Assembly District: 02; City: Buffalo Ward 22; County: Erie; Page: 8
- Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
- Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2005.
- Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
- Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 April 2020), memorial page for Louis W Maiorana (1910–20 Oct 1964), Find a Grave Memorial no. 118013405, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .
- New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 04; Assembly District: 01; City: Buffalo Ward 27; County: Erie; Page: 07