- [S00024] Gimbel Pictures, "Residence of Tho's F Perry, Antioch, California".
White Victorian house.
Man with small girl and two similar aged girls on the steps.
F J Cardestry, photographer, Downey, Cal
"Home of my great aunt Emily, Joseph Thomas Renas sister."
[Probably wrong, 'Susan Murphy' has same picture and her husband descended from Perry]
- [S00023] Gimbel Letters, Frances O Small letter draft.
"We went to lunch at the Perry House [Monterey,CA] built by a Portugese whaler. I noticed the historical marker for the first time, it ties in with our ancestry, all those old whaling buddies of our greatgrandfathers. Grandpa's sister married a Perry. It also mentioned a Silva and a De Mello, all names of friends of great grandpa."
- [S00012] 1930 US Census, Berkeley, Alameda, California; Roll 110; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 272; Image: 346.0. 4/3-4/1930.
Dwelling 56 Family 58: "2218 9th Street"
"Perry, Thomas F; Head, home Owned, Male, age 75, Married, age at first marriage 31, born Azores, father born Azores, mother born Azores, immigration 1870 Naturalized, occupation None, veteran No"
"Perry, Margaret R; Wife, Female, age 66, Married, age at first marriage 22, born Azores, father born Azores, mother born Azores, immigration 1876, Naturalized, occupation None"
"Perry May E; Daughter, Female, age 42, Single, born California, father born Azores, mother born Azores, occupation Bookkeeper Dry Goods Wages"
"Perry, Anna S; Daughter, Female, age 40, Single, born California, father born Azores, mother born Azores, occupation Clerk Hardware Wages"
[Age at first marriage apparently wrong. 75-33-44, 66-22=44, but 1930 -- 44 = m 1885. Magdeline born 1880 and other records say 1878.]
- [S00011] 1920 US Census, Berkeley, Alameda, California; Roll T625_93; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 188; Image: 210. 1/2/1920.
Dwelling 35 Family 37: "2218 9th Street"
"Perry, Thomas F; Head, home Owned Farm, Male, age 65, Married, immigration 1975, Naturalized 1900, born Azores Islands, father born Azores Islands, mother born Azores Islands, occupation None"
"Perry, Margaret; Wife, Female, age 56, Married, immigration 1876, Naturalized 1900, born Azores Islands, father born Azores Islands, mothr born Azores Islands, occupation None"
"Perry, Mary E; Daughter, Female, age 35, Single, born California, father born Azores Islands, mother born Azores Islands, occupation Saleslady Florist Wages"
"Perry, Annie S; Daughter, Female, age 32, Single, born California, father born Azores Islands, mother born Azores Islands, occupation Bookkeeper Fuel? Milling Wages"
"Perry, Grace A; Daughter, Female, age 25, Single, born California, father born Azores Islands, mother born Azores Islands, occupation Clerk Knitting Factory Wages"
"Perry, Henry F; Son, Male, age 19, Single, born California, father born Azores Islands, mother born Azores Islands, occupation Ship Machinist Shipbuilding Wages"
"Perry, Alvina D; Daughter, Female, age 18, Single, born California, father born Azores Islands, mother born Azores Islands, occupation None"
"Perry, Emeline A; Daughter, Female, age 16, Single, born California, father born Azores Islands, mother born Azores Islands, occupation None"
- [S00010] 1910 US Census, Berkeley, Alameda, California; Roll T624_72; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 68; Image: 1308. 4/25/1910.
Dwelling 154 Family 177: "2818 Ninth St"
"Perry, Thos; Head, Male, age 60, marriage1 32 years, born Portugal, father born Portugal, mother born Portugal, immigration 1868,Naturalized, occupation Own Income"
"Perry, Margarita; Wife, Female, age 46, marriage1 32 years, children 16, living 10, born Portugal, father born Portugal, mother born Portugal, occupation None"
"Perry, Joseph; Son, Male, age 27, Single, born California, father born California, mother born California, occupation Cannery Cook Wages"
"Perry, Mary; Daughter, Female, age 25, born California, father born California, mother born California, occupation None"
"Perry, Annie; Daughter, Female, age 23, born California, father born California, mother born California, occupation Stenographer"
"Perry, Martha; Daughter, Female, age 16, born California, father born California, mother born California, occupation None"
"Perry, Grace; Daughter, Female, age 15, born California, father born California, mother born California, occupation None"
"Perry, Henry; Son, Male, age 10, born California, father born California, mother born California, occupation None"
"Perry, Alvina; Daughter, Female, age 8, born California, father born California, mother born California, occupation None"
"Perry, Emaline; Daughter, Female, age 7, born California, father born California, mother born California, occupation None"
- [S00076] Publications, Oakland Tribune, 6/6/1937.
