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 the 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.
Salvata del Carlo was later married (1930s) to Guido Triboli and they had two children Sebastiano (5 in 1941) and Sabatino (1 in 1941).
Articles and Stories
Unidentified Newspaper (1912)
New York Herald (1912)
Claudio Mazza, Italy
Hermann Söldner, Germany
References and SourcesJudith Geller (1998) Titanic: Women and Children First. Haynes. ISBN 1 85260 594 4
Estratto per riassunto dal registro degli Atti di Nascita (Birth Certificate)
Certificato di Nascita (Birth Certificate of Salvata del Carlo)
Corriere della Sera, 17 April 1912, p. 4
New York Herald, 22 April 1912, Bride who was Rescued from Death Finds she is Destitute Widow
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55).
List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer At Port of Arrival (Date: 18th-19th June 1912, Ship: Carpathia) - National Archives, NWCTB-85-T715-Vol. 4183.