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Anthony DeCosta, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1903, Portugal
Death: Jul. 1, 1976
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA

He claimed to have been born near Lisbon, and that (as a teenager) he stowed away on a ship bound for the U.S. mainland, where he ended up working in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. He may have been a crew member aboard multiple vessels besides the SS Carolyn, where he was a coalpasser in 1920. He became a soldier in the early 1920's and was sent to Honolulu in 1924. He was stationed at Ft. Ruger where he was part of the 16th Regiment Band and where he married Rose CHONG in 1929. He was married three times and had four children. He worked for Hawaiian Electric for many years, lastly as a supervisor. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Clara C De Costa (1921 - 2005)
  Rose Chong Kennedy (1913 - 1978)*
 
 Children:
  Patricia DeCosta Hill (1930 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ANTHONY DeCOSTA
JULY 12, 1903 - JULY 1, 1976
 
Burial:
Diamond Head Memorial Park
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Sec. V-183-C
 
Created by: Virginia Hill
Record added: Oct 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22271639
Anthony DeCosta, Sr
Added by: Virginia Hill
 
Anthony DeCosta, Sr
Added by: Virginia Hill
 
Anthony DeCosta, Sr
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Added by: Jonathan Melusky
 
 
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A peaceful rest to Grandfather DeCosta, whom I never met.
- Virginia Hill
 Added: Oct. 17, 2007
 
 
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