"PERRY--In Berkeley, June 7, 1937,
Thomas F. Perry, dearly beloved husband of Margaret Perry, loving father of May and Anna Perry, Joseph and Henry Perry of Monterey, and Frank Perry of Antioch, Mrs. Magdaline Silveria, Mrs. Margaret Dobson, Mrs. Grace Chruch, Mrs. Alvina Swnson and Mrs. Emerline Alvers of Oakland; a native of Fayal, Azores. A member of I. D. E. S. Council No. 7 and U. P. E. C. Council 51. Interment, St. Joseph's Cemetery."
- [S00094] Ancestry Family Trees, Swanson Family Tree - Sue_Bonney Ancestry.com.
"Thomas Francisco Pereira Perry (1849-1937)"
Margarita Renas 1863 – 1958
Frank Perry - Magdeline Perry - Joseph Richard Perry 1883 – Mary E Perry 1884 – 1944 Anna Stella Perry 1887 – 1973 Margaret Viorene Perry 1893 – 1988 Grace Adeline Perry 1894 – 1986 Henry Ferdinand Perry 1900 – 1982 Alvina Dolores Perry 1901 – 1990 Emerline Perry 1903 – 1993"
- [S00080] Renas Family Tree - Ancestry.com Ragnor1.
"Thomas Frank (Francisco) Perry (Perreira), b 9 Aug 1849, Fayal Is., Azores Islands, Portugal, d 7 Jul 1937, Alameda County, California"
"Margaret Renas, b 29 Oct 1863, Flores Is., Azore Islands, Portugal, d 15 Feb 1958, Alameda County, California"
Joseph Richard Perry b 19 Mar 1883, m Eva M b abt 1900 California"
Mary E. Perry b 1884 California, d 1944 Alameda County, California
Anna Stella Perry b 1887 California, d 1973 Alameda County, California
Margaret Viorene Perry b 11 Aug 1893 Contra Costa, California, d 28 Nov1988 Sacramento, California
Grace Adeline Perry b 11 sep 1894 California, d 22 Dec1986 Alameda County, California, m Frank Church
Henry Ferdinand Perry b 30 May 1900 California, d 2 Dec1982 Monterey, California
Alvina Dolores Perry b 27 Oct 1901 California, d 21 Jun 1990 Alameda County, California
Emerline Perry b 4 Jan 1903 California, d 13 Jun1993 Alameda County, California
- [S00084] Saint Joseph's Cemtery, San Pablo, California, email 2/4/2010, Mary Tabor, St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
"Margaret Perry purchased a four grave plot: Section G, Station 4, Area 19, graves 9, 10,11 and 12"
"Section G, Station 4, Area 19, Grave #10 Thomas F. Perry
Place of birth: Fayal Place of death: Berkeley Parish St. Joseph’s , Oakland
Cause of death: Chronic myocarditis
Died: 6/7/1937 Age: 83 years, 4 months, 28 days"
[1937 06 07 - ae 83 4 28 = b 1953 08 09.]
- [S00094] Ancestry Family Trees, Knust Famliy Tree, GailTemple44@ancestry.com.
"Thomas Frank Perry b 9 Aug 1849 Fayal, Azores, Portugal; d 7 June 1937 Berkeley;
m Margaret Renas b 29 Oct 1863 Floes, Azores, Portugal; d 15 Feb 1958 Oakland;
c Margaret Viorene Perry b 11 Aug 1893 Antioch, Contra Costa; d 28 Nov 1988; m Charles H Dobson"
- [S00076] Publications, History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California, Volume II, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago 1925, page 294.
"J. R. Perry, the superintendent of the Carmel Canning Company, at Monterey, is a wide-awake executive of both experience and natural gifts for the administration of important interests. Born at San Jose, March 19, 1883, his parents are Thomas and Margaret (Renas) Perry. The former, a sea-faring man, came from the Azores Islands when young and at San Jose was married to Miss Renas. After years of hard and successful labor in farming, they are both enjoying comfortable retirement at Berkeley, and are still owners of a little farm near Pittsburg, California.
