Manuel R BENAVIDES Filberto Flores FELIX Filbert Flores FELIX Jeanne Aurora BENAVIDES Roberto BENAVIDES Dolores BENAVIDES Manuel BENAVIDES Feliciana TREVIÑO Mini tree diagram

Angela BENAVIDES6,7,7,6,1,2,3,6,8,9,10,11,5,4

22nd Feb 19211,2,3,4 - 26th Feb 19966,6,1,2,3

Life History

22nd Feb 1921

Born in San Antonio, Texas.1,2,3,4

3rd Aug 1944

Birth of son Filbert Flores FELIX.12,1,13,14

26th Feb 1996

Died in San Francisco, San Francisco, California.6,6,1,2,3

1st Mar 1996

Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California.5

Other facts


Married Filberto Flores FELIX


Adoptive Name: Angellita Bermudez.3


  • Angela does not appear with the Benavides family in any of the census records for them.  Angela was a daughter of Feliciana and Manuel Benavides, but at some point she was given to her godparents, Beatrice and Daniel Bermudez, who raised her in meager circumstances.

    "Yes mom's maiden name was Benavides.  Her mom was Feliciana.  She must of married because I knew her name as Feliciana Camacho.  Yes, my grandfather on mom's side was Manuel Benavides.  I'm requesting my original birth certificate from Seattle, but because I was adopted it might take awhile.  My adoptive mother was also a relative, Angela Benavides, my mother's sister."
    --  Paula Juarez, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 28 January 2019

    Certificate of Baptism
    Paula Jeanne Margaret Terry
    Child of Rama Terry and Aurora Benavides
    Born 10 February 1040 in Seattle, Washington
    Baptized 1 April 1951 by Rev John J Maher
    Sponsors Filbert Felix and Angela Felix
    Certificate issued 17 April 1972 by St Elizabeth's Church, San Francisco, California

    "Since Angie 'Angela' was my adopted mom I knew Robert Benavides and knew an uncle Jessie Camacho one of my grandmother's son from another marriage.  [Angela's husband] was Filberto Felix.  Born in Mexico."
    --  Paula Juarez, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 28 January 2019

    Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
    Seattle-King County, Washington
    Adoptive Birth Certificate
    Paula Jean Felix
    Born 10 February 1949 King County Hospital, Seattle, King County, Washington
    Father Filbert F Felix, Age 40, born Mexico, Construction Foreman
    Mother Angela Benavides, Age 28, born in Texas
    Usual Address of Mother 848 Goettingen St, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    Informant Mother
    Birth record registered 24 February 1949
    This copy certified 11 June 1984

    Angela Benavides -- I was told by her that she was stolen or given to her godparents and they lived in a train caboose.  Made their way to San Francisco and stayed there the rest of her life.  All I know is a last name "Bermudez."  They arranged for Angela to marry Filberto Felix.  He was from Mexico. ...

    No one ever talked about her life with her real mother, Feliciana.  Growing up I knew Robert (my uncle) and Angela and him were close, then I came into the picture.  She adopted me because my mother went to prison.

    I was told different stories about how Angela got me!
    --  Paula Juarez, Facebook Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 30 January 2019

    The Bermudez did formally adopt Angela.  Adoption records have not been found, but we note that Angela's California Death Record (see at the end of these notes) gives the names of her parents as mother's maiden name Cantu and father's name surname Bermudez.

    Her Social Security Application has her Bermudez name, which she later changed to her married name.  She also signed up for Social Security under the form of her name that is usually a nickname, Angelita (Angie).  One of the city directories listing her and her husband Filbert Felix, listed her as Angelita.

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Angelita Bermudez [Angela Felix]
    Birth 22 Feb 1921 San Antonio, Texas
    Death Date 26 Feb 1996
    Father Daniel Bermudez
    Mother Beatriz Cantu
    SSN 550301218
    Dec 1942 Name listed as ANGELITA BERMUDEZ; Nov 1949 Name listed as ANGELA FELIX

    They were listed in the 1930 census with Angelita in the household.  No other children were in the home.  The couple had been married about 17 years at that time, according to the census.

