Some ancestors of mine immigrated to the US. Jose Correia in 1915 and afterwards his wife, child and mother-in-law.
It seems his wife died while in labor and afterwards the family came back to Portugal. But his wife was definitely buried in the US.
I have found registers of Jose Correia entering the US, but I didn't find the immigration records of the women that went afterwards.
They didn't give her surnames in Portugal, most probably because her father was declared unknown. Anyways the date of birth matches exactly the name on the following grave. Maria L. Correia could be Maria Lucinda. This grave is in the Precious Blood Cemetery in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. It seems to be a catholic cemetery and I called the local parish and unfortunately they couldn't say anything about the grave since there was a fire in the 1950s where they lost a lot of records. I also didn't find anything on familysearch.org which I believe has extensive information about vital records of Rhode Island.
I'm a bit stuck here. How can I find more information about this grave afterwards?(there's nothing online about them) I have his SSN number, I know his address in Woonsocket back then because he was drafted for WWI and WWII. I also know the precise date of Maria Lucinda's birthday and where she was born in Portugal.
List of facts that I have that make me think she is Maria Lucinda:
- From the Portuguese christening record I know Maria Lucinda was born on 30 March 1897. It matches the information on the grave.
- Yes, there are a lot of records for Maria Correia's since these are common Portuguese names. But there aren't much records for Maria Lucinda and the abbreviation on the grave matches her second name (Lucinda).
- It's a known fact in the family that she died in the United States. I know she registered a child in Portugal in January 1916 and that this child also went to the US with Maria Lucinda very early in life.
- Her husband was drafted for WWI and he had an address in Woonsocket in Woonsocket in 1917. So I can expect her to be around Woonsocket in 1923, which is where the grave is located. Here's the registration draft:
If you want to give me advice about how I can find more information about Maria Lucinda online, I'd like that. But what I'm really asking is which registry or archive I need to reach out for to ask if they know something about this grave.