Looking for Cyril Viera and others
Hello -- this is for Cyril. My father's mother is Zelda. I remember my aunt Pheenie, and Mani Bettencort from when I was a small child. I am looking at my grandmother's bible now and see references to Rita Cunha, born in Graciosa in 1847 and married to Frank Lewis Vieira, born in 1839. My father is Edawrd Dolan, now 85, and son of Zelda and Edward Francis Dolan Sr. I remember my great-grandmother well. I called her Dammie. She was Mary Thomas (Tomas?) Viera, daughter of Frank and Isabel Thomas from Flores and she was born in Oakland. My grandmother, Zelda, remembers watching SF burn in 1906. Her family lived in Hayward at the time, which is where my father was born, and took in refugees from the city.
I have no idea of what I am doing here and hope this message gets to where it needs to go :-). I am planning to visit the Azores soon and thought I would search the web for "Vieira" and I found you!