Granados Family "First Generation" refers
to those children of Ramon Granados I and Maria Concepcion
Rey - commonly referred to in this web site as "Abuela
and Maria Concepcion had eleven children, ten who live(d)
into adulthood. When they immigrated to America in 1911
they brought four children with them. The remaining
seven children were born in America. Currently, those
children have over 400 direct descendants. The Granados
family now has a fifth generation.
following is an excerpt from "Granados Y Rey",
a booklet of Granados information put together by Katherine
Collins Granados, wife or Ramon Granados, Jr. This excerpt
refers to the First Generation of Granados' born in
First Generation of the Granados' in the United States
arrived July 11, 1911, mother and four children, their
father having preceded them, arriving August 20, 1910.
February 21, 1992, I spoke with Anita Granados Lartigue
[daughter of Luis Granados]. She gave me some interesting
information that has been the topic of much discussion.
states that in a recent conversation with her father,
Luis Granados, the question of "whether or not
the family came to Ellis Island when they landed in
the U.S. from Spain", was brought up.
says they did land at Ellis Island. Since they were
being met by their father, they did not go through the
Immigration Building. They waited for their father in
a different area. Their father was late arriving. Their
mother, Luis, Connie, Rose and Clara got tired of waiting
and were very hungry. They tried to buy food, but their
Spanish money was not acceptable. Finally, a man who
spoke Spanish came to them and told them were they could
exchange their money for American dollars. They exchanged
their money and bought food. Luis said they had a long
wait, possibly several hours, he thought. Their father
finally arrived and claimed them.
In 1991, Connie and I visited Ellis Island. It was very
interesting to see the renovated island, but it does
not look like it did when people arrived years ago.
My mother met my aunt and cousins when they arrived
from Germany in the 1920's. My mother spoke of entering
Ellis Island at the guarded gate, and showing the papers
naming those she was meeting. She was allowed to enter
the area and my aunt and cousins were brought to her.
The long piers where passenger ships docked are no longer