* Siblings and Cousins of Frances de Harne *

updated March 11, 2017
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Siblings

Frances de Harne (Francisca Gomes Camacho) had one older sister and two younger brothers who sailed with her on the SS Ravenscrag to Hawaii. Her two brothers ultimately married and had many children, but her older sister died a spinster. Although raised in the plantation settlement of North Kohala on the big island of Hawaii, eventually all them relocated to the island of Oahu, where they generally lived in Honolulu. Frances and all three of her siblings are buried in the cemetery of Diamond Head Memorial Park on Oahu.

  • Mary Clement Gomes (1866-1937) was born on Nov. 27, 1866 in Funchal, Madeira, and baptized as Maria Gomes Camacho on Dec. 26, 1866 in the parish church. Although her tombstone has a birth date on it of May 12, 1866, the baptism record is probably more accurate. She sailed into Honolulu Harbor in Hawaii with her parents on Aug. 23, 1879 aboard the British sailing ship Ravenscrag, and settled with her family in North Kohala on the big island, before moving around the time of WWI to Honolulu on the island of Oahu. She never married nor had chidren and died on July 14, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she is buried in Diamond Head Memorial Park on Oahu.

  • Manuel Gomes Clement (1871-1949) was born on Aug. 13, 1871 (according to his baptism record) in Funchal Madeira in the parish of Monte, and baptized as Manuel Gomes Camacho on Sept. 17, 1871 in the parish church (Nossa Senhora do Monte). Although his tombstone has a birth date on it of Aug. 12, 1871, his baptism record is probably more accurate. He sailed into Honolulu Harbor in Hawaii with his parents on Aug. 23, 1879 aboard the British sailing ship Ravenscrag, and settled with his family in North Kohala on the big island of Hawaii. He married Mary (Maria) De Mello Botelho (1880-1962) about 1895, probably in North Kohala, but this is not known for sure. Although Mary had been born on Oct. 11, 1880 in Hawaii, her parents were immigrants from the Azores Islands of Portugal who had arrived in the Hawaiian Islands on the British Bark High Flyer just a few months earlier. Manuel and Mary at some point moved to Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, where they raised their three sons. Manuel in the 1930s used to visit his sister Frances in Honlulu from time to time in the 1930s, as remembered Frances grandson and Manuel's nephew James F. Clark (1924-1999). Manuel died on Aug. 3, 1949 in Honolulu, where he is buried with Mary in Diamond Head Memorial Park in Honolulu.

    • Charles Gomes Clement (1898–1963), also known as Carlos, was born on May 9, 1898, probably in North Kohala on the big island of Hawaii. He married Emily Almeida (1900-1965) on April 27, 1918 in Honolulu, and had at least two children. He died on July 17, 1963, and is buried with Emily in Diamond Head Memorial Park in Honolulu.

    • Joseph Gomes Clement (1900-1986) was born on Sept. 27, 1900 in Kohala, Hawaii. He married Isabelle Medeiros (1905-1993) on Dec. 8, 1923 in Waialua, Oahu County, Hawaii, and they had at least one child. He died on May 19, 1986 in San Mateo County, California. Both Joseph and Isabelle are probably buried somewhere in San Mateo County.

    • Richard Gomes Clement (1901-1986) was born on Dec. 4, 1901, probably in North Kohala on the big island of Hawaii. He married Caroline Silva (1903-1989) on June 17, 1922 in Honolulu, and had at least one child - Patricia Clement (1924-2010), who married George Soper (1922-2013). Richard died on July 24, 1986 in Honolulu, and he is buried there in Diamond Head Memorial Park. Pat and George Soper are buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.

