John MAGNINO(1-2) was born on 9 April 1889 in Sparone, Italy to Giovanni Magnino and Madaline Riva-Rovado.(3-4,7) He immigrated about 1907.(5) John married Justina RIVA(7) on 16 July 1914 in Hancock, Michigan.(7) He submitted draft registration cards for WWI on 5 June 1917 or 1918* in Salt Lake City, Utah.(4) At the time, John was working in mining for the Apex Company in Bingham, Utah.(4) He was of medium height, slender build, with brown eyes and brown hair.(4) On the draft card, it is asked, “Has person lost arm, leg, hand foot, or both eyes, or is he otherwise disabled (specify)?” and in the following explanation space it is handwritten, “three fingers, eye.”(4) John appeared in the census in 1920 at Precinct 10 in Salt Lake City with his wife Justina, one son and one daughter.(5) In 1920 John was working as a coal miner.(5) He died in a gas explosion in Frontier No. 1 coal mine on 14 August 1923 at the age of 34 in Frontier, Lincoln, Wyoming.(3) He was buried on 17 August 1923 at Kemmerer City Cemetery in Kemmerer, Wyoming.(3,6)
*Note: The specific year is not recorded on John’s WWI draft registration cards. The draft cards were filled out in 1917 and 1918.
1. Kemmerer Republican, (Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming), 24 August 1923, page 1, microfilm; Lincoln County Library, 519 Emerald Street, Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming 83101.
2. Sneddon Robert T. Inspector (Dist 1) & Robert V. Hotchkiss Inspector (Dist2), "State Coal Mine Inspectors Of Wyoming, Districts No. 1 and 2," year: 1923; report, 1923; , Wyoming State Archives on microfilm, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
3. John Magnino, death certificate file no. 1437 (14 August 1923), State of Wyoming, Wyoming State Archives, 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.
4. "U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital, Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005., Ancestry.com (: online ), Registration State: Utah; Registration County: Salt Lake; Roll: 1983909; Draft Board: 1; citing United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.:.
5. 1920, , population schedule, 1920; Census Place: Precinct 10, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T625_1865; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 65, John Magwino/Magnino; digital images, Ancestry.com (: online July 2011); Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch..
6. Kemmerer City Cemetery (Kemmerer City, Lincoln, Wyoming), Lincoln County Historical Societies, Lincoln County Historical Societies, index cards (: online February 2018), John Magnino, city block 88 lot 4 plot 1.
7. John Magnino and Justina Riva, (16 July 1914), Ancestry.com. Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.: ; Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Michigan.