Antonio Carpi became a resident of the valley in 1897, when he purchased an eleven-acre tract in Tropico, on which he lived until his death in May 1911. He was born in Genoa, Italy, April 8, 1837. He received a common school education before coming to America in 1853, and after a short stay in the east came to San Francisco where he remained for nearly ten years, employed most of the time as a gardener. He went to La Paz, Lower California, where he had a saloon until 1891. Returning to the states he located at Nogales, Arizona, and did teaming. He was successful in his business life, and after coming to Tropico gave his time to the cultivation of his ranch for several years. The latter years of his life were spent in retirement.
Early in the year 1887 Mr. Carpi journeyed to Genoa, Italy, and claimed for his bride Sentina Garbarina. They became the parents of ten children, all of whom are living, except Mary, who died at the age of six. The others are: Angelo, Antonia, Manuel, August, Thressa, James, Peter, Sentina and Katherine. All are members of the Catholic Church. The widow resides in the spacious home at 1611 South Glendale Avenue.
From History of Glendale and Vicinity by John Calvin Sherer. The Glendale Publishing Company, c. 1922 F. M. Broadbooks and J. C. Sherer. p. 418.