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Maria Ramona Yorba de la Guerra
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Birth: 1843
San Gabriel
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1911
Yorba
Orange County
California, USA

María Ramona Yorba y Sepúlveda was the daughter of Tomás Antonio Yorba y Grijalva (1787-1845) and María Vicenta Sepúlveda y Serrano (1813-1907). She married (1) Marcos Yorba y Domínguez about 1865 and after Marcos' death in 1892 she married (2) Juan José de la Guerra y Sepúlveda at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Anaheim, January 25, 1896.
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MRS. JUAN DE LA GUERRA IS NO MORE.
Mrs. Juan de la Guerra, descendant of one of the oldest Spanish families in Southern California and mistress of the historic Yorba ranch near Anaheim, died at Yorba Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Paralysis was the cause of death. She was 68 years old. Mrs. de la Guerra was the daughter of Don Thomas Yorba, who died many years ago. He inherited the Santiago de Santa Ana rancho grant of 65,000 acres in Orange county, and was reputed to be one of the wealthiest men in Southern California. The present Yorba ranch, where Mrs. de la Guerra died, is a part of the original grant and consists of 2500 acres, eight miles from Anaheim. Mrs. de la Guerra was known and respected as a most lovable and charitably inclined woman. Her charities extended to all her neighbors and the needy, ranch owners and ranch hands shared alike at her hands. Few now living have had as interesting a connection with the early days of Los Angeles as she. She was born in the Yorba family house, which was built across from the Old Plaza Church at the time the mission was founded more than a century ago, was one of the city's historic landmarks. Her mother was Doña Vicenta Sepúlveda de Carrillo, who died four years ago at the age of 94 years. Mrs. de la Guerra is survived by her husband, formerly a well-known resident of this city, sixty-five nephews and nieces, five grand children, a daughter and ten brothers and sisters. Mrs. de la Guerra has been failing for more than a year. Her end was hastened by a fall from a footbridge across a creek in this county last July. Relatives and friends have expected the end daily for almost a month.
(Ventura Free Press [Weekly], 13 October 1911, 1:5)
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Mrs. Ramona de la Guerra, a descendant of one of California's oldest Spanish Families, passed away at Yorba, near Anaheim, Orange County, October 8th. She was the daughter of Don Thomas Yorba, who inherited the Santiago de Santa Ana rancho of 65,000 acres in Orange County, and was born in the Yorba family home in Los Angeles, in 1843. Her mother was Doña Vicenta Sepúlveda [y] Carrillo. Mrs. De la Guerra is survived by a daughter, Miss Rosie Yorba, who with her mother resided on a part of the original vast holdings of the deceased's father. Other surviving relatives include sixty-five nephews and nieces, ten brothers and sisters, and five grandchildren.
(Grizzly Bear, November 1911, 10:1)
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Other Children:
- Rosa Yorba y Yorba (1889-After 1930; married Herman F. Locke)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Tomas Antonio Yorba (1787 - 1845)
  Maria Vicenta Sepulveda Yorba y Carrillo (1813 - 1907)
 
 Spouses:
  Marcos Yorba (1835 - 1892)
  Juan Jose de la Guerra (1847 - 1940)
 
 Children:
  Froilan Yorba (____ - 1878)*
  Margarita Yorba*
  Luis Yorba (1867 - ____)*
  Ramon Yorba (1870 - ____)*
  Marcos Yorba (1870 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jose Antonio Marcelino Yorba (1839 - 1914)*
  Maria Antonia Josefa de Yorba Smythe (1841 - 1924)*
  Maria Ramona Yorba de la Guerra (1843 - 1911)
  Jose Ramon Carrillo (1848 - 1921)**
  Juan Garibaldo Carrillo (1859 - 1926)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Yorba Cemetery
Yorba Linda
Orange County
California, USA
 
Created by: Steve
Record added: Feb 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85712371
Maria Ramona <i>Yorba</i> de la Guerra
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Maria Ramona <i>Yorba</i> de la Guerra
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