J. R. Perry attended the local schools of Pittsburg, where he remained until he was twenty years of age and he then went to Alaska where he worked in the salmon canneries. He began at the lower rounds of the ladder and after a while rose to be superintendent or manager but what was of more importance to him, he acquired valuable experience in studying canning from every angle, so that the years between 1900 and 1917, spent by him in Alaska, were particularly fruitful. Returning to California he settled in Monterey at a time when the plant of the Carmel Canning Company was being built and was put in charge by those anxious to secure dependable, up-to-date management. He was also given a chance to become a stockholder. This is one of the important fish canneries of northern California for in the busy season the Carmel Canning Company employs about one hundred and fifty hands and its superior fish products are shipped all over the world.
Mr. Perry was married to Miss Eva McCombe, a native daughter of San Mateo, a general favorite in the social circles in which she moves, and a sharer with her husband in his love and delight of out-door life and motoring. Mr. Perry is also fond of baseball. In poltics he is a republican, and is ever ready to support the program of the government in favor of protective trade. Monterey may well be congratulated upon such leaders in industrial and commercial movements as J. R. Perry, who has done his bit to add a new significance to the present position of historic Monterey and Carmel upon the map."
- [S00076] Publications, Antioch Ledger 12/1/1952 Obituary.
"NOIA---Mrs. Philomena A. Noia, 83, died on November 29, 1952. A native of the Azores, Mrs. Noia lived at 614 Seventh Street in Antioch and had lived in that city for 30 years. Surviving her were two sons: Joe and John Noia of Antioch; a brother, John Renas of Oakley; and two sisters, Mrs. Manuel Azevedo of Antioch and Mrs. Thomas Perry of Oakland. She was probably a member of SPRSI."
- [S00101] Find-A-Grave.
"Thomas Francisco Perry
Birth: Aug. 18, 1849, Castelo Branco, Azores Region, Portugal; Death: Jun. 7, 1937, Oakland, Alameda County, California
Thomas's death record stated that he died at 2218 9th Street, Berkeley, which was his place of residence. His wife was listed as Margaret Perry. His date of birth was reported as August 9, 1854 in Fayal, Azores. He age was recorded as 83 years, 9 months and 28 days. His occupation was listed as a farmer. His parents were recorded as Antone Perry and Emerline, both born in the Azores. He was in the city of his death for 30 years, in California for 70 years and in the United States for 72 years. The informant for this record was his wife, Margaret Perry. Dr. Benton certified that the cause of death was chronic myocarditis and general arterio sclerosis which Thomas had suffered from for a "few years." [Oakland Tribune June 8, 1937]
Thomas was listed in the U.P.E.C. death claim rolls as claim number 6791, as member number 12, Council number 51, death date of June 7, 1937.
Parents; Ermilinda C. Pereira (1821 - 1904)
Spouse: Margaret Izabel Renas Perry (1863 - 1958)
Children: Mary Ellen Perry (1884 - 1944)*, Anna Stella Perry (1887 - 1973)*
Siblings: Francisca E. Pereira (1842 - 1915)*, Francisco A. Pereira (1846 - 1901)*, Christiano F. Pereira (1854 - 1916)*, Filemena P. Vargas (1859 - 1930)*
Burial: Saint Josephs Cemetery, San Pablo, Contra Costa County, California
Created by: Susan Vargas Murphy, Record added: Oct 05, 2009, Find A Grave Memorial# 42728603"
[Headstone "PERRY; 1850 Thomas F 1937; 1884 Mary E 1944; 1863 Margaret 1958; 1887 Anna S 1973"]
[Birth date errors. 1937 06 07 - ae 83 09 28 = b 1853 08 09 not 1954 nor 1849!]
- [S00094] Ancestry Family Trees, Phillips Family Tree, email@example.com.
"Thomas Frank (Francisco) Perry (Perreira), Birth 9 Aug 1849, Fayal Is., Azores Islands, Portugal, Death 7 Jul 1937 Berkeley, Alameda, California;
m Margaret Renas, Birth 29 Oct 1863 Flores Is., Azore Islands, Portugal, Death 15 Feb 1958 Oakland, Alameda, California"
[numerous descendants, some ancestors]
- [S00100] US City Directories, 1908, Husted's Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda Directory, page 1404.
"1404 Per Polk-Husted Co.'s Pet"
"Pet Berkeley City Directory Phi 1405"
"Perry Anna, stenogr, b 2218 9th."
"Perry Joseph R, b 2218 8th"
"Perry Mae, b 2218 9th."
"Perry Thomas F, r 2218 9th."
[abbreviations b=boards, r=residence]
[entry for Joseph R probably wrong, probably 9th]
- [S00021] Gimbel Announcements, Baby Congratualtion.
[probably to Mayme (Renas) Gimbel]
"From Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Perry, 1118 Addison"
- [S00072] California Voter Registrations 1900-1968, 1914 Berkeley Precinct No. 40.
