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Rebecca Favianna Biscarro Bane
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1879
Monterey County
California, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1971
Monterey County
California, USA

newspaper article, Gonzales Tribune, Sat., Oct. 23, 1897:
"Catholic Church Fair"
"The fair to be given by the ladies of the Catholic Church on Friday evening, the 29th inst., promises to be the success of the season. The following excellent program will be rendered: . . . Committee of Arrangements- . . . Miss Mary Biscarro . . . Ice Cream Booth- . . . Annie Biscarro. Soda Booth- . . . Miss Rebecca Biscarro. Bouquet Booth- . . . Eva Biscarro . . . Supper will be served at the Gonzales Hotel."

newspaper article, Gonzales Tribune, Sat., Oct. 30, 1897:
"Pleasant Party and Dance."
"Last Friday evening a pleasant party and dance was given by Henry and Chris Twisselman and Jim Eiland at the latter's residence on the P. I. Co.'s ranch. Among those present were . . . Rebecca Biscarro . . . Eva Biscarro . . . Mary Biscarro . . . Anna Biscarro . . . About 12 o'clock Mrs. Claus Twisselman and Mrs. James Eiland served a splendid supper, of which the merry dancers ate for an hour or more. The coffee, made and served by Mr. Twisselman, was of rare flavor and lasted about as long as ice ordinarily does on a summer's day. A song by the Misses Biscarro was followed by Lee Parsons in a comical dissertation, when dancing was resumed and continued until the early morn. It was voted one of the most enjoyable gatherings of the year."

newspaper article, Gonzales Tribune, Sat., April 16, 1898:
"Items of Interest"
"Miss Rebecca Biscarro, who had been visiting her parents near town, returned to Salinas Wednesday."

newspaper article, Gonzales Tribune, Sat., 15 Oct. 1898:
"Items of Interest"
"Miss Rebecca Biscarro went to King City on Tuesday's train."

newspaper article, Gonzales Tribune, Sat., June 22, 1901:
"Items of Interest"
"Mrs. Wm. Bane of King City arrived on Wednesday's train and is the guest of her sisters, Mrs. M. Niland, and the Misses Annie and Eva Biscarro, at their home east of town."

newspaper article, Gonzales Tribune, Sat., May 19, 1900:
"Marriage Licenses."
"May 15 - William Bane of King City and Miss Rebecca Biscarro of Gonzales, Monterey county, Cal."

newspaper article, Gonzales Tribune, Sat., May 19, 1900:
"Married in Salinas"
"William Bane of King City and Miss Rebecca Biscarro of Gonzales were married by Rev. Father Farley of Hollister Wednesday. The wedding of the happy couple occurred in the parlors of the Jeffrey House, Salinas. The bride was born and raised near Gonzales and the groom is a young business man of King City. They went to King City Wednesday, where the groom had fitted up a nice home."

Marriage source information from the book:
Index to Marriages 1, 1893 - 1906, Monterey County:
Source: Book 3, p. 17
License Date: 15 May 1900
Marriage Date: 16 May 1900
Marriage Location: Salinas
Groom: William Bane Bride: Rebecca Biscarro
Age: 23 Age: 20
Nativity: California Nativity: California
Residence: King City Residence: Gonzales
Married by: Philip Farley, Clergyman
Witnesses: Eva Biscarro, resident of Gonzales
William Dobson, resident of King City
Statement: "Neither of the contracting parties were ever married before and their parents are Americans."

newspaper Obituary "exact source unknown" probable Gonzales Tribune, April 1971:
"Saturday for Mrs. Bane"
"Final tribute will be paid to another of Monterey County's old-timers, Saturday morning at 10, when funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Rino Spada, will be held at the Ree C. Grim Chapel for Rebecca Faviana Bane, who died Tuesday night, after a long illness, at Katherine's Convalescent Hospital in Salinas.

Born in 1880 in Gonzales, Mrs. Bane was a descendant of an early California family, her grandfather, Juan Gonzales, having been majordomo and administrator of the Santa Cruz Mission from 1834 - '39 and Juz in 1842. One of his nine daughters, Tomasa, who married Pedro Biscarro of Castile, was Rebecca's mother. Pedro had come from Spain to Mexico, then to Texas, which he left as a drover with a herd of cattle for California, eventually settling in Gonzales.

In 1900 Rebecca married William Bane, the wedding taking place in the parlor of the Jeffrey House in Salinas. For years, the couple resided in King City, where Will was employed at the nearby Spreckels ranch. In later years, however, when their children, Myrtle and Teddy, had grown and gone on their own, the Banes moved to the old Leon Gil place, which they had purchased in the Nacimiento Valley.

Calling it "Las Potrancas" they opened their doors to summer guests - authors, artists and local folk - who always found rest and relaxation there. Entertainment, too, for the gracious, lively Rebecca, perfect hostess, was also an able entertainer, ready to oblige with Spanish songs to her own accompaniment on the guitar.

But the ranch life of the Banes came to an end with the advent of Hunter Liggett Military Reservation, and obliged to sell to the government, they returned to their home in King City. Shortly after, in 1943, Will Bane died.

Also preceding Mrs. Bane in death was her son, Teddy, whose death occurred in 1957. Surviving her are Mrs. Myrtle Haskell of Santa Rosa, a daughter; Eva Wayne of Alameda, a sister; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be said for her Friday night at 8 o'clock in the Ree C. Grim Chapel, and following the funeral services, Saturday, burial will be in the King City cemetery. Pallbearers are Frank Taylor, John Algers, Fred Freetag, Dan Hayes, Harry ..."

Family links: 
  Peter Biscarro (1838 - 1898)
  Tomasa Gonzales Biscarro (1841 - 1906)
  William Walker Bane (1876 - 1943)
  Myrtle Estella Haskell (1900 - 1996)*
  William Warren Bane (1911 - 1957)*
  Mary Samaratina Biscarro Niland (1857 - 1951)*
  John Biscarro (1863 - 1888)*
  Edward Biscarro (1865 - 1888)*
  Alfred Biscarro (1867 - 1896)*
  Porfiro Biscarro (1868 - 1911)*
  Irvan Biscarro (1870 - 1906)*
  Thomas Biscarro (1871 - 1936)*
  William Biscarro (1873 - 1920)*
  Peter G. Biscaro (1874 - 1925)*
  Daniel Joseph Biscarro (1877 - 1960)*
  Rebecca Favianna Biscarro Bane (1879 - 1971)
  Anita Stella Biscarro Johnson (1881 - 1962)*
  Eva Irene Biscarro Wayne (1883 - 1972)*
*Calculated relationship
King City Cemetery
King City
Monterey County
California, USA
Plot: Section 4, next to husband, plots 340 & 341
Maintained by: Monte Duran
Originally Created by: Erice Wilcox
Record added: Sep 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29760855
Rebecca Favianna <i>Biscarro</i> Bane
Added by: Monte Duran
Rebecca Favianna <i>Biscarro</i> Bane
Added by: Monte Duran
Rebecca Favianna <i>Biscarro</i> Bane
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