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Mary Katrina Bettencourt Silva Azevedo
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Birth: 1848
Sao Jorge
Azores Region, Portugal
Death: Feb. 14, 1880
Tuttletown
Tuolumne County
California, USA

Mary, the wife of Joseph Pereira Azevedo, passed away from consumption at her home near Tuttletown.

She and her baby boy were originally buried, along with her daughter Leonora Pereira Azevedo, in the Saint Anne's Catholic Churchyard, but their remains were moved to the public cemetery when miners wanted to dig up the ground in search of gold.

Besides her husband, Mary was survived by her sister, Anna Ennis; a brother, Antone Bettencourt Silva of Petaluma, California, who lived from 11/01/1849 to 01/01/1943; and her children, Antone, Mary, Manuel, John, Leonora, Faustino, and an infant son. She had more siblings who survived her.

Mary is believed by her descendants to have been 29 at time of her death because the 1870 Marin County census indicates that she was 20 in May 1870 when the census was taken.

Mary's mother's maiden name was Bettencourt.

Mary was born in Sao Jorge, Azores Islands. Her husband sailed back to the Islands to marry her and bring her to California.

They lived on a farm along the waterfront in Tiburon where they raised and sold vegetables, and in 1872, they settled near Tuttletown.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Joseph Pereira Azevedo (1833 - 1925)
 
 Children:
  Antone Pereira Azevedo (1870 - 1917)*
  Mary Adeline Pereira Azevedo Souza (1871 - 1954)*
  John Pereira Azevedo (1876 - 1952)*
  Leonora Ann Pereira Azevedo (1877 - 1894)*
  Faustino Pereira Azevedo (1879 - 1971)*
  Joaquin or Domingo Pereira Azevedo (1879 - 1880)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Columbia Public Cemetery
Columbia
Tuolumne County
California, USA
Plot: 14
 
Maintained by: Mohr Historical Research...
Originally Created by: Lonnie DeCloedt
Record added: Mar 24, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7286599
Mary Katrina <i>Bettencourt Silva</i> Azevedo
Added by: Lonnie DeCloedt
 
Mary Katrina <i>Bettencourt Silva</i> Azevedo
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Added by: Macomber
 
 
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My great-grandmother, I wish I knew more about you. You were so young when you passed away and with small children left behind. Great-grandpa never remarried, although he lived 45 years after losing you. You were his one and only love.
- Mohr Historical Researcher
 Added: Aug. 30, 2011
 
 
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