Biography of Vincent Russo
Oneida County, NY Biographies





Vincent Russo, conducting a wholesale and retail liquor establishment at Nos. 425 and 427 Bleecker street, is well known as one of the respected and enterprising citizens of Utica. His birth occurred in Regina, Italy, on the 13th of May, 1875, his father being Prospre Russo a building contractor. In 1879, when but four years of age, he was brought by his parents to the United States, the family home being established in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he acquired his education. After putting aside his text books he entered the employ of Robert Mitchell & Company and during his fourteen years' connection with that concern became an expert house decorator. In 1900 he came to Utica, New York, and entered the service of the firm of Marrone & Lafaro, wholesale liquor dealers and merchandise importers, with whom he remained for several years or until he resigned his position to accept the managership of the Hamilton Hotel. After his contract had expired he joined Cassius J. Marrone in the conduct of a liquor business under the firm style of Marrone & Russo. Upon the dissolution of this partnership he embarked in the same business alone, having since conducted a profitable and growing enterprise as a wholesale and retail liquor dealer.

Mr. Russo is a stanch republican in politics and has always taken a prominent part in public affairs in East Utica, being regarded as one of the most progressive and public spirited residents of the filth ward of the city. He is a charter member of the Utica Benevolent Association and the Loyal Order of Moose and aiso belongs to the Italian Progressive Society of Utica. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in St. Mary's Roman Catholic church of Mount Carmel.

From:
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
Chicago 1912


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