Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pohjoissatama Harbor

Source: Wikipedia on Pohjoissatama Harbor
On Sunday I ran to down to the Helsinki harbor. The photo above is from 1909. I captured several photos of the same area, and many of the ships look much the same as the older photo.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Pohjoissatama Harbor, 26 Jun 2016.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Boats in the harbor.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Pohjoissatama Harbor.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Temppeliaukion Church

Yesterday afternoon I had the chance to visit the Temppeliaukion Church, or Rock Church, in Helsinki. This landmark Lutheran Church was designed by architect brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and built directly into rock in the late 1960s. The church has a unique design, with lots of light around the top and a copper circular ceiling.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Temppeliaukion Church, 25 Jun 2016.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Unique copper ceiling.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Temppeliaukion Church, built into the rock.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Candles along the rock wall.
When I went an organist was playing music on the large organ seen in my top photo. The space is really interesting, and fits naturally with the rock and circular ceiling. What I liked about it is that it did not feel like a traditional cathedral, the church really blended in well with the rocks and windows bringing in natural light. It was a neat place to see, and is one of the most visited sites in Helsinki.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Midsummer in Finland

Photo by Patrick Jones. Helsinki Cathedral, 24 Jun 2016
I am in Helsinki, Finland for a week of meetings. Today is Midsummer, also called Juhannus, a national holiday in Finland. Yesterday's grey skies have been replaced with bright blue and lots of sun. I am enjoying a bit of sun and walking around the city today before diving into meetings and conference rooms for the week.

Last night I completed my longest distance run to date, doing 17 miles through Helsinki. Next Friday or Saturday I'll step up to 18 miles when I run part of the marathon course in Reykjavik, Iceland. This will be good preparation for the marathon in August.

Photo by Patrick Jones. Suvilahti Graffiti Wall, Helsinki.
Earlier today I took a walk to the Suvilahti Graffiti Wall in the Kalasatama area of Helsinki. The photo above and several photos below are from this area. The former industrial area is becoming a creative space, used by artists, media companies, studios and a brewery. The area hosts rock concerts and other activities.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Suvilahti, Helsinki.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Suvilahti, 25 Jun 2016.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Children of Immigrants

Photo from I. Wagers. Red Rock School, approximately 1901-1903
With the anticipation of the US Supreme Court's expected ruling in US v Texas, I thought it was fitting to post this photo from the collection of Irene Wagers. The young boy in the center, 4th row, with an X above his head was her father, Ataulfo Campuzano. This picture is from the Red Rock school in Red Rock, Pinal County, Arizona, and was likely taken between 1901-1903. The students in this photo were probably children of immigrants, or immigrants themselves.

These children may have gone on from school to do things like Ataulfo, who became a US citizen, worked as a printing press operator in Arizona newspapers, witnessed a fire and sounded an alarm, potentially saving lives and buildings in the process. While times may have been different around 115 years ago, these kids were looking for the same opportunities that children of immigrants seek today. A fitting post to close out Immigrant Heritage Month.

South of the Border

After the prison break in June 1916, it was unclear whether Louis Basso had made it to Mexico or was hiding in Arizona. An article from 1 February 1917 (see the end of my previous post) indicated that Basso might have been working as a waiter at a restaurant in Nogales, Sonora. An article published on 2 February 1917 provided another possible direction for Basso.
Arizona Daily Star, 2 Jul 1917
It is ironic that a man who had been in jail in the US would later be working as a policeman in Hermosillo.

In order to understand what happened next for Louis Basso, we have turn our attention back to Jesus Anaya. I have sent a request to the Colorado Archives for a copy of her file in the Department of Corrections. In the meantime it looks like she was released from prison sometime in early 1917, as she appears in the Sonora Civil Registration database in December 1918 for the birth of her daughter, Loreto, in Hermosillo. The father was listed as Luis Basso.
Ancestry. Sonora, Mexico, Civil Registration, Births.
The document above indicates Loreto Basso was born on 27 October. It also shows Louis had become a Mexican citizen, and it lists his parents as Jose Basso and Josefina Rose from Italy. The document also lists Jesus Anaya's parents as Jesus Anaya and Loreto Moreno of Hermosillo. There is potential for another family connection with the Moreno family of Hermosillo in my tree.

Finding the birth record for Loreto Basso led me to another series of records, this time involving border crossings for Jesus Anaya and her children, including photos. The record below shows Jesus was deported to Mexico after her release from prison in 1917.

According to the record above, Jesus Anaya was living in Tijuana, Mexico with her husband Louis Basso in August 1925, and they had four children:
- Loreto Basso, born in 1917
- Luis Basso, born in 1922
- Roberto Basso, born in 1924
- Oscar Basso, born in 1925

So after everything, the jail house wedding, Louis Basso's prison break and escape to Mexico, Jesus' incarceration in Colorado, they were able to reunite in Hermosillo and settle into a life in Baja California. Jesus and her children were even able to regularly cross the border into San Diego, California. The kids may have attended school in San Diego.

It looks like Basso may have died around 1927, as Jesus Anaya appears in additional border crossing records as Jesus Anaya de Cano. These records also show that Immigration was always aware she had been deported in 1917, but admitted her entry to the US. First on one day visits, and later she was able to take the train from San Diego to Tucson to visit family. Jesus had at least four children by this marriage: Ernestina, Antonio, Sylvia and Martha Magdalena Cano.

Jesus Anaya de Cano died in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico on 21 November 1953.