  • John Gomes Clement (1873-1944) was born on May 22, 1874 (according to his baptism record) in Funchal, Madeira in the parish of Monte, and baptized as Joao Gomes Camacho on June 24, 1874 in the parish church (Nossa Senhora do Monte). Although his tombstone has a birth date on it of June 12, 1873, the baptism record is probably more accurate. He sailed into Honolulu Harbor in Hawaii with his parents on Aug. 23, 1879 aboard the British sailing ship Ravenscrag, and settled with his family in North Kohala on the big island of Hawaii. He married Mary Medeiros around 1900, probably in North Kohala, but this is not known for sure. Mary, like John, was a Portuguese immigrant, but whether she came from Madeira or the Azores, and on what ship, is not known. John and Mary at some point moved to Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, where they raised a large family of at least eight children. John died on June 16, 1944 in Honolulu, where he is buried with Mary in Diamond Head Memorial Park on Oahu.

    • Albert G. Clement (1901-1974) was born on Oct. 23, 1901 in the Territory of Hawaii, and married a woman named Rose (1909-1996), with whom he had at least two children - Robert and Patricia. He died on Nov. 9, 1974 in Honolulu, and both he and Rose are buried in Mililani Memorial Park in Waipahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii.

    • Adeline F. Clement (1905-1998) was born on April 16, 1905 in the Territory of Hawaii. She married her first husband Joseph Cura (1893-1963) on Aug. 30, 1923 in Oahu, and her second husband Saul Benjamin Kingsley (1903-1984) on Oct. 14, 1974 in Colusa County, California. She died on Dec. 22, 1998 in Maxwell, California, where she is buried with her first husband and their daughters in Maxwell Cemetery. Adeline and Joseph had daughters - Catherine Cura (1924-1996), also known as Mary, who married George Costa, Sr. (1916-2002), and Anna Eleanor Cura (1929-1974), who married Robert Hoffman.

    • Annie Clement (1908-1983) was born on Jan. 26, 1908 in the Territory of Hawaii. She married Joaquin Rodrigues Texeira (1906-1990), and they had at least one daughter, who is named Jacqueline. Annie died in Nov. of 1983 in Kihei, Maui. Joaquin survived her and is buried in Maui Memorial Park on Maui, but it is not known where Annie is buried.

    • Daniel G. Clement (1909-1975) was born on May 25, 1909 in the Territory of Hawaii. He married Eleanor Cavaco (1911-1963), with whom he had several children, including Daniel Jr. (b. c.1934), who is married to Rosalie, and another son named Kenneth Paul Clement (1944-1973), who is buried at Diamond Head memorial Park in the same grave as his mother. Daniel Sr. also appears to have had a second wife named Gail (1917-2013). Daniel Sr. and both wives are buried in Diamond Head Memorial Park, along with his son Kenneth.

    • Emily Clement (1913-1995) was born on April 6, 1913 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She married Joseph Perreira Jr. (1911-1998), and had two daughters - Virginia and Liz. Both Emily and Jossph are buried in Kula, Maui at Holy Ghost Catholic Cemetery.

    • Victoria Clement (1917-2013) was born on Sept. 29, 1917 in the Territory of Hawaii. She married Manuel Machado (1906-1979), with whom she had two sons - Dale Machado and Clifford Anthony Macado (1954-2000). She died on Jan. 2, 2013 in Honolulu County, Hawaii, and buried at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery in Kaneohe, oahu.

    • Edward G. Clement (1919-2004) was born on June 5, 1919, probably in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was married and divorced late in life to a Korean woman named Judy. He died on Jan. 28, 2004 in Honolulu, with his sister Victoria Machado named in his obituary as his only surviving sibling. His ashes are interred at Nuuanu Cemetery on Oahu.

    • Arthur Paul Clement (1921-1955) was born on June 6, 1921 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His tombstone indicated that he married and had at least one child, but we do not know any of the details. He died on Sept. 13, 1955, and is buried in Diamond Head Memorial Park in Honolulu.

 

 

 

Cousins

Frances de Harne (Francesca Gomes Camacho) had four first cousins that we know of for sure, who sailed with her on the SS Ravenscrag to Hawaii. All four were young girls who subsequently married and had many children. Some of these cousins Frances kept in touch with over the years, others she never saw again. Her uncle Augustine was the father of three of these cousins. Their family settled in Makawao on the island of Maui, whereas Frances and her family settled near Hawi on the "big island" of Hawaii.

