Monday, January 25, 2010

A Dog and Her Bone


Every good dog deserves a good bone. I was attempting to take a photo of Lizzie while she was voraciously gnawing on her Dura Chew, but of course she stopped when it was picture time. At least she had her big, beautiful Corgi ears at alert, which made for this precious pose. She makes me so happy!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Music to My Ears

I dedicated more time than I usually allot to sampling music in the iTunes Store.  I also used up the gift card that my husband gave me for Christmas.  Thank goodness for the wish list feature, eh?  This is the music I added since my last music entry.
  • Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), If I Were A Boy, Sweet Dreams
  • Uncle Kracker - Smile¹
  • Liz Phair - Extraordinary
  • James Blunt - You're Beautiful, High
I also splurged and bought two videos -
  • Beyoncé - Single Ladies
  • Train - Hey, Soul Sister
¹ - I rarely ever tune in to the radio, but this morning as my daughter and I were listening for local news we heard a song we both liked.  Of course, the DJs didn't say anything about the song, which is one reason I never do music radio.  All I had to do was type the one word I remembered, Smile, into the iTunes Store's search field and the song we heard was the number one return.  How cool is that?

What say you?  What are you listening to these days?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The DeMattos Family


4-generation pedigree (click to view larger image)

João de MATTOS (my 3rd great-grandfather) was born 13 Mar 1833 in Ponta Garça, São Miguel, and was a shoemaker there. He anglicized his name to John after arriving in the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1883. He settled with his family on Main Road in Waipunale Homesteads near Hilo on the Big Island. He died 19 Mar 1917 in Waipunale and is buried in Papaaloa.

Claudina Rosa De Jesus BRAZIL de MATTOS (my 3rd great-grandmother) was born 02 Jan 1843 in Furnas, São Miguel. She and her husband had 9 children. She died 21 Jul 1932 in Olaa and is buried there. (After finding the baptism and marriage information it's been determined that Claudina died at 89 years of age and not 101 as stated in a Hilo Tribune Article of 1928.)

Their son, Antone De MATTOS, (born 20 Feb 1868 in Ponta Garça), did not emigrate with his family, neither did the oldest daughter, Maria, or the oldest son, Manoel. Antone married Mary CABRAL and they had 13 children. His last employment was as a watchman for American Cannery Pineapple Company. He died 24 Feb 1947 in Honolulu and is buried at Diamond Head Memorial Park in Honolulu.

Their daughter, Maria das Mercês de MATTOS (my 2nd great-grandmother), was born 01 Oct 1865 in Ponta Garça. She married João Germano CARVALHO (John Germaine) 10 Aug 1885 and had 12 children that reached adulthood. My great-grandmother, Maria Augusta CARVALHO, was the oldest. During his lifetime John was a stonecutter, a laborer on a sugar plantation, a dairy farmer, and a day laborer. John and Maria emigrated to the mainland arriving in San Francisco 03 October 1930 aboard the SS President Hayes. They settled in Campbell, Santa Clara County, CA, and remained there until their deaths; John in 1933 and Maria in 1948. They are both buried at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.

Their son, Manuel Sousa DeMATTOS, Sr., was born 18 Feb 1873 in Ponta Garça. He married Maria Trinidade VICTORINO in 1897. They had 6 children. Following the death of his first wife he married Maria De Gloria Do CANTO 11 May 1911 in Hilo. They had 8 children. He worked for the Kawiki Sugar Plantation near Ookala, Hawaii. He died 27 Mar 1942 in Keehia, Ookala, Hamakua, Hawaii and is buried at Papaaloa Catholic Cemetery, Hawaii.

Daughter, Maria Stella DeMATTOS, was born 03 Feb 1875 in Ponte Garça. She married Antone Cabral CHAVES in Hilo and had 2 children. She died 02 Apr 1977 in Honoulu, Oahu, Hawaii and is buried at Diamond Head Memorial Park, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.

