|Birth: ||1846, Mexico|
|Death: ||Mar. 26, 1872|
One of the tragic deaths was that of Antonia Montoya, a misguided young Mexican woman, who on the fearful night shared her couch with a paramour. Of this, our correspondent at Lone Pine writes:
"The shock startled them out of their sleep—the woman to scream and pray, the man to bound out of bed and at once leap clear of the building with its treacherous roof and crumbling walls.
"She had been caught in the bed by a mass of adobes and screamed vainly for help. Had the man not been one of the basest of the devil's creatures he might have lingered a couple of minutes and released his paramour from her terrible strait; but the coward heard only to disregard, and in his mighty selfishness the craven creature fled alone, leaving the poor woman to perish miserably in the ruins."
San Francisco Chronicle
April 21, 1872
1872 California Earthquake Victims Graveyard
Plot: mass grave
Maintained by: Brad Reinhardt
Originally Created by: JuliaBaskinGreen
Record added: Sep 11, 2011
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