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Natividad de Haro Tissot
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1829
Death: May 15, 1919
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Obituary of Natividad de Haro Tissot, published May 24, 1919 at page 2 of the Mountain Democrat (Placerville)

LAST SAN FRANCISCAN
OF OLD ERA DIES

Mrs. Tissot, Once Noted Beauty, Was
Daughter of First Alcalde

San Francisco. The last surviving
San Franciscan of the old Spanish regime,
Mrs. Natividad De Haro Tissot,
died in this city May 15 in her ninetieth
year.

Mrs. Tissot was the daughter of Don
Francisco De Haro, first alcalde of
Yerba Buena, who, in 1835, was ordered
by the Spanish authorities to lay
out the "new town by the cove," and
proceeded from the Mission Dolores to
stake out the first street in what was
to be the city of San Francisco.

On her mother's side, Mrs. Tissot
was the granddaughter of Sergeant
Don Jose Sanchez, an important military
attache at the Presidio during the
Spanish regime, and the founder of
the local Sanchez family. The land
holdings of the De Haro and the Sanchez
families at one time comprised a
great part of the peninsula upon which
San Francisco afterward was built.
They owned the Potrero, Buri Buri,
San Pedro and Laguna de Merced
ranches.

Mrs. Tissot's father, the first Mayor,
or alcalde, of San Francisco, came to
California in 1819 as one of band of
Spanish troopers, and his daughter
was born at the Presidio in 1829. It
is recounted that many of the mem-
bers of that Spanish troop came to
violent ends, "while a few, like Fran-
cisco De Haro, became permanent and
stable residents."

In her long life Mrs. Tissot saw four
flags flying in California, the Spanish,
Mexican, Russian and the Stars and
Stripes. Such was her love for the
state of her birth that she never went
without its boundaries.

Known as the most beautiful of the
Spanish women of early San Francisco,
she was called by General Vallejo
"la luna." She was also known
for her simplicity of character, piety
and charity.

At the time of her death she had
been living with her daughter, Mrs.
Mercedes Truman, at 810 Forty-third
avenue. She is [also] survived by a son, Albert J. Tissot.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Don Francisco De Haro (1792 - 1849)
  Emiliana de los Reyes Sanchez de Haro (1804 - 1842)
 
 Children:
  Mercedes Juana Tissot Truman (1864 - 1951)*
  Alberto James Tissot (1866 - 1934)*
 
 Siblings:
  Josefa de Haro Denniston (1825 - 1887)*
  Ramon de Haro (1827 - 1846)*
  Francisco de Haro (1827 - 1846)*
  Rosalia de Haro Brown (1828 - 1901)*
  Natividad de Haro Tissot (1829 - 1919)
  Maria Candelaria Sacramento de Haro Prusso (1834 - 1913)*
  Carlotta de Haro Denniston (1834 - 1880)*
  Alonzo de Haro (1842 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: There is no headstone for her at the family gravesite. But there is a headstone listing her son and his family.
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
 
Created by: Titania
Record added: Oct 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43699498
Natividad <i>de Haro</i> Tissot
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