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Joseph Martins
Birth: Dec. 19, 1896
Lisbon
Lisboa, Portugal
Death: Jul. 27, 1956
Martinez
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Joseph came to the United States around 1921, and set up a life for himself, and his fiancee, Albertina Vicente. They were married in Rhode Island, and settled down. Joseph was a cobbler by trade. After the Big Crash, and into the beginning of the Depression, Joseph began a bootlegging career. Rhode Island had not ratified the Prohibition amendment, so it was basically "legal" in RI, but the Feds had something else to say about that. With "English as a second language," Joseph probably did not understand this. He was caught, and prosecuted, for bootlegging, and spent 2 to 3 years in jail. He got out again, before 1931, and the family moved to California not long after that. Joseph and Albertina were divorced, probably due to his drinking, and he died alone in a Martinez county hospital at the age of 59. Joseph and Albertina had four children, but the first son, Manuel, died in infancy. These were my grandparents. Their children are also Amilcar, Mary, and John.


 
 
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 Spouse:
  Albertina Jesus Vicente Martins Martin (1898 - 1964)
 
 Children:
  Manuel Martins (1923 - 1923)*
  Amilcar (Mickey) Martins (1925 - 2001)*
  Mary Emily Martins Cunha (1926 - 2002)*
  John V Martins (1931 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Carquinez Cemetery
Vallejo
Solano County
California, USA
 
Created by: Charlene Martins Fuhlend...
Record added: Jun 01, 2009
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Joseph Martins
Added by: Charlene Martins Fuhlendorf
 
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I went out to Carquinez again last weekend, hoping to find your grave since the last clean up the town has done. I suspect your grave is unmarked. I had a moment of silence over where Charlene believes you are buried.
- The Genealogy Genie
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014

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