Angela BENAVIDES Beatrice CANTU Mini tree diagram

Daniel BERMUDEZ6,7,7,7,5,1,8,9,10,2,3,4

21st Jul 18931,2,3,4 - 19th Feb 19675,2,3

Life History

21st Jul 1893

Born in Mexico.1,2,3,4

about 1917

Married Beatrice CANTU.1

22nd Feb 1921

Birth of daughter Angela BENAVIDES in San Antonio, Texas.3,11,6,1

19th Feb 1967

Died in San Francisco, San Francisco, California.5,2,3

21st Feb 1967

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


  • The Bermudez couple adopted Angela Benavides.  Angela was the oldest child of her parents, Feliciana TreviƱo Camacho and Phillip Camacho, of Kansas City, Missouri.  The Bermudezes were related to Angela's Feliciana in some way and were her gofdparents.  They agreed to raise her, but they lived in very poor conditions.  Angela remembered living in a train caboose.

    "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."  They arranged for Angela to marry Filberto Felix.  He was from Mexico."
    --  Paula Juarez, Facebook Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 30 January 2019

    Angela's daughter reports that Angela had said she never got to go to school.

    Angie (Angela Benavides-Felix) -- [her birth mother] 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.

    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

    The Bermudez couple 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 adoptive parents' last names are  given in her death record.  This also indicates that they did formally adopt Angela.

    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

    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]

    Daniel and Beatrice were liste dnteh 1931 San Francisco City Directory.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1931, p 126
    Bermudez Danl (Beatrice) lab h 1160 Iowa

    Daniel's WWII draft registration has the year of his birth a year later than what he reported to Social Security, and what we get from his census age.

    U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    Daniel (no middle name) Bermudez
    Age 48
    Birth 21 July 1894 Mexico
    Residence 1100 Phelps St, San Francisco, California
    Contact Mrs B Bermudez, same address
    Employer H R Reid Co, 2600 Oakdale Ave, San Francisco
    5'7" 180 lbs, Brown Eyes, Black Hair, Dark Complexion
    Scar across right side of face, scar on right wrist
    Registered 26 April 1942
    Signed Daniel Bermudez

    They were listed in other city directories in the 1940s.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1944, p 157
    Bermudez Danl (Beatrice) lab h 1100 Phelps av

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1945, p 173
    Bermudez Danl (Beatrice) lab h 1100 Phelps av

    Angela's daughter Paula remembers that the Bermudezes worked in jobs at St Joseph Catholic Church in San Francisco.

    "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

    Angela's Social Security record has the Spanish speling 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."
    --  Paula Juarez, Facebook Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 31 January 2019

    An index record of Daniel's death record is available, but the original document is not available.  This index record transcribes the place of birth as Maine, but it shoudl be Mexico.  The date of death reproted fits with the date reported on a Find a Grave memorial that has the date of burial.

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Daniel Bermudez
    Birth 21 Jul 1893 Maine [Mexico]
    Death 19 Feb 1967 San Francisco
    Social Security #557109269

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Daniel Bermudez
    Born 21 Jul 1893
    Died Feb 1967
    Last Residence San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94103
    SSN 557-10-9269 issued California (Before 1951)

    The memorials on Fnd a Grave for those buried in Holy Cross Cemetery were constructed form the cemetery burial registerThe person who develped the memorials notes on many that the date may the date of burial rather than death.  In all the cases we have checked, even where this caveat is not stated, that has been the case.

    Daniel Bermudez
    BIRTH 21 Jul 1893  Mexico
    DEATH 19 Feb 1967 San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
    BURIAL [21 Feb 1967 date of burial from cemetery records] Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California
    Spouse Beatrice Cantu Bermudez 1899-1976
    daughter Angela Bermudez Benavides Felix
    Created by Athanatos 13 Feb 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial 105157839,


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