More on the Montequines (3)

James Montequin writes about his grandfather: “Francisco Montequin was born October 10, 1883 in La Fabrica, Asturias, Spain and baptized at San Martin de Laspra. He, his wife, Elvira Alvarez, and son, Victor Manuel, emigrated from Spain to Cuba about 1904 and entered the US from Havana March 27, 1907 according to New Orleans immigration records. Francisco and family were accompanied by Jose, Francisco’s brother.
They lived in Cherryvale, KS from 1907 to, at least, 1913 based on birth and baptism records located for children born in Cherryvale. The 1910 US Census lists Frank, Elvira, and Victor residing at 230 Front Street in Cherryvale, but does not list Maria Rachel and Pacita Trinidad.
They moved from Cherryvale before 1920 but the date is not known. Manuel’s re-entry into the U.S. in 1917 noted Francisco’s address as Collinsville, Oklahoma. He registered for the WW I draft on September 12, 1918 in Crystal City, Missouri.
It is uncertain when he arrived in Langeloth, Pennsylvania, but the family is shown living in Langeloth in the 1920 census. The birth record for son Joseph Montequin filed in 1923 lists him residing in Langeloth while the birth records for daughters Maria Rachel and Pacita Trinidad filed in 1926 list him residing at 441 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, NY. Family oral history says the family moved to Niagara Falls in 1924 and may have lived for some time in Lackawanna, NY. But I have no information to confirm this.
After the death of his brother, Manuel Montequin, Francisco assumed control of the store in Langeloth and purchased the store from Manuel’s estate March 21, 1927. The store remained in operation until 1962. He continued to live here until his death March 11, 1968 in Pittsfield, Illinois, while visiting his son, Victor. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Burgettstown, PA.” Picture: The 1936 photo shows the store in Langeloth, PA that Manuel contracted to have built in 1918. The section on the right was added at a later date and contains a confectionary and pool room.