Daughter, Maria Rosa DeMATTOS, was born 05 Feb 1879 in Ponta Garça. She married Antone Frederick WALTJEN in Hilo and had 10 children. She died 20 Aug 1961 in Oakland, Alameda County, CA, and is buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, CA.

Their youngest daughter, Mary DeMATTOS, was born in Waipunale on 09 Jun 1888. She married Joseph BAPTISTE 17 May 1903 at Honomu Catholic Church, Hawaii. They had 11 children. She died 01 Mar 1978 in Hilo and is buried at Alae Cemetery, Hilo.


SS Bell Rock Details Portuguese Immigrant Ship Lists

Name of Ship: BELL ROCK (British)
Ship Destination: Hawaii
Arrival Date: Nov. 1, 1883
Passenger Total: 1405
First Name: João
Middle Name: de
Surname: Mattos
Age: 50
Sex: M
Relation: Husband
Marital Status: Married
Contract Number: 1373.0

First Name: Claudina
Middle Name: Rosa
Surname: Mattos
Age: 40
Sex: F
Relation: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Contract Number: 1373.0

First Name: Maria
Middle Name:
Surname: Mattos
Age: 17
Sex: F
Relation: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Contract Number: 1373.0

First Name: Jose
Middle Name:
Surname: Mattos
Age: 12
Sex: M
Relation: Son
Marital Status: Single
Contract Number: 1373.0

First Name: Manôel
Middle Name:
Surname: Mattos
Age: 10
Sex: M
Relation: Son
Marital Status: Single
Contract Number: 1373.0

First Name: Maria
Middle Name:
Surname: Mattos
Age: 8
Sex: F
Relation: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Contract Number: 1373.0

First Name: Roza
Middle Name:
Surname: Mattos
Age: 4
Sex: F
Relation: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Contract Number: 1373.0



Honolulu Commercial Advertiser November 2, 1883


This fine steamer with her troop of Portuguese immigrants was reported off the coast soon after five o'clock on Wednesday afternoon. She arrived off the port about 7 p.m. the same evening and came to anchor near the bell buoy, and was shortly brought into port. She sailed from London on the 16th August, made a good passage to St. Michaels, arriving there on the 22d. After taking in their living freight she sailed again on the 30th August, at 4 p.m. with 1411 passengers, among whom where 530 children of twelve years of age or under.


Baptisms and Marriages


João de Mattos
DOB: 13 Mar 1833
BAP: 20 Mar 1833, Ponta Garça, São Miguel
PARENTS: Joam de Sousa Mattos, native Nossa Senhora Piedade, Ponta Garça X Maria do Couto, native Divine Espirito Santo, Maia (The info listed in the ships records, and Bob de Mello's book lists Canto, but the birth records read Couto.)
GODPARENTS: Jose de Medeiros Couto & Francisca de Jesus

Claudina
DOB: 02 Jan 1843
BAP: 15 Jan 1843, Furnas, São Miguel
PARENTS: João de Sousa Brazil X Rosa de Medeiros
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Andre de Azevedo Nunes X Rosa de Sousa Brazil
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Jose de Medeiros X Maria de Medeiros, natives Santa Anna, Furnas
TESTIMONY: João de Lima & Jose de Sousa (both married)
GODPARENTS: Manôel Ferreira (married) & Claudina Rosa (married)
CERTIFIED: 22 8 bro/Oct 1871 (uncertain of what this means)

Marriage:
16 Sep 1861, Ponta Garça, São Miguel
João de Mattos, age 28, single, baptised Ponta Garça
PARENTS: João de Mattos Sousa (deceased) X Maria do Couto
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Antonio de Sousa X Francisca de Mattos
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Manôel Pacheco de Mello X Francisca do Couto Borges
SPOUSE: Claudina Rosa, age 18, single, baptised Santa Anna, Furnas
daughter of: Joao de Souza Brazil, trabalhador/= laborer (deceased) CONSENT: Juniperio do Brazil X Rosa de Medeiros
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Andre de Azevedo X Maria de Sousa
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Jose de Medeiros X Maria de MELLO
TESTIMONY: Manôel de Jesus (married) & Florianno Tavares da Silva (married)


