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  • VALARDE, A. Y.

  • Los Angeles Times, Mar 13, 1901



    A. Y. Valarde, a pioneer Mexican resident of this city, died early this morning from the effects of a kick in the stomach by a fractious horse.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • VALENCIA, Candelario

  • San Francisco Call, 4 June 1881, page 4

    VALENCIA - In San Rafael, June 3, Candelrio [sic] VALENCIA, a native of California, aged 77 years and 4 months.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, Monday, June 6, at 9 o¹clock A. M. , from Mission Dolores Church, where a Requiem High Mass will be celebrated.

    [Note:  correct spelling of first name is Candelario.]

    Submitted by: Julia Christy

  • VALENCIA, Eustaquio

  • San Francisco Examiner, 26 February 1915, page 4

    VALENCIA - At Millbrae, San Mateo county, February 23, Estaquio Valencia, beloved husband of Guadalupe Valencia and father of Henry L., Celestine, Edward and Samuel Valencia, Mrs. Petra Whitaker, Mrs. Frances Coletti, Mrs. Annie Fernandez, Mrs. Clara Stevens, Mrs. Paula Ford, Mrs. Inez Overholser, brother of Francisco, Antonio and Leobardo Valencia, a native of San Francisco, aged 87 years. Funeral from his late residence to-morrow (Saturday), at 10:30 o'clock a. m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.

    Submitted by: Julia Christy

  • VALENCIA, Jose Jesus

  • San Francisco Morning Call, 27 March 1888, page 8

    VALENCIA - In this city, March 25, Jose Jesus Valencia, beloved father of Mrs. Fernando Peralta and Mrs. Benjamin Hook and Jose Amadeo Valencia, a native of Santa Clara, Cal., age 83 years.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-DAY (Tuesday), at 8:30 o'clock A. M. from his late residence, 1522 Powell street.  Interment Mission Dolores Cemetery.

    Submitted by: Julia Christy

  • VALENCIA, Paula Sanchez de

  • San Francisco Call , 12 June 1875, page 4

    DE VALENCIA -  In this city, June 10, Paula Sanchez De Valencia, a native of this State, aged 65 years.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-DAY (Saturday), at 1 o'clock P.M., from her late residence, Sixteenth street, between Guerrero and Dolores.

    Submitted by: Julia Christy

  • VALENZUELA, Jose de la Luz

  • Los Angeles Times, Aug 30, 1883

    VALENZUELA - August 29th, 1883, at 5 A.M., Jose de la Luz Valenzuela, of this city.

    Deceased was a native Californian, and a member in good standing of the Spanish Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles.  The funeral will take place at his residence, No. 308 San Pedro street, this afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Rev. Carlos Bransby officiating.  All the members of the Spanish Church and other friends are requested to attend.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett


  • Los Angeles Times, Mar 18, 1883


    Luis Valenzuela, aged 80 years, who died Friday, was buried in the Catholic cemetery yesterday forenoon.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • VARELA, Ascencion A. de

  • Los Angeles Times, Jan 13, 1899


    DE VARELA - At Camulos, January 11, 1899, Ascencion A. de Varela, mother of Mrs. Y. del Valle, aged 81 years.

    Funeral at the same place, Friday, January 13, at 10:30 a.m.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • VEJAR, Theresa Palomares

  • Los Angeles Times, Jan 14, 1919

    PIONEER WOMAN DIES - - Mrs. Theresa Vejar was Daughter of Recipient of Grant from Spanish King - -

    Mrs. Theresa Palomares Vejar, aged 81, a pioneer of the Pomona Valley, died yesterday of pneumonia at the family home north of Pomona. She was the youngest daughter of Ignacio Palomares, one of three Spaniards who settled in California in the early days, receiving large land grants direct from the King of Spain. This was in 1837.

    The Palomares' land grant was located in what is now the eastern part of Los Angeles county, on which was erected a spacious homestead, which stood as a land mark of the days of Spanish rule. A few years ago it was burned, and many priceless relics were lost. A new home was built on the site of the old one, and the family only recently took possession.

    The deceased was married sixty-five years ago to Ramon Vejar, now 88. Ten children were born of this union, all of whom are still living. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • VERDUGO, Teodore

  • Los Angeles Times, Jun 3, 1904


    Teodore Verdugo Passes Away at a Ripe Age

    He Had Seen the Verdugo Place Dwindle from a Tract as Big as a European Principality to a Ranch of but Little Over a Thousand Acres.

    Old Teodore Verdugo died yesterday on the remnant of the great rancho granted to his soldier father by the King of Spain for his services in the Spanish army.

    Teodore was an old man, 79 years.  He had seen the Verdugo place dwindle from a great tract as big as a European principality to a little place of 1200 acres.

    When the rancho was granted in 1776 to Gulio Verdugo, who had been sent with his regiment from Spain to subdue the new land, it contained eight whole leagues - thousands upon thousands of acres.  Old Teodore's recollection went back to a time when the whole eight leagues were covered with browsing cattle, in herds so great that no one had any idea how many cattle there were; when a great company of vaqueros guarded the shifting herds, when there were major domos and the solemn grandeur of the great estate.

    Teodore inherited the rancho upon which he was born.  He married and raised a family of children - nine.  They are all there yet on the rancho, with the exception of one daughter, who is married to Vicente Figueroa.

    After the gringo came, all the enormous ranchos of the early days were broken up, and this went the way of the others.  It used to extend from Verdugo down to where the canneries stand by the river.

    Teodore was one of the last of the old ranchero princes of the soil.

    Submitted by: Karla Everett

  • VILLAVICENCIO, Dona Serafina Espinosa de

  • San Louis Obispo (CA) Tribune, April 23, 1870

    DIED.--At the Cayucos, on Thursday last, Dona Serafina Espinosa de VILLAVICENCIO, aged about 89 years. This old lady was the mother of the lately deceased, Mrs. PICO, of Rafael VILLA, Jose Antonio VILLA, Isador VILLA and Jose Maria VILLA, of the Corral de Piedra. Her children, grand children and great grand children would form a sufficient number to populate a village. She was born at the Mission Dolores, in 1781. The cause of her death was old age; and She passed away quietly and suddenly without pain and without fear. She was a good woman.

    Submitted by: Cathy Gowdy