Sophie Santos Correa

5 June 1920–25 January 2004 (Age 83)
Puunene, Maui, Hawaii, United States

The Life of Sophie Santos

When Sophie Santos Correa was born on 5 June 1920, in Puunene, Maui, Hawaii, United States, her father, Paulo "Paul" Correa, was 35 and her mother, Maria "Mary" Santos, was 32. She married Joseph Francis Gomes on 18 June 1938, in Hawaii Territory, United States. She lived in Hawaii, United States in 1920 and Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 January 2004, in Hayward, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hayward, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Francis Gomes
Sophie Santos Correa
Marriage: 18 June 1938

Spouse and Children

18 June 1938
Hawaii Territory, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Nettie Mary Santos Correa



    Eva Santos Correa



    Rosalie Correa


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 14

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 22

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Spanish: possibly from correa ‘leather strap’, ‘belt’, ‘rein’, ‘shoelace’, plural correas (Latin corrigia ‘fastening’, from corrigere ‘to straighten’, ‘to correct’), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such articles.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sophie Gomez in household of Joseph Gomez, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sophie Correa in household of Ray A White, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sophie Correa in household of Paul Correa, "United States Census, 1930"

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