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Louis Robidoux / Rubidoux
Birth: Jul. 31, 1796
Florissant
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1868
San Bernardino County
California, USA

First San Bernardino County Supervisor.

City of Rubidoux,CA is named after him.

Son of Joseph and Catherine (Rollet)Robidoux. The name/spelling changes many times.Clyde M.Rabideau says 70 different ways.

One of the area's first white landowners. Fluent in several languages and very intelligent. He reportedly won $30,000. in a card game in Santa Fe, New Mexico that bankrolled his venture to California, where he set up one of the largest livestock operations and planted orchards, vineyards(wine making),the first grist mill for grinding wheat into flour, perfume making,and grain crops.
His father a merchant helped outfit the Lewis and Clark Expedition from his store in St.Louis.In 1860 he was the highest paying tax payer in California, paying for several thousand acres, horses and wagons.

He married Guadalupe Garcia in 1834, and raised 10 children;

1.Catarina/Catalina Rubidoux Peralta(1835-1914)

2.Jose Luis"Lucito"/Louis Rubidoux(1837-1928)

3.Pasquale Baillon Rubidoux(1838-1926)

4.Maria Del Carmen Rubidoux Palomares Estudillo(1844-1873)

5.Adelaida Rubidoux Valdez Estudillo(1848-1924)

6.Maria Benigna/Benina Rubidoux Trujillo(1853-1898)

7.Abundo Rubidoux(1851-1928)

8.Frederick Rubidoux(1865-1932)

9.Maria Rubidoux Espinosa(1855-1894)

10.Mariano Rubidoux(1842-1845)(who died age 3 crossing the desert between New Mexico and California.

Rubidoux is spelled many ways. On his headstone it is spelled Robidoux. The city named for his Rancho Rubidoux, also named the little mountain he lived at the bottom of Mt.Rubidoux. Streets, library, in Riverside County are named for him also. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Guadalupe Garcia Rubidoux (1812 - 1892)
 
 Children:
  Catalina Rubidoux Peralta (1835 - 1914)*
  Pasqual Bailon Rubidoux (1837 - 1926)*
  Louis Rubidoux (1837 - 1928)*
  Mariano Rubidoux (1842 - 1845)*
  Maria Del Carmen Rubidoux Palomares Estudillo (1842 - 1873)*
  Marie Benigna Rubidoux Trujillo (1849 - 1921)*
  Abundo Rubidoux (1851 - 1928)*
  Maria Rubidoux Espinosa (1855 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Agua Mansa Cemetery
Colton
San Bernardino County
California, USA
 
Created by: Barbara LeClaire
Record added: Aug 03, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28739125
Louis Robidoux / Rubidoux
Added by: Barbara LeClaire
 
Louis Robidoux / Rubidoux
Added by: Barbara LeClaire
 
Louis Robidoux / Rubidoux
Added by: Barbara LeClaire
 
 
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Rest in peace great, great, grandpa.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 18, 2015

- Jennifer Kersten
 Added: Aug. 18, 2014
Rest in Peace very distant relative - you are the father-in-law of my 3rd cousin 3x removed
- LoriL4
 Added: Apr. 6, 2014
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