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Angelo Frank "Frank" Barone
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1917
Breezy Hill
Crawford County
Kansas, USA
Death: May 16, 2004
Crawford County
Kansas, USA

Angelo Frank Barone
04 October 1917 - 16 May 2004

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A. Frank Barone

ARMA - A. Frank Barone, 86, of Arma, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 2004, at Arma Care Center at Arma.

He was born Oct. 4, 1917, at Breezy Hill, to Pasquale and Rose Arabia Barone.

He grew up in Arma and was a graduate of Arma High School.

He received his masters degree in education from Kansas State Teachers College.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.

He married Germaine Brun on Nov. 19, 1945, in Paris, France. She preceded him in death April 14, 1994.

Mr. Barone taught at Baxter Springs High School and Girard High School for many years.

He also was a farmer and cattleman.

He was a member of the Arma United Methodist Church, the Girard Masonic Lodge, the Fort Scott Scottish Rite, Crawford County Fair Board and Kansas Retired Teachers Association.

He also was a member of the Mirza Shrine at Pittsburg, where he served on the Arab Patrol and the Mirza Chefs; the Lon Helm American Legion Post No. 182 at Arma, where he was a past commander; and the Arma Eagles, where he was secretary for many years.

Survivors include one daughter, Denise Pflug of Arma; one son, Frank Barone of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Mary Cleland of Arma and Virginia Nicoletti of Cornerstone Village at Pittsburg; one brother, Mike Barone of Cornerstone Village; and three granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Frank Barone; one sister, Annie Misasi; and one brother, Tony Barone.

Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bedene Funeral Home at Arma with the Rev. Jolene Stephenson officiating.

Mr. Barone's body has been cremated according to his wishes.

Burial of the cremains will be at a later date.

Friends may call Wednesday at the Bedene Chapel at Arma to sign the register.

Masonic Rites will precede the funeral services. The Lon Helm American Legion Post No. 182 of Arma will hold flag presentation services.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bedene Funeral Home of Arma.

Morning Sun, The (Pittsburg, KS)
Published: May 18, 2004

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Coal Mining Days

A coal miner's farm at 50 camp

This condensed life story of a mining family was written by PSU retired Professor William Powell, who enjoyed numerous interviews with Pasquale (under a shade tree on the Barone farm), Patrick A. Barone, Mary Barone Cleland, and the late Angelo Frank Barone who also wrote several articles about his family life in The Morning Sun.

The Barone family history was provided by Regina Falcetto.

Pat Barone submitted his grandfather's name to Miners' Memorial.

After migrating during the early 1900's from the province of Calabria in southern-most Italy, Pasquale and Rosina Barone and their young daughter, Antoniette, lived for several years in Breezy Hill, a coal mining camp in eastern Crawford County.

Pasquale worked in underground mining.

Rosina was a homemaker and gave birth to three sons (Anthony, Michael, and Angelo Frank).

In 1917 Pasquale and Rosina moved to 50 Camp, west of Arma, and bought 40 acres near the eastern edge of the mining community. They later bought an additional 160 acres. With this expansion a sizeable agricultural production occurred through the years.

Pasquale worked for years as a miner in 50 and 51 mines of the Central Coal Company and 21 mine of the Wear Coal Company.

Rosina remained a homemaker and gave birth to two daughters (Virginia and Mary).

The six children grew up helping with the many responsibilities of home and farm.

The agriculture which evolved over the years on the Barone farm was of a mixed nature. The animal husbandry and crops were equally important. The farm was a mixture in a second way, it was a blend of American and Italian agriculture.

Beef and dairy cattle, draft horses, goats, hogs, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, and guineas were kept. Processed from all except the horses were fresh cuts of meat, cured ham and bacon, sausage, salami, head cheese, cracklings, pickled pig's feet, lard and eggs. From goats and dairy cows came whole milk, cream which was sold, and skim milk which as "slopped" to the hogs. Rosina churned butter and made several kinds of cheese (ricotta, Brie, etc.)

Hardly any animal product was wasted. Some sheep hides became carpets in bedrooms. Rosina knitted socks from sheep's wool. Hog's blood was given to others who made blood sausage. Brains from slaughtered animals were consumed.

Varied crops were raised: oats, wheat, corn, vegetables, grapes, figs, and other fruits (pears, apples, persimmons), and Italian herbs.

Rosina cooked for many years over a coal and wood-burning stove even during the summers with no air conditioning. However, when her dining table was set, it "ranneth over" with nutritious, tasty foods. From threshing (harvesting) crews to single visitors, everyone liked to eat at Rosina's table.

One of the most intriguing features near the Barone house was an outdoor baking hearth or oven. It was largely constructed of bricks and masonry by a man of Italian ancestry for the Barones. Its shape resembled a large rectangle six feet or over in height. The baking oven was similar to the ones used in rural Calabria during the "old days" before the advent of gas and electricity.

Wood was first burned inside the oven. After the ashes were removed and the interior cleaned, the risen and shaped dough was placed inside the hot hearth and baked. This oven baked countless loaves over the years for the Barones, their relatives, and neighbors.

Like other European immigrants in the coal field, Pasquale made his wine and home brew. He sold none of the homemade liquors; they were consumed at home or given away.

The grapes which he grew on his property did not have sufficient sugar content to make quality wine. Instead they were eaten fresh, crushed for unfermented juice, or Rosina used the homegrown grapes in making of jams and jellies.