Children of João de Mattos and Claudina Rosa:


Maria (1st named)
DOB: 27 Jun 1862
BAP: 09 July 1862, Ponta Garça
PARENTS: João de Mattos, native Povoação X Claudina Rosa, native Santa Anna, Furnas
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João de Mattos X Maria do Couto
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João Brazil de Azevedo X Rosa de Medeiros
GODPARENTS: Manôel de Jesus (miller) & Maria Tavares

Manôel (1st named)
DOB: 04 July 1863
BAP: 19 July 1863, Ponta Garça
PARENTS: João de Mattos, native Ponta Garça X Claudina Rosa, native Santa Anna, Furnas
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João de Mattos X Maria do Couto
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João Brazil X Rosa de Medeiros
GODPARENTS: Manôel de Jesus (married) & Maria Tavares (married)

Maria (2nd named)
DOB: 01 Oct 1865
BAP: 08 Oct 1865
PARENTS: João de Mattos, native Ponta Garça X Claudina Rosa, native Santa Anna, Furnas
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João de Mattos X Maria do Couto
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João Brazil de Azevedo X Rosa de Medeiros
GODPARENTS: Manôel Tavares de Amaral (single) & Antonia Henriqueta de Jesus (married)

Antonio [Antone]
DOB: 19 Feb 1868 at 9:00 a.m.
BAP: 23 Feb 1868, Ponta Garça
PARENTS: João de Mattos, native Ponta Garça X Claudina Rosa, native Nossa Senhora Santa Anna, Furnas
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João de Mattos X Maria do Couto
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João de Sousa Brazil X Rosa de Medeiros
GODPARENTS: Manôel de Amaral (single) & Antonia Henriqueta de Jesus (widow)

Jose (1st named)
DOB: 28 Nov 1870
BAP: 08 Dec 1870
PARENTS: João de Mattos, native Ponta Garça X Claudina Rosa, native Santa Anna, Furnas
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João de Mattos X Maria de Couto
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João de Sousa Azevedo X Rosa de Medeiros
GODPARENTS: Manôel do Amaral (married) & Maria da Conceicao (married)

Manôel (2nd named) [Manuel Sousa]
DOB: 18 Feb 1873
BAP: 23 Feb 1873
PARENTS: João de Mattos, native Ponta Garça X Claudina Rosa, native Santa Anna, Furnas
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João de Mattos X Maria do Couto
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João de Sousa Azevedo X Rosa de Medeiros
GODPARENTS: Manôel Tavares d'Amaral (married) & Maria da Conceicao (married)

Maria (2nd named) [Maria Stella] [Actually the 3rd named]
DOB: 03 Feb 1875
BAP: 14 Feb 1875
PARENTS: João de Mattos, native Ponta Garça X Claudina Rosa, native Santa Anna, Furnas
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João de Mattos X Maria do Couto
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João de Sousa Azevedo X Rosa de Medeiros
GODPARENTS: Manôel de Amaral (cabouqueiro, married) & Maria da Conceicao (married)

Rosa [Maria Rosa]
DOB: 05 Feb 1879
BAP: 09 Feb 1879
PARENTS: João de Mattos, laborer, native Ponta Garça X Claudina Rosa, native Santa Anna, Furnas
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João de Mattos X Maria do Couto
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: João de Souza Azevedo X Rosa de Azevedo
GODPARENTS: Manôel Tavares do Amaral (married, cabouqueiro) & Antonia Henriquetta de Jesus (widow)


***Special thanks to John Roias and Shirley Allegre for all of their assistance with my DeMattos family!

[Sources: Family History Library Films #1388483 for Batismos 1831-1878 & #1388484 for Marriages 1675-1884 of Nossa Senhora da Piedade (Ponta Garça, São Miguel); death certificates (underlined); marriage records (underlined); passenger manifests (underlined); and the personal knowledge of Bernice Mattos Pfeiffer 1930 - 2009.]


