UNBELIEVABLE ... the problem was related to the fact that the Pedigree chart was set for Book format ... when I finally thought to change it to Poster format (since that was just about the ONLY thing I had not fiddled with) ...
VOILA .. all dates included! In fact, I was able to expand it one more generation!
The bad news is that I have been working on this since last night ... the good news is that I have cleaned up my database very nicely!
Thanks to all who offered helpful suggestions!