  • Francesca (Frances) Gomes (1860-1919) was the daughter of Luisa de Jesus Gomes, who was a paternal aunt of Frances de Harne. Thus, Frances Gomes was the maiden name of both girls, and they were first cousins. The older Frances was born on October 31st, probably in 1860 in Funchal, Madeira, and baptised there on Nov. 18, 1860 in the parish of Santa Luizia. She was only 18 years old on the voyage of the Ravenscrag to Hawaii, and we are told that she left Madeira because of an abusive stepfather. She became a housekeeper for the Portuguese Consul Jason Perry (1826-1883), and she ended up marrying Manuel Pereira Mendonēa (1850-1937), who was the consul's nephew, with their marriage taking place on Jan. 31, 1880 in Waialua, Oahu. Manuel had been born on January 24, 1850 in the parish of Pedro Miguel on the island of Faial (Fayal) in the Azores, and he came to Hawaii about 1874, probably on a whaling ship, as his older brother Joseph (1846-1927) had arrived in the islands in the same manner a few years before.

    Frances and Manuel lived initially in Honolulu, where a daughter was born, but they sailed the following year to Half Moon Bay in California, where more children were born. They later moved north to Alameda County, and Manuel listed his post office address as the town of Newark when he was naturalized as a U.S. citizen on Feb. 9, 1892 in the San Mateo County court. Next, they were living in Milpitas during the U.S. Census of 1910, with their children Frank, Flora, John and George. Manuel listed his occupation on this census as a hay farmer. Frances died on February 8, 1919 in Milipitas, and Manuel is shown a short time later in the census of 1920 living as a widower on Milpitas Road with his children Flora, John and George. Next, he is shown during the 1930 census living with the family of his daughter May Maze on North Mathilda Road in San Jose. He died on January 29, 1937 in nearby Sunnyvale. Frances and Manuel are buried together as Francesca and Manuel Mendonsa in the Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, where their daughter Mary also lies.

    Frances and Manuel had several children. In addition to those who survived to adulthood and are listed below, there may have been two boys Joseph and Anthony who died around 1883 in Half Moon Bay, and possibly a daughter named Louisa (1884-1906), who died a child in Santa Clara County. However, the documentation is lacking on these three.

    • Mary P. Mendosa (1880-1938) was born on Nov. 9 1880 in Honolulu, Hawaii and sailed with her parents the following year to Half Moon Bay in California. She was married first about 1898 to Joaquin Mathias (c.1876?-1908?), with whom she had several, Mathias died before the U.S. Census of 1910, which lists Mary as a widow. He is probably the Joaquin Mathias who died on Oct. 26, 1908 in Santa Clara County, which was their residence at the time. When Mary appears in the 1930 U.S. census, she is shown married to Manuel Maze (1870-?). She died on April 11, 1938 in Santa Clara County, and was survived by Manuel, who later appears in the 1942 census married to another woman. Mary is buried in the Santa Clara Mission Cemetery next to a tombstone that is inscribed with Manuel's name and birth date, but no death date.

    • Manuel Perry Mendosa (1882-1944) was born either on June 1, 1882 in Half Moon Bay, according to the California Death Index, or on June 2 or 3 according to his World War I draft registration. He married Louisa (Louise) Soares on April 3, 1905, probably in Santa Clara County, and with whom he had at least three children. There is much confusion in the various online genealogies between Manuel and his father, as they both had the same name, and both lived in Santa Clara County for much of their lives, with the younger Manuel living for a time in Mountain View, and later at 139 Murphy Ave. in San Jose. He died on Dec. 9, 1944 in Santa Clara County.

    • Joseph Perry Mendosa (1887-1976) was born on Feb. 27, 1887 in Pescadero, which is just south of Half Moon Bay. He married Mary Angie Cardoza (1890-1979), with whom he had several children, and died on March 27, 1976 in Modesto in Stanislaus County.

