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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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Minerva’s Last Years

She became a widow in 1909 when her husband unexpectedly died at their home in Coalton, Jackson County, Ohio. Her son, Miles, a bachelor, still lived at home. The following year the two of them moved to Saginaw, Michigan, to … 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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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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