hi ... i see this message is several years old but thought I would reply and see if you are still on here,
My grandparents came to California from Hawaii sometime around 1910-1915. My grandfather was born in Madiera in the Azores. Their last name was changed after they arrived here to "Rose". They resided in the area of Oakland, California known as Jingletown until the early 1940s - everyone in the area was from portugal - most from the Azores. My grandfathers first name was Joseph.
There is very little family history beyond my grandparents, and I am just starting my search.
would love to hear from you