First Generation - Manuel & Kate
Freitas, husband and wife, both 1st generation Hawaii-born to parents born
Per 1920 Census information, Manuel
was 33 and born in Hawaii (July 1886); Kate was born there also in June1890. They were
both born to Portugal-born parents.
According to the 1920 census Manuel and Catherine had 9
children: Margaret (14) (1906),
Marion (July 1907), George (11) (October 1908), Alfred Frederick (10)
(March 1910), Andrew (9) (1911), Mabel (6) (1914),
Reynold (5) (1915), Clarence (3 4/12) (1916); and Lawrence (1 11/12) (1918).
Note: Lawrence is not the youngest child ultimately in this family.
In 1920 Census, this Freitas family
rented a home at 1539B Lusitania Street in Oahu.
Manuel worked as an engineer at a pumping station.
died on April 29, 1924 in Hawaii.
Manuel Freitas died
in a home fire (Note: May be news articles about this). Some of his children, including Reynold Freitas (below), were put in
orphanages after the fire.
KATE had several children, all born in Hawaii:
MARGARET "MAGGIE" FREITAS,
born around 1906.
born on 16 July 1907. Marion died July 25, 1974 in Honolulu. His
wife is Alice Oliveria and they had
4 known children children, all
born in the 1930s. Three of these children has passed:
Wilfred W. Frietas, Sr. (1933-2000); Sylvia Jean Freitas (Mrs. Riveira)
(1935-2000); and Lawrence Marion Freitas (1932-2002). Alice died on Nov.
23, 1997 in Los Angeles, CA. Note:
Obit of 4/26/2000 on Star Bulletin:
Wilfred W. Freitas, 65,
of Honolulu died April 18 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is
survived by sons Bryan and Wilfred; daughter Alice Watanabe;
brothers Lawrence and Clifford; sister Sylvia Riveira, and three
grandchildren. Memorial services: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick
Mortuary. Call from 2 to 5 p.m. Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial
Park. Casual attire.
A Wilfred Freitas, Jr.
may be the son of Wilfred Sr. above. Here is
Feb. 23, 2016 (From Honolulu
Wilfred “Willy” Freitas Jr., 57, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a butcher
for Food Farm at Mauna Lani, died in Kona Community Hospital. He
was born in Kealalekua. He is survived by wife Pam; son Kaeo;
daughters Alyssia Kealoha and Chas Freitas; brothers Kalani,
Michael and Kawika Freitas; sisters Kaui, Kehaulani and Noe
Freitas and Joby Crichton; and seven grandchildren. Service: 6
p.m. March 11 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Honaunau.
Visitation: 8 a.m. March 12 at the church. Service: 10 a.m.
Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa,
Hawaii. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Obit of 25 Feb 2005 Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Sylvia Jean Riveira,
68, of Makaha, a homemaker, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive
Health Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons
Gary Chock and Conce and Russell Riveira; daughters Liolita Riveira
and Darlene Santarone; brother Clifford Freitas; 14 grandchildren;
and 16 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waianae Sacred
Heart Church. Call after 9 a.m.
George Freitas was born Oahu, Hawaii 18 Oct 1908; died 31 Jul
1924. He is son of Katherine and Manuel Freitas and brother of Alfred
Freitas, all of whom are buried here at Makiki.
ALFREDO (FREDRICK) FREITAS,
born about 3/6/1910 in HI. Burial: Makiki
Cemetery Honolulu Hawaii
born about 1911.
MABEL FREITAS, born
BENEDICT FREITAS, born March 11, 1915. REYNOLD died
on November 12 in 1987 in Honolulu.
When Reynold was just 15 he married EMILY ANDRADE
who was born in 1910, making her 5 years older than Reynold.
Reynold Freitas and Reynold Freitas Jr.
CLARENCE DANIEL FREITAS
was born August 11, 1916 and died Nov. 11, 1961. He married MARION McINTOSH. Clarence was the
godfather, dearly loved, of Genevieve Catherine
Burial Diamond Head Memorial Park Honolulu
HI Plot: Sec. Q-18-9
Obit of his son from Honolulu
Star Bulletin Fri March 2, 2001
Clarence D. Freitas Jr., 65,
of Honolulu, who retired from the city, died Tuesday in St. Francis
Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife
Sylvia; sons Clarence III, Christopher, Michael and Louis; daughters
Norma Freitas-Kalima, Marion Jardine and Cathleen Freitas; mother
Marion, 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30
a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial:
Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
LAWRENCE "LARRY" CLIFFORD
FREITAS, born 1/29/1918; died 10/3/1967. WWII Veteran.
