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I've "rescued" a group of photographs belonging to the CAMOZZY Family including one of Milton CAMOZZY taken at the Palace Studio in San Francisco, CA when he was just 21 months old. The second photograph is one of Helen Florence CAMOZZY taken on 26 Dec 1924 in Ellensburg, WA when she was 4 1/2 years old and a flower girl in the wedding of Ann LITCHER and Bernard SWANSON. The third photograph is one of Milton's parents Mr. & Mrs. G. G. CAMOZZY which appears to have been taken in the 1890's. This photograph is framed in a gilded frame typical of that time period.

Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding this family:

Milton Daniel CAMOZZY was b. 7 Jun 1899 in California to parents Gabriel G. CAMOZZI and Florence Mamie GENASCI, he married Esther R. CAMOZZY (1900-1983) and together they had two children including daughters, Bette or Betty Jean CAMOZZY b. 15 Aug 1921 in Ellensburg, WA and Florence Helen CAMOZZY WARNER who died in Ellensburg Washington in 2015. Milton died 8 May 1983 in Ellensburg, WA and is buried in the IOOF Cemetery in Ellensburg.

Gabriel G. CAMOZZI or CAMOZZY was b. Jul 1866 in Switzerland and d. 1910 and is buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Nevada City, CA. on 24 Dec 1895 Gabriel married Florence Mamie GENASCI who was b. 1873 in Nevada City, CA. The couple had two children, a son Milton Daniel b. 1899 and a daughter, Florence H. CAMOZZI b. 1905. After Gabriel’s death in 1905 she remarried, her second husband was Frank L. HARTMAN (1873-1934). Florence and Frank had a son, Frank HARTMAN Jr. born in 1912. Florence M. HARTMAN died 16 Sept 1934 and is buried in the IOOF Cemetery in Ellensburg, WA.

Census records provide the following details:

1900 census of San Francisco, CA:

G. G. CAMOZZI, age 33, born Jul 1866, married 5 years, born Switzerland, parents born Switzerland, to USA 1886, a Hotel Keeper
Florence CAMOZZI, wife, age 27, born Aug 1873, married 5 years, 1 child/1 living, born CA, parents born Switzerland, a Bookkeeper
Milton CAMOZZI, son, age 11 months, born Jun 1899, born CA
+ 2 Helpers

1920 census of Menastash, WA:

Frank HARTMAN, age 56, to USA 1881, born Germany, parents born Germany, a Farmer
Florence HARTMAN, wife, age 46, born CA, parents born Switzerland
Frank HARTMAN Jr., son, age 8, born WA
Milton CAMOZZY, step-son, age 20, born CA, parents born Switzerland/CA, a Farm Hand
Ester CAMOZZY, step-dau-in-law, age 19, born CA, parents born England

1930 census of Ellensburg, WA:

Milton D. CAMOZZY, age 31, married at age 19, born CA, parents born Switzerland/CA, a Service Station Owner
Esther R. CAMOZZY, wife, age 30, married at age 18, born CA, parents born England
Helen F. CAMOZZY, dau, age 9, born WA
Betty J. CAMOZZY, dau, age 8, born WA
Living directly next door – Frank and Florence HARTMAN

1940 census of Ellensburg, WA:

Milton CAMOZZY, age 41, born CA, a Service Station Manager
Esther CAMOZZY, wife, age 40, born CA
Helen CAMOZZY, dau, age 20, born WA
Bettie CAMOZZY, dau, age 19, born WA
Frank HARTMAN, father-in-law, age 77, born Germany (should have been step-father?)

I'm hoping to be able to return the photographs to the family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

in Ellensburg, Kittitas County, WA United States


AncientFaces Such a sweet little 1920's flower girl! I bet she stole the show.
Jun 19, 2017 · Reply
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