Dr. Francis P. Cavallo, who is engaged in the practice of dentistry in suite eleven of the Pfluke building,
is a native of this city, though of Italian parentage. His natal day was the 12th of October, 1882, and his parents
Pietro and Anna Lucia Cavallo. The father emigrated to this country from Italy in 1871, but the mother did not
come over until 1876. They early settled in this city where for many years the father was a foreman in the Weaver
The greater part of the life of Dr. Francis P. Cavallo has been spent in Utica, to whose public schools he is indebted
for his preliminary education. He has also had very good musical training having studied under some of the best
vocal teachers both here and in Philadelphia. He is a soloist of more than local reputation, possessing a voice
of rare timbre, which has been well trained and is used with excellent effect both in tone production and interpretation.
He was soloist in St. John's Roman Catholic church for seven years, and is in great demand in that capacity at
both funerals and weddings and various functions of a purely social nature. When old enough to consider the choice
of a life vocation, Dr. Cavallo early decided to devote his energies to the practice of dentistry, so after the
completion of his high school course he went to Philadelphia, where he matriculated in the Pennsylvania College
of Dental Surgery, from which institution he was graduated in 1903 with the degree of doctor of dental surgery.
Immediately thereafter he returned to Utica where he established an office and has ever since been engaged in practicing.
He is a capable dentist and being very popular socially has encountered little difficulty in building up a lucrative
Dr. Cavallo chose Miss Blanche Marian Hotham of Allegheny. Pennsylvania, for his wife and they reside at No. 241
South street. In religious faith he is a Catholic, and fraternally he is identified with the Benevolent Protective
Order of Elks, Utica lodge. While in the dental college he joined the fraternity of his profession, Psi Omega,
with which he is still identified. He has always been very fond of all athletic sports and during his student days
was president of the College Athletic Association and manager of the football team, in addition to which he also
filled the position of musical director of the College Glee Club. He is now identified with the Utica Oratorio
Society, Philharmonic Society, Cecilian Male Quartette and the Schubert Quartette, through the medium of which
he maintains close relations with all of the musical circles of the city; he also is secretary and treasurer of
the Utica Symphony Orchestra. His political allegiance Dr. Cavallo accords to those men and measures he deems best
qualified to subserve the interests of the majority, regardless of party affiliation. A man of pleasing personality,
genial and cordial in his manner, he is very popular both socially and professionally in Utica and is succeeding
in building up a very good practice.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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