Josephine Abate

21 November 1909–19 July 1985 (Age 75)
New York City, New York County, New York, United States

The Life of Josephine

When Josephine Abate was born on 21 November 1909, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, her father, Michele Abate, was 36 and her mother, Vincenza Cerreta, was 27. She married Francesco Sessa in 1932, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. She lived in Palm Beach, Florida, United States in 1978. She died on 19 July 1985, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 75.

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Francesco Sessa
Josephine Abate
Marriage: 1932

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Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 5

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

Age 20

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 Italian: from abate ‘priest’ (from Late Latin abbas ‘priest’, genitive abbatis). The application is uncertain: it could be a nickname, an occupational name for the servant of a priest, or denote an (illegitimate) son of a priest.2 Jewish (from Italy): either a name indicating descent from a high priest, a calque on Hebrew Cohen , or an occupational name for a rabbi.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Josephine Abato in household of Micheal Abato, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Josephine Abate in household of Michael Abate, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Josephine Abate in household of Michael Abate, "United States Census, 1920"

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