1930 – Flag-pole Sitting in Brockton
According to the 1930 US Census, Ralph Dagostino was born in Italy in 1902 and came to the US in 1912. His wife, Consigla, was born in New Jersey to two Italian immigrants. At the time of the Flag Pole Sitting, Ralph and Consigla had two children, Mary, 4, and Ralph Jr., 1 and Ralph was listed as a Laborer. Two years later in the Brockton Directory (seen below) he is listed as a bookkeeper.
Unfortunately for Mr. D’Agostino, that same year, Bill Penfield in Strawberry Point, Iowa, sat on a flag pole for 51 days and 20 hours, until a thunderstorm forced him down. Since then many new records have been set.