ANTONIO ROSA AVILA

 Antonio Rosa Avila was the son of Francisco Avila and Maria Rosa. Antonio was born Horta, Fayal,

Azores Islands. According what records there are on Antonio, there are three dates of birth given,

for him: 1) Sept 5 1872, 2) Nov 11th 1873 and 3rd Nov 8th 1874. Antonio married 1st Maria Aldena,

2nd Francis "Fannie" Fagundes June 12 1904 Bedford MA. Frances died July 6 1954, Antonio died Jan

30 1964 both are buried in the Saint Columba's Catholic Cemetery Middletown, RI.

 

Antonio and Frances Fagundes Wedding 1904

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1896 June 20 Peninsular

Antonio Avila 33 M Laborer yes he could read and write, Citizen of US. Native of Portugal, Last

lived in the Azores, 

 

The first document found on Antonio was listed in the "U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925"

dated July 17th 1905. Antonio stated that he emigrated to the US sailing aboard the Moses B

Tower from Horta Fayal on June 20th 1889 and lived at Taunton MA until 1905.

 

 

 

Massachusetts City Directories

 

1892 pg 2597 #227 Antonio Avila

 

1910 AVILA ANTONIO Newport RI Newport 2 April 15

Antonio Avila Head WM 35 M 5yrs Portugal      (1904) Carpenter

Francis       Wife WF 25 M 2/1  RI Portugal

Mary          Dau  WF  1 S      RI Portugal RI

Antonio was living at 24 Prescott Hall Rd. Newport, Rhode Island. He rented the home

and at that time he was a carpenter.

 

1918 Sept 12 Antonio Rosa Avila registered for the World War I Draft. Permanent home

address was 48 Friendship St New Port Rhode Island. Birth Date: Nov 8 1874, age 43.

Natural Citizen. Occupation: Fireman. Employers name: Peter Faeber, Place of Employment

was 24 Bath Road, Newport RI. Nearest living Relative: Mary Rose, Mother, Faial Azores

Islands. Antonio was short with a slender build, with brown eyes and black hair. Antonio

signed with Rosa Antonio Avila ( Serial number 2371. Order number A3261).

 

1920 AVILA ANTHONY R Newport Co RI Newport 111 June 26

Anthony R Avila Head WM 45 M (1890) AL Azores

Francis R       Wife WF 35 M (1905) AL Azores

Mary            Dau  WF 11 S        RI AI AI

Elsie L         Dau  WF  4 S        RI AI AI

Dorothy         Dau  WF  2 S        RI AI AI

Antonio was living at 68 Friendship Street. Antonio owned his home and it was mortgaged.

Antonio stated that he had immigrated in 1890 and that he was an alien, Francis

immigrated in 1905, and she too was an alien. Antonio worked at a Soda Factory.

 

1930 AVILA ANTONE Newport Co RI Newport 185 April 17

Antone Avila Head WM 55 M (29)        AI AI AI

Frances      Wife WF 45 M (20) (1903) Azores Islands

Elsie L      Dau  WF 15 S             RI AI AI

Dorothy      Dau  WF 12 S             RI AI AI

Antonio was still living at 68 Friendship St., along with his wife Frances. Antonio said

he was 29 when he married. Frances stated she was 20. Antonio owned his home and the value

was estimated at $10,000. Antonio also owned a radio. Antonio said he immigrated in 1889,

and that he was naturalized. Frances claimed she immigrated in 1903 and she too was

naturalized. Antonio worked as a bottler at a carbonated water factory.

 

Newport Rhode Island City Directory

1931 Pg 436 Friendship Place begins.. 68 Antonio Rosa Avila-1

Avila Antonio R (Frances R) bottler 24 Bath Rd.h 68 Friendship tel 3733-W

Frances, Mrs. Dressmaker 68 Friendship r do

 

1932 Pg 358 Friendship Place..68 Antonio Rosa Avila-1

Avila Antonio R (Frances R)bottler 24 Bath Rd.h 68 Friendship tel 3733-W

Frances, Mrs. Dressmaker 68 Friendship r do

 

1933 Pg 409 Friendship Place begins.. 68 Antonio Rosa Avila-1

Avila Antonio R (Frances R) bottler 24 Bath Rd.h 68 Friendship tel 606-W

Frances, Mrs. Dressmaker 68 Friendship r do,

Elsie L student r 68 Friendship

 

1934 Pg 163 Avila Antonio R (Frances R) bottler 24 Bath Rd. h 68 Friendship

tel 606-W

Elsie L  tel opr 142 Spring r 68 Friendship

Francis R Mrs Dressmaker 68 Friendship r do,

 

1936 Pg 203

Avila Antonio R (Frances R) bottler 24 Bath Rd. h 68 Friendship

tel 606-W

Dorothy A student r 68 Friendship

Elsie L tel opr 142 Spring r 68 Friendship

Francis R Mrs Dressmaker 68 Friendship r do,

Noonan John B

Noonan Mary Avila Mrs nurse

 

1937 Dec 10 Newport Mercury And Weekly News

TWO DIVORCE CASES TAKEN UP IN COURT
Another old case went off the docket in the superior court Tuesday
according to the grand jury remained out. Naturalization cases
were taken up, followed by two divorce cases. The first divorce

case was that of Frances Avila vs Antone Avila which had been

long in court and had different lawyers at hearings. Charles H.

