By many years of persistent application and by most rigid economy some persons gain a competence, others accomplish
the same end in a few years and with apparent ease. Vincent DeLalla, prominent as a druggist and manufacturing
pharmacist, whose place of;business is at 674 Bleecker street, Utica, belongs to the latter class. He is a native
of Italy, born May 10, 1883, a son of Emanuel DeLalla. The father has been for many years an Italian government
official and is now serving as postmaster.
Vincent DeLalla received his preliminary education at the Victor Emanuel gymnasium of Naples, Italy. After leaving
this institution he came to the United States and entered the pharmacy college of Columbia University of New York
city. After pursuing the regular course in this college, which is one of the most important of the kind in the
United States, he was graduated with the degree of Ph. G. in 1904. He remained for four years in New York city
and was employed during this time by a manufacturing and retail drug house, where he made practical application
of many lessons which he learned from his teachers and from the text books In 1908 he arrived in Utica and became
manager of the Robertaccio drug store at 411 Bleecker street, continuing in this position to the entire satisfaction
of his employer for two years. He then opened a first class pharmacy on his own account at the corner of Mohawk
and Bleecker streets, which in stock, fixtures and appearance is second to none in Utica. He carries everything
that belongs to a well equipped pharmacy and has from the start enjoyed a lucrative trade.
In 1903, at New York city, Mr. DeLalla was married to Miss Antoinette Perrillo, a native of New York city, and
they are the parents of three children: Emanuel, who was born December 7, 1904; Theresa, born June 1, 1906; and
Carmelita, born August 13, 1907. Mr. DeLalla is a man of attractive personal appearance and good address and, as
he received excellent advantages of education, he is thoroughly equipped to meet the most exacting requirements
in business and social life. He is an active member of various organizations connected with his calling and is
now well started on the road toward the head of the line among the business men of Utica. He is a member of one
of the Masonic lodges of New York city and a Garibaldi lodge.
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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