Looking for family of Manuel Franco (born in Funchal)

edited December 1969 in Family and Friends

I am trying to trace the family tree of my grandfather. His name was Manuel Franco. He was born in Funchal, Madeira in 1897 on the 14th of February. He moved to South Africa in his later years (during the 1940's) and married a woman called Ester Olivier. I think he was already in his late 40's/early 50's when he came to SA. He was in his late 50's when him and his wife had my mother.

I know that he did have children before he left Portugal to come to South Africa. Unfortunately I dont know much more than that.

If this sounds like a story from your family history, please reply. I would love to trace my Portuguese relatives.

Thank you


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