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Tombstone Tuesday: Learning Melvin Medeiros’ Story

Tombstone Tuesday: Learning Melvin Medeiros’ Story

My Pacheco and de Braga lines intersect with a family from Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii, who went by de la Cross (or de la Cruz), Medeiros, and Andrew or Andrew Medeiros–take your pick.  As our lines crossed a few times, I ended up documenting their descendants as well as mine. One of the descendants, Melvin Medeiros, was always a mystery to me.  Melvin was the son of Seraphim A. Medeiros and Felisa “Alice” Silvan.  He was the grandson of Andrew da…

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SNGF: Ancestral Tombstones

SNGF: Ancestral Tombstones

Randy Seaver is at it again!  He’s got his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge posted for this week. This week the challenge is to see how far back I can go with my ancestry with tombstones.  This must be a continuous line.  This may be a very short post.  First, most of my ancestors were relatively new immigrants.  My “oldest” line came over in the late 1840s.  Second, my maternal grandma was cremated and there is no tombstone.  That sort…

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Tombstone Tuesday: Maria Pacheco Iida, another Fearless Female

Tombstone Tuesday: Maria Pacheco Iida, another Fearless Female

Although Tombstone Tuesday is not on the Fearless Female calendar this week, I thought I’d take the opportunity to introduce you to another fearless female in my tree. This is the tombstone of Maria (Pacheco) Iida, daughter of Antonio Pacheco and Alexandrina Jose. It reads: Maria P. Iida July 13, 1891 Dec 27 1961 According to my research, Maria was really born 13 Jan 1890 in Kilauea, Kauai, HI.  Maria was the first of being the first Pacheco grandchildren to…

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Tombstone Tuesday: Catharine Kelly’s Tombstone Found

Tombstone Tuesday: Catharine Kelly’s Tombstone Found

A month or so ago, I added some graves to findagrave.com.  I only got through a few, added a couple of photos, then requested 3 photos. Last week, I was contacted by a volunteer.  He went to Holy Cross Cemetery but couldn’t find my graves.  I sent him what little information I had for his second trip. He went back to Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California and located my Gr Gr Gr Grandmother’s tombstone, her brother’s tombstone, and one…

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Tombstone Tuesday: A Baby Dies

Tombstone Tuesday: A Baby Dies

One of the saddest parts of walking through a cemetery is finding the tombstones of babies.  This stone is for Alexander Iida at St. Sylvester’s Catholic Cemetery, Kilauea, Kauai Co., Hawaii. Alexander was the son of Benedict and Maria (Pacheco) Iida.  He was born on the 18 of August 1912.  He died in February of 1913 (the date was obscured in the photograph).  He was 6 months old.  It’s unknown what Alexander died of. Alexander was not the only child…

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