I have the death cert and obit for my great uncle Albert MARTIN who emigrated to Ca at the beginning of the 20th Century and lived out his life in Hayward, Alameda.
He was born Nov 7 1884 on the Isle of Wight England.He died August 23 1968 aged 93.His obituary mentions his wife Lucy (maiden name may have been Brazil) and step sons Joseph PIMENTEL(of Santa Cruz), William PIMENTEL (of Madera), and Andrew PIMENTEL(of Richmond) and step daughter Elsie DUTRA (of Man_a?). Are these names and places familiar to anyone out there?Living in England I have no idea where these places may be and whether they are in Alameda or not.
It also says he was a member of Sycamore Lodge number 129, I.O.O.F. of Hayward. Does anyone know what this means?
From one or two other clues we have picked up on the way we think he may have married up to 4 times! Also his brother Ernest and sister Evelyn emigrated to California in his footsteps.I have found Evelyn's trail in Santa Barbara, but have yet to find anything about Ernest.
I have a great deal of information about these folks' English ancestry if anyone thinks they may be connected.