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  • de FELIZ, Concepcion Tapia

  • Los Angeles Times, January 5, 1929

    HER DEATH ENDS ROMANTIC LINK - - Senora Feliz Descendant of Old Spanish Days - - Family Held Grants of Land from Royal Crown - - Part of Original Holdings Now Griffith Park - - A link with the romantic past of California was severed with the death on Thursday of Senora Concepcion Tapia de Feliz, descendant of the grandees (sic) of the Malibu Rancho and widow of the late Anastacio Feliz, descendant of the grandees (sic) of the Feliz grants. - - Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the old Plaza Church, Our Lady of the Angels, where requiem high mass will be chanted, and burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, where the remains will be laid to rest at the side of her husband in the family plot. The body lay in state last night and until 9 o'clock this morning at Senora De Feliz's former residence, 2723 Glenview avenue. - - PARK IN TRACT - - Senora De Feliz, who was 71 years of age, had been ill for the last three years and! The immediate cause of her death was paralysis. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Juanita F. Ortiz, in San Fernando. - - Anastacio Feliz, who died several years ago, was the last of the inheritors of the Feliz Ranch, the main grant of which covered an are of approximately 3500 acres. During his lifetime he sold the property, which subsequently was subdivided and built up with homes. Three thousand acres, however, later were given to the city of Los Angeles to comprise the Griffith Park section - - PASSING OF PIONEER - - Out of the subdivision, a clause provided for a homesite for Senora De Feliz and it was her residence on Glenview avenue which was a part of the original Feliz grant. Senora De Feliz's middle name, Tapia, appears in the documents of the original Malibu grant, and with her passing, the last member of these two families, who lived in the days when the Malibu and Feliz grants were important holdings in Southern California, is gone. - - She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Feliz Ortiz and Mrs. Orella (sic) Feliz Meza, and four sons, Ramon E., Armefo (sic) L., Victor and Filiberto Feliz.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • FIGUEROA, Erlinda M.

  • Los Angeles Times, Apr 14, 1942

    Erlinda M. Figueroa

    Following an illness of several weeks, Mrs. Erlinda Machado Figueroa, 31, daughter of a pioneer family here, died in White Memorial Hospital yesterday.  Mrs. Figueroa leaves her husband, Ernest M. Figueroa of 3724 Westwood Blvd; two daughters, Dolores, 8, and Camilla, 10; five sisters and five brothers.  Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today at the chapel of Smith and Salsbury, 3911 Madison Ave., Culver City.  Requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 a.m. at St. Augustine's Church, Culver City.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • FUENTEZ, Virginia Lugo de

  • Los Angeles Times, June 16, 1937:


    ANAHEIM, June 15. - Funeral services for Virginia Lugo de Fuentez, born in Los Angeles eighty-three years ago and the daughter of the late Antonio M. Lugo, will be conducted at the St. Boniface Catholic Church here Thursday at 9 a.m.  Death occurred last evening at the family home, at Olive.

    Burial will be in the historic Yorba Cemetery in Santa Ana Canyon.

    Mrs. Fuentez had lived in Orange county more than a half century, and in California all her life.

    She leaves her husband, Joe de Fuentez; two sons, Manuel of Oceanside and Juan, Huntington Park, and three daughters, Mrs. Emelda Buell, Orange; Mrs. Virginia Miller, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Flora Woods, Sacramento.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett