Life of Theodoro & Maria (de Braga) Pacheco

Life of Theodoro & Maria (de Braga) Pacheco

Another example of a timeline.  This one is for my great grandparents, Theodoro Pacheco and Maria de Braga.  In this example, I’ve incorporated historical events.  It places my great grandparents within the events happening around them.

ca500………Polynesians begin migrating to the Hawaiian islands
1178……….Capt. James Cook becomes the first European to arrive in the Hawaii islands
1820……….Civil War breaks out in Portugal.
1839……….The bicycle is invented.
1835……….William Hooper opens the Koloa Sugar Plantation for business. It’s a complete failure but is the beginning of the sugar plantation era in Hawaii.
1843……….United States recognizes the independence of Hawaii
ca 1850…….Military conscription laws are modified to prevent males from the Azores and Madeira from migrating before they complete their mandatory service.
1851……….Isaac Singer invents the sewing machine
ca 1850…….Jacinto Pacheco of Fenais da Vera Cruz marries Ana Jacinta de Melo of Achada
1852……….First Chinese contract laborers emigrate to Hawaii
1853……….Small pox outbreak kills 5,000 Hawaiians
1861……….Luis I becomes King of Portugal
1861……….Civil War breaks out in the US
1865……….An act is passed to prevent the spread of leprosy. The leper colony on Molokai Island is established.
1868……….First Japanese contract laborers emigrate to Hawaii
18 Aug 1871…Jozimas de Braga & Maria da Conceicao de Mello are married at Esperito Santo Church in Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island
1870s………Major players in the sugar industry discuss the “Asian labor force” problem. Their fear of an Asian society in Hawaii leads to plans to find laborers elsewhere.
1876……….Jacintho Pereira (aka Jason Perry) recommends laborers from Madeira and the Azores Island as laborers for sugar plantations in Hawaii.
2 Jun 1876….Maria Esperito Santo de Braga is born in Maia
16 Jun 1876…Maria is baptized in the Catholic Church
29 Jun 1876…Theodoro Pacheco is born
6 Jul 1876….Theodoro is Baptized in the Catholic Church
1878……….Portuguese immigration to Hawaii begins
ca1876-1882…Jacinto Pacheco dies leaving Ana to raise 8 children alone.
1876……….The Treaty of Reciprocity is passed between the US and the Kingdom of Hawaii.
1879……….First locomotive arrives on Maui.
23 Mar 1882…The Planters Labor and Supply Company is formed. It later becomes the powerful Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association.
Mar 1882……Jozimas & Maria de Braga board the SS Monarch with 5 of their 6 children and leave Sao Miguel Island
Jun 1882……The de Braga’s arrive in Honolulu and are sent to the island of Kauai to work on the Kealia Sugar Plantation.
14 Jul 1882…Ana boards the ship the SS Hansa with 6 of her 8 children and leaves Sao Miguel Island
15 Sep 1882…The Pacheco’s arrive in Honolulu, Hawaii and are sent to the island of Kauai to work on the Kilauea Sugar Plantation.
ca 1888…….Joaquim Jacinto da Camara, Jose Pacheco, and possibly Manoel Pacheco (brother-in-law and brothers of Theodoro) become the first to run a single spur locomotive in Hawaii. Event occurs on the Kilauea Sugar Plantation.
March 1888….Iolani Palace gets electricity. Soon electricity will revolutionize sugar production as lights are set up for night work in the sugar mills.
1889……….Father Damien dies.
1893……….A revolution deposes Queen Liliuokalani
1894……….Hawaiian Republic is recognized by U.S. Government
1895……….Theodoro and Maria live in Kilauea, Kauai, Territory of Hawaii
ca1895……..Maria’s mother, Maria, becomes ill. Son Seraphim is sent for.
13 Oct 1892…Seraphim, Maria’s brother, arrives in Kauai from Sao Miguel Island to see his mother before she dies. She dies shortly after.
22 Dec 1895…Theodoro Pacheco marries Maria Esperito Santo de Braga
1 Oct 1896….Theodoro and Maria’s first child, Jose, is born
6 Feb 1898….Theodoro and Maria’s second child, Maria, is born
1898……….Hawaii is annexed by the United States
