The Montequins (2)

James Montequin continues with the oldest brother of his grandfather: “Manuel Montequin was born in Spain May 6, 1876. He emigrated from Spain to Cuba about 1904 and entered the US April 23, 1905 according to New Orleans immigration records. The 1910 US Census lists Manuel Montequin as a partner in a grocery store with Celestino Garcia. New Orleans immigration records show him re-entering the U.S. from Havana with his brother Constantino, September 21, 1914. The record shows them living at 16 Main Street in Cherryvale (KS).
The New Orleans immigration records also show him reentering the U.S. from Havana again September 17, 1917. At this time he is living in Collinsville, Oklahoma.
Manuel contracted to have a new store constructed in Langeloth (PA) on April 13, 1918. I have not determined when he left Cherryvale or Collinsville or when he arrived in Langeloth. The 1920 census lists Manuel as unmarried and living in Langeloth.
I have not been able to determine when Manuel married but he was married to Marion M. Montequin at the time of his death in 1926. I believe Marion is Marian Gratton who was born in Perry (IL), July 10, 1894. This is yet to be proved. Manuel and his wife operated the grocery store until his death April 30, 1926. His brother Francisco purchased the store from Manuel’s estate March 21, 1927. Manuel is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Burgettstown, PA.” Picture: Manuel Montequin, ca. 1921.