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Kelly's Corner 026 - Franki 'Bottles' Souza

Kelly's Corner 026 - Franki 'Bottles' Souza
Jan Kelly writes a weekly column for Provincetown Magazine. In this article she profiles Frankie 'Bottles' Souza, who isn't quite sure how he got the nickname. Jan expounds on all the teachers and schools he attended during his early years in Provincetown. His father, Anton Souza, escorted a young sailor, who was being bothered by town boys, back to his ship. That young sailor was Daniel P. O'Connell, who later became the guardian of the Democratic party and worked hard for Harry Truman. 11 years after the incident with the sailor, O'Connell returned to town and on the last day of his vacation he visited Anton Souza and gave him the money to pay off his mortgage and a food bill as well as a $100 gold coin. Another 11 years later, O'Connell was visited in Albany by Frankie 'Bottles' upon his return from Portugal.
Elementary Schools (Provincetown, MA), Fishing, Fishing villages--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Mackerel fishing, Military history, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, and Provincetown Magazine

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