I just found out last week thatthe parents of Frank MEDEIROS (1895-1947) were Philip MEDEIROS and Mary MIRANDA.They were both born in the Azores, and so were some of their 8 children.Their youngest were brothers, Manuel and Frank, both born in Massachusetts.I believe the family came from Sao Miguel.
And, I should have posted last time that the parents of Antonio "Tony" PACHECO were Joseph PACHECO and Jacintha "Jessie" COSTA from the village of Sao Roque on Sao Miguel.
And Charles Francis PERRY was born in Massachusetts, but his parents were born in the Azores.I have not yet been able to find out the names of his parents.
I also just found out last week that there seems to have been a ROSE family in Cambridge, MA, which was related to the MEDEIROS family.I have found out which cemetery Frank MEDEIROS was buried in, and there is a small stone for Mary ROSE in the same plot.
And, a quick update would be that:
Sisters, Elise "Elsie" MOURA and Rose MOURA seem to have come over to MA/USA at ages 12 and 14 - possibly both to be "indentured servants" in Boston.Their mother, Mrs. Philomena (ROSE) MOURA, and younger sister, Caroline MOURA, came over in 1912.I haven't been able to find out when their older brothers, "Frank" and "Manny" came over.And, I have not been able to find out who they married.
The 3 MOURA sisters all lived until the 1980's.But, Mrs. Elsie PACHECO lost her husband in 1928,Mrs. Rose PERRY lost her husband in the 1940's, and Mrs. Carrie MEDEIROS lost her husband in 1947.
We believe that some of the siblings of Frank MEDEIROS moved to Fall River, MA.
I have not been able to find any relatives of Tony PACHECO.There were many PACHECO families in Massachusetts, but there doesn't seem to be any connection to Tony.(Wonder if he had relatives go to the Hawaiian Islands.)I had not thought to find out if any of the COSTA families in MA / USA were related to him.