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 Jean Guillaume Sentous

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Jean Guillaume Sentous

Birth
France
Death 28 Apr 1903 (aged 67)
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 23708497 View Source
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DEATH OF JEAN SENTOUS




Highly Respected Pioneer Resident Passes to the Beyond




Jean Sentous, a pioneer resident of Los Angeles and one of the city's staunchest citizens, died yesterday after a lingering illness of over six months. Mr. Sentous suffered from a dropsical affection and gradually grew weaker until he passed away at his late residence. 534 West Sixteenth street. The immediate members of the family were present at the time of his death. The deceased was born at Huos, France, January 1, 1836, being the oldest of seven children. On February 7, 1854, he sailed from Bordeaux around Cape Horn, reaching San Francisco in the following August. Mr. Sentous engaged at once in placer mining in Calaveras county. He came to Los Angeles in 1856, establishing a dairy ranch on the site where Chutes park Is now located. He remained here one year and then engaged In the butcher business at Jamestown. In 1864 he returned to this city, where he resided until the time of his death. In 1867 the deceased re-engaged in the dairy business, and later became largely Interested In cattle. In 1861 he

subdivided what is known as "Sentous Tract." a parcel of eleven acres, since which time he has not been actively engaged. He never entered into politics and belonged to no secret orders, finding more pleasure in his family circle than lodge or club life. He belonged to no societies other than the Pioneers and the French Benevolent. Of the latter he was one of the founders and served many years as president. Mr. Sentous had a host of friends, who deplore his departure from a life of honor, marked by good deeds and charitable actions. Besides the widow, Mr. Sentous left six children, three sons and three daughters, all adults. Louis and Camille Sentous are engaged In the produce business, and Frank Is a civil engineer. The daughters are Miss Narcisse, Mrs. B. F. Lewis and Mrs. W. L. Truitt. The funeral will be held Thursday at 1:30 o'clock at St. Vincent's church, and interment will be at New Calvary cemetery.




(California Digital Newspaper Collection, Los Angeles Herald, 29 April 1903)


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