Preziosa Amato (1885 - 1977)



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Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey

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1885 - In the year that Preziosa Amato was born, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

1900 - At the age of just 15 years old, Preziosa was alive when a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

1950 - By the time this person was 65 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

1960 - When this person was 75 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1977 - In the year of Preziosa Amato's passing, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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Preziosa Amato died in January 1977 at age 91. No cause of death has been listed for Preziosa. Preziosa was born on October 15, 1885. We have no information about Preziosa's family or relationships. We know that Preziosa Amato had been residing in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.


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