"286, Perry, Miss Anna, 2218 9th st, stenog, Rep"
"290, Perry, Joe R, 2218 9th st, NP"
"291, Perry, Thos F, 2218 9th st, retired, Prog"
"224, Perry, Thomas F, 2118 9th, retired, Rep"
"229, Perry, Miss Anna S, 2218 9th, stenographer, Rep"
"230, Perry, Miss Grace A, 2218 9th, packer, Rep"
"231, Joseph R, 2218 9th, canneryman, Rep"
"232, Perry, Miss Mae E, 2218 9th, seamstress, Rep"
"233, Perry, Miss Margaret V, 2218 9th, stenographer, Rep"
"234, Perry, Thomas, 2218 9th, retired, Rep"
"248, Ramos, John J, 2018 9th, merchant, Rep"
[Joseph Thomas Renas' partner. Children listed?]
"357, Renas, Joseph Thos., 982 University, merchant, Rep"
"356, Renas, Mrs Mary D, 982 University, housewife, Rep"
"359, Renas, Joseph T. Jr, 982 University, merchant, Rep"
- [S00134] California Marriage Records from Select Counties 1850-1941.
"Marriage License, County of Alameda, State of California, Marriage Certificate
I hereby certify that I am a Justice of the Peace for the City of Oakland and that Francis Eugene White and Grace Adeline Perry
were joined in marriage by me the 19th May 1928 at Oakland, Alameda, California,
witnesses Mrs Mae Morris of Albany, Alameda, California; Manuel Morris of Albany, Alameda, California,
19th May 1928, Edward J Tyrell
groom: Francis Eugene White, residence 915 Grove St, Oakland, age 40, Divorced, marriage 2nd, born Ohio, occupation Electrician,
father: Francis Eugene White, born Virginia; mother Josephine Stratten, born Ohio;
bride: Grace Adeline Perry, residence 2218 9th st, Berkeley, age 33, Divorced, marrige 2nd, born California, occupation Cleaning & dyeing,
father: Thomas F Perry, born Portugal; mother Margaret Renas, born Portugal;"
"Index to Marriage Licences and Certificates, No. 35, Alameda county.
1179, White Francis Eugene; Grage Adeline Perry;
Edward J Tyrrell, J. P., 19 May 1928, book 173, page 216"
- [S00155] California Death Index 1905-1939.
"Thomas F Perry
Birth Year: abt 1854 Death Date: 7 Jun 1937 Age at Death: 83 Death Place: Alameda, California"
- [S00091] Murphy S Research, email, 1/2/2012, File from Susan Swanson.
"1 Susan Swanson. Susan married unknown Bonney.
2 Joseph Elwood Swanson. Born aft 1930.
4 Joseph Swanson. Born bef 1910. On 24 Jul 1924 Joseph married Alvina C. Dolores Perry in Centerville, Alameda County, California???
5 Alvina C. Dolores Perry. Born on 27 Oct 1901 in Antioch, Contra Costa County, California. Alvina C. Dolores died on 23 Mar 1946; she was 44.
10 Thomas Francisco Pereira. Born on 18 Aug 1849 in Castelo Branco, Faial, Acores. Thomas Francisco died in Oakland, Alameda County, California, on 7 Jun 1937; he was 87. Buried on 10 Aug 1937 in St. Joseph, San Pablo, Contra Costa County, California.
On 19 Oct 1878 when Thomas Francisco was 29, he married Margarita Izabel Renas in St. Joseph's Church, Mission S. Jose, Alameda County, California.
11 Margarita Izabel Renas. Born on 29 Oct 1863 in Santa Cruz, Flores, Acores. Margarita Izabel died in Oakland, Alameda County, California, on 15 Feb 1958; she was 94."
- [S00123] Documents, Marriage Record, Mission San Jose, San Jose, California (Susan Vargas).
"[47} A D 1878 dielgoit in Matrimonium conjunxi Thomasiam
[eira] Francisium natum in Fayal ex Antonio Francisco Preira
[t] et Permalinda Candida Carabalha _ et Margaritam
[mentel] Paulinam natam in Flores ex Josepho Pementel Ramos
et Maria Carneiro coram duobus testibus Francisco
Antonio de Vargas et Magdalena Louisa Vargas
Antonio M Sanlanduen?"
[Image in Documents/RenasMargaretIsabel-PerryThomasF-Marriage-MissionSanjose-SanJoseCA-1878.jpg]
[Prefix in text above in square-brackets are the trailing part of a left colum cut off in the image]
- [S00073] Internet, dholmes.com/master-list/azores.html, 3/9/2012.
