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Dionicio1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Begonia1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
 
John Jimenez Begonia

Birth3 OCT 19151 3 4 5 9 10
 
at Santa Ilocos Sur
Immigrate19314
 
from the Philippines. Dionicio Bigonia, with Marcelino Bigonia. Both from Santa, Ilicos Sur, P.I.4
Reside19405
Line 83; Dionicio Begonia, 24, single, Filipino; occupation: Laborer, sugar plantation; Marclino Aguino Begonia (his cousin) given as reference5
Moved1941
 
NOTE: 2 page document. Previous page lists the Salvation Army & his father. See "Notes".
Moved4 OCT 1942
 
Note: 2 page document. Previous page lists the Salvation Army training school.
Reside19958
 
1807 Elima Pl8
Reside19977
 
21321 Panana7
Residebef 9 AUG 19986 9
 
472 Kaulana St # 115B6
Death9 AUG 19989 10
 
Grave
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
REINA MERCEDES,ISABELA,
PHILIPPINES ISLAND"
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

Birth8 MAR 19202 3
 
(or 8 Aug 1920) at Car Car Cebu
Moved19682
 
from the Philippines.2
Reside19921
Residebef 17 MAY 20012
 
Death17 MAY 20012
Grave
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.


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  1. FamilySearch California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953
  2. FamilySearch Dionisio Jiminez Begonia Hawaii, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945
  3. FamilySearch Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953
  4. FamilySearch Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953
  5. FamilySearch United States Census, 1940
  6. FamilySearch United States Public Records, 1970-2009
  7. FamilySearch United States Public Records, 1970-2009
  8. FamilySearch United States Public Records, 1970-2009
  9. FamilySearch United States Social Security Death Index
  10. Newspaper: Major John Begonia (R), "New Frontier Chronicle," 10 Sep 1998; detailed obituary;
  11. Marriage Sources:
    FamilySearch Claudia Navarro Mentioned in the Vital Record of Dionisio J. Begonia (Claudia Navarro's Husband) Vital Philippines Marriages, 1723-1957
  1. FamilySearch United States Public Records, 1970-2009
  2. FamilySearch United States Social Security Death Index
  3. Newspaper: Mrs. Major Claudia Begonia (R), "New Frontier Chronicle, 15 Jun 2001; detailed obituary;
  4. Marriage Sources:
    FamilySearch Claudia Navarro Mentioned in the Vital Record of Dionisio J. Begonia (Claudia Navarro's Husband) Vital Philippines Marriages, 1723-1957
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