Pueblo County, Colorado

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Samuel Fabrizio, who in 1917 was appointed by the governor to the position of state probation agent and liquor officer and who makes his home at Pueblo, was born in Italy on the 3d of March, 1876, a son of Peter and Mary (Crivelle) Fabrizio, both of whom are yet residents of Italy. In the schools of that country Samuel Fabrizio acquired his education and when sixteen years of age came to the United States, attracted by the chance of better opportunities for business advancement in this country. He made his way first to Pennsylvania, where he was employed as a laborer, and in 1898 he arrived in Colorado. After a year spent in Denver he removed to Pueblo and for eight years was employed in connection with smelter and steel work in this city. He was called to public office in 1901, when appointed police officer, in which capacity he served for three years. For ten years he was connected with the sheriff's office as deputy, after which he engaged in the clothing business for two years, but on the expiration of that period sold his furnishing goods store and was appointed to the office of probation agent and liquor officer by Governor Gunter on the 1st of April, 1917. He has since served in this capacity and has made an excellent record by the prompt and able manner in which he has discharged his duties. On the 7th of May, 1900, Mr. Fabrizio was united in marriage to Miss Mary Porreco and to them have been born five children, Peter, Ernest, Angelo, Elena and Lucy. Mr. Fabrizio and his family are communicants of the Catholic church and he belongs to the Knights of Columbus, in which he has attained the third degree. In politics he is an active democrat, doing everything in his power to promote the growth and advance the success of the party. He is greatly interested in the state and its development and is a public-spirited and highly respected citizen whose activities in behalf of public progress and improvement have been far reaching and resultant. History Of Colorado Illustrated Volume II Chicago The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 1918

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