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  • MACHADO, Andres

  • Los Angeles Times, Dec 9, 1929


    Andres Machado, one of the last of the old clan of real California dons, who used to feast and race their horses on their great ranchos in Southern California when Los Angeles was but a pueblo, will be laid to rest today in a tiny plot of the ground that was part of the 17,000 acres his father received as a grant from the King of Spain.

    The 80-year-old descendant of the Machados will be interred in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery following services from St. Augustine's in Culver City at 9 a.m.  Father O'Donnell will officiate.

    Mr. Machado died in Riverside last Thursday following complications which developed when he received accidental burns on his ranch at Arlington a short time previously.

    Jose Juan Machado, a brother of 1301 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, the only immediate relative, recounted last night some of the instances that made Andres an outstanding figure in the early life of Los Angeles.

    "Andres was one of the few men,"  Jose said, "who was able to raise horses that were matched successfully against those of the late E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin.

    "It was back in about 1860 that Andres told Mr. Baldwin he believed he had seven horses that could beat anything in the Baldwin stables in a relay race.  The whole countryside came to Los Angeles, or rather to the outskirts, where Exposition Park now is, when Mr. Baldwin accepted the Machado challenge for a race.

    "The course lay from where the park is to the present junction of West Adams street and Washington Boulevard.  Everyone around saw that famous race - the fourteen horses, running in rival pairs, tearing along neck-and-neck for most of the way.

    "The last Machado rider nosed out the Baldwin entry and it was a great day on our Rancho Ballona, the original grant made to our father, Augustine Machado."

    Andres Machado was born in Los Angeles and spent most of his long life at Rancho Ballona.  In later years, however, he moved to his Arlington ranch.  His mother was Romona Sepulveda, a member of a California family that was equally as prominent as the Machados.

    The Rancho Ballona embraced the present sites of Culver City, Palms, Playa Del Rey, Venice and part of Santa Monica.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • MACHADO, Augustine

  • Los Angeles Times, Mar 4, 1944

    Augustine Machado

    Requiem mass for Augustine Machado, 73, native of Los Angeles and descendant of an old Spanish family, will be celebrated at 8 a.m. today at St. Kevin's Church with Pierce Bros. Mortuary in charge.  A retired road contractor, Mr. Machado died Thursday at his residence, 552 N. Oxford Ave.  Both his parents were born here and homesteaded in the area which now is the city of Palms.  He leaves a sister, Miss Solicita Machado.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • MACHADO, Bernardino

  • Los Angeles Times, Feb 26, 1911

    Deaths -

    MACHADO.  At The Palms, February 24, 1911, Bernardino Machado, a native of California, aged 63 years.
    Funeral from St. Augustine Church, Palms, Monday, February 27, at 10 o'clock.  Friends invited.  Interment, Santa Monica.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • MACHADO, Delfina Talamantes

  • Los Angeles Times, May 11, 1950

    Mrs. Delfina T. Machado

    Requiem Mass for Mrs. Delfina Talamantes Machado, 57, native of Los Angeles, will be celebrated today at 9 a.m. at St. Augustine Church, Culver City, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery under direction of Cunningham and O'Connor.  Mrs. Machado died Tuesday at her home, 10621 Stilson St., Palms.  She leaves her husband, Ignacio A. Machado, a daughter Irene, and two sisters Mrs. Thomas Garcia and Mrs. Jose De Soto.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • MACHADO, Dolores

  • Los Angeles Times, July 25, 1906


    MACHADO.  At his late residence, "Casa del Valle,"  Eighth and Rose avenue, Ocean Park, July 24, 1906, Dolores Machado, father of Mrs. J. H. Minor, Mrs. J. B. Barrow, J. R. Florentina, Ylaria and Francisco Machado, aged 75 years.  Funeral notice later.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • MACHADO, Gregoria L. de

  • Los Angeles Times, Feb 7, 1906

    Deaths -

    MACHADO.  At her late residence, Eighth and Rose, "Casa del Valle,"  Ocean Park, February 6, 1906, Mrs. Gregoria L. de Machado, wife of Dolores Machado, aged 65 years; mother of A. R. Talamantes, Mrs. J. H. Minor, Mrs. J. B. Barrows, J. R. Machado, Florentina Machado, Ylaria Machado and Francisco Machado.  Funeral services will be held at St. Clement's Church, Santa Monica, on Thursday, February 8, 1906, at 10 o'clock a.m.  Friends invited.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • MACHADO, Luisa de

  • Los Angeles Times, June 23, 1949

    Luisa de Machado

    Requiem Mass for Senora Luisa Olivera de Machado, 66, descendant of one of California's earliest families, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Augustine's Church, Culver City.  Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.  Mrs. Machado died Tuesday.  She was the fifth generation descendant of Jose de Olivera, one of the soldiers who came to California with Gov. Portola in 1769.  In her teens she married Cristobal de Machado, scion of the family that once owned Rancho la Ballona, the area now covered by Culver City, Venice and Playa del Rey.  Mrs. Machado leaves a son, Walter, and two daughters, Mrs. Sophia Machado de Shane and Maria Louise Machado.  Rosary will be recited a 8 p.m. today at Cunningham and O'Connor Mortuary.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • MACHADO, Ramona Sepulveda

  • Los Angeles Times, Feb 6, 1891

    Coroner Weldon yesterday went to Ballona, where he held an inquest on the body of Mrs. Ramona Sepulveda Machado, who was found dead in bed yesterday morning.  The jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes.  Mrs. Machado was 82 years of age.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • MARTINEZ, Josefa