    • Anthony P. Mendosa (1888-1912) was born Feb. 23, 1888 in Half Moon Bay California, and died as a young man on Nov. 22, 1912 in Santa Clara County. He is buried in the Santa Clara Mission Cemetery near his parents.

    • Annie Louisa Mendosa (1890-1981) was born on Aug. 17, 1890 in Menlo Park, California. She married her first husband John Soares Azevedo (1878–1945) on Sept. 29, 1909 in California, and they had several children. She married her second husband Antonio F. Cruz (b. c.1896) on Feb. 18, 1950 in Stanislaus County, probably in Modesto. She died on Sept. 4, 1981 in Modesto, California, and she is buried there with her first husband at Saint Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery.

    • Frank Perry Mendosa (1892-1992) was on born Aug. 9, 1892 in Newark, which is in Alameda County, California. He was married on Jan. 6, 1922 to Ida Lucas (1900-1969), with whom he had several children. He died on died Jan. 9, 1992 in Hughson in Stanislaus County, and both he and Ida are buried nearby in Turlock Memorial Park.

    • Florence Elizabeth Mendosa (1898-1954), who was also called Flora and Flurina, was born on Nov. 18, 1898 in Milpitas. She was married on July 16, 1921 to Fred Pierce Earll (1901-1979), with whom she had at least two children, and died on Nov 7, 1954 in Orange County.

    • John Anthony Mendosa (1901-1965) was born on June 6, 1901 in Milipitas, and died on March 5, 1965 in San Mateo County. It is not known if he ever married or had children.

    • George Theodore Mendosa (1904-1963) was born on Sept. 17, 1904 in Santa Clara County, possibly at a place called Wayne Station. He married Velma Lucina Bernal (1901-1998), with whom he had at least one daughter, and died on May 16, 1963 in Santa Clara County.

     

     

  • Maria Ferreira (1865-1909) was, so far as we can ascertain, the oldest child of Frances de Harne's Uncle Augustine. She was born on July 18, 1865 in British Guiana (Demerara, Guyana), where her father is said to have had a store, and baptized there on Aug. 10, 1865, according to the record of her second baptism. Her parents then returned to Funchal on the island of Madeira, where she received a "term justification" baptism on Sept. 9, 1879 in the parish of Monte. She left Madeira with her parents when she was 13-years old, and came with them that same year to Makawao, Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. She married twice - first to William Fernandes, probably about 1881, when she would have been about 16-years old, and second to Norwegian rancher Olaff Burans/Burns (1853-1930) on Dec 12, 1887, by record in Honolulu, Hawaii. However, it seems more likely that both marriages took place in Maui. Maria had at least two children with her first husband William, and five or more with Olaf. She died on Oct. 10, 1909 in Kokomo, Maui. We do not know where Maria is buried, but Olaf is in the Ku'au Catholic Cemetery with his second wife, who was also named Mary.

  • Olaf's second wife Mary Gouveia was born on Sept. 2, 1889 in Maui and died there on on Jan. 25, 1946 in the town of Makawao. She and Olaf have many descendants.

  • Sophia Ferreira (1869-1925) was the daughter of Frances de Harne's Uncle Augustine. She was born in 1869 in Funchal, Madeira, and baptized there on May 23, 1869 in the parish of Monte. This makes her ten-years old on the voyage of the Ravenscrag. She married John Jesus Abreu (1860-1922) and had several children. John died in 1922, and he is buried in Wailuku, Maui in the Saint Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery. Sophia died on Feb. 14, 1925 in Hawaii and is buried in Honolulu in the King Street Cemetery in Honolulu.

  • Augusta Ferreira/Pereira (1875-1966) is shown in some online genealogies as a daughter of Manuel Pereira (b. 1830) and Maria das Neves (b. 1830). However, she is almost certainly the daughter of of Augustine Ferreira and Maria Augusta Pereira, as there is an 1884 passport in the Madeira Regional Archives that shows her as bound for Hawaii, and lists her parents as Augustine and Maria. A note at the bottom of the passport states that she is going to Hawaii to "join her father's company". Although her parents had arrived in Hawaii five years earlier, Augusta does not appear with them on the passenger manifest of their ship, nor has she shown up on the manifests of any of the other ships that brought Portuguese immigrants to the the Hawaiian Islands. We also have not found any baptism records for her in the Madeira Archives, so she is something of a mystery. Possibly she was raised initially in Madeira by her maternal grandparents, and later joined her parents in Hawaii.