Drummey appointed for Mrs. Avila and John C. Burke tor respondent.

The marriage was In New Bedford, June 12, 1904. There was also an

equity case. The petition was amended to ask absolute divorce and

alimony was permanently waived. Petitioner and her two daughters

deposed and non-support was shown. Decision was for the petitioner
on ground of neglect to provide, custody of minor daughter.

 

Newport Rhode Island City Directory

1939 pg 140

Antonio R Avila bottler Peter Faerber & Sons Co h1 Gurney Ct

Dorothy A Avila r68 Friendship

Frances R Avila Mrs. drsmker 68 Friendship h do #606

 

1940 AVILA ANTONE Newport Co RI Newport 140b Gurney Ct April 5

Antone Avila Lodger WM 63 Wd7 Portugal Helper Soda Manufactor

 

1940 AVILA FRANCES Newport Co RI Newport 306 April 18

France F Avila Head WF 55 D Portugal Dressmaker

Dorothy A      Dau  WF 22 S RI       Saleslady Dept Store

 

1941 pg 173

Antonio R Avila bottler Peter Faerber & Sons Co h1 Gurney Ct

Frances R Avila Mrs. drsmker 68 Friendship h do #606

 

1954 July 9 The Newport Daily News  

 

1954 July 27 The Newport Daily News

AVILA WILL FILED
The entire estate of Mrs. Frances F. Avila of Friendship Street,

who died July 6, was left to three daughters, according to her

will filed today with Probate Clerk John M, Dring by Cornelius C.
Moore, attorney. The personal as tale was estimated at $1,000.
The will directs that the real  estate on Friendship Street be
sold and the estate be equally divided among Mrs. Elsie Sullivan
and Mrs. Mary A. Noonan of Newport and Mrs. Dorothy Liltlefield
of New York, all daughters. Mrs. Noonan is executrix.

 

1964 Jan 30 Newport Daily News

1964 Jan 31 Newport Mercury And Weekly News

Saint Columba's Cemetery.

CHILDREN of Antonio and Maria Aldena Avila:

 

1 THOMAS JOSEPH AVILA born March 14 1893 Azores. Thomas married 1st? 2nd Mary Medeiros.

  Thomas died May 4th 1951 Bristol MA. (tomav@comcast.net)

 

  1920 AVILA THOMAS Providence Co RI East Providence 32

  Frank Marini Head  WM 38 M  AL Italy Oil Refinery      (1901)

  Evelyn       Wife  WF 23 M  AL Azores                  (1911)

  Thomas Avila B/Law WM 26 Wd NA Azores Painter Wire Mill(1910) 1915

 

  1930 AVILA THOMAS Tulare Co CA Tulare 219 2nd Street

  Thomas Avila Head  WM 38 M (28) Portugal  Truck Driver Creamery (1903)NA

  Mary         Wife  WF 28 M (18) Portugal                        (1909)NA

  Thomas J     Son   WM  8 S      MA Portugal

  James        Son   WM  4 S      CA Portugal

  Joseph       Son   WM  4 S      CA Portugal

  Virginia     Dau   WF  2 S      CA Portugal

  Edwin Madero B/Law WM 23 S      Portugal                         (1909)NA

  Thomas served in WWI

  

     1942 April 26 Registration for WWII

 

   

 

 

 

         Children:

 

    1 Thomas Avila born April 10 1921 MA. Thomas died March 1973 Taunton MA.

 

    2 James Avila born May 25 1925 Tulare CA. James died Oct 1983 Port Townsend WA.

 

    3 Joseph Avila born May 25 1925 Tulare CA. Joseph died Feb 8 1995 Bristol MA.

 

    4 Virginia Mary Avila born Dec 24 1927 Tulare CA. Virginia married Frances Cabral.

 

2 JOHN C AVILA born was born on Jan 19 1895, Providence Rhode Island. John married Mrs. Mary C Silva

   Coelho July 4th 1919. Mary was the daughter of S M Silva and Francesca Jesus. Mary was born March

   15 1888 Azores. 1917 June 5th at the age of 22 John registered for the World War I Draft from Los

   Banos, Merced County CA. John was single at that time, he was a Milk Man. John was tall with a stout

   build, with brown hair and brown eyes. John died Sept 25 1951 Lemoore, Kings Co. Calif. Mary died

   Jan 27 1952 Lemoore, Kings Co. Calif.