Burial Diamond Head Memorial Park Honolulu
1910 Census: Taken on April 26, at Honolulu City,
Oahu, HI at 1517 Luso Lane. Manuel was 25 (born 1885). They
had 4 children,
FREITAS, born on 16
July 1907. Son Marion is listed as "Marianno". And an
Alfredo, age 1 (1909...could this be son
1920 Census: Taken on January 18, at Honolulu, Oahu, HI on
1539B Lusitania Street, where they rented their home. Although unclear
on the copy, it appears that Manuel was working as an engineer for a pumping
station. On this Census Kate was 31 (born about 1889) and Manuel was
34 (born about 1886)
1930 Census: Taken on April 15, at Honolulu City, Oahu, HI on 1649
Fort Street. At this point, Manuel was now a widower, age 42 (about
1888). Only his three youngest sons were still living at his home:
REYNOLD was 16 (1915), CLARENCE 14 (about 1916), and
1918). MANUEL FREITAS
was working as a truck driver for a machine shop. None of his sons
were working per this Census.
Generation - Reynold Benedict
and wife, Emily Andrade
BENEDICT FREITAS, was born on March 11, 1915.
was born Dec. 2, 1910 in Hawaii. Reynold died 12 Nov 1987 in Honolulu.
Emily died July 6th 1989, two years after Reynold. They are
buried at Diamond Head Memorial Park in Honolulu at Plot SEC H-G 24.
Emily's Portuguese name was something like "Emalia."
1940 Census: Taken on April 3, at Honolulu City
(Tract 2), Oahu, HI on 1748 Colburn St. Reynolds was working as a general
helper at the Navy Yard.
was making $1083/pay period, working a 40 hour week and and was renting
their home. Reynolds was 26 and his wife Emily was two years older, at 28
(born about 1912). Reynolds completed 4th grade and Emily 8th grade.
Their daughter Genevieve is 5; daughter Adeline is 2 and son Reynolds (Jr.)
is 9 months old. Living with them is Isabella (Isabel) Andrade, who is
Reynolds sister-in-law. She is 18 and was born in
California. She completed through the 7th grade.
Reynolds was a memorable man loved by his family. One of the tiny
stories about Reynolds was the way he would refer to people as "donkeys".
Should you drive down the road and someone cuts you off, his "What a
Donkey!" would fit quite well.
on Emily Andrade: She was first generation American. Her
dad, Francisco Joseph "Jose: de Andrade (photo right)
was born in Sao Miguel, Portugal on Feb. 11, 1881. Her mother Maria
"Cozy" Sypriano (photo below) was born in Livramento, Azores on January 1, 1894.
When Joseph and Maria married, Maria was also just 15! Maria died at
Sacred Heart Hospital in Hanford CA on July 19, 1981. Francisco Joseph
Andrade died in Oakland, CA but I have no other information.
Emily was a waitress at a soda shop
and for many years she cleaned the apartments where
the Hawaii Islanders professional baseball team lived. Many of the players
spoke Portuguese, had great stories that Emily shared and she was beloved by
This is a picture
of the mother of Cozy, Maria Da Conceicao born about 1869 on San Miguel
Island in the Azores, Portugal. This picture was likely in California
in the 30s or 40s per the owner on Ancestry.
The children of Reynold and Emily Andrade Freitas are:
GENEVIEVE CATHERINE FREITAS, born 8
Jul 1934, Hawaii; d. 30 Jan 1985, Hawaii; m. RICHARD JOSEPH S. KARASAKI, 6 Nov 1954, Hawaii; b. 14 Nov 1934,
Honolulu; d. 11 May 1996, Kaiser Hospital, Hawaii.
ADELINE M. FREITAS, born in
Hawaii December 7th, 1937.
On the day of her 4th birthday the
attack on Pearl Harbor happened.
She died in Honolulu on January
5th, 1989 per the SSDI.
lived 51 years. and was a Sagittarius. Adeline did not marry.
Adeline is buried at Diamond Head Memorial Park in
Honolulu at Plot Sec. H-G-23
Adeline's Aunt on her mom's side was also named Adeline.
REYNOLD BENEDICT FREITAS, JR., born 3
Jun 1939, Hawaii; died 18 Sep 1998 at the age of 59.
His wife was Shirley Ann N.
Smith; they married in Clark, NV on Sept 28, 1984. Reynold worked
with the Public Works Center. Here is a
picture of "Grandpa Reynolds."
Third Generation - Born in Hawaii
Genevieve Catherine Freitas and husband
Richard Joseph Sunao Karasaki
Richard Joseph Sunao
born on November 14, 1934 in Honolulu and died in May 11, 1996 in Hawaii; he
Catherine Freitas on
November 6, 1954. Genevieve was born on July 8, 1934 and died in Hawaii
January 30, 1985 at the age of 50. Richard J. S. Karasaki retired from the
Pearl Harbor Naval Base as a Group Superintendent. He is
buried at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe Hawaii.
Note: Joe believed in doing things right the first time. He did
not want to just "slap things together." He enjoyed Vince Lombardi and
Nat King Cole to which he often sang in his rich deep voice. Joe and
Genevieve were a great team and terrific parents.
had two sons and one daughter.
Roosevelt High in Honolulu
In 1957, Genevieve was an usherette
for Kaimuki Theatre; her husband was employed by the USNS.
USNS Fred C.
Ainsworth from Pearl Harbor to San Francisco in 1952 with passengers,
Reynold Freitas, Reynold Freitas Jr, Emily A. Freitas, Genevieve C.
Freitas and Adeline M. Freitas