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~
February 9. 1901 [Italia]: “Pro' Danneggiati. Il nostro buno amico ed abbonato Signor U. Revel, residente a Santa Cruz Island in Contea di Santa Barbara, assunto il gentile e patriottico incarico di raccogliere sottoscrizioni fra i connazionalli di quella nostra colonia a pro degli sventurati del grande disastro italiano, non solo comincio a sottoscrivere personaimente per la somma di 19 dollari, ma riusel a raccogliere $80 che egli el ha rimessi inseime alla lista che qui appresso pubblichiamo: Ulrico Revel $10.00; Grazzini Michele 0.50; Pietro Nocetti $2.00; Bartolomeo Passamount $1.00; Guiseppe Vendrame $1.00; Guglielmo Grazzini 0.50; Pasquale Sacconaghi $2.00; Pietro Olivari; Angelo Bosio $1.00; Antonio Sacconaghi $1.00; Pietro Micono $1.00; Rodolfo Sartori $1.00; Giovanni Zanetti $1.00; Lorenzo Raimondo 0.50; Giovanni Pasquetti $3.00; Attilio Bozzella $1.00; Pietro Erbetta $1.00; Giovanni Cantoni $1.00; Battista Mezzanotte $1.00; Marco Cavalli $2.00; Pietro Lazzarotto $1.00; Primo Cavalli $2.00; Domenico Rava $1.00; Ambrogio Mainini $1.00; Abramo Cavestri $1.00; Domenico Rava $1.00; Ambrogio Mainini $1.00; Abramo Cavestri $1.00; Antonio Re $1.00; Amabile Bosio $1.00; Spirito Welchior $2.00; Alpivolo Cortopassi $1.00; Alessandro Delboca $1.00; Domenico Dezzutti $1.00; Fiore Piasani $1.00; Enriquo Lopez $1.00; Battista Perini $1.50; Battista Pasquetti $1.00; Bernardo Donchi $ 1.00; Avelino Lugo $5.00; Pedro Lugo $1.00; Ilario Lugo $1.00; Giovanni Cagnazzi $10.00; Carlo Carnaghi $5.00; Giuseppe Saccomaghi $1.00; Secondo Cavalli $1.00; Gerolamo Offredi $1.00; Angelo Castagnola $1.00; Giorgio Nidever $1.00; Jacobo Nidever $1.00.”
Translated: Pro 'Damaged. Our good friend and subscriber Mr. U. Revel, residing in Santa Cruz Island in Santa Barbara County, assumed the polite and patriotic task of collecting subscriptions among the connections of that colony of ours for the unfortunate of the great Italian disaster, not only do I begin to sign personally for the sum of 19 dollars, but he managed to collect $ 80 which he put back together with the list that we publish below:...
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.”