1898……….The Spanish-American war breaks out
1899……….Claus Spreckels opens a sugar refining plant near Salinas, Monterey Co., CA
22 Jun 1899…Theodoro and Maria’s third child, Willie, is born
1900……….$1 Brownie Camera is invented by Kodak
1900……….Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States. Foreign laborers begin emigrating from Hawaii to the United States. Those born in Hawaii become US Citizens. Others can apply for citizenship when the Organic Act is passed.
1900……….Theodoro works as a laborer on the Kilauea Sugar Plantation
12 Mar 1901…Theodoro and Maria’s fourth child, Theodoro, is born
28 Apr 1902…Theodoro and Maria’s fifth child, Saraphina, is born, but she dies 15 minutes after birth.
4 Dec 1902….Theodoro’s mother, Ana, dies
1903……….First World Series is held.
ca1906……..Theodoro becomes ill and is diagnosed with leprosy (Hansen’s disease)
Apr 1906……Earthquake and fire destroys San Francisco
2 Oct 1906….Theodoro’s brother, Joao, dies of tuberculosis
ca Apr 1907…Maria finds out she is pregnant with their sixth child.
ca 1907…….Theodoro, his wife, and children are smuggled on board a ship leaving Honolulu
ca 3 Dec 1907.The family arrives in San Francisco under the name of Smith
3 Dec 1907….Maria gives birth to their sixth child, Joao, while still on board ship.
ca 1907…….The family takes up residence on E. 25th Street in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA. Maria’s father, Jozimas, lives with them.
1908……….Henry Ford introduces the Model T
1908-1914…..Theodoro works at odd jobs
1 Jan 1913….Son, Willie, dies of influenza and is buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Oakland
1913……….Theodoro’s health worsens
1914……….World War I breaks out when Archduke Ferdinand is assassinated
4 Jul 1914….Daughter, Maria, marries Anton “Dean” Souza at St. Joseph’s Church in Oakland
9 Dec 1914….Theodoro Pacheco died of the complications of leprosy at the San Leandro Infirmary.
10 Dec 1914…Theodoro is buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA
1915……….First grandchild is born to Maria & Anton
ca1915……..Maria leaves Oakland with her sons and father for Spreckels, Monterey Co., CA
ca1917-1923…Maria and Anton’s second baby is born, but dies of milk fever
1917……….US joins WWI
1918……….The influenza epidemnic breaks out
ca1919……..Son, Jose, is drafted into the military and serves in Europe in WWI
1919……….Prohibition begins
1919……….WWI ends with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles
1920……….Maria lives with sons, Theodoro and Joao, next door to her brother and sister-in-law in Spreckels. Sons find work on the Spreckels Sugar Beet Farm.
1920……….First radio broadcast is aired and women are granted the right to vote
ca1920……..Jose has returned from the war and marries Minnie Ventura
ca1921……..Maria moves back to Oakland
14 Feb 1922…Maria’s father, Jozimas dies in Oakland, California
1 Jan 1924….Theodoro marries Angie Margie
5 Aug 1927….Angie (Margie) Smith dies due to toxicity of pregnancy
1927……….Lindbergh flies solo across the Atlantic. Lindbergh mania captures the nation. Anton makes a ridable airplane for his youngest son.
21 May 1928…Theodoro remarries to his cousin’s daughter, Madeline G. Algrava, but the marriage is short lived.
1929……….Joao marries Anna Jackson
1929……….The Stock market crashes. The depression begins.
1930……….Joao, Anna, and son move to Spreckels because they can’t find work. They join several of the Pacheco cousins who find work on the Spreckels Sugar Beet Farm. Anna works in a beauty salon and cleans houses.
ca1930……..Maria becomes ill. She moves in with her daughter and her family.
1933……….Franklin Delano Roosevelt launches the New Deal.
1934……….The Dust Bowl spreads across the MidWest
1935……….Social Security enacted
28 Feb 1938…Maria dies. She buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the same plot with her husband Theodoro, grandson, Theodoro Sousa, and nephew, William Pacheco.

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