The story about Florigi ( called Zio Emilio here).
He was born in Santa Lucia (Italy) in 1883.
It was always said that he stowed away on a boat out of Naples
at age of 14 years old. He knew of some Italians in Pittsburgh and went from New York, where the boat landed, to Pittsburgh. But there were too many shoemakers in Pittsburgh so he was sent to Cleveland where they needed showmakers.
Thanks to Bob and Fran Migliorino for the pictures.