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Samuel Abbanat
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1890
Sicilia, Italy
Death: Feb. 24, 1979
Deerfield Beach
Broward County
Florida, USA

Uncle Sam Abbanat was born to Antonino and Magdalena Abbananto from Palermo, Sicily. His father died in ca 1903-4 and in 1905 he came to America with his younger brothers John and Steve as young boys to Aurora, MN to work for Minnesota Mining, Co. In 1907 he brought his 4 sisters and mother whereby all eight (8) of them lived in a one room flat and changed their last name from Abbananto to Abbanat in order to assimilate into the American culture. Even though they were all called every racist term in the book, even the "n" word, they were proud to be Americans and wanted a slice of the "American Dream". They all received an excellent education whereby most of them received college educations and went on to live productive lives and lived to be 90 years old or better. Sam and Steve served and fought for their new home called America, in WWI. A true American story, which hopefully will inspire new immigrants to do the same. Sam is buried next to his wife of many years, Anna. 
Family links: 
  Magdalena Cina Abbagnato (1865 - 1962)
  Anna Abbanat (1897 - 1975)
  Samuel Abbanat (1890 - 1979)
  Josephine Abbanat Robinson (1902 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Grand Blanc
Genesee County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Douglas Robinson
Record added: Jan 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32892732
Samuel Abbanat
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Samuel Abbanat
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