Tag Archives: Jacksonville

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

Posted in Family History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Family History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Family History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Her children rise up and call her blessed – Proverbs 31:28

My grandmother, Rubanner Fletcher Dukes, died at the age of 80 on 23 May 1969 at the home of her daughter who lived next door to her in Jacksonville, Florida. She had fought cancer of the jaw and cheek for … Continue reading

Posted in Family History | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Family History, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Family History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Family History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments