Sunday, May 27, 2012

Did You Know?

Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles is the final resting place for some California relatives. The Catholic cemetery is a 136-acre site east of Los Angeles that was established in 1896.

No list exists online of burials there, but you can go to the office to get directions to grave sites on the vast grounds. The cemetery, at 4201 Whittier Boulevard, is also the resting place of celebrities from olden days, such as Lou Costello; “Jelly Roll” Morton; and John, Lionel and Ethel Barrymore.
  • Domitila Sanchez was buried at Calvary when she died in Los Angeles in 1952.
  • Her daughter and son-in-law, Monica and Ben Lubbon, also are buried there. They both died in L.A. in the 1960s.
  • José T. Torres, a longtime Fresno resident, died in Los Angeles when he was hospitalized there in 1959. Years later, his wife, Josie, was buried with him at the L.A. site.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

1940: In the Countryside

Lupe (Torres) Olguin and her husband, Thomas, lived on a farm in the Socorro census of 1940.

Lupe was the youngest child of Crespin and Andreita Torres. (So all the children alive in 1940 are accounted for on this blog – in three separate posts).

The Olguin family resided in Precinct 24 of Socorro – out in the country. Thomas was 48 years old. He had worked 52 weeks in the previous year. And in the final week of March 1940, he reportedly had worked 60 hours as a farmer.

Lupe was age 46. Two of their sons were living at home (one of them, Crespiniano, will marry and enlist in the Army in the coming years).

Thomas Olguin’s mother, Evarista, was living with the family. She was age 88.

Where were the Torres families and related families in 1930? Look at this 1930 Snapshot.