I grew up in Edgartown, the next town south of Oak Bluffs. My Grandmother lived in Oak Bluffs, and we went often to visit.
I remember Albert well. He was called, "Albert the Barber"...I remember him well into my teens. He was a handsome, suave, distinguished looking man with a mustache and always dressed to kill! I can see him now, always dressed with shirt and tie, wearing a felt dress hat, and with an umbrella on his arm. He was well liked and well respected.
Albert and Ida had no children. However, Ida had a sister who also lived in Oak Bluffs. The sister was not always well and Ida and Albert were very much a part of their lives, and they loved those nieces and nephews as their own. I believe the nieces and nephews inherited Ida's house at the time of her death. It has since been sold.
After graduating High School, I went to work for the telephone company here on the Island. Ida and I worked in the same office. She was sooooo tiny! She was pretty and sweet,and intelligent.She loved a good laugh, and like Albert she was always dressed just perfectly with every hair in place. She remained that way into her final years.
There is a barber on the Island , in fact I graduated high school with him, named Phil. He is known as Mr. Phil. I believe that he worked for Albert when he first got out of barber school.
There are lots of folks here who could tell you lots about Albert and would more than likely know the family story.
I would be happy to ask around if you would like.
Interestingly enough, I have Soares, Estrella and Medeiros in my family! However, I am not aware of any connection to the above mentioned families.
What was your father's adoptive name? Did the sister's grow up here on Martha's Vineyard?