Domenica Castagno

1896–1972 (Age 76)
Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life of Domenica

When Domenica Castagno was born on 13 February 1896, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, her father, Giovanni Battista ( John) Castagno, was 51 and her mother, Gertrude Lydia Despain, was 18. She married Edward Cassity on 2 August 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 21 June 1972, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Domenica Castagno
Edward Cassity
Marriage: 2 August 1916
Catherine Neta Cassity
Edward John Cassity
LaVon Julia Cassity

Spouse & Children

2 August 1916
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center

Age 3

The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name for someone who lived by a chestnut tree, castagno (from Latin castanea).

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

Sources (3)

  • Neta Cassity in household of Ed Cassity, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donetta Cassity in household of Edward Cassity, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Doneta Castino in household of John Castino, "United States Census, 1910"

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