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Damaso (Damas) Family from Sao Miguel, & Madeira to Hawaii

Updated March 8, 2001

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Searching families of Manuel Damaso born abt 1855 and Maria d Assumpcao (Assencao) born abt 1856 from Sao Miguel to Hawaii.

Other families are Richardo Antonio Nunes and Maria de Jesus from Madeira to Hawaii.

Manuel and Maria had 4 children that I know of. ( Maria do Espirito Santo Damaso (My great grandmother), Luiz Damaso. Joaquina, and Anna )

Richardo and Maria Nunes had a son Antonio and Ernest that I know of.

If you are researching any of these families you can contact me by email. I would love to exchange any information I have or you may have.

Because of this family research I have met a cousin that is a wonderful person. I would have missed so much if I hadn't met her,

Margaret

 
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  • Manuel Damaso (175 KB)
    Manuel was born about 1855 Lagoa, Sao Miguel, Azores. Married Maria D'Assumpcao (Assencao).
  • Maria D'Assumpcao wife of Manuel Damaso (33 KB)
    Maria was born about 1856 in Villa Franca de Chilla, Soa Miguel, Azores and married Manuel Damaso. Four know children are Maria, Luiz, Joaquina and Anna. Maria was my Great Great Grandmother.
  • Maria do Espirito Santo Damaso (71 KB)
    Maria was the daughter of Manuel Damaso and Maria D'Assumpcao from Sao Miguel, Azores. She was 10 years old when she came to Hawaii with her parents in 1883 on the ship Bell Rock from Sao Miguel, Azores. She married Joseph Maria in Hawaii about 1887-1890. This is my G-Grandmother.
  • Joseph Maria (78 KB)
    Joseph Maria my Great Grandfather later changed last name to Mara droping the i.I believe that Joseph came over on the ship Deca in 1885 from e Sao Pedro Paulo, Funchal, Madeira a single man then. He was born about 1866 in Sao Pedro, Funchal Madeira. I am still researching this. He married Maria do Espitito Santo Damaso. Joseph and Maria had a daughter Margaret D. Maria (my grandmother) and about 18 other children. All born in Hawaii.
  • Margaret Maria (Mara) (82 KB)
    Margaret Maria (Mara)my grandmother, dau. of Joseph Maria (Mara) and Maria do Espirito Santo Damaso(Damas Dmas),she was born June 10, 1893 and married Ernest Antone Nunes, August 12, 1911 in Hana Maui, Hawaii. They had three children, Lawrence, Violet and Sylvester. Lawrence was my father.
  • Lawrence Andrew Nunes (21 KB)
    Lawrence ( my father ) born Sept. 5, 1912 in Waianae, Hawaii and died July 5, 1953 in Mobile Ala. Parents Margaret Maria (Mara) and Ernest Antone Nunes. Lawrence married Mary Belle Adams from Mobile Ala. They had one daughter Margaret Agnes Nunes (me).
  • Joseph Maria & Maria do Espirito Santo Damaso (239 KB)
    Children in back row are: Margaret, Maria, August Middle row: Lizzy, Lewis, Maria do Espirito Santo Damaso,Joe, Joseph Maria, Manuel, Vederine, Manuel, little girl in front is Ida. Another dau not in picture is Anna. If any of these are your fam. please contact me.
 
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