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*updated 7/3/2011

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Carvalho Family

João Germano CARVALHO (anglicized to John Germain CARVALHO) was my 2nd great-grandfather.  He was born 28 Feb 1857 in San José, Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores.  He immigrated to the Kingdom of Hawaii aboard the SS Highflyer's second trip from the Azores to Honolulu, arriving there 30 Apr 1881.  He moved to the Hamakua District on Hawaii.  On 10 Aug 1885 he married Maria das Mercês de MATTOS.  She was born 01 Oct 1865 in Ponta Garça, São Miguel.  She immigrated to the Kingdom of Hawaii with her parents and several siblings aboard the SS Bell Rock arriving in Honolulu 01 Nov 1883. They settled in the Kainehe Homesteads.  Through the years John worked in the cane fields, as a stonecutter, a farmer, and as a dairyman.  They had 12 children that lived into adulthood. John was about 5'5" tall with dark hair and dark eyes.  I've heard that he was a hard working man who drank a great deal.  Maria was about 5'4" tall, also with dark hair and eyes, although she was blinded in her right eye sometime before 1930.


John and Maria at their
Kainehe Homestead

circa 1920's


John CARVALHO, Sr. made this beautiful set for his wife, Maria.   The tall pitcher is approximately 8 inches high; inscription "Mother" John Carvalho 1915. Creamer, inscribed "John Caravonud 1915", Salt and Pepper shakers and shot glass, inscribed "John Tovonud 1915".  John and Maria immigrated to San Francisco via the SS President Hayes 03 Oct 1930.  They settled in Campbell, Santa Clara County, California.  I'm not sure if John continued to work after arriving on the mainland but I have heard that he may have worked on a dairy farm in Campbell.  John died  21 Dec 1933 and Maria 20 Nov 1948, both in Campbell, and are buried at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.

Obituary Abstract


Newspaper:  San Jose Mercury Herald
Date Published:  22 Dec 1933
Page:  18
Name:  John CARVELHO [CARVALHO]
Residence:  Campbell, California [54 Rincon Avenue]
Born:  Portugal [28 Feb 1857 in San José, Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores]
Died:  21 Dec 1933 in Campbell, California
Occupation: (not mentioned) [sugar plantation laborer, farmer, dairyman]
Date of Service:  23 Dec 1933
Funeral Home:  A. W. Nuttman
Clergy/Church:  St. Martin’s Church
Cemetery:  Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery [Santa Clara Mission Cemetery]
Family Mentioned: Mary [DeMATTOS] CARVELHO [CARVALHO] (wife);  Manuel (Hawaii), Joseph, John G. Jr., and Louis (sons in Campbell); Mrs. Adelbert [Maria] LONG, Mrs. Antone [Sarah] SYLVESTER, Mrs. Frank [Kate] MEDEIROS, Mrs. Joe [Marian] MARTIN (daughters in Hawaii); Mrs. M. [Mary] DAVIDSON (San Diego), Mrs. Manuel [Rose] CABRAL, Mrs. Joaquin [Carrie] MIRANDA (both of Campbell).
Other Information:  Age 76 years.

Source:  Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society




Maria and sister, Mary (DeMATTOS) BAPTISTE
Hilo, Hawaii, T.H.

