Her father, who had been a milliner, went to Angola and Mozambique in Africa, and to Brazil, in connection with the ladies hat trade.
Maria had recently immigrated to the Pocket area with a cousin, Vera Bettencourt, and lived in the Pocket with a Costa family. They were married in April 1899, the wedding celebration lasting a full week.
Joe and Mary were the parents of two daughters, Gloria Dias, and Hilda, who first married Art Neves and then married Elmer Gomes.
After three days of this he said to his employer in broken English, ·Me worked three days, me wants three dollars." The employer gave him three kicks in the rear and sent him on his way.
He also drove a four-horse stagecoach carrying mail and passengers.
Antonio Leal was the brother of Leonor Jacinto Leal who married Antonio J. At this time Manuel made his living in a commercial fishing partnership, selling mostly salmon and catfish.
Silveira, and of Ignacia Leal who married Manuel S. They lived on the houseboat for about six months, then moved to a house in the town of Freeport, where their first child, Manuel Jr., was born.
After three days of this he said to his employer in broken English, "Me worked three days, me wants three dollars.º The employer gave him three kicks in the rear and sent him on his way.
When he left Inyo County he went to work at the Elk Grove Winery for a while and then sometime in the next decade he moved to the Grant area where he worked on a hay-baling press and farmed grain and hay on a share basis.
While working there, he had a new home built in what was called at that time Highland Park on Carnegie Avenue, later to be named Sloat Way, where now sits the three-story building of the California Department of Motor Vehicles, adjacent to the back end of St. In 1914 Manuel's sister Rose Valine, who lived in Chico, lost her husband in an accident and, left with several children and in dire need of help, persuaded Manuel to move his family to Chico to help run the farm. At some point the surname of the family was changed from Avila to Silva.
Manuel and Delphina rented out their house and moved with their six children to Chico for two years, returning around 1917 to Sacramento where Manuel obtained a job with the Sierra Planing Mill near 4th and S Streets. in 1887 at age 15 from Faial, settling in Alameda County as a farm laborer. Sometime that year Antone joined his oldest brother, Joseph, who was herding sheep somewhere in Inyo County around Lone Pine and Bishop.
In addition to fishing commercially, Manuel did miscellaneous farm labor.
After about one year in Freeport they moved to 18th and S Streets in Sacramento and Manuel went to work for the Azevedo Winery for about one year.
Around 1902 they moved to the Clarksburg area, where they farmed and had a small dairy on the Lennox ranch, adjacent to where Antone's brother John also farmed and had a dairy.