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He was brought home, throwing up blood from a punctured lung. Other children, in addition to Elsie, were Manuel Garcia, who lived in Sacramento, married Mary Machado and then, when widowed, married Eleanor Avila.
Manuel Machado used to hang out at the store at 5th and T Streets owned by Goldie Dias and her father, where the young men would talk, drink, and sometimes box with each other in the alley.
Others in the family who settled in California after later being sent for by Manuel were John, Tony, Ernest, and Mary.
At some point in time he bought the Cascade Dairy, a milk-delivery service, purchasing milk from a creamery on C Street and selling the milk door-to-door, measuring it out into the customer's pitcher. Some of the customers would kid Fonts, asking "How much water did you add to the milk today?
Maria's brother Fortuna Machado had come to California before Francisco had, and married Frances Bettencourt. On their one-acre plot 2-1/2 miles below the sugar factory, they raised vegetables, and had cows and pigs.
Francisco net-fished for salmon and bass, and once caught a five-foot-long sturgeon.
Elsie many years later said she had always wanted to own a store, even when she as a young girl.
He later sent for his sister Marian, who married a Marciel.
Manuel wasn't a citizen then so he couldn't get a liquor permit, so the liquor distributor got him a permit in the company's name.
There was also a room in back that in later years served as a meeting room for the Southside Improvement Club and at times for one of the Portuguese lodges. He also transported workers up to the prune ranches and hop fields around Marysville, supplying them with their food and other items needed, then transporting the workers back to Sacramento.
Elsie used to socialize a lot until one day Manuel, working alone in the store, was hit on the head and robbed. Elsie and Manuel Machado raised four children: Elsie, Manuel, Clarence, and Mary.
Elsie graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and then taught home economics. Manuel became a dentist after attending dental school at the University of California, San Francisco.