following information on the Granados and Rey family
traces the American Granados family's heritage back
to its origins in Spain. The information below was compiled
by Luis Granados, II (aka "Sonny"), son of
Luis Granados, grandson of Ramon Granados and Maria
de la Concepcion married Ramon Granados which marked
the joining of the Granados and Rey Families. On January
20, 1903, Maria Concepcion Rey Capdevila was married
by proxy to Ramon Granados Marquez in a Civil Ceremony
at Sevilla, Spain. Her brother, Viriato Rey Capdevila
was the proxy for Ramon. [Presumably, this marriage
by proxy was done so that Maria Concepcion could travel
unaccompanied to Cuba to be with Ramon so they could
be properly married. At the time, unmarried women could
not travel abroad without an escort.]
Concepcion sailed from Cadiz, Spain for Cuba. On February
10, 1903, a ceremony was held before a priest in Cuba.
did not go well for the newly-weds. The recently liberated
Cubans had no love for Spaniards, who were treated similarly
to southerners who moved to Massachusetts immediately
after the Civil War. Their accent was very distinct
from the Spanish spoken by the Cubans.
April 11, 1904, at 1:00 a.m., Luis Leon Granados, first
child of Ramon and Concepcion, was born in Vinales,
Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Less than a month later, Concepcion,
pregnant with second child, returned to Spain, where
she and Luis were generously supported by Ramon's mother
at 2 Corinto Street in Seville. On January 14, 1906,
a daughter, Concepcion (Connie), was born in Seville.
June 14, 1906, Ramon got approval from the Superintendent
of Schools to return to Spain during the vacation period
to learn how to teach deaf and dumb students. He never
returned to Cuba.
January 11, 1908, Rosario was born, and on September
1, 1909 Clara joined the family.
one occasion, Ramon took the children and their aunt,
Cha Cha, to see the Wright brothers fly an airplane
they were trying to sell to the Spanish Government that
was at war in Africa. Cha Cha put her skirt over her
head because she didn't want to see it, saying, "If
God had meant for man to fly, he would have given him
about 1908, Luis and his grandmother, Concha, (Maria
Concepcion Capdevila) posed for a painting by his uncle,
Nicolas Alperiz, called El Cuento de Brujas, depicting
three children being told ghost stories by an old woman,
and which now hangs in the Museum of Fine Art in Seville,
the 2nd most important art gallery in Spain.