2Father MotherItaly 1894Place & Date of BirthItaly Dec 1901New Haven, Conn.Dec 16 1918Place & Date of Marriage New Haven, ConnDec 16 1918Butcher by tradeSick at presentOccupation New England Biscuit Co.EarningsCharacteristicsMarried-DivorcedDeserted-SeparatedOther children in familyNo other children
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Reasons for AdmissionMan sick in City Hospital, has a complication of diseases. Woman would rather go to work, if she canplace the children, than to be helped by the City. She is to work for the New England Biscuit Co. andcome here either Friday nights or Saturday mornings to take her children home for the weekend.2.We find that family has been helped by the Overseers of Poor. They first applied for aid in Dec. 1920.At that time Mr. Burbank visited home and learned that family consisted of man, wife, and only one childinstead of two children as was told by Mrs. Tortorello. She told an untruth when she said she had babyborn Nov. 1 1920, and admitted this to Mr. Becker later; she also said husband was sick in bed and whenvisitor called man was not in bed and not at home.Associated Charities had been helping family but decline to aid more.On Dec. 31 1920 family again went to Mr. Becker for aid and City declined to aid for present. Sept.30, 1921 State authorized aid not to exceed $4.00 per week in groceries. Case to be closed when manobtains employment.May 5, 1922 – Case closed.Sept. 27, 1924 – Mrs. Tortorello again applied for aid. Mr. Tortorello been sick two months and atpresent is in City Hospital. Before illness was working in White, Perey & Dexter. Action deferredpending investigation.Oct. 1, 1924 – Mr.Burbank again called at home to investigate conditions. A man whom Mrs.Tortorello claims to be husbands brother was in the house. Mr. Burbank smelled strong odor of winecoming from cellar. Mrs. Tortorello when asked to open door said landlord had not given her any key soshe could not open door. Action deferred for week or two.O. of P. notified when children were taken into the House.Nov. 1924 – Man discharged from City Hospital but complains all the time of not feeling well. Notable to work, and says he is not able to care for children. Children were to go home first of December buttheir tenement is being painted and for this reason were kept in the House ‘till the odor of paint was gone.