    Various online genealogies show that Augusta was born on Sept. 11, 1875 in Portugal, but we are not sure of the evidence. She married Daniel Pinheiro (1866-1938) on Oct 16, 1887 at Saint Anthony Church on 1627 Mill Street in Wailuku, Maui (Book III:14-128). They had many children, all of whom were probably born in Maui. The photo on the right shows Augusta and Daniel in Maui about 1892 with their oldest children Manuel and Maria.

    Augusta and Daniel are shown living in the 1900 U.S. census with Augusta's mother, and sisters Ephigenia and Clara as neighbors, and then during the 1910 census with Ephigenia as a neighbor. Augusta's husband Daniel appears to have died in Maui, where a tombstone in St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery is almost certainly his. However, the details of his birth and death are somewhat uncertain, as there is an online genealogy that lists with apparent confidence 1866-1938 as his birth-death dates, yet provides no real documentation that can be followed up and verified by another researcher. These dates contradict those on his likely tombstone, which has the dates of 1860-1937 inscribed on it. Augusta moved from Maui to Honolulu on the Island of Oahu in later years, and died on Jan. 6, 1966 in Honolulu, where she is buried in Diamond Head Memorial Park.

  • Ephigenia (1877-1957) was the daughter of Frances de Harne's Uncle Augustine. Her name also appears as Eugenia, Virginia. She was born on Sept. 14, 1877 in Funchal, Madeira, and baptized there on Oct. 14, 1877 in the parish of Monte. This makes her two-years old on the voyage. She married John Souza (1870-1937) and had several children. They moved to California when they were in their fifties, arriving on July 12, 1828 in San Francisco on the SS Sonoma. Eugenia died nine years after John on Jan. 28, 1957 in Alameda County, California. Both are buried in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alameda.

  • Clara Ferreira (1883-1962) was the youngest daughter of Uncle Augustine. She does not appear on the passenger manifest for the Ravenscrag when her family in 1879 sailed from Madeira to the Hawaiian Islands, as she was born afterwards on Oct. 30, 1883 in Makawao, Maui. She married Antone Rodrigues Souza (b. Dec. 25, 1881) on Aug. 21, 1901, probably on Maui, and they had several children, most born in Maui, but at least one was born in California. Antone came to Kings County, California with two of his sons about 1919 or so, and Clara joined him later, arriving with the rest of the family on Aug. 17, 1920 in San Francisco on the S.S. Maui. Anton was still living in 1942 in Fresno County, California when he registered for the draft during WWII, and it seems likely that he is the Antone Souza who died on Nov. 7, 1948 in Fresno County, California. Clara died on Dec. 10, 1962 in Mendocino County, California.

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  • There was also Amelia Augusta Pereira (1859-1949), who is probably a cousin of Frances de Harne, but we are not entirely sure of the relationship. She was born on Jan. 14, 1859 in the West Indies (some say Haiti), came to Funchal as a little girl, and was 20-years old when she sailed to Hawaii on the ship Ravenscrag with her infant son Joćo (John) Correia. She was supposed to make the voyage with her 20-year old husband Manuel Joaquim Correia, whom she married in 1876 in the parish of Santo Antonio in Funchal, Madeira. However, he was not on board ship when it reached Honolulu Harbor, and Frances believed that he had jumped ship in Funchal. The truth is that the night before their ship disembarked, Manuel was arrested for failing to report for service with the local militia. His mother, probably to prevent her son from sailing off to a foreign land where she would never see him again, reported his plans to the authorities. Manuel was detained, and his wife and son sailed off without him. He is said to have died in Funchal a short time later trying to find a way to get to Hawaii and rejoin his family.