Circa 1928

Obituary Abstract

Newspaper:  San Jose Mercury Herald
Date Published:  Sunday, 21 Nov 1948
Page: 4, Column 1
Name:  Mary G. Carvalho [Maria de Mattos Carvalho]
Residence:  Campbell, CA
Born: [date not mentioned] San Miguel, Azores
Died:  20 Nov 1948
Occupation:  [not mentioned]
Date of Service:  Tuesday, 23 Nov 1948
Funeral Home:  A.W. Nuttman Funeral Home, Santa Clara
Church:  Saint Lucy’s Church, Campbell, CA
Cemetery:  Santa Clara Catholic [Mission] Cemetery, San Jose, CA
Family Mentioned:  John G. Carvalho; sons, Manuel, Joseph, John, and Louis; daughters, Mrs. A. [Maria Augusta] Long, Mrs. A. [Sarah] Sylvester, Mrs. Kate Maderias [Medeiros], Mrs. F. [Mary] Davidson, Mrs. M. [Rose] Cabral, Mrs. J. [Carrie] Miranda and Mrs. J.A. [Marian] Martin; sisters, Rose [Maria Rosa] De Mattos]  Waltjen of Oakland, CA, Mrs. Estralia [Maria Stella DeMattos] Cabral of Honolulu, and Mrs. Mary [DeMattos] Baptiste of Hilo.  30 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.
Other Information: Age 84 years.

Source:  Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society


Maria, Lau Chong
and daughters, Rose and Hilda

Honolulu, T.H.

Circa 1916

Maria Augusta CARVALHO, my great-grandmother, was born 21 Nov 1884 in Paauilo.  She was the first child of John and Maria.  She married Lau Chong 09 Dec 1912 in Kaneohe.  They had three children: Rose LYU (my grandmother) who, according to her birth record, was born 13 Oct 1913 on Iwilei Road in Honolulu; Lau Kui Kyau (Hilda) born 21 Apr 1916 at the family home at 1223 Alani Street in Honolulu and Alexander CHONG who was born 18 Aug 1918 at Queen's Hospital in Honolulu.  Lau Chong passed away 11 Apr 1918 from heart disease.  On July 27, 1918 Maria took Rose and Hilda to the Kalihi Valley Orphanage, where they remained until shortly after Maria married Delbert Warren LONG (born 01 Sep 1892 in Lawrence, Essex County, MA) 09 Apr 1920 at Fort Street Catholic Church.  In 1923 before the birth of their second child Delbert LONG left and was never heard from again.  Maria remained at her home on Alani Street for many years.  She helped care for some of her grandchildren and later, I believe, her great-grandchildren.  She spent her later years with a grandson and his family in Kailua, where those who knew her marveled at her spunk and humor.  I saw my great-grandmother 3 times; once when I was a child, once as a teenager, and the last time in 1980 when she was 96 years of age.  She had had a stroke which left her in a wheelchair but her mind and wit were sharp.  The family hoped to have a 100th birthday celebration for her but she passed away 19 Jul 1983 just 4 months short of her 99th birthday.  She is buried at Valley of the Temples Cemetery, Oahu, Hawaii.

Obituary Abstract


Newspaper:  Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Date Published:  20 Jul 1983
Name:  Maria Augusta [Carvalho] Long
Residence:  Kailua, Hawaii
Born: [date not mentioned]  Paauilo, Hawaii
Died:  Tuesday, 19 Jul 1983
Occupation: [not mentioned]
Date of Service:  Tuesday, 19 Jul 1983
Funeral Home:  Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary
Clergy:  [not mentioned]
Cemetery:  Valley of the Temples
Family Mentioned:  Daughter, Leona [Long] Hawk; sister, Mrs. Maryann [Marian] Martin; grandsons, Thomas and Richard Costa, Harry and Joseph Arruda; granddaughters, Mrs. Antoinette [Nobriga] Hodge and Mrs. Veronica [Arruda] Soriano.  Twenty great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Other Information:  Age 98 years.

Source:  Honolulu Star-Bulletin


Sarah CARVALHO was born about 1886 and was the 2nd oldest of the children.  She married Antone SYLVESTER before 1910 and they had at least 7 children.  They were:  Johnny, Olivia, William, George, Margaret, Roseline, and Freddie.  In the 1930 U.S. Census the family was residing in the Kainehe Camp, Hamakua, Hawaii, where Antone repaired roads and their son, George, worked as a laborer at a sugar farm.  According to her niece, Leona, Auntie Sarah was very giving, had a hot temper, and was about 5'8" tall.


