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Re: Tom Ashcroft, Memphis Mayor
Posted by: Hunter Johnston (ID *****6826) Date: July 01, 2005 at 08:15:14
In Reply to: Re: Tom Ashcroft, Memphis Mayor by mary d.elmore of 266

This is "collateral" but thought someone might find it of interest. Tom's wife, Ida Cicalla, was daughter of Ida Baccigalupo (b. 1874 Memphis, TN), who was dau. of Mary Brizzolora and Vincent Baccigalupo. Ida Baccigalupo's brother, Robert Lee Baccigalupo married Pamela Cicalla.

Mr. Vincent Baccigalupo died and his wife was left with 12 children to support. She became a noted entrepenuer in Memphis, owning a saloon, oyster bar and eventually the NE Corner of what is today Second and Court Streets. She was referred to as "Madam Vincent" and is mistakenly sometimes thought to have been a "Commercial Affection Madam", but she was not; it was a title of respect. She was one of the donors to purchase the famous fountain in Memphis' Court Square commemorating the US Centenial. Her name appears in the stone base as "Madam Vincent".

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