I am trying to find information on my great grandfather and great uncle. Theodule or Theodore is my great grandfather, he was born in Savoy France with his wife Marie and family. They lived in San Francisco, moved to Alberta, Canada and then he moved back to the U.S. and lived in Contra Costa, California. My great uncle Ernest also moved to California, he is married to Annie and has two daughters Joyce and Virginia. I do not know anymore about them, however, I would love to be able to talk to them and get to know them. I have come to a dead end otherwise. Any information would be appreciated.
I think I found the ship record for Theodule Richard and his family arriving in California on board the San Jose in June 1913. Theodule was born about 1865. Does this sound like the same family?
If it is, it lists Ernest as being 12 years old....making his birth year approx 1901. I found an Ernest Richard born 26 or 27 of August 1901 (SSDI shows 26 Aug and California death index shows 27...either way it is the same person...have identifical social security numbers.) He died 26 Oct 1970 in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles is gigantic but according to the social security death index his last zip code was 90001. That narrows it to Florence/South LA. Okay...if all this sounds correct (If not I'm sorry!) then I would find his obit. At Random Acts of Genealogical Kinds (www.raogk.com) there is a woman named Brenda Weisner that does look-ups in all of LA. She usually has a waiting list several months long but it would be worth taking a shot. Hopefully there would be clues, such as married names for his daughters for you to follow-up on.
Thank you ever so much for the information, You did find the right Theodule and Ernest, however, I too have this information as well as a bit more. All I wanted to do was find his wife perhaps and his two daughters. Thank you again.