[Fearless Females-Women's History Month, March 24--Shared characteristics]
No doubt about it. We’re all short. My whole family takes after takes after my Grandma Lassalle, my Dad’s Mom. She was a small woman, only about 4 ft 9 inches tall. Grandpa wasn’t much taller, maybe 5 ft 3 inches.
My Grandma was a very youthful adult. She had a young face. When combined with her short stature, people mistook her for a child. My Grandpa joked often about when they first got married and he would take Grandma places. He always got her in for the child ticket price wherever they went.
I take after my Grandma in this way. When I was a teenager, people often thought I was 8 or 9 years old. In my 20s, I was handed the children’s menu at restaurants on a regular basis. There have been a few occasions where I have been mistaken as one of my sibling’s children. It hasn’t been until my 40s and my greying hair that people take a double take and think before they speak.
So, I’ve got Grandma Lassalle to thank for constantly having to tell people that I am, in fact, over 40 It does have it’s benefits. You can really throw people off guard when the under estimate your abilities based on your height.
Maria is my 10th great grandmother. I don’t have any dates for her. She was probably born around 1550 on Sao Miguel Island, Azores.
Name: Maria SOUSA DE SAMPAIO-2625
Father: Jorge CORREIA-2651 ( - )
Mother: Isabel Pacheco da SILVEIRA-2633 ( - )
1. Heitor BARBOSA DA SILVA-2623 ( -1629)
Children Capitao Jorge CORREIA BARBOSA-2619 ( - )
Maria was the mother of my Great Uncle, Anthony Correia. I do not know much about her. She came from the island of Madeira and died in Kilauea, Kauai, HI at the age of 44. She had 12 children. The last was born a month before Maria died. She died from childbirth related problems.
Name: Maria da SILVA BAPTISTA-642
Birth Oct 1862 Madeira
Residence bet 1900 and 1930 (between about age 38 and about 68) Kilauea (Hanalei), Kauai Co., HI
Death 1 Apr 1907 (about age 44) Kilauea (Hanalei), Kauai Co., HI
Burial Kilauea Catholic Cem. (St. Sylvester’s), Kilauea, Kauai Co., HI
Died of Septiceamia
Alt. Name Marie Baptista; Maria B. Coreia -642
1. Manoel de Jesus CORREIA-352 (1857-1948)
Marriage 9 Sep 1888 (about age 25) Moloa’a, Kauai Co., HI
Children Manuel CORREIA Jr.-2213 (1890- )
Joao “John” CORREIA-349 (1891-1953)
Rosalie “Rosa” CORREIA-2210 (1895-1950)
Jose CORREIA-2209 (1896- )
Anthony V. CORREIA-486 (1897-1984)
Emmanuel CORREIA-2214 (1897- )
Maria “Mary” CORREIA-396 (1898-1986)
William “Willie” CORREIA-2212 (1900-1947)
Frank CORREIA Sr.-81 (1902-1978)
George CORREIA-395 (1904-1993)
Minnie CORREIA-397 (1907-1995)
Isabella CORREIA-2211 ( - )