For original images, click on the thumbnail images on the left.

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Right side
December 3-10, 1916
S.S. Canopic Ship Manifest
St. Michael's to Boston

Rosa Coelho Souza traveling with her children back into the United States from the Azores.

The images are of the same passenger manifest page, split into two images. Our family is listed on lines 10-14. They are listed as COELHO's.

Hortense is  older than Julia which is incorrect, no big deal there. Family is returning to the U.S. from Bretanha, St. Michael's. I imagine this is a clue to the province where Rosa and/or Antonio are from in St. Michael's. Your mother Mary "Maria" is listed as being in the ship hospital for breaking her leg aboard ship.

Rosa with her daughters Julia and Hortense made this same journey 10 years earlier in October 1906. That was on the ship S.S. Romanic and that manifest also listed Hortense older than Julia.


Soundex


Census Record

January 1920
Census

Antonio Coelho Souza family, living at 99 Pitman Street, Fall River, MA

The Soundex is an index to the original census record. The soundex image is easier to read than the original census record. On the census record you'll find our family on lines 81-87. This is one of the first records I found when I started researching.


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Right side
April 21-28, 1920
S.S. Canopic Ship Manifest
St. Michael's to Boston

Ernest Jacinto Carreiro traveling with friend Manuel Rocha to the United States from the Azores.

I believe your father is on line 2 of this ship manifest.  He is listed as "Ernesto Carreiro".  He is traveling from Achada, St. Michael's, leaving in country his mother Rosa J. Carreiro.  His final destination is Fall River, MA to be with his brother Antonio J. Carreiro, who lives at 52 Caledonia Street, Fall River.  I found this Antonio Carreiro on the 1920 Census and that image is in the next section below.

On line 3 of this manifest is a man named Manuel Rocha, also from Achada, St. Michael's. He too is going to be with his "Friend" Antonio J. Carreiro at 52 Caledonia Street, Fall River. Obviously he is a friend of Ernest and traveling with him to the United States.


S.S. Canopic
S. S. Canopic

Here is an image of the ship the S. S. Canopic.  The ship was finished in September 1900 and was originally named the S. S. Commonwealth.  It's maiden voyage from Liverpool to Boston was on October 4, 1900.  In 1903 the ship was sold to the White Star Line (same as the Titanic) and was renamed the S. S. Canopic.  In September 1924, she made her last voyage.


Census Record
January 1920
Census

Antonio Jacinto Carreiro, brother of Ernest.

Antonio and his wife are listed on lines 23 & 24 of this image.  It is 52 Caledonia Street.  I am pretty sure this street is/was in the "Flint district" of Fall River, because the Census Taker was just on Alden Street.  There is no Caledonia Street in Fall River today.


Census Record
April 1930
Census

Antonio Coelho Souza family, living at 99 Pitman Street, Fall River, MA

You'll find our family on lines 38-42. Antonio is a widower on this census because Rosa died February 3, 1928. The family is listed as COELHO's on this census. Only Julia is out of the house because she married Frank Cabral around 1922-1923. She is living in New Bedford on the 1930 census and that image is in the next section.


Census Record
April 1930
Census

Julia Coelho Souza-Cabral family, living at 11 Adams Street, New Bedford, MA

Julia's family is on lines 79-81.


Birth Certificate
Mary Coelho Souza
Birth Certificate

Back in January 2000, I sent off a request for a copy of your mother's birth certificate and this document was returned to me.  It lists your mother's birth date as May 30, 1909.  That little mistake with the wrong birth month has thrown me off for several years now.  Earlier this year I found an image of the original record of your mom's birth in Fall River and it is listed as May 30, 1909, not April 30th.

I got a copy of your mom's birth certificate to find the address of where Antonio & Rosa were living at the time.  Your mom's birth was the closest to the 1910 census.  To this day I haven't found Antonio & Rosa with their kids on the 1910 census.  I've looked at everyone up and down Pitman Street, several times.

I've also checked for a birth record for Mary Souza Coelho in 1909.  No record like that, so this has to be your mom's birth record.


Obituary
Manuel Coelho Souza
Obituary

Here is a copy of your Uncle Manny Souza's obituary in the Fall River Herald News from August 13, 1954.


Aunt Julia
Julia Coelho Souza Cabral

This photograph was in a package sent to me from my Aunt Cookie.  My mother identified her as Aunt Julia Cabral.  Mom said Julia always wore black in mourning of her husband Frank and her son Frank who died young.


Uncle Manny
Manuel Coelho Souza

This photograph my mom has from an old union book of my grandfather's.  He was 35 years old in this picture.

 


Uncle Manny
Aunt Virginia
Manuel Coelho Souza
Virginia Rego Coelho-Souza

This photograph is the last picture of your Uncle Manny.  It was taken on Easter Sunday, April 18, 1954.  They lived at 217 Haven Avenue, New York City.  The original is only wallet size but I've blown this one up to 5x7.