"Gail Temple, 912 Rose Dr, Benicia, Ca 94510, USA
Tel.: (707)745-9172 email: BENICIA12@aol.com
Date submitted: Tue, 14 Sep 1999
Surname: PERRY - RENAS
Comments: Perry, Charles F. b:1849, married Margaret I. Renas b:1863. My Aunt believes the name Perry was changed from Perreili or Perreina? We were also told that Charles or his Father may have been a Captain of a ship. We do not know which Island they came from or much else. They did end up in California by 1879/1880, as their first(?) child was born here."
- [S00091] Murphy S Research, email 11/8/2011 Susan Murphy.
"... Margaret Renas. Her husband, Thomas Francisco Pereira, was the brother to my great grandmother, Filomena Augusta Pereira (they went also by Perry). They are buried at St Josephs Cemetery in Mission San Jose...her husband was Francisco Pereira Vargas.
I have Margaret in my database with the parents of Jose Pimentel Ramos and Maria Carneiro.....and that she was from Flores. The name Pimentel is very common in Flores. I got those names from their marriage record in Mission San Jose ... I have a picture of Thomas outside his house in Antioch with little girls in the picture... My grandmother used to talk about her uncle Thomas."
"Yes....that is the same picture that I have of Thomas Perry's house."
[Picture same as PerryThomasF-RenasMargaret-HouseAntiochCA.jpg, so connection is confirmed. GS]
- [S00101] Find-A-Grave.
"Margaret Izabel Renas Perry
Birth: Oct. 29, 1863, Santa Cruz, Azores Region, Portugal
Death: Feb. 15, 1958, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Margaret was born in the village of Santa Cruz on the island of Flores in the Azores to Jose Pimentel Ramos and Maria Isabel. She was baptized on November 5, 1863. Her paternal grandparents Manuel Pimentel Ramos and Maria de Jesus. Her maternal grandparents were Jose Thomas Carneiro and Maria Isabel. Margaret's name is listed as Mararita Paulina on her marriage record. Margaret and her husband, Thomas Pereira (Perry), were married on October 19, 1868 in Mission San Jose, Calfornia and they lived in the town of Warm Springs at the beginning of their marriage. The family moved to Antioch, at least by 1886, and eventually to Berkeley sometime before 1908.
She was later known as having a maiden name of Renas. She is listed on her children Frank's baptism as Margarita Pimentel, on her son Joseph's as Margarita Leopoldina Pimentel and on her daughter Mary's baptism as Margarita P. Pimentel. Margaret was blind in her last years. When her family would come to visit, her great-granddaughter, Gail Knust Temple remembers that they would line up and she would feel them and and make some comment, like "Oh a big girl." and then they would go out to play. Margaret may have been sent for to marry her husband. Margaret's daughter, Margaret, said that her parents buried at least one child in Mission San Jose.
Her obituary appeared in the Oakland Tribune on February 17, 1958, page 27:
Margaret Perry In Oakland, February 15, 1958, beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Perry; loving mother of Anna S. Perry, Joseph R. and Henry Perry of Monterey, Frank J. Perry of Fresno, Mrs. Margaret Dobson, Mrs. Grace Church, Mrs. Emeline Alvers of Oakland, Mrs. Alvina Souza of Hayward and the late Magdaline Silveira and May E. Perry; grandmother of 9 grandchildren. A native of Flores, Azores. A member of S.P.R.S.I. Council #78 of Berkeley. Interment, St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Spouse: Thomas Francisco Perry (1849 - 1937)*
Children: Mary Ellen Perry (1884 - 1944)*, Anna Stella Perry (1887 - 1973)*
Burial: Saint Josephs Cemetery , San Pablo, Contra Costa County, California, USA
Created by: Susan Vargas Murphy, Record added: Oct 05, 2009, Find A Grave Memorial# 42728872"
- [S00115] 1940 US Census, Berkeley, Alameda, California; Roll: T627_187; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 1-84. 4/12/1940.
Visit 256: "2218 9th St"
"Perry, Margaret; Head home Owned, Female, age 76, Widowed, higest grade 5, born Azores, residence 4/1/1935 Same House"
"Perry, Mae; Daughter, Female, age 55, Single, higest grade H1, born Calif, residence 4/1/1935 Same House"
"Perry, Anna; Daughtr, age 52, Single, higest grade H2, born Calif, residence 4/1/1935 Same House, occupation Bookkeeper Wholesale Dying Wages"