|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1828|
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1891|
A merchant, husband of Maria Vedova, father of Mary Victoria (Mrs Frank Trabucco), John, Charles, Rose (Mrs Canepa), Stephen, Theresa Aloysia and Louisa.
PENDOLA, Nicholas January 3, 1891 Mariposa Gazette: OBITUARY.
On Friday morning of last week, Nicholas Pendola, one of Bear Valley's oldest and most respected citizens, was called to that unseen realm," From whose bourne no traveler returns." The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, and was largely attended. Throngs of people came from Mariposa, Hunter's Valley, Coulterville, Hornitos and other sections, attesting the worth of deceased, and extending kind sympathy to sorrowing relatives. Mr. Pendola was a man of unblemished integrity, and wonderful kindness of heart- ready at all times to assist the destitute and unfortunate. As a husband and father he was devoted and affectionate.- as a friend sincere and true. His death adds another link to that long chain of deaths that is so rapidly closing from view the strange eventful history of early life in the mines. Truly, that large assemblage which gathered round that noble old pioneers last resting place, on Sunday afternoon, was a mighty eulogy on the life of Nicholas PENDOLA. He was born in San Maurizia de Monte, County of Repallo, Italy, in 1829. In 1853 he married the wife whom he now leaves a widow. When the great gold strike was made in California he, too, like, other daring and dauntless pioneers, left his native home, bade adieu to the hills and dales through which he roamed in childhood days, and came to the shores of the golden west in search of the precious metal. He came across the briny deep by way of Cape Horn, and on reaching San Francisco, came directly to Bear Valley and labored in the mines with great success, for several years. With the fortune he had thus accumulated he established a general merchandise store and did a thriving business in the early days when Bear Valley was in the zenith of its prosperity. Deceased was a very energetic and enterprising man, and by his death Bear Valley suffers a great loss. He leaves five children, viz, Mrs. Mary Trabucco, Mrs. Rosa Canepa, Charles, Stephen and Louisa. They are all promising young men and women and are well equipped for the great drama of life.
Maria Vedova Pendola (1823 - 1910)
Mary Victoria Pendola Trabucco (1861 - 1894)*
Charles Carl Pendola (1863 - 1900)*
Rose E Pendola Canepa (1865 - 1953)*
John Pendola (1873 - 1876)*
Bear Valley Cemetery
Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Record added: May 10, 2010
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