    1930 Federal Census, San Francisco County, California, 12 April, San Francisco, District 38-33, page 18A, 1060 Iowa St, Hse #180, Fam #197
    Bermudez, Daniel Head Rents $17 M Mexican 37 First married at age 20 [mar abt 1913] Mexico Mexico Mexico Spanish Lang, Entered US 1909, Status Alien, Railway Trimmer [b abt 1893]
    Bermudez, Beatrice Wife F Mexican 29 First married at age 16 [mar abt 1917] Texas Mexico Mexico No Occup [b abt 1901]
    Bermudez, Angelita Dau F Mexican 10 Single Texas Mexico Texas [b abt May 1920]
    Salas, ??? Boarder M Mexican 21 Single Mexico Mexico Mexico Spanish Lang, Entered US 1928, Status Alien, Railway Laborer [b abt 1909]

    After her marriage, Angela (Angelita) appears several times in a city directory with Filberto.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1942, p 465
    Felix Filbert (Angelita) lab h 1216 Newhall

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1945, p 578
    Felix Filbert F (Angela) lab h 639 Jerrold av

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1948, p 616
    Felix Filbert F (Angela) lab h 848 Goettingen

    Dolores is my mom's sister.  I remember her saying that I had an aunt Dolores in Kansas City.

    The only thing I know about Angie (Angela Benavides-Felix) is that Feliciana did not bring her up.  She gave her to Angie's godparents.  Bermudez was that last name.  Angie was never allowed to go to school and they lived in a railroad box car.  They moved to San Francisco.

    Angie married Filberto Flores Felix from Mexico.  They lived in San Francisco at 848 Goettingen St. San Francisco.  [This is the address for Angela on the birth document for Paula.]

    I think the godparents names were Beatrice & Daniel Bermudez(s).  They both worked at St. Joseph's church.

    In San Francisco when I was young. I think Angela died in the 90's sometime.
    --  Paula Juarez, Facebook Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 1 February 2019

    Angela's Social Security record has the Spanish spelling of her mother's name:  "Father Daniel Bermudez, Mother Beatriz Cantu."  Paula's comment above provides a context for some comments she had made the day before about her adoptive mother Angela Felix.

    Writing to you about the family in Texas I started thinking about "Angela Felix" my adopted mother. How sad she must of felt all those years.  Never knowing if her family loved her.  She was a good mom.

    I live in Stockton, California, not too far from San Francisco, so I was thinking I should go and visit her grave.  I never gave it any thought before.  I was focused on trying to find my dad so my kids could have some kind of family tree.

    I want you to know that I appreciate all the research and work you have been doing.
    --  Paula Juarez, Facebook Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 31 January 2019

    Paula was born in 1949 and was still with her parents in 1951, when she was baptized in a church in San Francisco.  At her baptism, Angie and Felix were Paula's godparents.

    "Angela and Filbert had other children Filbert Jr, Manuel and Delores Felix all in San Francisco.  The address were they lived was 848 Goettingen st San Francisco.  Angela and Filbert passed on.  I know that Bermudez "Daniel" (I think that was his name) worked at St. Joseph's church for as long as I can remember.  Him in the church and her in the rectory."
    --  Paula Juarez, Facebook Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 30 January 2019

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1957, p 424
    Felix Filbert (Angela) constn wkr h 848 Goettingen

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Angela Felix
    Born 22 Feb 1921
    Died 26 Feb 1996
    Last Residence San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94134
    SSN 550-30-1218 issued California (Before 1951)

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Angela Bermudez Felix
    Social Security #550301218
    Birth 22 Feb 1921 Texas
    Death 26 Feb 1996 San Francisco
    Mother's Maiden Name Cantu
    Father's Bermudez

    U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2018
    Angela Felix
    Death Age 75
    Birth Date 22 Feb 1921
    Residence San Francisco, California, USA
    Death Date 26 Feb 1996
    Obituary publisher in California, Newspaper name not given

    Burial was in the neighboring county of San Mateo, because all the operating cemeteries within San Francisco County are full, or "defunct" as Find a Grave's cemetery listing for the county puts it.  Several grave memorials in the Colma Cemetery note that the date there may be the date of interment.  This is the case with Angela's.  No birth date is given.  But the date given for death/burial in 1 March 1996, matching burial for the known date of death from other records, 26 February 1996.

    Angela B Felix
    Birth unknown [22 Feb 1921] San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
    Death [26 Feb 1996] San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
    [Burial] 1 Mar 1996 Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California, Plot ROB 36, g19
    "Date may be interment or re-interment"
    Daniel Bermudez 1893-1967
    Beatrice Cantu Bermudez 1899-1976
    Spouse Filiberto F Felix unknown-1998
    Created by Athanatos 9 Apr 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial 108078102,


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