Selected Families and Individuals


Frank DANO

1  CMNT He Immigrated To The U.S. In 1906

Obituary (from newspaper of 21 March 1939):  CLAYTON---Frank Dano, 71, retired farmer, died at  2 this morning at his home, 406 State St., Clayton.  He had been in poor health for nearly a year.  He underwent an operation last September.

    Mr. Dano was born June 12, 1867, at Ivy Lea, Ont., a son of the late James and Charlotte Shircliff Dano.  He married Miss Jeannie Lindsay, a native of Scotland, in Gananoque, Ont., Jan. 9, 1888, the ceremony being performed by Rev. J. J.

    Mr. and Mrs. Dano lived in Gananoque and Lansdowne, Ont., until March, 1906, when they moved to Grindstone Island.  After seven years of residence on the island, they moved to a farm in the town of Clayton.

    Mr. Dano retired a year ago and in April, 1938, he and Mrs. Dano moved into this village.  Mr. and Mrs. Dano observed their 51st wedding anniversary last January.

    Mr. and Mrs. Dano had formerly resided near Orleans Four Corners and also at Clayton Center.

    Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Dano.  Five of them are living.

    Surviving Mr. Dano are his wife; the five children, Elmer Dano, Grindstone Island; Mrs. Robert (Lottie) Slate, Thousand Island Park; J. E. Clark Dano and Mrs. Nelson (Evelyn) Landon, Clayton, and Kenneth Dano, LaFargeville; two brothers,
James Dano, Ivy Lea, Ont., and Delbert W. Dano, Thousand Island Park; a sister, Mrs. Delbert Cartwright, Gananoque, Ont.; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 from the home and at 1:30 in the Methodist Episcopal Church here.  Rev. Royal B. Fishbeck, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial will be made on Grindstone Island.

Elmer C. DANO

Obituary (from Watertown Daily Times of 17 Sept. 1988):  ADAMS CENTER---Elmer "Buck" C. Dano, 72, retired owner of Dano's Express and husband of Melrose Dano, died Friday afternoon at the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, following a long

    There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. Monday at the Honeyville Cemetery with Rev. Dean Hill, pastor of the Adams Methodist Church, officiating.

    There will be no calling hours.  Contributions in Mr. Dano's memory may be made to the South Jefferson Rescue Squad.

    Surviving besides his wife are two sisters, Mrs. Alta Hasseler and Mrs. Hildred Garnsey, both of Watertown, and several nieces and nephews.

    He was born Sept. 5, 1916, on Grindstone Island, a son of Elmer and Eunice Carnegie Dano.  He attended school on the island and in 1941 he joined the Army serving in the Pacific Theater.  He was discharged in 1945.

    He married Melrose Warwick of Watertown, Sept. 22, 1948. Following their marriage the couple moved to Adams Center where they have always resided.  Mr. Dano owned and operated a private trucking firm, Dano's Express.  He also became vice
president of Marcy, Buck, and Schuyler, a local franchise of the Mayflower Moving Company.  He retired in 1983.

    In 1968, he was elected highway superintendent for the Town of Adams, serving for 15 years.  Mr. Dano was a member of the South Jefferson Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5344, and the Clayton American Legion.