May 19, 1933 Hollywood Los Angeles County California, USA
YORBA, Erolinda Cota Los Angeles Times, May 20, 1933 DEATH TAKES SURVIVOR OF OLD RANCHO PERIOD One of the last survivors of the old rancho life of Southern California, Mrs. Erolinda Cota Yorba, 80 years of age, the daughter of Francisco and Martina Cota, once owners of the great La Ballona rancho, which once covered the territory now occupied by Culver City, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martina L. Pelanconi, of Hollywood. Born in the adobe home of Augustine Machado, which once stood at Fifth and Main streets, Mrs. Yorba during her life saw the transition of Los Angeles from a small pueblo to a metropolitan city. Her marriage to Vincente, son of Bernardo Yorba, whom she survived by twenty years, was an event in the early days of the city. The ceremony was performed at the home on the La Ballona rancho and was followed by a fiesta, which drew celebrants from all the old California families. With her husband Mrs. Yorba lived for many years on the Yorba ranch in Orange county and when the town of Yorba was built aided in the construction of the small adobe church for the new town. Later, when the church proved too small, Mrs. Yorba was active in support of the new structure. In addition to Mrs. Pelanconi, Mrs. Yorba leaves two sons, Bernardo of Anaheim and Vincente of Santa Ana Canyon, and three other daughters, Mrs. Hortense M. Palomares and Mrs. Mary L. Vejar, both of Pomona, and Mrs. George Wentz of Hollywood. The funeral rites will be conducted in the Yorba church at 10 a.m. Monday, with burial in the Yorba family cemetery near the church.