Sinatra, Marty

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Sinatra, Marty Gender: M
Saverio Antonino Martino Sinatra
born on 4 May 1894 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Palermo, Italy, 38n07, 13e22
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 13°37' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°06 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 16°56'

Marty Sinatra (Wedding photo)


Italian-American fireman, professional boxer, and bar owner, best known as the father of singer and actor Frank Sinatra.

On 21 December 1903, he emigrated to New York City from Palermo, Sicily, on the SS Città di Milano with his mother Rosa Saglimbeni Sinatra, his sisters Angela and Dorotea, and his brother. His father, Francesco (1857-1946), born in Lercara Friddi, was already in the city working in a pencil factory earning eleven dollars a week, and his mother went on to own and operate a small grocery shop. Sinatra himself apprenticed as a shoemaker, until he started prize-fighting, calling himself Marty O'Brien, because Italians were not welcomed in boxing.

On 14 February 1914, Sinatra eloped with Natalie Garaventa (also known as "Dolly"), in Jersey City, New Jersey, as Dolly's parents refused to host a wedding and did not approve of Marty, as he was illiterate, inferior at boxing, and was a Sicilian, whereas the Garaventa family were Ligurian. The couple eventually moved to 415 Monroe Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. Their only child, Francis Albert Sinatra, was born on 12 December 1915.

Sinatra continued his boxing career until he broke his wrists after 30 professional fights. He then attempted to find marine work but was rejected due to asthma. Dolly helped him find work as a fireman, and he was eventually appointed to the Hoboken Fire Department in 1927, where he attained the rank of Captain without having to take any formal exams. While still a Captain in the fire department, Sinatra and his wife opened a tavern, called Marty O'Brien's.

Anthony Martin Sinatra suffered a fatal heart attack on 24 January 1969 at age 76 in a hospital in Houston, Texas. His wife, Dolly Sinatra, died on 6 January 1977.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • parent->child relationship with Sinatra, Frank (born 12 December 1915)
  • spouse relationship with Sinatra, Dolly (born 26 December 1896). Notes: Married 1914-1969


  • Family : Change residence 21 December 1903 (Emigrated to USA)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 14 February 1914 (Natalie "Dolly" Garaventa)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided extract from birth certificate published on the Studio Araldico Genealogico Italiano Facebook blog. Wikipedia has 1892 in error.


  • Traits : Body : Race (Italian)
  • Traits : Mind : Education limited
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Asthma
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Broke his wrists)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Heart attack)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Alcohol business
  • Vocation : Law : Fire department
  • Vocation : Sports : Boxing