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Queen Irene: 1942

Queen Irene: 1942

May 1942. "Portuguese-Americans in California. Irene Farias, who was queen of the Saint Jude Society of San Lorenzo, and her maids visit the Holy Ghost Festival at Novato. Miss Farias' mother was born in Portugal, her father in Honolulu." Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

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Irene Cecilia Farias, born May 2, 1926, was daughter of John Farias Sr. and Marie G. Mederious. She first married an O’Kelley, probably 1944, followed shortly by a second marriage to a Smith in 1945. In 1959 she married for the third time, to one Robert G. McGinnis (1936-2014 USAF, Korea). She died in San Diego County, California, and is buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

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