Daddy took the day off last Friday and made a significant step in finding great-great-great-grandpa Rodrigues. He found an article on his death in the Oakland Tribune dated June 10, 1927. First, this was the breakthrough he was looking for… he found the obituary in the June 12, 1927 issue as well. Second, this date added even more irony to the family tree because daddy was born on the 45th anniversary of gggreat grandpa’s death in 1972.
A little about the article. It turns out, gggreat grandpa was killed by a Southern Pacific Electric Train as the family lore has said. He was killed in West Oakland around the corner from where the family was living… and initially, the officials did not know his identity because he was not carrying any identification.
On Monday, Daddy ordered his death certificate from the Alameda County Clerks office. Unfortunately, an email was received today saying that they did not have the record. =/ He sent another email back to them giving them the certificate number in hopes that they will find it with the number… we will see… two steps forward and one step backwards… well, if we don’t get the certificate, he will work on figuring out gggreat grandma Rodrigues’s date of death. Maybe we will be able to find them that way…
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