|Paul Deluca (#46587289)|
| || member for 12 years, 10 months, 10 days|
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|bass guitar player,Antique music machines for carousels,early television history,Felt hatmaking history.|
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|Brian J. Ensley||RE: Dennis Rogalla|
You're very welcome- always glad to help a brother. Thank you for your service.
|Vickie Clark||Hi Paul|
Everything is great here. Hope all is well with you.
I am a distant relative of Jimmy, though I never met him, his great great grandfather, John T Pearce was the founder of the Newtown Bee and brother to my Great Great Great Grandmother Sarah F. (Pearce) Rockwell. She lived to the age of 109 and was oldest living Civil War Nurse, for the Confederacy in Richmond. John Pearce served with the 15th Virginia Infantry, discharged for disability, ran the Union Blockade in Norfolk, VA in 1862 and came north to Bethel, CT to continue in the family's business of hatting.
I have had some communicatio with Jimmy's sister Ruth but have not been able to connect with her. My cousin's wife Heather Anderson is an officer in the Danbury Fire Department.
|Favourofortune||RE: Pearce Family Hatting|
Paul, I'm not too familiar with the Hatting trade in Danbury/Bethel area, I do know there were a lot of hatting factories and most of my family worked for the Lee Hatting Co. in Bethel, I think. Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Years ago my grandfather explained the whole hatting process to me but that was back in spring of 1980 and I don't remember it. He did play semi-pro baseball for the Lee Hatting Co. until he contracted Tuberculosis in the early to mid 1930s, he did spend 2 years in a sanatorium in Shelton, CT where he had one lung removed due to the disease and could not return to hatting business. Keep in touch, I'm getting ready to embark on more Pearce family research, Jim Pearce's great grandfather was my gr., gr., gr., grandmothers sister and their family were hatters in Richmond, VA before the Civil War, that's what attracted Jim's great grandfather to Bethel after being discharged from the 15th Virginia Infantry (Confederate). His sister married Charles J. Rockwell, blacksmith for P.T. Barnum. I'm drifting again, sorry babbling on. Mike
|Gone but never forgot... Vicki Buoy||hello|
Just stopping to say I got your request. I have met many really nice people here, and it is special to leave something nice for family. It means alot.
|Donna Wilhelm Rose||Herschell, Alan|
SWEENEY CEMETERY- please change the icon from portrait photo to grave photo icon so that those looking at list know that a grave pic is already on memorial page, thank you