NOCETI, Pietro

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NOCETI, Pietro (c. 1875-1912) [Nozeti], Italian-born laborer of the Santa Cruz Island Company who died by accidental drowning on September 15, 1912. Noceti had emigrated in 1897, and was employed by the Santa Cruz Island Company on January 10, 1901 at a salary of $20 a month. He had worked on the island for 11 years at the time of the accident. His death certificate states he was attempting “to swim from the beach to a boat that was drifting away, sinking before reaching it.” Noceti was 38 at the time of the accident. He is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ventura.

In the News~

September 18, 1912 [SBMP]: “An Italian employed by the Caires on Santa Cruz Island [Pietro Noceti] was drowned this week while engaging in gathering abalone. The man was out in a rowboat when this capsized. As the boat turned, the floundering man was struck on the head and sunk from view. The body had not been recovered when fishermen left for the mainland yesterday afternoon.”