[TUHS] In Memoriam: J.F.Ossanna

ron at ronnatalie.com ron at ronnatalie.com
Fri Nov 29 03:18:08 AEST 2019

Just to follow up, I found JF in the 1940 census records.   He indeed was
Joseph Frank Ossanna, Jr.

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> From: TUHS <tuhs-bounces at minnie.tuhs.org> On Behalf Of
> ron at ronnatalie.com
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> To: 'Finn O'Leary' <finnoleary at inventati.org>; tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] In Memoriam: J.F.Ossanna
> I've done some searching through newspaper archives and various
> Ancestry.com-indexed databases.     I haven't found any use of a middle
> name
> spelled out, always F.    I even have an image of his draft card and it
> reads "Joseph F. Ossanna, Jr."
> However, digging a little deeper finds that his father went by the name
> "Joseph FRANK Ossanna" so it's quite likely that this was the son's middle
> name (since he was a "junior").    I suspect he might have avoided
> out Frank because people would have difficulty undersding it wasn't short
> Francis or something.

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