Marie Pontifical Braga

29 January 1896–15 March 1988 (Age 92)

The Life Summary of Marie Pontifical

Marie Pontifical Braga was born on 29 January 1896. She married Joseph Carvalho Chaves on 12 February 1912, in Santo Espírito, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Durkee, Baker, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Country Election Precinct, Baker, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 15 March 1988, in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Carvalho Chaves
Marie Pontifical Braga
Marriage: 12 February 1912
Arthur Anthony Chaves
Wilfred H Chaves
Martin Joseph Chaves
Lena D Chaver
Francis Edward Chaves

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1912Santo Espírito, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal
  • Children


    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1898 · Oregon Historical Society
    Age 2
    The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
    Age 24
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Manuel, Jose, Francisco, Luis, Mario, Sergio, Alvaro, Carlos, Luiz, Reginaldo, Virginio, Adriana. Portuguese Paulo, Duarte, Joao, Albano.Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from Braga, a city innorthern Portugal. As Bracara Augusta, it was the capital ofthe Roman province of Gallaecia.

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

    Sources (4)

    • Marie Braga Chaves in entry for Wilfred Herman Chaves, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
    • Marie Chaves, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Marie Chaves na família de Joseph Chaves, “United States Census, 1920”

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