Adao Maria de Lourdes SOARES [????-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Adao Maria de Lourdes SOARES [????-????]

Names
Given: 
Adao Maria de Lourdes
Family: 
Soares
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Deceased

Married to Inez Bontain DaRosa.

Connections: 

Comments

He appears on the Jurors Lists for many years, first as an employee of Lane Crawford.

1899:

c Soares Adao Maria de Lourdes Assistant Lane Crawford & Co.     Praya Central

The next year he joined his father's business:

1900-2:

c Soares Adao Maria de Lourdes Broker Soares & Co.     5 Robinson Road

After a gap of a few years, he's back again, at a new address ...

1907-8:

c Soares Adao Maria de Lourdes Merchant       24 Robinson Road

1909-11:

c Soares Adao Maria de Lourdes Merchant Soares & Co   Villa Branca   Robinson Road

 1912-13:

c Soares Adao Maria de Lourdes Merchant Soares & Co   Bemfica   Robinson Road

Another gap, then ...

1917:

c Soares Adao Maria de Lourdes Merchant Soares & Co     9 Robinson Road

1918-24:

c Soares Adao Maria de Lourdes Merchant Soares & Co     12 Peak Road

A longer gap, then when he returns he is a Special Juror, instead of the more usual Common Juror.

1932-3:

s Soares Adao Maria Lourdes Merchant

 

 

Exchange Buildings  

1934-7:

s   Soares Adao Maria Lourdes Merchant

That's as far as we go, as the list for 1938 is still being typed!

I just check the book Twentieth Century Impressions of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Other Treay Ports of China by Arnhold Wright dated 1908 - the section under European Business Community there is a paragraph on a company named Soares & Co founded by Mr. A. F. J. Soares and it reads as follows:

"Twenty years ago the thriving firm of Messrs Soares & Co was founded by Mr. A. F. J. Soares, who, devoting his energies at the start to real estate business, soon afterwards saw the possibilities of assisting in the development of China trade. So successsful were his efforts that the firm now does very extensive business in rice, besides being a larger exporter of general Chinese products to Europe, Aftrica, and all parts of North and South America. Mr Soares, who recently retired from active participation in the affairs of the firm, owns valuable blocks of land in the island and in the neighbouring peninsula of Kowloon. In addition to its own business, which is now (1908) conducted by Mr A. M. L. Soares, the only son of the founder, the firm represents the interests of several Macau capitalists.

Hope this adds to the history of Soares family in HK.

Thanks for the extra info. I'd written above that AML Soares started his own company in 1900, but this new information shows he was joining his father's company. I've corrected the comment, and made a page for his father.

His name and family history, children and parents and back to his 3x great grandparents, is in the Macanese Library website.  Not sure if you are a member but you can join.  Here's the link.  https://www.macaneselibrary.org  There is also a picture of him,  You should also contact Robert Leitao who has a very extensive and accurate Macanese Tree on Ancestry.com.