Frances DaCosta Dutra

5 October 1876–31 March 1948 (Age 71)

The Life of Frances DaCosta

Frances DaCosta Dutra was born on 5 October 1876, in Portugal as the daughter of Dutra and Felciano. She married Frank Perry Silva in 1899. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years and Alameda, Alameda, California, United States in 1920. She died on 31 March 1948, in Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States.

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Frank Perry Silva
Frances DaCosta Dutra
Marriage: 1899
Mary Pauline Silva
Raymond Perry Silva
Minnie Silva
Frank Perry Silva
John Albert Silva

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    Mary Pauline Silva


    Raymond Perry Silva


    Minnie Silva


    Frank Perry Silva



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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 15

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name for someone from Utra, a place in Flanders or Utrecht.

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

Sources (3)

  • Francis Silva in household of Frank D Silva, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frances Silva in household of Frank Silva, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Francis Silva in household of Frank P Silva, "United States Census, 1900"

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