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mary ellen (#46993972)
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Russ Pickett
Lieut Edward J Bolen, Jr.
Hi, Mary Ellen, Can you first let me know where he is interred and let me get that noted on my website? Then I can do the transfer if you want. Thanks.

Thanks, Russ Pickett
Added by Russ Pickett on Oct 29, 2011 2:15 AM
RE: Nicholas Stano Photo
Dear Mary Ellen,

Unfortunately for your friend - no, I'm not related. While researching my family, someone gave me a picture of my great-great uncle who was a shoemaker. Also in this picture was Nicholas Stano which is the one posted. I had cropped my uncle out. This pic was taken during Old Home Week between June 28 & July 4, 1914 in Catasauqua. My great aunt had written the names on the back with the date. As I wanted to find out which person was who and where this pic was taken, I had to do some research.

While researching, I found out that Michael had died in the flu epidemic of 1918. It seems like the whole family was also sick. Excerpt from "Catasauqua-North Catasauqua A Profile of Two Boroughs" 1992, Page 5: Influenza struck down entire families. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Stano, owners of a shoe and repair shop at 419 Front Street along with two of their children were transported by the Crane's ambulance to the Allentown Hospital. Their other four children were taken to Temperance Hall.

I found the info I was looking for and determined where the pic was taken and who was who. For some reason Michael stuck with me as I had discovered his family had moved out of the area. Soon after this research, I discovered that my great-great uncle was buried at St. Lawrence Cemetery. As I walked the whole cemetery looking for his grave site, I happened upon Michael's and thought I had to take a picture and post all the info I had so that in the event someone in his family was looking for him, they would find him and be reunited. I am glad that someone has.

If you would like anything else, please let me know.
Added by Anna on Jun 12, 2014 6:14 AM

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