1841: Joaquin Bolado in Zacatecas, Mexico

Joaquin Bolado was in Zacatecas, Mexico from 1841-1849.

Bolado and José G. Arques would later purchase the Santa Ana y Quien Sabe Rancho on Friday, November 2, 1866.


Web article quoting Joaquin Bolado obituary – Hollister Free Lance, 12/7/1894


"BOLADO–In San Francisco, Nov. 28, Joaquin BOLADO, beloved father of Mrs. Gaston ASHE, a native of Spain, aged 73 years. [The people of this community were greatly shocked on receiving the intelligence of the death of Don Joaquin BOLADO last Friday, as it was not generally known that he was so seriously ill. Some time ago he was prostrated with a severe attack of pneumonia. He rallied…then, against the advice of friends concluded to go to San Francisco to transact some business, but there suffered a relapse which terminated fatally. Deceased was one of the most respected men in this county…owning the Santa Anita ranch, 3 miles east of Tres Pinos…He was born in Spain, Mar. 4, 1822. When a boy he was clerk for his uncle in a shipping and forwarding business in Santander, Spain. He went to Mexico at the age of 20…in Tacatecas (sic) from 1841 to 1849, when he sold out and came to California in search of gold…mined some in Sonora…[much detail on businesses]…In 1867 he came to San Benito county and engaged in stock raising and in general farming since 1873…During the height of his prosperity in 1857, he married Miss Julia ABREGO; one child was born to him, Julia BOLADO…wife of Attorney Gaston ASHE. Last Friday a solemn high mass was celebrated at the Yglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadelupe Church, San Francisco…after which the remains…were taken to Monterey for interment…The following named gentlemen acted as pall bearers: Juan MALARIN, Francisco RICO, A.A. MANUEL, J.B. SNIVELY, F. GUNZENDORFER and J.M. LAPORTE. The body was placed to rest in the family plot by the side of his wife who had preceded him some 3 years ago…]." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co.), 7 Dec 1894. Transcribed by Dee.

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