Marco "Martin" FANTINO(1-2) was born on 23 December 1886 in Canale, Italy to Mancizio Fantino and Rosa Gallino.(3-5,8) He immigrated on 26 November 1906 arriving in New York with a final destination of a friend’s home in Staten Island.(5) According to the passenger record, Marco was single and a farmer, and he had brown eyes and brown hair.(5) Marco entered the United States again in 1906 arriving in Pennsylvania and staying until 1912, during this time period Marco married Cecelia Tapero on 13 November 1909 in Armstrong County Pennsylvania. Marco and his wife lived in Gilpin Township when their child was born in 1910.(9) Marco, Cecilia and their child traveled back to Italy and when Marco immigrated again to the United States he came alone. Marco arrived in the United States for the last time on 22 March 1920 arriving in New York with a final destination of his brother-in-law, Modesto Rosselli, in Diamondville, Wyoming.(6) Martin died in a gas explosion in Frontier No. 1 coal mine on 14 August 1923 at the age of 36 in Frontier, Wyoming. (3-4) He was buried on 17 August 1923 in Kemmerer, Wyoming.(3)
1. Kemmerer Republican, (Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming), 24 August 1923, page 1, microfilm; Lincoln County Library, 519 Emerald Street, Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming 83101.
2. Sneddon Robert T. Inspector (Dist 1) & Robert V. Hotchkiss Inspector (Dist2), "State Coal Mine Inspectors Of Wyoming, Districts No. 1 and 2," year: 1923; report, 1923; , Wyoming State Archives on microfilm, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
3. Marco Fontina, death certificate file no. 1384 (14 August 1923), State of Wyoming, Wyoming State Archives, 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.
4. Cemetery-Headstone, Kemmerer City Cemetery, Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming. Personal photograph, property of and in possession of Roberts Roots & Branches, of headstone taken between 2000 and 2003., Marco Fantino.
5. "Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital (online), Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010., Ancestry.com (: online digital 8 March 2018), Marco Fantino; citing Year: 1906; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 0801; Line: 26; Page Number: 114.
6. "New York, New York;," online, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (: online digital 8 March 2018), Marco Fantino; citing Year: 1920; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 2741; Line: 9; Page Number: 161.
7. Marco Fantino, (13 November 1909), Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968: Film Number:001317296; Various County Register of Wills Offices, Pennsylvania, , .
8. Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950 (FamilySearch): Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFWR-D53 : 26 September 2017), Marco Fantino and Cecelia Tappero, 1909.; database with images, FamilySearch.9. Maurice Fantino, birth certificate 101542 (1910), Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Box Number: 329.