|Death: ||Mar. 13, 1928|
A couple of days after the St. Francis Dam disaster which occurred on March 12/13, 1928, the front page of the Oxnard Daily Courier published a list of the dead, the first name listed being: "Mrs. Jesus Carillo and 8 children, Fillmore". After listing about 30 additional names (many misspelled) the article continued: "Between 200 to 500 believed dead and damage estimate at millions of dollars in the toll of the most disastrous flood in the history of Ventura county. The breaking of the San Francisquito dam was caused by seepage of water around the west end of the dam, loosening the earth so that the supports gave way, according to Colonel Mulholland, engineer, and was not due to dynamiters or to an earthquake. When the west portion of the hill supporting the dam gave way, it released a wall of water, 75 feet high that swept the entire Santa Clara river valley." Mrs. Carrillo and her children were buried at Bardsdale Cemetery. Marcela was 2 months old.
Maria De Jesus Carrillo (____ - 1928)
Created by: Valarie Vine
Record added: Aug 02, 2011
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