JOSEPH FRANCIS CORREIA
Joseph F. Correia, of Hayward, has gained a wide reputation as a progressive and energetic farmer and business
man, having been successful as a fruit grower and equally prosperous as a fruit commission man, in which he does
a large business in season. Mr. Correia was born in Hayward on the 1st of June, 1879, and is a son of Manuel and
Alnora (Secada) Correia, both of whom were natives of Fayal, Portugal, where they were reared and married. In 1855
they came to California, locating at Centerville, where the father engaged in cattle and grain raising, remaining
there a number of years, when he retired and moved to San Lorenzo, where he died in 1924, at the age of seventy
four years. His wife died in 1926, at the age of sixty three years. He was a republican in politics and a member
of the I. D. E. S. They were the parents of nine children: Frank, of San Francisco; Manuel, who died recently,
at the age of fifty years; Joseph F.; Mary and Carrie, who live at San Leandro; Leonora, of Oakland; and George,
Charles and Fred, who live in San Francisco.
Joseph F. Correia spent his boyhood at Hayward and was early taken into the home of his uncle, Joe Francis Correia.
who reared and educated him. On reaching manhood he gave his attention to raising and drying fruit, working hard
and winning success. His uncle gave him a small tract of land, which he later sold and then bought and improved,
his present place of four acres, erecting a nice house and other farm buildings, since which time he has prospered
as an orchardist. In 1912 he also bought five acres of land across the street from his home place and which also
has on it a good house. During the fruit harvest Mr. Correia does a large business as a fruit broker, owning and
utilizing six trucks, and buying an enormous amount of fresh fruit direct from the orchards.
In 1901 Mr. Correia was united in marriage to Miss Anna Pereria, who was born in Hayward, a daughter of Thomas
and Mary Pereria. They have four children, Linus, Norbert, Hortense and Violet. Mr. Correia is a republican in
his political views and is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the U. E. P. C. He has a wide acquaintance throughout
Alameda county and wherever known is held in high regard for his splendid character and sound business principles,
while among his associates he is deservedly popular
History of Alameda County, California
BY: Frank Clinton Merritt
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill 1928
Alameda County, CA
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