Manuel Antone Jason was born between 1868 and 1873 in São Vicente, Cape Verde Islands to Antone Jason and Perpetua Angel Roderick. He first arrived to the US in the 1880s and settled in Provincetown. He was a mariner and fisherman[i]. He married Mary A. Pena on December 25th, 1891 in Provincetown[ii],[iii]. Their first two children died very young and soon Mary Pena also died, on December 16th, 1904, from pulmonary tuberculosis. Manuel died 4 months later, on April 15th, 1905 in Harwich, from the same disease[iv]. He was buried in Island Pond Cemetery.
With both parents gone, Joseph B. Lombard became the guardian of William and Jennie. The Jasons had lived next to a John Lomba, which may have been the same person. According to tombstones in the family plot, William died in 1906 and Jennie died in 1909. Records of their death have not yet been found. In 1909, administration of Manuel’s estate was given to Joaquin DePena: possibly his father-in-law[v].
Children of Manuel A. Jason & Mary Pena
a. born 26 Sep 1892, Ptown[vi]
b. 19 Jan 1900, Harwich - Congestion[vii]
a. 19 Feb 1895, Ptown [viii]
b. 19 Jul 1901, Harwich -Meningitis[ix]
3. William M.
a. 19 Aug 1897, Ptown[x]
b. 1906, MA[xi]
4. Jennie M. Jason
a. 11 Oct 1901, Harwich [xii]
b. 1909, MA[xiii]
[iii] Ancestry.com. Marriage of Manuel Antone Jason and Maria Pinna. (Accessed 30 October, 2012). Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.