Gonçalo José FERREIRA [1862-1916] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Gonçalo José FERREIRA [1862-1916]

Gonçalo José
Birthplace (country): 


Great great grandpa Ferreira (smaller).png
Great great grandpa Ferreira (smaller).png, by Vanessaf


This is my great great grandfather Ferreira. One of his sons (my great grandfather) was Alberto Francisco Ferreira (01 Sep 1899 - 15 Aug 1987), who appears in the jurors lists here on the gwulo website.

I would be grateful for any help or hints with finding his name! Thank you in advance.

Update (2018-12-24): Thanks to help from Roy Danenberg and Robert Leitao (who shared his Macanese family tree with me), I was able to find out that great great grandfather's name was Gonçalo Ferreira, and that his wife was Maria Libania Ferreira! Thank you Roy and Robert, and to David for producing the gwulo website (also suggesting the Macanese family trees)!

Update (2019-01-02): The Carl Smith Cards also contain multiple records documenting Goncalo Ferreira and his wife Maria Libania de Paula were parents of my great grandfather Albert Francisco, and some of his siblings, as well as Goncalo's and Maria's parents! Very helpful!


Photos that show this person


Alberto's first appearance in the Juror's Lists is the 1922 list:

c Ferreira Alberto Works Foreman HK Electric Co Ld     126 Praya East

There aren't any other men surnamed Ferreira in that list, or the 1921 list, but in the 1920 list we find:

c Ferreira Francisco Xavier Passo Foreman, Installation Dept HK Electric Light Co., Ld.     61 Praya East

Could that be Alberto's father, who helped his son get a job in the same company - maybe after he retired? Francisco appears in the lists for 1915-1920, working at HK Electric Co., Ld.

Thank you so much David - that's very intersting. I've now passed this on to family members, which may or may not ring a bell in anyone's memory.

Do you think the Carl Smith Collection might be helpful?

I've tried searching the HK old newspapers online digital archives as you suggested in another chain (which was quite fruitful in many respects - I did find my great grandmother Ferreira's first name finally - so thank you!), but I didnt find any obituaries for a Ferreira other than Eduardo Ferreira (one of my grand uncles)

I also found the Ferreira family grave at St Michael's, but the one mysterious Ferreira there "J.G. Ferreira" who died at age 27 in 1919 (meaning he must have been born circa 1892), the age does not match to be the father of Alberto Francisco Ferreira (1899 - 1987)

Best wishes, Vanessa

Yes, the Carl Smith cards are always worth checking.

There's also the Macanese families database mentioned at https://gwulo.com/node/9376

Thank you David

The Carl Smith Cards are amazing. Allowed me to trace even Goncalo's parents. Francisco Xavier above appears in the Carl Smith Cards as well -I've created a Person's page for him (https://gwulo.com/node/43070).I'm not sure whether he is related at all to our family, but l do not recognise his parents' names.