August 6, 1917, the family became Naturalized U.S. Citizens before
the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. (Document No. 798847)
The certificate reads: Ramon Granados Marquez, residing at
1423 G St., N.W., Washington, DC, at a special term of the Supreme
Court of the District of Columbia held at Washington is admitted as
a citizen of the United States of America. Also listed are:
“Concepcion, 36; Louis Leon, Concepcion, Rosario, Clara Maria,
Ramon, Maria Carmen and Delores, ages 13, 11, 9, 7, 5, 3 and 1.
1917, the family moved to 407 First St., Riverdale, MD, where Juan,
Mercedes and Antonio were born.
Houses there rented for $25 a month, which could applied
toward their purchase. In
about 1920, the house was put in Ramon’s name.
became good friends of the Lurba brothers, Ramon and Jimmie, who he
met on board ship bound for the U.S.
The Lurba’s had a delicatessen on upper 14th Street, NW,
which the Spanish people of Washington patronized.
At Ramon Granados’ suggestion, they added tables so food
could be served in the shop. Later
when the old Hippodrome movie closed on E Street, the Lurbas opened
the Pomona Restaurant there. Later they opened the Ceres next door
and the Earl Restaurant in the building which housed the Earl Movie
Theater (now the Warner).
helped his father translate a book on rules for the game of Jai
Alai. The original book
was written in Spanish. The
game had become popular in Florida, but it had no English rules.
Rey Granados died on June 23, 1930 when 49; Ramon Granados died on
June 21, 1937 at age 57. Both
are buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D.C. (Section 58,