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 home.
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 being washed.
Submitted by son
of Ramon II
Ramon II shared his
April 18th birthday with his grandson, Brian James Granados (son of
Ramon 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 priority.
He 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 Conditioning Mechanic.
In the course of his life, Ramon II
traveled to Cuba, Spain, Hawaii, California and Florida. His
lifetime accomplishments are many and include:
- Fire Chief, Riverdale Heights.
- President, Prince George's County Firemen's Association
- Business Representative Local 33, Teamster Union
- Live member, Bowie Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad
- Hall of Fame, Prince George's County Firemen's Association
along with his two son's Michael and Ramon Juan
- Candidate Prince George's County Commissioner
- 25 years Safe Driving Wonder Bread.