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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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Unknown Courtship

Wouldn’t you love to hear about the courtship of your ancestors? I would, but I have no records about their relationships prior to marriage licenses. No letters. No diaries. No journals. No written family histories. What I do know, according … Continue reading

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The No Name Baby Girl

My great grandmother, Viola Bell Bennett, was born (or at least her birthday was celebrated) on 12 March 1868. In the Jackson County, Ohio birth records, she appears as an unnamed female born to Philander Bennett and Minerva Abrams in … Continue reading

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Births That Caused a Truce

I have not been able to document this family story that has been passed down for 3 or 4 generations now. The documentation will depend on Civil War skirmishes or encampments in this particular area within a particular time frame … 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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My Great Grandparents

I always think it’s nice to be able to put a face to a story.  So I’ve decided to post photos of my ancestors before I actually tell their stories. Amazingly, native Italians found their way to Jacksonville, Florida, via … Continue reading

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