(left to right rear) Wilhelmina (Minnie) MEDEIROS, Kate, Olivia (CARVALHO) STEFFENS
Manuel CARVALHO (Olivia's father) on left.  Man on right is unidentified.

Territory of Hawaii

circa 1940's

Anriqueta "Katie" CARVALHO was born about 1887 and was the 3rd child of John and Maria.  She married Joseph RODRIGUES and had one son; Joseph ("Small Joe"). Joseph was born 10 Jun 1915 in Paauilo.  He married Marie NUNES.  They had two sons, Edwin and Joseph Jr. "Small Joe" died 11 Mar 2002 in Paauilo.  Katie's second husband was Frank MEDEIROS.  They had one daughter, Wilhemina (Minnie) MEDEIROS. The information that I was given says that she married Harry MEDEIROS and had 4 children; Rodney, Janice, Harry, and Dena.  Katie's niece, Leona, says that "Auntie Katie" had the biggest heart in the world, even at only 4'11". 

Honolulu Advertiser
14 Oct 1997

WILHELMINA MEDEIROS, 76, of Keaau, Hawaii, died Oct. 11, 1997.  Born in Kukaiau, Hawaii.  A housewife.  Survived by husband, Harry; sons, Rodney and Harry; daughters, Janis Hilderbrand and Dayna Unea; brother, Joe Rodrigues; sisters, Marie Henry and Katherine Vincent; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.  Visitation 6 to 9 p.m.

Obituary Abstract


Newspaper:  Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Date Published:  16 Mar 2002
Name:  Joseph “Small Joe” Rodrigues, Sr.
Residence:  Paauilo, Hawaii
Born:  [not mentioned]
Died:  11 Mar 2002
Occupation: ranch hand (retired) for Kukaiau Ranch
Date of Service:  19 Mar 2002
Church:  St. Joseph Catholic Church, Paauilo, Hawaii
Cemetery:  Mauna Kea Memorial Park
Family Mentioned:  Wife, Marie; sons, Joseph Jr. and Edwin.  One grandson.

Source:  Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Mary CARVALHO was born 10 Feb 1889 near Hilo.  Of the children that I have documented, she is the fourth.  She married Walter Franklin DAVIDSON 22 Jul 1916 in Honolulu.  Walter was in the U.S. Navy and they eventually settled in National City, San Diego County, California.  Walter retired as a Chief Petty Officer after 30 years of service.  They had no children.  Mary died 07 Jan 1953 at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego. Walter was found dead 19 May 1961 at his home in National City.  They are both buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.

Manuel Germaine CARVALHO was born 27 May 1892 in Paauilo. He may have been the fifth child of John and Marie. He married Maria "Mary" Perreira MARTIN 13 Jan 1917 at St. Anthony's Church in Papa'aloa. Their son, Ernest Martin CARVALHO was born 07 Mar 1919 in Ookala; he died 21 Feb 1961 in Kailua. Their daughter, Olivia "Pee Wee" Angeline CARVALHO was born 20 Jun 1920 in Ookala. She married Warren G. STEFFENS. She died 17 Aug 1995 in Hayward, Alameda, CA. According to the information on the 1930 U.S. Census Manuel was a foreman on a sugar farm.


Rose (CARVALHO) CABRAL and aunt,
Mary (DeMATTOS) BAPTISTE
Territory of Hawaii
Before 1920

Rose CARVALHO was born 17 Oct 1890 in Kukaiau on the Island of Hawaii.  She is the 5th child of John and Maria whom I have documentation for.  She married Manuel CABRAL (born 25 Jul 1885 in Hamakua) 06 Jan 1910.  They had 3 children: Joseph CABRAL, Manuel CABRAL, Jr., and Angelina CABRAL.  Rose, Manuel, and their 3 children immigrated to San Francisco aboard the SS Enterprise, arriving there in August 1921--their ultimate destination being Campbell in Santa Clara County.  Manuel, who had been a laborer at the Del Monte cannery, died at their home 11 Jun 1952.  Rose died 27 Feb 1968 in Los Gatos and they are buried at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.

