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 Francisco “Frank” Garaicotchea

Francisco “Frank” Garaicotchea

Erratzu, Provincia de Navarra, Navarra, Spain
Death 12 Jan 1965 (aged 81)
Dayton, Butte County, California, USA
Burial Red Bluff, Tehama County, California, USA
Memorial ID 17309276 · View Source
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1920 census Corning, Tehama, CA: Frank Garaicotchea aged 33, single, sheep herder, birthplace Italy, entered country in 1910 is working as a hired hand for a Saldubchea, along with his brother Martin Garaicotchea aged 34, who also entered the country in 1910, working as a sheep herder, single.

1930 census Corning, Tehama, CA: Martin Garaicotchea aged 38, sheepherder, Basque, birthplace France, both parents Spain, emigrated 1913, alien; wife Grace aged 24, birthplace France, both parents France; daughter of Martin, Charlotte Garaicotchea aged 1 year 6 months, birthplace CA; brother Frank Garaicotchea aged 46, sheepherder, emigrated 1902, married, birthplace Spain; boarder Joseph Zubrillaga, birthplace Spain, emigrated 1913.

1930 census Los Molinos, Tehama, CA: Frank Garaicotchea is counted again in the census as head of household, aged 45, grain farmer, renting, emigrated 1916, birthplace Spain, both parents Spain; wife Jennie aged 32, birthplace France, both parents France, emigrated 1920; daughter Roselie aged 4, birthplace CA. They were 39 and 23, respectively, when married.

Frank Garaicotchea's World War II Draft Registration Card, serial number 2082, notes his birth on Oct 30, 1883 as Errazu, Spain. His address is PO Box 5, Durham, Cal, and his occupation is farmer.

Chico Enterprise-Record, Wednesday, January 13, 1965: "Frank Garaicotchea, 81, died unexpectedly at his home in Dayton early last evening.

"He was born Oct 20, 1883, in Erratzu, Spain. [See notes below.] As a youngster his family moved to France. In 1903 they moved to California, living in various parts of the state. On Feb. 3, 1923, he was married to Jeanne Irigaray in Chico and he and his wife then made their home in Vina. They moved to Durham in 1933 and later to Dayton. For 50 years Mr. Garaicotchea was a shepherd, engaging in sheet raising for himself.

"Survivors in addition to the widow, Jeanne of Dayton, are two daughters, Mrs. Rosalie Cartwright of Dayton and Mrs. Marguerite Compton of Everett, Wash., a brother and a sister living in France and six grandchildren.

"Rosary will be recited in the Timmons - Van Hook Funeral Chapel at 8 p.m. Friday. On Saturday the cortege will proceed to St. John the Baptist Church where mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Red Bluff.

"Friends who wish may contribute to the heart fund."

NOTE: Erratzu is a Pyrenean village in the Province of Navarre, Northern Spain on the border between France and Spain (Basque Country).




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 17309276
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Francisco “Frank” Garaicotchea (30 Oct 1883–12 Jan 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17309276, citing Saint Mary's Cemetery, Red Bluff, Tehama County, California, USA ; Maintained by Adriana (contributor 47328225) .