(name at birth following the Spanish
April 18, 1912 Ramon Granados (Jr.) was born at Columbia
Hospital, Washington, DC. He was the first child born
to Ramon and Conception in America and the only one
of eleven born in a hospital.
was the second son and fifth child in the First Generation.
On September 16, 1933 he married Katherine Collins (Kitty).
They had two sons, Michael Ramon and Ramon Juan. He
and his family lived in Riverdale Heights and later
in Bowie, MD.
died on February 10, 1981 at the age of 68. He is buried
in Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in the Garden of the Crucifixion.
was the first of the First Generation to be born in
the United States and the only one to be born in a hospital.
Evidently, Concepcion did not like the hospital experience
and she gave birth to her subsequent six children at
older siblings tell the story of going to see the new
baby at the hospital. their father showed them a black
baby, saying this is your new brother. they all believed
this, that he was born black and turned white after
by son of Ramon II
II shared his April 18th birthday with his grandson,
Brian James Granados (son of Ramon Juan).
II was drafted during WWII. He went to Bainbridge to
train with the Navy. He was sent home because of a problem
hearing. He may have completed the the sixth grade at
Riverdale Elementary school. Education was not a high
did complete many Fire Department training courses given
at the University of Maryland, and was very active with
the Maryland State Training program for Firemen. In
his adult life, Ramon II had various occupations that
included being a salesman for Jewell Tea Company and
Holmes Bakery, as well as driver / salesman for Wonder
Bread, Teamsters Union Labor Representative and Air
the course of his life, Ramon II traveled to Cuba, Spain,
Hawaii, California and Florida. His lifetime accomplishments
are many and include:
Chief, Riverdale Heights.
Prince George's County Firemen's Association
Representative Local 33, Teamster Union
member, Bowie Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue
of Fame, Prince George's County Firemen's Association
along with his two son's Michael and Ramon Juan
Prince George's County Commissioner
years Safe Driving Wonder Bread.
& Katherine - Christmas 1980