    Amelia made the voyage on the Ravenscrag with the family of Frances de Harne (neé Gomes Camacho), and Frances later recalled that Amelia was somehow related by marriage to her father Clement Gomes Camacho. Although the relationships are uncertain, Amelia's mother is named in most online genealogies as Maria Ferreira (b. c.1837), and the mother of Frances de Harne is known to be Ana Ferreira (1830-1914). It is also said that Amelia was raised by her maternal grandparents, whose last name of course must have been Ferreira, if we are dealing with the correct surnames. This makes it possible that Maria and Ana Ferreira are sisters, which if true, means that Amelia was Clement's niece, and that she may have lived for a time in the home of his mother- and father-in-law. This of course is all speculation based only on circumstantial evidence, but it raises an interesting possibility.

    Amelia's father Joćo (John) Pereira is thought to have spent some of his life as a sailor, which may explain why his daughter was born in the West Indies and not Madeira. There is also some evidence that after returning to Madeira from the West Indies, and after the subsequent death of his first wife Maria Ferreira, Joćo took a second wife named Ana das Neves. A possible son from this second marriage is Joćo Pereira, who was baptized on Nov. 23, 1862 in Sćo Roque, Funchal. Also, Ana das Neves is listed as the mother of Amelia Pereira on her 1879 passport, but the correct relationship is probably stepmother. Joćo is then said to have taken up again the life of a sailor, after the likely death of his second wife. He eventually settled in Hawaii, where he sent letters home telling how great his new life was and enticing relatives to join him. Amelia answered this call, as did his relative by marriage Clement Gomes Camacho, but Joćo is said to have died in 1879 or 1880 before Amelia was able to rejoin him in the islands.

    Amelia and her young son ended up in the North Kona District on the northwestern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, where she found work as a housekeeper at the Gaspar Ranch. She learned about two years after her arrival there of her husbands death in Funchal. She then married her second husband Manuel Goularte Silva (1856-1929) in 1883 in Kona, and they made their home at a ranch/homestead at Hualalai in North Kona, where they raised many children - perhaps as many as 23, of whom 14 survived. Amelia died on Oct. 26, 1949 in Honolulu, and she is buried there with her second husband at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

    • Maria Correia (c.1878-c.1879), Amelia's daughter by her first husband, was baptized on April 24, 1878 in the San Antonio parish of Funchal, Madeira. She is known to have died in Funchal before her mother and brother left Madeira for the Hawaiian Islands.

    • Joćo (John) Correia (c.1879-c.1917), Amelia's son by her first husband, was baptized on Jan. 5, 1879 in the Sćo Roque parish of Funchal, Madeira. He left Funchal as an infant with his mother on April 22, 1879 on a ship bound for the Hawaiian Islands, where he grew up as John Silva. He signed on in 1901 or so, when he was in his early twenties, as the first mate of a sailing ship that made many trips to South America. He married a Peruvian lady there on one of these trips, and settled down with her in Peru, where he is believed to have died when he was about 39 years old, which would make 1917 or so the time of his death.

 

Photo of the Silva family taken about 1894 on the Goulart Silva Ranch at Hualalai in Kona.
 
Front row (L-R): Rose (b. 1890), Julia (b. 1889), Anna (b. 1888), Amelia Rosalie (b. 1886), Francisca (b. 1885), Isabel (b. 1884), and Bertha (b. 1891).
 
Back row (L-R): The cook (bearded), Joćo Correia (Amelia’s first son from Manuel Correia), Manuel Goulart Silva (bearded), Amelia Augusta Silva (neé Pereira) holding son Manuel (b. 1892), and the housekeeper holding Thomas (b. 1893).
 
Not shown are Henry (b. 1896), Alfred (b. 1898), Matilda (b. 1899) and Antonio (b. 1901)

 


 

REFERENCES:

  • Please see the References Section for the web page on "The History of the de Harne Family in Hawaii" for a list of the references used in this discussion.

 

 

 

 

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