  • Los Angeles Times, Oct 9, 1940

    Senorita Josefa Martinez Dies;
    Born Here in Mexican War
    Mass to Be Said Tomorrow for Native Angeleno
    In Plaza Church in Which She Was Christened

    Senorita Josefa Mercedes Martinez ended a long, good life yesterday.   She died in a modest home at 601 E. Garfield St., Glendale, 94 years after her birth on Los Feliz Rancho in the days of the Mexican War. During all her lifetime she devoted herself to rearing the family of her sister, Mrs. Maria Newkirk, who died leaving six children.  She was the daughter of Juan Martinez, early-day cattleman, and Natividad Ruiz Martinez.  Second of 12 children, she was born on the rancho where her mother sought refuge from the western war.  The Los Feliz acres now are Griffith Park - and Senorita Martinez's birthplace long since has given way to the busy intersection of Glendale Blvd. and Riverside Drive.

    Requiem mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the old Plaza Church, in which she was christened.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Senorita Martinez died at the home of one of her nieces, Mrs. Elora Berendsohn.  She also leaves three other nieces and a nephew.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • MENDOZA, Mrs. Josephine

  • Los Angeles Times, Jun 24, 1936

    Final Homage Paid San Diego Resident, 105

    SAN DIEGO, June 23. - Funeral services were conducted today for Mrs. Josephine Mendoza, pioneer San Diego resident who died Sunday.  Mrs. Mendozavwas born 105 years ago at the San Diego Mission, the daughter of Senora Francisca Vanegas, also a native of San Diego county.

    Mrs. Mendoza had never been out of San Diego county and her stories of early life in California were rich in historic value.

    She leaves four children, twenty-six grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • MORENO, Felicia

  • Los Angeles Times, Feb 6, 1955

    Miss Felicia Moreno

    Rosary for Miss Felicia Moreno, 69, daughter of the late Mary Sepulveda, pioneer Southland family, and the late Jose Moreno, will be recited today at 8 p.m. at Utter-McKinley's West Hollywood chapel.  Requiem Mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Victor's Church.  Arrangements are under the direction of Utter-McKinley's West Hollywood Mortuary.  Miss Moreno was born in Hollywood and lived at 850 N. Larrabee St.  She leaves a niece, Charlotte Alvarez.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • MORENO, J. F.

  • Los Angeles Times, Jan 18, 1910

    - J. F. Moreno, One of Spanish Old Guard, Dies at Date Street Home After Life Residence Here. -

    J. F. Moreno, Spanish pioneer in Los Angeles, died early yesterday morning at his home, No 807 Date street.

    Mr. Moreno was in the saddle business at Los Angeles and Aliso streets for more than forty-five years, and watched the business of the town grow from the small beginnings of village traffic to the world commerce of a great city.  He was 70 years of age at the time of his death, and had been ill, of a cancerous complaint, for about six months.

    Mr. Moreno is survived by a large family, five boys, three girls and a widow.  All the children save two are married.

    Several of his sons have won distinction, and all are doing well and are a credit to the family name.  Edward Moreno holds a responsible government position as an original employe of the Taft regime in Manila.  P. I. Claude Moreno is a chief accountant on the Los Angeles aquaduct, Albert and Frank Moreno are in the saddlery business, while Julio Moreno is a plumber.

    The daughters are Miss Lola Moreno, Mrs. L. C. Florez and Mrs. C. G. Lopez.

    Funeral services will be held at the Plaza Church at 10 a.m. tomorrow.  The interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • MORENO, Maria D.

  • Los Angeles Times, Apr 11, 1946



    Requiem mass for Miss Maria Delfina Moreno, 83, granddaughter of Pio Pico, last Governor of California under the Mexican rule, will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. today at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum chapel.  Entombment will follow there under the direction of Pierce Bros. Valley Mortuary.  Miss Moreno was born at El Ranchito, Whittier, and had been a Southland resident during her entire lifetime.  She died at the home of her brother Manuel, with whom she lived at 1776 Elm Drive, Calabasas.  She leaves two other brothers, Porferio (sic) R. and Alejandro, and a sister, Mrs. Paulina L. Dodds.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • MORENO, Susanna M. de

  • Los Angeles Times, Jun 28, 1936

    Mrs. Susanna M. de Moreno Born Here Eighty-four Years Ago Succumbs

    An illness of several weeks brought death yesterday to Mrs. Susanna M. de Moreno, 84 years of age, native of Los Angeles and pioneer of Spanish descent.  She passed away at Mission Lodge in San Gabriel from complications resulting from her advanced age.

    Born within sight of the Los Angeles River when the city was a treeless pueblo, Mrs. de Moreno was the daughter of Pedro Montano, who came here from Valencia, Spain, and established one of the first vineyards.

    Mrs. de Moreno, widow of J. F. Moreno, pioneer saddle maker, leaves five sons and three daughters.  They are Frank, Albert, Edward, Claude and Julius Moreno, and Mrs. Elena Lopez, Mrs. Elizabeth Flores and Mrs. Dolores A. Anderson.

    Requiem mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning in the old Plaza Church and interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.  Rosary service will be tomorrow evening at Pierce Brothers Mortuary.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • MURILLO, Loretta

  • Los Angeles Times, Oct 7, 1882


    MURILLO. - At Mission Valley, San Diego county, Oct. 4, Loretta, wife of Ojenia Murillo, aged 25 years.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett