Anthony Martin Sinatra

Professional Boxer, Boxer

1892 – 1969

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Who was Anthony Martin Sinatra?

Anthony Martin Sinatra, born Saverio Antonino Martino Sinatra, was a Hoboken city fireman, professional boxer, bar owner, and father of singer and actor Frank Sinatra.

On December 21, 1903, he immigrated to New York City from Palermo, Sicily, on the SS Città di Milano with his mother Rosa Sagliabeni Sinatra and his sisters Angela and Dorotea. His father Francesco, born in Lercara Friddi, was already in the city working in a pencil factory earning eleven dollars a week, and his mother went on to own and operate a small grocery shop. Sinatra himself apprenticed as a shoemaker, until he started prize-fighting, calling himself Marty O'Brien, because Italians were not welcomed in the fight game.

On February 14, 1914, Sinatra eloped with Natalie Garaventa, to Jersey City, New Jersey, as Dolly's parents refused to host a wedding and did not approve of Marty, as he was illiterate, inferior at boxing, and was a Sicilian, whereas the Garaventa family were Northern Italian.

The couple eventually moved to 415 Monroe Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. Their only child, Francis Albert Sinatra, was born on December 12, 1915.

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Born
May 4, 1892
Palagonia
Also known as
  • Antonino Martino Sinatra
  • Marty O'Brien
  • Saverio Sinatra
  • Antonio Sinatra
  • Martino Sinatra
  • Martin Anthony Sinatra
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Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Jan 24, 1969
Resting place
Desert Memorial Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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