20. Dodorico, Oswaldo

Oswaldo D'ODORICO(1,2) was born about 1903 in S. Quirino, Udini, Italy his mother was Pierina Gioletti, his father’s name is unknown.(3,4)  Oswaldo immigrated  on 24 January 1921 arriving in New York.(4)  Oswaldo immigrated with his cousin Felice D'ODORICO sailing on the ship Argentina.(4)  Felix and Oswald’s final destination was their cousin, Domenico D’ODORICO in Perins, Colorado.(4) Oswaldo was 5’8” with a fair complexion and blue eyes.(4)  Eventually the two cousins were hired by the Kemmerer Coal Company and worked in Frontier, Wyoming as coal miners.  Oswaldo, age 20, and Felix were killed in a gas  explosion in Frontier No. 1 coal mine on 14 August 1923 in Frontier, Wyoming.(3)  He was buried on 18 August 1923 in the Kemmerer City Cemetery.(3)   

         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. Oswald D'Odorico, death certificate file no. 1434 (14 August 1923), State of Wyoming, Wyoming State Archives, 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.
        4. "Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital (online), Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010., Ancestry.com (: online digital 30 July 2011), Oswald D'Odorico; citing Year: 1921; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 2915; Line: 21; Page Number: 245.

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