Thursday, 9 July 2015

On This Day In Family History (July 10):

1875: 3x-Great-Grandmother Isabella (Gordon) Clowes passed away in Warwick, Rhode Island, aged 53.

Providence Evening Press (Providence, RI)
Tuesday, July 13, 1875
CLOWES.–In Clyde Works, 10th Instant, Isabella, wife of John M. Clowes, aged 53 years, 6 months, and 2 days.  

Photo taken by Find A Grave member Beth Hurd (#48126691).

1949: Albert A. Cockayne, son of Great-Grandfather Stanley Cockayne and his first wife Elizabeth Jane Vanstone Latham, passed away in Thomasville, Georgia, aged 32.

Fall River Herald News
July 12, 1949
Page 2
Albert A. Cockayne
Albert A. Cockayne, 33, son of Stanley and the late Elizabeth (Latham) Cockayne, of Thomasville, Ga, died unexpectedly Sunday. 
For 15 years he was a resident of Ocean Grove, and was born in West Warwick, R. I. His father lives at 144 Dudley Street, Providence.  

(Editor's note: Albert was also the great-grandson of Isabella.) 

2004: George Lucio Malandra, husband of 2nd cousin, 2x removed Barbara (Neville) Vezina, passed away in Fall River, Massachusetts, aged 82.

The Standard‑Times
July 12, 2004
FALL RIVER -- George Lucio Malandra, 82, of Moorland Street, Fall River, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Southpoint Nursing Center. He was the husband of Barbara Malandra. They were married for 39 years.
Born in Fall River Sept. 23, 1921, he was the son of the late Ralph and Susan (Spagnoli) Malandra.
He was a veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star.
Mr. Malandra worked as a loom fixer for Berkshire Hathaway for many years, retiring in 1987.
He was a member of the Church of the Ascension in Fall River.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Pauline St. Yves of Westport; a son, Richard Malandra of East Bridgewater; four sisters, Nelda Rossi of Fall River, Helen Matthews of Toronto, Canada, Viola Mattiera of Cranston, R.I. and Lydia Pittman of Mississippi; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was the father of the late George R. Malandra and brother of the late Jesse Malandra.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Hebert-Hathaway Funeral Home, 945 South Main St., Fall River. Burial with military honors to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River.
Copyright © 2015, David J. McRae

1 comment:

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