Cosimo Lamantia (1881 - 1919)

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Ran a prosperous Fish Market on Federal Hill until his untimely death during the Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919.

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Birth

in Termini Imerese, Palermo County, Sicilia Italy

Death

on at Home, 13 Ridge St., in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island United States
Cause of death: Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919

Cause of death

Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919

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Father: Salvatore Mantia
Mother: Maria Catalano

Partner: Providenza "Lucy" (Russo) Lamantia
Children with Providenza: Anna Lamantia, Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi, Carmella (Lamantia) DiMaio DiSano, Anthony Lamantia, and Salvatore Lamantia

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1881 - In the year that Cosimo Lamantia was born, on May 21st, Clara Barton, a nurse, founded the American Red Cross. She was inspired by the Red Cross in Geneva Switzerland and the International Red Cross.

1889 - He was only 8 years old when on April 22nd, at "high noon," about 50,000 people took off to claim open lands in the Land Rush of 1889. Called the "Unassigned Lands," part or all of 6 counties in Oklahoma were up for grabs. By the end of the day, Oklahoma City and Guthrie were created - each with about 10,000 inhabitants.

1892 - He was merely 11 years old when on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

1917 - By the time he was 36 years old, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

1919 - In the year of Cosimo Lamantia's passing, Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

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Cosimo Lamantia, father to 5 children, died on March 12, 1919 at Home, Providence, Rhode Island at 37 years old. His cause of death is listed as: spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919. He was born on November 1, 1881 in Termini Imerese, Sicilia Italy. He was born to Salvatore Mantia and Maria Catalano, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. Cosimo's partner was Providenza Russo. and they gave birth to Anna Lamantia, Maria E (Lamantia) Pannozzi, Carmella (Lamantia) DiMaio DiSano, Anthony Lamantia, and Salvatore Lamantia.

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