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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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My Great Grandparents

I always think it’s nice to be able to put a face to a story. ┬áSo 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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My Grandparents and Their Families

Union soldiers. Confederate soldiers. Florida Indian War Volunteers. Italian immigrants. Coal miners. Minister of the Gospel. Sharecropper. Tailors. Fruit vendor. Native Floridians. Sight unseen land purchasers. Vaudeville magicians. Farmers. Landowners. Renters. Widows. Township Trustee. Risk-takers. Twins. Houseboat dwellers. A Catholic … Continue reading

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