Merced Express [Merced, CA.]
Friday, March 10, 1933


Following many years of ill-health, Joseph A. Silveira, for many years a well-known local business man, passed away at his home at Nineteenth and K streets at noon last Friday, the immediate cause of his death being a paralytic stroke suffered the previous day.

Mr. Silveira was born in the Azores Islands January 28, 1855, and came to the Unites States in 1873. After a residence of nine years in the East he came to California, residing in San Luis Obispo county for a short time and then coming to Merced. Shortly after arriving here he engaged in business, and until 1924, when he was compelled by failing health to retire, he and John F. Caton conducted a men's clothing store on Sixteenth street under the firm name of Silveira & Caton. A quiet, unassuming man, who attended strictly to his own affairs, he was respected by all who knew him.

Surviving relatives are his widow, Anna Silveira, and a son, F. A. Silveira, a recent graduate of the University of California law school, who is now associated with Attorney H. K. Landram.

Funeral services were held in Our Lady of Mercy Church last Saturday morning, a requiem high mass for the repose of his soul being offered by the Rev. Father Joseph Howard. The remains were laid to rest in Evergreen mausoleum. The pall-bearers were A. M. Souza, A. J. Cardoza, J. C. Brooks, O. A. Turner, Antone Dutra and J. R. Souza.

Transcribed by: Alma Stone