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"Angelina" Rosina Maria Sauro (daughter of Donato "Daniel" Sauro and Angelina "Angela" Zaccari) was born February 19, 1924 in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia. She married Berkeley Sr. Chester Orr on February 03, 1945 in Immaculate Conception Parsonage in Elkton, Maryland, son of Boyd Raymond Orr and Nellie L Hess.

 Includes NotesNotes for "Angelina" Rosina Maria Sauro:
Angelina was the youngest child of Donato Sauro and Angelina Zaccari. She was born Rosina Maria Sauro February 19, 1924. Her mother died 16 days later of pneumonia. Rosina was then called Angelina (Angie) in remembrance of her mother.

When Angie's mother died, her father went back to Italy to "court" his dead wife's sister, Carmela Zaccari. Donato married Carmela and she became Angie's mother.

Carmella was 18 years younger than her sister Angelina. When Donato brought Carmela home to West Virginia the first time, some of his children thought he brought their mother back and asked Carmela why she looked so young.

When Donato left West Virginia for Italy, he left his children with the Salvation Army. He wanted the children to stay together instead of going to different foster homes.

In 1943 when Angie was 19 years old her brother Tony took her to the unemployment line to get a job. Triumph Explosives, Inc. was hiring people to work in their Elkton, Maryland munitions plant. Angie applied for the job and moved to Elkton.

Triumph Explosives, Inc. provided transportation to Elkton, but Tony didn't let Angie go on their bus because he thought some of the women were hookers looking for action from the military men at Bainbridge and Aberdeen. So, Tony paid for Angie's transportation to Elkton. She took a Blue Ridge bus to Baltimore and then a Greyhound bus to Elkton.

Angie lived in the dorms at the Triumph Explosives, Inc. munitions plant.


By the early decades of the nineteenth century, Elkton had surrounded itself with a number of raw materials that spilled out of the countryside and transformed them into marketable products. Elkton harbor, at the head of the tidal Elk River's navigable waters, gave rise to the town's marketplace importance. At the turn of the century, Elkton had been called one of the greatest wheat markets in America.
Elkton would again gain national recognition in the 1940's as World War II was in full swing. By 1943, 11,500 workers - nearly 80% of them women - had migrated to Elkton to work in munitions plants. This was more than three times the town's permanent population, which totaled 3,518 in 1940. To provide housing for the newcomers, almost 100 small dwellings were built in a development known as Hollingsworth Manor.

World War II Industrial Facilities: Authorized Federal Funding - Maryland
City Elkton
Operator Triumph Explosives, Inc
Product Type Fireworks
War Product or Service Shell loading - 40mm
Shell loading - 20mm
lead oxide
primers and detonators

Executive Orders Disposition Tables - Franklin D. Roosevelt - 1943

Executive Order 9254
Possession and Operations of Plants of Triumph Explosives, Inc. and Affiliates
Signed: October 12, 1942
Federal Register page and date: 7 FR 8333, October 15, 1942
See: EO 9306, February 27, 1943; EO 9349, June 4, 1943

Executive Order 9306
Possession Relinquished of Plants of Triumph Explosives, Inc., Located at Elkton, Maryland
Signed: February 27, 1943
Federal Register page and date: 8 FR 2519, March 2, 1943
See: EO 9254, October 12, 1942

More About "Angelina" Rosina Maria Sauro and Berkeley Sr. Chester Orr:
Marriage: February 03, 1945, Immaculate Conception Parsonage in Elkton, Maryland.

 Includes NotesMarriage Notes for "Angelina" Rosina Maria Sauro and Berkeley Sr. Chester Orr:
Berkeley and Angie met while working at a munitions plant during World War II. They both moved from West Virginia to Elkton

Berkeley and Angie were married in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Parsonage at the corner of Bridge and Cathedral Streets in Elkton because Berkeley was not Catholic, so they could not be married in the church

Children of "Angelina" Rosina Maria Sauro and Berkeley Sr. Chester Orr are:
  1. +Beverley Ann Orr, b. January 16, 1951, Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland.
  2. Boyd Daniel Orr, b. February 22, 1947, Elkton, Maryland.
  3. Berkeley Jr. Chester Orr, b. October 29, 1959, Elkton, Maryland.
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