11. Castagno, John Giovanni


Giovanni "John" CASTEGNO(1,2) was born on 16 September 1881 in Italy to Stefano and Mary Castegno.(3,4)   He immigrated about 1907.(5)   John appeared in the census in 1910 in Frontier, Wyoming living as a boarder and working as a coal miner.(5)  John submitted draft registration cards for WWI on 5 June 1917 in Mohrland, Utah, but listed Frontier, Wyoming as his permanent address.(4)  In addition, John lists Domonic Castagno living in Harino, Italy as his nearest living relative, but no relationship is given.(4)   John was short in height, medium in build and had brown hair and brown eyes.(4)  John was employed with the Kemmerer Coal Company as a coal miner.  He died in a gas explosion in Frontier No. 1 coal mine on 14 August 1923 at the age of 41 in Frontier, Wyoming.(6)  He was buried on 17 August 1923 in Kemmerer, Wyoming, United States.(3,6)  At the time of his death he was single.(6) 

Sources: 
        (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, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
        (3) Cemetery-Headstone, Kemmerer City Cemetery, Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming.  Personal photograph, property of and in possession of Roberts Roots & Branches, of headstone taken between 2000 and 2003., John Castagno.
        (4) "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch," digital, FamilySearch, FamilySearch.org (: online digital 18 July 2011), John Castagno; citing United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Roll 202241.
        (5) 1910,  population schedule, Year: 1910; Census Place: Frontier, Uinta, Wyoming; Roll: T624_1747; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0129; FHL microfilm: 1375760, John Costania; digital images, Ancestry.com (: online digital 6 March 2018); Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006..
        (6) Giovanni Castegno, death certificate file no. 1398 (14 August 1923), State of Wyoming, Wyoming State Archives, 2301 Centeral Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.

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