Anna Lamantia (1903 - 1968)

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Anna Lamantia
1903 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
Anna Lamantia was born on March 3, 1903 at Ridge St, Providence, Rhode Island USA. She was born to Cosimo Lamantia and Providenza "Lucy" (Russo) Lamantia, with siblings Maria, Anthony, Salvatore, and Carmella. She died on September 9, 1968 at 65 years old. We know that Anna Lamantia had been residing in cranston, providence County, Rhode Island us 02910.

She grew up in Federal Hill until moving to Cranston to live with her sister Maria (Helen) Lamantia Pannozzi in 1939.
Worked at Shepherd's Dept. store in Providence in the 1920's and 30's, and at Banspatch bakery, eventually worked at New England Telephone starting in 1940 until her retirement in April 1968.
Favorite foods - Canoli pastries from Scialo's bakery on Federal hill.
Favorite performers Bob Hope and Jimmy Durante.
Politics: Lifelong Democrat.
Favorite TV shows: Alfred Hitchcock, Twilight Zone, Gunsmoke, TV Variety shows, particularly Dean Martin

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Anna Lamantia was born on at Ridge St, in Providence, Rhode Island USA


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Cerebral Stroke

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at St Anns Cemetery, in Cranston, Rhode Island United States


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cranston, providence County, Rhode Island us 02910


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New England Telephone Co.

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Cosimo Lamantia
Nov 1, 1881 - Mar 12, 1919


Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi
Jan 17, 1915 - Apr 26, 1993
Providence, RI
Anthony Lamantia
Jan 7, 1905 - Dec 17, 1927
Salvatore Lamantia
Sep 25, 1911 - Dec 10, 1959
Carmella (Lamantia) DiMaio DiSano
Sep 30, 1909 - Dec 23, 1995
Providence, RI


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Favorite Movie: "Come September with Rock Hudson and Gina Lollabrigida and Walter Slezak (1961).
Also liked the Cinerama special on the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, seen in Boston in 1957 or 8 and of course the great "Around the World in 80 Days" with David Niven.
"It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" was seen in 1960 and another of her favorites.
May 01, 2018 · Reply
Frequented Fay's Theater in Providence in the 1920's and saw famous actors perform live there including George M. Cohan, Al Jolson and others. Also recounted the thrill of seeing silent movies with Mary Pickford, and other great movies by D.W. Griffith. Recalled the World War 1 era in Providence and told me of seeing men drafted into the army right on the spot if they were not working. My Aunt also told me food riots in Providence on Federal Hill around 1918 or 1919. Survived the Spanish Flu epidemic but her father Cosimo Lamantia did not and died 3 days after getting the flu, in March 1919. Traveled to New York via train, once in the 1930's, once again in 1956 when I was 9 and once in 1960 when I was 13 where we stayed at either the Commodore hotel or the Abbot, I think it was the Abbot, and we saw many of the usual tourist sights. She also came with us to Boston in 1966 for a one day visit to see the Prudential center.
Jun 16, 2017 · Reply
Favorite actor: James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart.
Favorite Singers: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Jimmy Durante. Ann actually saw Jimmy Durante perform live in the vaudeville era of the 1920's and 30's.
Favorite Political Party: Lifelong Roosevelt Democrat
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1903 - 1968 World Events

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In 1903, in the year that Anna Lamantia was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1917, Anna was merely 14 years old when the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1931, at the age of 28 years old, Anna was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1946, she was 43 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1968, in the year of Anna Lamantia's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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