Each year, Pasquale placed a large order for grapes grown in California. He made wine as it was in the "old country". A pair of clean, rubber boots were worn in the mashing of grapes in wooden barrels. A lengthy and carefully monitored process of fermentation resulted in buon vino (good wine).

Wine was served at lunches, dinners, and at special occasions. No one was required to drink it, and wine was consumed usually in moderate amounts. Pasquale preferred wine over water much of the time; he thought water was best left for cooking and washing. Yes, Pasquale had another use for his wine. He soaked his false teeth overnight in it! Everything had usually more than one use in the Barone household.

The Spanish influenza struck the world and even reached the Little Balkans during the period of the First World War. This virulent plague caused frequent deaths in the coal field. Entire families died from it. The Barone family completely escaped it.

Pasquale and his son, Angelo Frank, attributed the good fortune to the family's diet of goat's milk, vegetables, homemade bread and cheese, condiments, and the Italian wine. The Barone family was subsisting on a healthy Mediterranean diet for many decades before it became adopted in many American homes of the present time.

Pasquale retired from mining, and with Rosina maintained the farm until 1974. In July of 1974, Pasquale died in his sleep at the age of 90. He had lived at his home place for 57 years. Rosina died in her sleep in 1984 at the age of 102. This narrative celebrates their lives.

Morning Sun, The (Pittsburg, KS)
Published: March 27, 2005


SSDI - May or may NOT be the same BARONE line:

Name Birth Death Age Last Address of Record Last Benefit Issued By

BARONE, PAT 16 Apr 1884 - Jul 1974 90 66743 (Girard, Crawford, KS) (none specified) Kansas

BARONE, MARY 20 Apr 1898 - 28 Sep 1992 94 66743 (Girard, Crawford, KS) (none specified) Kansas

BARONE, ROSE 22 Jun 1882 - May 1984 101 66743 (Girard, Crawford, KS) (none specified) Kansas

BARONE, SAVAREN 04 Dec 1914 - Oct 1988 73 66756 (Mulberry, Crawford, KS) (none specified) Kansas

BARONE, DOLORES 09 Dec 1930 - Feb 1986 55 66712 (Arma, Crawford, KS) (none specified) Kansas

BARONE, ANGELO F 04 Oct 1917 - 16 May 2004 (V) 86 66712 (Arma, Crawford, KS) (none specified) Kansas

BARONE, JOSEPH 05 Sep 1892 - Dec 1981 89 66743 (Girard, Crawford, KS) (none specified) Kansas

BARONE, GERMAINE L 18 May 1920 - 14 Apr 1994 73 66743 (Girard, Crawford, KS) (none specified) Kansas

BARONE, MIKE 13 Aug 1914 - 11 Sep 2005 (V) 91 66756 (Mulberry, Crawford, KS) (none specified) New Mexico

BARONE, JOHNNIE 30 Jan 1931 - Sep 1981 50 (not specified) 66743 (Girard, Crawford, KS) Kansas

BARONE, MAXINE 29 Jan 1917 - Mar 1980 63 (not specified) 66712 (Arma, Crawford, KS) Kansas

BARONE, LOUIS 06 May 1896 - Feb 1966 69 83350 (Rupert, Minidoka, ID) (none specified) Kansas

BARONE, MILDRED J 28 May 1928 - 02 Nov 2010 (V) 82 98022 (Enumclaw, King, WA) (none specified) Kansas

BARONE, SHIRLEY J 24 Oct 1946 - 13 Jun 1993 46 (not specified) (none specified) Kansas

BARONE, DORIS R 08 Jan 1948 - 09 Jun 2007 (P) 59 (72) (none specified) Kansas

BARONE, FRANCIS ANGELO 26 May 1954 - 12 Jul 2009 (P) 55 29483 (Summerville, Dorchester, SC) (none specified) Kansas

NICOLETTI, VIRGINIA 29 Mar 1920 24 Oct 2006 (V) 86 66762 (Pittsburg, Crawford, KS) (none specified) Kansas

NICOLETTI, JOE 28 Oct 1911 - 26 Jan 1991 79 66712 (Arma, Crawford, KS) (none specified) Kansas

MISASI, ANN 30 Oct 1905 - 27 Apr 1999 (V) 93 66712 (Arma, Crawford, KS) (none specified) Kansas

MISASI, GAETANO 09 May 1895 - Nov 1969 74 66743 (Girard, Crawford, KS) (none specified) Kansas

MISASI, MINNIE 14 Mar 1921 - 27 Apr 2003 (V) 82 64126 (Kansas City, Jackson, MO) (none specified) Indiana

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Bar-Barz Obituaries Index

BARONE A. Frank 86 18 May 2004
BARONE Dolores June Humble 55 09 February 1986
BARONE Germaine L. Brun 73 16 April 1994
BARONE Joe 89 29 December 1981
BARONE Johnnie J. 50 13 September 1981
BARONE Mary Falcone 94 29 September 1992
BARONE Maxine M. Hubbard 63 13 March 1980
BARONE Rose Arabia 101 10 May 1984
BARONE Savaren 'Sarah' Ferraro 73 26 October 1988
BARONE Tony 74 08 May 1996

MISASI Antoniette "Annie" Barone 93 29 April 1999
MISASI Minnie 82 01 May 2003

NICOLETTI Joe 79 27 January 1991


Created by: Orlena
Record added: Dec 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81767201

Rest In Peace
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 Added: Dec. 10, 2011

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