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Minnie (Ventura) Smith’s Individual Summary

Minnie (Ventura) Smith’s Individual Summary

(Minnie was my Great Aunt.  She was said to be a sweet person and was well liked.  She died at 47 of stomach cancer.  It was said that she and her husband were madly in love and that he died of broken heart.) Name:    Minnie Frances VENTURA-2112   Sex:    Female Father:    Francisco De Boa VENTURA Sr.-335 (1869-1936) Mother:    Guilhermina “Minnie” CLEMENTE-334 (1877-1952) Individual Facts Birth    29 Aug 1902    Kauai Co., HI Immigration    Mar 1908 (about age 5)    CA Occupation    1920…

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Wedding Chapel Wednesday: Smith and Margie

Wedding Chapel Wednesday: Smith and Margie

This is the wedding photo of my Great Uncle and Aunt, Theodore Pacheco (aka Ted P. Smith) and Angie Margie.  Theodore was the son of Theodoro and Maria (de Braga) Pacheco.  Angie was the daughter of Antone and Rose (Joseph) Margie. Both Theodore and Angie were born in Hawaii.  He in Kilauea, Kauai.  Her birthplace is unknown.  They grew up in the same neighborhood in Oakland, CA.  Theodore left with his Mother and siblings for a few years, ca. 1915,…

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Fearless Females: First Name Still Unknown

Fearless Females: First Name Still Unknown

[Fearless Females, 21st of May, Brick Walls] It’s not enough that I have my own family tree to work on.  I also do my brother-in-law’s La Grange-Boisvert tree. The line goes back to the 1600s with the original ancestor, Omie de la Grange.  Omie settled in the Albany, New York area and spread his tree all over the United States. The tree is well documented.  Except for the big whole in the middle of my brother-in-law’s line, that is. His…

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That Darn Smith Family!

That Darn Smith Family!

I’m reassessing the Smith La Grange connection.  I’ve got a hypothesis…not really a theory since I can’t prove any of it. Yesterday, it dawned on me that John La Grange’s wife, Miss Unknown Smith, could not possibly Henry J. (or Henry I.) Smith’s daughter.  They would be almost the same age! So, I am working on another angle.  I believe they are siblings. Henry’s family is as follows (taken from the 1850-1910 Census Records) Henry I. (or Henry J.) Smith…

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