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Mrs Sebastiano del Carlo (Argene Genovesi), 24, was born on 6 November 1887 in Montecarlo, Prov. Lucca, Italy. She was the daughter of Agosto Genovese of Montecarlo.
She boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as a second class passenger together with her husband Sebastiano del Carlo. To reach their destination California, they bought ticket number SC/PARIS 2167 for £27 14s 5d.
Sebastiano died in the sinking, but Argene was rescued by the Carpathia possibly in lifeboat 11. When the boat was lowered a baby was given to her, which she held in her custody. It was reported that on the Carpathia the mother of this child wanted to have it back, but an Italian woman (allegedly Argenia del Carlo) claimed it as her own. The story goes that the baby, Philip Aks, had a birthmark which the woman did not know, so she had to hand the baby to its mother Leah Aks. It had been alternatively suggested that the child had been circumcised and that the immigrant woman was unaware of this!
Argenia del Carlo was pregnant at the time of hte sinking, her daughter Maria Salvata was born on 14 November 1912.
Mrs Del Carlo's destination, as recorded by the immigration officer, was Chicago however she soon returned to Italy on board the Cretic on 18 May 1912.
She was remarried on 4 April 1935 to Antonio Oreste Casata in Altopascio, Lucca. She died there on 8 October 1970.
------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.titanicdiclaudiobossi.com/Html/Biografie%20italiani_179.htm Here is the article that appeared in the newspaper "Il Tirreno", dated 19 February 1998 for the first she told her story. ALTOPASCIO - "You got into the boat, I'll be back later". A tender kiss, a hug in tears. And then it was just dark and icy waters of the Atlantic all the way around. So Argene Genovesi, recently married with Sebastian del Carlo, was widowed after few months of marriage. In the night between 14 and 15 April 1912 Mr and Mrs Del Carlo, Lucca, were aboard the Titanic on its way to America in search of a better future. In fact they were already three because Argene was pregnant. That girl, who had yet to be born, is now lady of 86 years. Her name is Salvata (Saved) Del Carlo and lives with her son Sabatino Triboli of 57 years, the daughter and niece Josephine in Alton Graziella. She will turn 86 years on Nov. 14, but is still bright and happy to tell the story of her parents. "I lived through the tragedy unconsciously in the womb - tells the woman - and only when I was older my mother began to tell the story of love with their dad and his death in the wreck. A happy story, until the tragedy of Transatlantic not broke. " Sebastiano Del Carlo lived in the abbey and, like many other young people of Lucca, at the age of 18 years had left for America in search of fortune. "Mom, I was never told that the father lived in the United States. But it was definitely a well-paid job because in ten years he returned to Italy five times. And in his last trip to Alton he he descided to marry my mother. " Argene and Sebastian were both 24 years, and both lived at the Abbey on opposite sides of the same road. "Dad was a romantic and often wrote to his Argene. "Sebastiano Del Carlo returned from America to get engaged with the bride who knew only by sight, because the two had never met. The official meeting was set for January 20, 1912 on the feast of San Sebastian, which also is the patron of Badia. "It was the first day they spent together: a day of great celebration, with the presentation of the families and everything else. "Vista and socket" Mom always told me when I spoke of the engagement. "It was a classic love at first sight, within a few weeks they were married and decided to emigrate to the United States, probably to reach Argene sisters who lived in California. "They were so happy that they were not so excited by the joy of traveling. Dad often went to Lucca travel agency to make reservations on the ship, but the requests were so many I could not find a place on a ship that did the Genoa-New York. Until one day he came home excited and told my grandmother Geneva: "The ship was gone we had to take place, but also leave with another. Will reach Genoa from England and from there we will make the crossing with the Titanic making its maiden voyage. will be a beautiful thing. I booked a cabin in first class, so Argene, who is pregnant, she'll be more comfortable. " But the grandmother was not so optimistic, almost presagisse danger "." Mamma has always wanted to say little of the journey, not to reopen the painful plight of the sinking, but occasionally let slip some short story. It was a beautiful ship, I said: on board people were happy. The halls were held large dance parties, which, however, because my mother did not participate because of pregnancy was always in the cabin. My father no, he liked to wander around the ship. "As long iceberg collided with the steamer is not cursed." At one o'clock in the morning of April 14, my mother heard a loud noise. Meanwhile my father had gone down in the cabin, but had not realized what was happening. The frightened mother asked him if he had heard the roar and invited him to go and see. Shortly after my father came running: "Argene, run, you must escape." They managed to reach the upper deck of the ship making its way with difficulty between people running away and screaming. "" The crew invited the women and children to climb onto the lifeboats. My father took my mother in the neck, hugged him: "Vai quiet, I'll see you soon." It was the last time she saw him alive. The next morning the boat was where she was spotted by a rescue ship, and all were rescued and taken to New York. Mom was hosted for two months in a convent of nuns in New York treated her very well, even wanted her to stay in America and I was born there. But she decided to return to Italy in July and drove off. On the ship there was also the father of the deceased who was buried in the Abbey Cemetery. The tomb was engraved an inscription in verse that spoke of the sinking of the Titanic . On November 14, mother returned to live with their parents, gave birth to me. "
Name: Mrs Argene Del Carlo (née Genovesi) Born: Sunday 6th November 1887 Age: 24 years Married to Sebastiano Del Carlo. Last Residence: in Montecarlo Italy 2nd Class passenger First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912 Ticket No. 2167 , £27 14s 5d Destination: Chicago Illinois United States Rescued (boat 11) Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912 Died: Thursday 8th October 1970