      

        1917 June 5 Registration Card WWI

   

    1920 AVILA JOHN Kings Co CA Lemoore Feb 1st 101

    John Avila  Head  WM 26 M Portugal Port Port Labor/Dairy

    Maria       Wife  WF 31 M Azores AZ Port

    Mary Coelho S/Dau WF 12 S CA AZ Port

    Francesca “ S/Dau WF  9 S CA AZ Port

    Amalia      S/Dau WF  8 S CA AZ Port

    Josephine “ S/Dau WF  6 S CA AZ Port

    John immigrated 1911 "A" Mary immigrated 1911 "al"

 

    On April 14th 1930 John and Mary were living in Township 14, on Wright Ave. John rented his home

    for $10 Language spoken in the home: Portuguese. Mary immigrated in 1905, Mary was listed as an

    Alien. Next door to John and Mary were Mary’s oldest daughter Mary and her husband Manuel Bento.

 

    1930 AVILA JOHN Fresno Co CA Twp 15 66

    John Avila   Head  WM 35 M (25) RI Azores Labor/Dairy

    Mary         Wife  WF 40 M (19) Azores

    Emma Coelho  S/Dau WF 18 S CA AI AI

    Alvera Avila Dau   WF  9 S CA RI AI

    John         Son   WM  7 S CA RI AI

 

         1942 April 25 Registration for WWII

   

   

          

          Children:

   1 Alvera "Vera" Sara Avila born Oct 18 1920 Kings Co CA. Vera married Manual V Goulart Oct 6 1941.

     Vera died Dec 15 2000 San Luis Obispo Co CA.

 

   2 John Joseph Avila born Jan 21 1922 Stafford, Kings Co CA. John married Gladys Beatrice Goulart

     Oct 6 1941 Reno NV. John died June 6 1985 Porterville CA. Gladys died Nov 21 2009 Porterville

     CA. 

 

       

 

3 ELVERA AVILA born abt 1897 Azores Islands. Elvera married Frank Marini/Marino.

 

   1920 AVILA THOMAS Providence Co RI East Providence 32

   Frank Marini Head  WM 38 M  AL Italy Oil Refinery      (1901)

   Evelyn       Wife  WF 23 M  AL Azores                  (1911)

   Thomas Avila B/Law WM 26 Wd NA Azores Painter Wire Mill(1910) 1915

 

4 JOSEPH AVILA born abt 1898 Azores Islands. Joseph married Frances.

 

   1920 AVILA JOE Newport Co RI Newport 252 Jan 19th

   Joe Avila Head WM 22 M   AI AI AI Quarry Laborer (1904)

   Frances   Wife WF 20 M   MA Portugal

   Isaias    Son  WM  1 S   MA AI MA

   Anton     Son  WM 4/12 S MA AI MA

 

   1930 AVILA JOSEPH Nassau NY North Hempstead 106

   Joseph Avila Head WM 31 M (22) Portugal Carpenter (1912 NA)

   Caroline     Wife WF 33 M (22) Portugal           (1920 AL)

   Isaiah       Son  WM 12 S      MA Portugal

   Anthony W    Son  WM 10 S      RI Portugal

   William      Son  WM  6 S      RI Portugal

   Dorothy      Dau  WF  4 S      RI Portugal   

 

   Children:

 

   1 Isaiah Avila born Feb 25 1918 MA. Isaiah died Feb 25 1991 Fall River MA

 

   2 Anthony W Avila born 1919 MA/RI.

 

   3 William Avila born 1924 RI.

 

   4 Dorothy Avila born 1926 RI.

CHILDREN of Antonio and Frances Fagundes Avila

Elsie 5, Mary 12, and Dorothy 4

5 MALE AVILA born 1905-1908 RI.

 

6 MARY AVILA born Jan 21 1909 RI. Mary married John Noonan. Mary died July 21 2001 RI.

 

7 ELSIE AVILA born April 17 1915 RI. Elsie married Michael J Sullivan Jr. April 17 1939 Newport RI.

  Elsie died May 6 2004 Bristol Co MA. (Michael Sullivan sullivmj@drexel.edu)

 

  Elsie was named under the Girls Chorus Section

  1931 April 24 Newport Mercury And Weekly News

  Minstrel Show Great "Gloom Chaser"

  Hi-Y Club of Local "Y" Keeps Large Crowd In Uproar By Clever Jokes

 

  1939 April 21 Newport Mercury And Weekly News  

 

 

     1940 SULLIVAN MICHAEL J Newport Co RI Newport

   Michael J Sullivan Head WM 26 M Rhode Island Clerk

   Elsie L            Wife WF 22 M Rhode Island Saleslady Dept Store

 

8 DOROTHY ANNE AVILA born Aug 18 1917 RI. Dorothy married George Littlefield Aug 27 1940.

  Dorothy died June 19 2006 Orlando FL. Barbara (Barbara0786@q.com)

 

   1940 Aug 23 Newport Mercury And Weekly News

   

 

   1940 Aug 30 Newport Mercury And Weekly News