Dionicio1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Begonia1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
John Jimenez Begonia
|Birth||3 OCT 19151 3 4 5 9 10 |
|1 3 4 5 9 10 |
at Santa Ilocos Sur
from the Philippines. Dionicio Bigonia, with Marcelino Bigonia. Both from Santa, Ilicos Sur, P.I.4
|Reside||19405 ||5 |
Line 83; Dionicio Begonia, 24, single, Filipino; occupation: Laborer, sugar plantation; Marclino Aguino Begonia (his cousin) given as reference5
NOTE: 2 page document. Previous page lists the Salvation Army & his father. See "Notes".
|Moved||4 OCT 1942|
Note: 2 page document. Previous page lists the Salvation Army training school.
|Reside||bef 9 AUG 19986 9 |
|6 9 |
|Death||9 AUG 19989 10 |
Aged: 82.9 years
An arrival records shows Dionico J. Begonia arriving in San Francisco, CA from Hawaii on 29 Aug 1941 on the ship, "Lurline." His occupation was "Cane worker," indicating that he worked on sugar cane plantations. He was from Santa Ilocos Sur, Philippines, but had been living at Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii.
This is a two page record for Dionicio. The previous page shows that The Salvation Army was paying his passage, and that he was going to the Salvation Army Training College at 115 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California. He was in good physical condition and was 5 feet, 6 1/2 inches tall.
The second page also lists this under the heading, "THE name and complete addresss of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came..."
"FA. ALIFIO BEGONIA
This researcher interprets this to mean that his father was Alfio Begonia, residing at Reina Mercedes, Isabela, Philippine Islands.
There is also an arrival record listed among the sources showning his arrival at Honolulu on 4 Oct 1942 after leaving from San Francisco, California on 26 Sep 1942. There are two pages for this, the one listing Dionisio Begonia's name, and the page before. The previous page lists The Salvation Army, 115 Valencia Street, San Francisco with a destination of Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. The Salvation Army paid his fare. it says he had been in the United States for one year. This is obviously a record for Dionisio. His height was 5 feet, 7 inches.
So in 1941, Dioniso went to San Francisco to become a Salvation Army officer. He was commissioned after one year and returned as an officer to Hawaii to begin his career.
The 1931 record might be for someone else. This researcher is not entirely sure about that one.
When he died, he was survived by a sister and brother in the Philippines.
Claudia1 2 3 Navarro1 2 3
|Birth||8 MAR 19202 3 |
(or 8 Aug 1920) at Car Car Cebu
|Reside||19921 ||1 |
|Reside||bef 17 MAY 20012 |
|Death||17 MAY 20012 ||2 |
Aged: 81.2 years
Claudia and her father opened Salvation Army work in Cebu, Philippines before World War II. She was one of the first Salvation Army cadets commissioned in the Philippines Territory (1939). Her efforts on teh front lines during the war were written up in the USA version of the Salvation Army's "War Cry."
After she and her hsuband, Dionisio "Johnny" Begonia, were married, they were both stationed in the Philippines. He had been living in Hawaii and was an S.A. captain at that time.
In 1968, the Begonias were transferred to the S. A. Western Territory. They held appointments in Honokaa and Lihue, Hawaii. They reitred in 1980 after 41 years of service.