James Bartone first appears in the Painesville, Ohio, area in 1930. His name at birth, and place of birth, are not known.
James Bartone was born about 1911, at Italy. He immigrated to the United States in 1927.
James Bartone was enumerated for the 1930 Census of the United States, on May 9, 1930, living at 597 North St. Clair Street, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, as a roomer of Sam Arcaro.
According to the 1930 Census, Mr. Bartone was employed as a laborer for a nursery.