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Coal Miner’s Daughter

Like Loretta Lynn, she was a coal miner’s daughter. Flossie Irene was born the fourth daughter of Edward E. Dow and Viola Bell Bennett on 7 September 1891 in Coalton, Jackson County, Ohio.  Flossie and her family moved from Ohio … Continue reading

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A Retirement Far Too Short

In 1991 my parents and my aunts, Ann (Damato) Duncan and Rita (Damato) Pye, came to our home in Orangeburg, South Carolina, to visit. In response to my questions about my ancestors taking part in the Civil War (in hopes … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare and My Grandfather

What do my grandfather and William Shakespeare have in common?  You might think that a strange question, but it is a legitimate one. They both died on their birthdays. The 19th of June was also Father’s Day in 1938. There … Continue reading

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The Apparent Italian Bostonian Was Really an Italian Floridian

15 April 1906 Death of Joseph (Giuseppe) Damato A cursory glance at the vital records for Joseph (aka Giuseppe) Damato might lead one to assume that after immigrating from Italy in 1881 he lived his life in Boston. It is … Continue reading

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Flossie

FLOSSIE It’s hard to think that I have seen almost as many days on this earth as my grandmother did. But I have. Flossie Irene (Dow) Damato passed away from this life on 1 April 1954 at the age of … Continue reading

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A Street Car Named Ortega

Trolley car running down the middle of Main Street – c1910 – Jacksonville, Florida Photo Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/28665 A young man and some friends dropped their nickels in the coin box and hopped on the street car. … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards from Damato Grandparents before 1938

In the spirit of Christmas, I wanted to share with you two Christmas cards that my grandparents, John and Flossie Damato, sent to friends and family. My grandfather passed away in 1938, so these would have been made prior to … Continue reading

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