1897-12-27 Josepha Estrada de Abrego Dies [Mother of Julia Abrego, Joaquin Bolado’s Wife]

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Births, Marriages & Deaths — Oct-Dec 1897

The Free Lance Hollister, San Benito Co., CA

December 31, 1897

DEATH OF A NOTED WOMAN — Mrs. Josefa [Maria Casilda Aniceta] ESTRADA de ABREGO, a lady who was intimately associated with some of the most prominent characters in early California history and a witness of many stirring events, died last Monday morning [Dec. 27, 1897] at 3 o’clock at her residence in Monterey.

Deceased was nearly 85 years of age, having been born in the old capital by the sea in the year 1812. She was highly connected and was a half-sister to Governor [Juan Bautista] ALVARADO.

Her husband, Don José ABREGO, to whom she was married in 1836, was very prominent in the affairs of this State while it was still under Mexican domination. According to BANCROFT’s history of California, he came to Monterey from Mexico in 1814, and was a hatter and trader. By intelligence, capability and good repute he held office almost continuously from that time until 1846. He was commissary of the police, Administrator of the San Antonio Mission, customs officer, member of the Assembly, sub-member of the Superior Tribunal and its treasurer. As such official he had charge of the territorial finances from 1839 to 1846, and was noted for his integrity and ability. In 1844 he was the grantee of the Point Pinos rancho, where now stands Pacific Grove. He died in [April 4] 1878, at the age of 65. His wife and 6 children survived him.

Judge W.H. WEBB had married one daughter, who died, after which he married a second one, his present wife and the sole surviving daughter of Mrs. ABREGO. The third daughter [Julia Josepha Abrego, d. January 10, 1891)] married Joaquin BOLADO, now deceased. — Salinas Index. Deceased was the grandmother of Mrs. Gaston ASHE [Julia {Dulce} Bolado], of [Rancho] Santa Anita.