Manuel & Kate FREITAS



New Sept 2016

First Generation - Manuel & Kate Freitas, husband and wife, both 1st generation Hawaii-born to parents born in Portugal

MANUEL FREITAS married Catherine "Kate" Felix?. 

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. 

Kate died on April 29, 1924 in Hawaii.

In 1949 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.

MANUEL and KATE had several children, all born in Hawaii:

MARGARET "MAGGIE" FREITAS, born around 1906.

MARION FREITAS, 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 Star-Advisor)
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, 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


ANDREW FREITAS, born about 1911.

MABEL FREITAS, born about 1914.

REYNOLD 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 SR., was born August 11, 1916 and died Nov. 11, 1961. He married MARION McINTOSH.  Clarence was the godfather, dearly loved, of Genevieve Catherine Freitas Karasaki.  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 HI  Plot: SEC. H-G-21


1910 Census:  Taken on April 26, at  Honolulu City, Oahu, HI at 1517 Luso Lane.  Manuel was 25 (born 1885).  They had 4 children, MAGGIE FREITAS (1906); GEORGE FREITAS (1908); MARION FREITAS, born on 16 July 1907.  Son Marion is listed as "Marianno".   And an Alfredo, age 1 (1909...could this be son FREDERICK FREITAS?)

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 LARRY12 (about 1918). MANUEL FREITAS was working as a truck driver for a machine shop.  None of his sons were working per this Census.


Second Generation - Reynold Benedict Freitas, husband
and wife, Emily Andrade

REYNOLD BENEDICT FREITAS, was born on March 11, 1915.  His wife EMILY ANDRADE 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.  He 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.

More 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 them.

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. She 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

Note:  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 Karasaki was born on November 14, 1934 in Honolulu and died in May 11, 1996 in Hawaii; he married Genevieve 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.   They 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. 






    See Also:      AVILLA

    See Also:      KARASAKI


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    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

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