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Manuel Benitez-Campos

Male 1912 - 1987  (75 years)


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  • Name Manuel Benitez-Campos 
    Born 02 Jul 1912  Martin de la Jara, Sevilla, Andaluscia, Espana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 2 Feb 1913  Gibraltar Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Embarked on the SS Willesden.
    This trip took 49 days, traveled 13,050 nautical miles (15K miles).  
    SS Willesden
    SS Willesden
    Built in England by Watts Watts & Co. in 1905, the SS Willesden was used to transport Spainish emmigrants to Hawaii in 1911 and 1913.
    Juan Benitez-Martin and family made the 1913 trip.
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    # 28 WILLESDEN - 2ND VOYAGE

    The British steamship Willesden is in after a good voyage. Completing the finest voyage in history of immigrations to Hawaii, the British ship, Willesden, under the command of Captain Cox, arrived off port yesterday afternoon, March 30, 1913, after 49 days out of the city of Gibraltar, and 20 days from Puenta Arenas, her port of call.

    She was unexpectedly held off port pending the agreement of a bond which will be provided by F.L. Walson & Co.

    (The Willesden carried a total of 1,358 immigrants: 491 men, 377 women and 490 children.)

    Excerpts from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser Weekly, Hawaii State Library (Micro-film)
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    Willesden - Voyage #1


    S.S. Willesden arrives with an army of embryo citizens. Over 1800 must go into quarantine for 2 weeks, smallpox is on board the vessel. With the death rate of but half of what the S.S. Orteric had on the same trip, the British steamship Willesden, arrived in port yesterday morning after 52 days out from Gibraltar bringing 1,306 Spanish and 545 Portuguese immigrants and reporting of 27 deaths on board ship. All but 2 were children who died from natural causes, that is, from no contagious or infectious diseases.

    There were 18 cases of smallpox on board, and 36 cases of other contagious diseases. Measles and chicken-pox will keep the ship in quarantine for 14 days before she is ready to sail on her way. On October 8, 1911, the Willesden, under the command of Captain C.E. Cox sailed from Gibraltar with a load of over 1800 souls, 25 of the 27 deaths were children. There were 5 births on the trip that brought the total to 1829. Only one stop was made on the whole voyage and that was at Puenta Arenas, where the Willesden coaled to bring her to Honolulu and no sight of land anymore.

    When the Willesden arrived, she was immediately tied up on the quarantine wharf. She will be there for 14 days, to be fumigated. It will take about 9 days to have all who came on the ship delivered to the hands of the doctor, numbering about 200 a day. There were 2 cases of smallpox found on board ship at Puenta Arenas. It was spread from the clothes of the emigrants, a bill of health stated that there were a few cases of smallpox in that city of Oporto, Portugal.

    Mr. Campbell and Dr. Victor Clark reports as soon as the smallpox broke out, all immigrants were vaccinated, some of the vaccination did not take. The smallpox can be smelt for some distance from the ship. It is all over the hands, and the bodies of the patients with great blisters. One reason for the outbreak of smallpox was that the vessel was overcrowded. Many more were brought than expected and several hundreds were left behind, because there were not enough accommodations. As soon as the news of the arrival of the immigrant ship was spread over the city, the waterfront was a mecca for hundreds of Spanish and Portuguese who wished to see some one from their native land. The wharf was black with them and more than a dozen boats went out to as near to the vessel so that they could try to recognize someone on board. The Willesden arrived on Sunday, 3 December 1911 with 1,829 immigrants.

    Excerpts taken from the Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 1911. State of Hawaii Library on microfilm, State of Hawaii Archives.
    Immigration 30 Mar 1913  Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Arrival date of SS Willesden in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu Hawaii. 
    Benitez-Martin, Juan - Ship manifest.
    Benitez-Martin, Juan - Ship manifest.
    Ship manifest of the SS Willesden, porting in Honolulu, Hawaii 30 Mar 1913.Passengers include: Juan Benitez-Martin; his wife, Dolores Campos-Llamas, and children Juan, Carmen and Manuel.
    Benitez Campos, Manuel - Ship Manifest
    Benitez Campos, Manuel - Ship Manifest
    Index card for Manuel Benitez Campos on his 13 Mar 1913 arrival into Honolulu Harbor aboard the SS Willesden.
    Census 1920  Kawaihau, Kauai, Hawaii, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1920 US Census Transcription - Kawaihau, Hawaii - Martin, Juan (I229)
    1920 US Census Transcription - Kawaihau, Hawaii - Martin, Juan (I229)
    US Census - 1920: Kawaihau, Kauai, Hawaii - Martin, Juan Benito (I229)
    US Census - 1920: Kawaihau, Kauai, Hawaii - Martin, Juan Benito (I229)
    Juan Martin and family are listed here.
    Census 1930  Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1930 US Census Transcription - Kapaa, Hawaii - Martin, Juan (I229)
    1930 US Census Transcription - Kapaa, Hawaii - Martin, Juan (I229)
    US Census - 1930: Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii - Martin, Juan (I229)
    US Census - 1930: Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii - Martin, Juan (I229)
    Census 1940  Kealia, Kauai, Hawaii, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    US Census - 1940: Kealia, Kauai, Hawaii - Martin, Juan (I229)
    US Census - 1940: Kealia, Kauai, Hawaii - Martin, Juan (I229)
    Manny Martin is listed in the 1940 census as head of family. He,his parents, Juan Benito-Martin & Dolores; brother Ralph and sister Isabel are all living in the Halaula Plantation Camp in Kealia, Kauai (near Kapaa).
    Died 29 Dec 1987  Hawaii, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Martin, Manuel - SSN Death Index
    Martin, Manuel - SSN Death Index
    Buried Hawaii, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I232  Majercin-Clemente | Martin
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2018 

    Father Juan Benitez-Martin,   b. 25 Dec 1878, Martin de la Jara, Sevilla, Andaluscia, Espana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1948, Kauai, Hawaii, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Dolores Campos-Llamas,   b. 15 Aug 1881, Casariche, Sevilla, Andalucia, Espana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1950, Kauai, Hawaii, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1900  [1
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Jul 1912 - Martin de la Jara, Sevilla, Andaluscia, Espana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Embarked on the SS Willesden. This trip took 49 days, traveled 13,050 nautical miles (15K miles). - 2 Feb 1913 - Gibraltar Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Arrival date of SS Willesden in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu Hawaii. - 30 Mar 1913 - Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Kawaihau, Kauai, Hawaii, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Kealia, Kauai, Hawaii, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Dec 1987 - Hawaii, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hawaii, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Manny never married. He cared for his parents.
      Mike Pacheco has his birth certificate from Spain with an English translation.

  • Sources 
    1. [S54] Interview - Pacheco, Mary, Maria (Martin) Pacheco, (1996-1998).

    2. [S10] Ship Manifest Record - Martin-Benitez, Juan, US Department of Commerce and Labor, (FamilySearch.org), Roll 38 vol 74-75 1913., 331 of 806 (Reliability: 3), 30 Mar 1913.

    3. [S470] 1920 US Census - Kauai, Hawaii (Kawaihau), US Census Bureau, (Ancestry.com).

    4. [S248] 1930 US Census - Kauai, Hawaii (Kapaa), US Census Bureau, (ancestry.com / 2006).

    5. [S418] 1940 US Census - Kauai, Hawaii (Kapaa) , US Census Bureau, (US Census Bureau / National Archives).

    6. [S13] Death Index - Social Security Administration, Death Index, Social Security, (Rootsweb.com).