Obituary Abstract

Newspaper:  San Jose Mercury News
Date Published:  28 Feb 1968Page:  36
Name:  Rose Carvalho Cabral
Residence:   Campbell, CA
Born:  [date not mentioned] Kukaiau, Hawaii
Died:  27 Feb 1968
Occupation:  [not mentioned]
Date of Service:  Tuesday, 29 Feb 1968
Funeral Home: Harmon A. Smith Funeral Home
Church:  St. Lucy’s Church
Cemetery:  [not mentioned] [Santa Clara Mission Cemetery]
Family Mentioned:  Late husband, Manuel Cabral; sons, Joseph and Manuel Cabral Jr. of Campbell; daughter, Angelina David of Campbell; siblings,  Joseph Carvalho, Mrs. Carrie Miranda of Campbell, Mrs. Agusta [Maria Augusta] Long, Mrs. Marion [Marian] Martin and Mrs. Katherine Maderios [Medeiros] of Hawaii.  Three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Other Information:  Age 77 years.

Source:  Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society




Joseph and Nellie
November 1920
Hilo, Hawaii, T.H.

Joseph (Joe) CARVALHO was born 23 Jan 1895 near Honokaa.  His first marriage ended with the death of his wife, Rose De CANTO, in February 1919.  Together they had a son, Joseph CARVALHO, Jr., who was born 06 October 1918.  Joseph married Natividad (Nellie) MIRANDA 08 Nov 1920, and their son, Edwin CARVALHO, was born in The Islands.  They immigrated to San Francisco aboard the SS Enterprise in August 1921, making the trek with other family members.  After arriving in California, Joe went to work at the Del Monte Cannery, and eventually sold fruit to Del Monte as a self-employed farmer.  They had a second son, Benjamin Vernon CARVALHO 05 Sep 1923.  Joe died 27 Nov 1972 in San Jose.  Nellie passed away 06 Jan 1992 in Monterey.  They are buried at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.

Obituary Abstract

Newspaper:  San Jose Mercury News
Date Published:  Wednesday, 29 Nov 1972
Page:  71Name:  Joe [Joseph] Carvalho, Sr.
Residence:  Campbell, CA
Born:  [date not mentioned]  Hawaii
Died:  27 Nov 1972
Occupation: [not mentioned]
Date of Service:  Thursday, 30 Nov 1972
Funeral Home:  Darling-Fisher Campbell Memorial Chapel, Campbell, CA
Church:  St. Lucy’s Church
Cemetery:  [not mentioned] Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, San Jose, CA
Family Mentioned:  Wife, Nellie [Miranda] Carvalho; sons, Edwin E. Carvalho of Redding, Benjamin V. Carvalho of Los Gatos, and Joe Carvalho of Cupertino; sisters, Marian Martin and Augusta Long of Hawaii.  Seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Other Information: Age 77 years.

Source:  Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society



Carrie (CARVALHO) MIRANDA
Territory of Hawaii

Circa 1920
 
Carolina "Carrie" CARVALHO was born on 14 Aug 1898 in the Hamakua area of Hawaii.  She was the only sibling of my great grandmother's that I met as a child.  She and her husband, Joaquin Freitas MIRANDA, were married 05 Jan 1918 at Kukaiau Catholic Church.  Their first son, Jack Joaquin MIRANDA, was born on Hawaii 24 Nov 1918.  Carrie, Joaquin, and Jack, left Hilo aboard the SS Enterprise, arriving in San Francisco in March 1920.  They settled in Campbell, where their other three children were born:  James John MIRANDA on 31 Dec 1921; Denver Benjamin MIRANDA on 21 Sep 1923 and Evelyn Marie (private.)  Auntie Carrie and Uncle Joaquin owned a small farm on Harrison Avenue.  They had fruit tree orchards and a lovely red and white farmhouse.  All I remember about them was that Auntie Carrie had a knack for canning and Uncle Joaquin could grow anything!  The last time I saw them was probably 1968, when I was 9 years old.  Carrie passed away 17 Mar 1972 and Uncle Joaquin died 02 Oct 1975.  They are buried at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.

