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Jose Jesus "Chino" Lopez
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1848
California, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1918
Ventura County
California, USA

Jose Jesus Chino Lopez was born in California, the son of Rafael Lopez and Maria Ostago who were also born in California. Mr. Lopez was a retired farmer who died a tragic death as reported in the local newspaper on April 20, 1918:
"Chino Lopez, 70 years of age, a well-known resident residing at the mouth of Matilija Canyon met death Wednesday evening in a most tragic manner. Chino had been visiting a sick brother and was returning home about 11PM accompanied by his wife and granddaughter. Near the home it was necessary to open a gate and when the child alighted, the horse backed up, the buggy going over the embankment. Mr. Lopez and his wife were thrown to the ground, Mrs. Lopez being badly injured and unable to render assistance to her husband who was blinded, and pinioned underneath the buggy. A lighted lantern being carried exploded drenching the unfortunate man with burning oil. The granddaughter succeeded in rescuing Mrs. Lopez and help was summoned, but before aid arrived, the unfortunate man was fatally burned and died a few hours later. Funeral services were held at the Isis Theater today and the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery."

(Picture and news story contributed by "Papa Chino's" great grandson, Robert Lopez.) 
Saint Thomas Aquinas Cemetery
Ventura County
California, USA
Created by: Valarie Vine
Record added: Jul 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73909152
Jose Jesus Chino Lopez
Added by: Valarie Vine
Jose Jesus Chino Lopez
Added by: Valarie Vine
Jose Jesus Chino Lopez
Added by: Valarie Vine
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- Sheila Ruiz Harrell
 Added: Feb. 9, 2015
Remembering J.J. Chino Lopez these many years later.
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 Added: Apr. 24, 2012

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 Added: Jul. 24, 2011

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