Mark Lewis Ferber

(2 January 1950 - 14 March 2010)
     Mark Lewis Ferber was born on January 2, 1950 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.1 He was the son of Alan Ferber and Luise Pressman.
     Mark married Elaine Welton Hill, daughter of Curtis Wayne Hill and Rosene Looney, on May 27, 1988 in Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California.2
     Mark married second Suzanne Friedline in 2001.3 Mark died on March 14, 2010 in California at age 60.4


  1. [S8161] Family Group Sheet & Bio from Elaine Hill Ferber dated 1 Jan 1997.
  2. [S7594] Personal knowledge of Genevieve Willett Slade.
  3. [S8] Obituary, , Mark Ferber, published in Los Angeles Times (CA), Monday, March 22, 2010.
  4. [S17] Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014,, Mark Lewis Ferber.

Santo (Samuel) Lanza1

(22 June 1895 - 29 December 1918)
     Santo (Samuel) Lanza was born on June 22, 1895 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.2,3 He was the son of Antonio Lanza and Carmelia Foti.
     Santo married Amy Alice Strickler, daughter of Jeremiah Strickler and Laura Annie Ralph, circa 1916.4 Santo (Samuel) Lanza was registered for World War I draft in 1917 in Quincy, Illinois.5 Santo died on December 29, 1918 at age 23.3,6 His obituary read as follows:

      From The Quincy Daily Whig, Tuesday, December 31, 1918; page 8.

Deaths and Funerals

Samuel Lanza.

Samuel Lanza died in St. Mary's hospital at 3;20 o'clock Sunday afternoon after a two weeks' illness of pneumonia. His father died two weeks ago of the same disease.

Mr. Lanza was born in Quincy, June 22, 1895, 23 years ago, and had lived here all his life. The family residence is at 911 Jersey street. His widow and one child, one year old, survive, with his mother, Mrs. Carmela Lanza, three brothers, Bruno, Vincent, and Joseph, and three sisters, Mrs. J. F. Rao of Joliet, Mrs. C. Sansone of Quincy and Mrs. F. DePavia of Peoria.

The funeral of Samuel Lanza will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the residence, 624 Jersey street, and burial will be made in St. Peter's cemetery. The services at the home and cemetery will be private but the remains may be viewed at the home from 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday until the time of the funeral. Friends are invited to the mass to be read in St. Peter's church at 8 o'clock this morning.


NB: A second obituary gave his widow's name as "the former Alice Strickler," and a sister's name as Mrs. F. De Tavia (not DePavia.) The other obituary was printed in The Quincy Daily Herald, 30 December 1918, page 5.

Gravesite Details
Buried in same lot with his father, Antonio Lanza.7
He was buried in St. Peters Cemetery, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.3

Census, Tax, Voter Records, & City Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1910Quincy, Adams County, IllinoisAntonio Lanza8

Child of Santo (Samuel) Lanza and Amy Alice Strickler


  1. [S8141] Ruth Esther Willett sent this info to Genevieve Willett Slade in 1997., Information given by son, Tony Lanza.
  2. [S8339] 1900 US Census of Adams County, Illinois, ED 125, sh 9-B, lines 74-81, dwl 225, fam 237.
  3. [S8] Obituary, , Samuel Lanza, published in The Quincy Daily Whig, Tuesday, December 31, 1918; page 8.
  4. [S8141] Ruth Esther Willett sent this info to Genevieve Willett Slade in 1997., Son, Tony Lanza, gave information.
  5. [S13] WWI Civilian Draft Registration Card 1917-1918,, Samuel Lanza, 21, married, flat feet.
  6. [S2270] Illinois Deaths & Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947,, Samuel Lanza, b Jun 22, 1895, d Dec 29, 1918, mo: Carmela Foti, fa: Antonio Lanza.
  7. [S9],, Samuel Lanza, The Quincy Daily Whig, Tuesday, 31 Dec 1918, page 8. Ancestry Record ID: 156243653.
  8. [S8340] 1910 US Census of Adams County, Illinois, ED 37, sh 4-B, lines 99-100, dwl 77, fam 91 & sh 5-A, lines 1-5.