Marianna (Marian) Germana CARVALHO was born 12 Mar 1903 in Kukaiau Homestead.  She married Joseph Texeira MARTIN 07 Feb 1925 in Honokaa.  Auntie Marian and Joseph moved from Hawaii to Oakland, Alameda County, California, where Joseph worked for Best Steel Company and their daughter, Dorothy May MARTIN, was born 05 Jul 1927.  They returned to Hawaii where Joseph worked for Kukaiau Ranch, lastly as a mechanic.  They had 3 more children:  Vivian Vera MARTIN (private); Robert Raleigh MARTIN, born 07 Oct 1931; and Dennis MARTIN, born 05 Jul 1935.  I met Aunt Marian once in 1980 during the Carvalho/De Mattos Family Reunion in Hilo.  She was in a wheelchair, but sadly I don't remember any more about her.  Joseph died 07 Nov 1970 and Marian passed away 01 Nov 1988.  They are both buried at Maunakea Memorial Park Cemetery, Papaikou, Hawaii.

Rose CHONG with John G. CARVALHO
1223 Alani St. Honolulu
Circa 1925

John Germain CARVALHO, Jr.. was born 01 Sep 1901 near Hilo.  He is the 9th child that I am aware of.  He emigrated from Hilo, traveling aboard the SS Enterprise, and arriving in San Francisco in March 1923.  He was in the U.S. Navy for 30 years, was a veteran of WWI and WWII, and was a bookkeeper before retiring from the Navy.  He never married and at some point changed his name to John G. CARVEL.  He died 07 Oct 1962 and is buried at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.

Louis German CARVALHO aka CARVELHO, was the last child of John and Maria.  He is also the only one with a recorded birth.  He was born 26 Jan 1910 in the Hamakua area of Hawaii. He immigrated to California with his parents, aboard the SS President Hayes, arriving  03 Oct 1930.  Louis married Rose GOMES about 1944.  They had one son and three daughters.  He worked as a molder at Reliable Foundry in Santa Clara up until his death 12 Mar 1967.  He is buried next to his brother, John, at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.  His niece, Leona, said, "Uncle Louis [pronounced Luey] was a very handsome man!"

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[Sources:  1900 through 1930 U.S. Census; obituaries quoted above and those for Manuel Cabral, Nellie (Miranda) Carvalho and Joaquin Freitas Miranda; death certificates for John G. Carvalho, Maria (de Mattos) Carvalho, Maria (Carvalho) Long, Mary (Carvalho) Davidson, Walter Franklin Davidson, Rose (Carvalho) Cabral, Manuel Cabral, Joseph Carvalho, Sr., Nellie (Miranda) Carvalho, Benjamin Vernon Carvalho, Lau Chong, Carrie (Carvalho) Miranda, Joaquin Freitas Miranda, Jack Joaquin Miranda, James John Miranda, Denver B. Miranda, Joseph Texeira Martin, John G. Carvel and Louis German Carvelho; marriage records for Maria (Carvalho) (Chong) Long, Carrie (Carvalho) Miranda and Benjamin Vernon Carvalho;  birth certificates or records for Rose Lyu, Lau Kui Kyau, Alexander Chong, Benjamin Vernon Carvalho, Denver B. Miranda, Dorothy May Martin, Louis G. Carvelho and Delbert Warren Long; immigration documents for John Germain Carvalho, Maria (de Mattos) Carvalho, and the João de Mattos family.  Immigration listings on Ancestry.com, and the personal knowledge of several family members.]
  
*revised 08/10/2013