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Lucinda Marie Cota-Cote Gallagher

  • Birth 1863 Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA
  • Death 23 Feb 1897 Gold Flat, Nevada County, California, USA
  • Burial Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA
  • Plot unknown
  • Memorial ID 57409083


LUCINDA GALLAGHER, wife of James Gallagher, died at Gold Flat, Monday night. Pneumonia was the cause of death. Deceased was an amiable woman and besides her husband leaves four children to mourn her loss. She was a native of Grass Valley and aged about 30 years. The funeral will take place at Grass Valley tomorrow.

SOURCE: Published in Grass Valley Feb. 24, 1897

The funeral of the late Mrs. James Gallagher will take place from the St. Patrick's Catholic Church at Grass Valley this afternoon at 2 O'clock.

Published in Grass Valley, Feb 25, 1897.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Lucinda Gallagher will take place from the family residence on Gold Flat this afternoon. Services will be held at St. Patrick's church at 3 o'clock

SOURCE: Published in Grass Valley, Feb 25, 1897.

FAMILY NOTES: Lucinda Marie Cota Gallagher
(Notes by Grandaughter Barbara based on family history)

Lucinda Marie Cota, daughter of Narcisse Nelson Cote(changed Cote name to Cota in USA) and Marie Philomena Morris was born in 1863 in Grass Valley, Nevada, California, USA. She died on 23 Feb 1897 in Gold Flat, Nevada Co., CA, USA.

Lucinda along with her sister Josephine and brother Napoleon were raised in the Mount Saint Mary's Catholic Boarding School/Orphanage after their mother passed away in Colusa, CA.(shortly after her marriage to Justin Brown)

Uncle Frank Morris took the children on trips back to Montana to see their Aunt Amelia Richards, Uncle Charles, cousins Olive and Lizzie.

Lucinda married James Francis Gallagher on 04 May 1887 in Nevada City, Nevada, CA. James is the son of Michael Gallagher (per Uncle Peter's will). James was born in Apr 1853 in New Jersey, USA, (or Ireland). He died on 20 Jan 1926 in Grass Valley, Nevada, Calif.

They had five children during their marriage. She died as a young mother at the age of 34.

MARRIAGE RECORD-Lucinda M. Cota to James Gallagher

Name: James F. Gallagher
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 04 May 1887
Event Place: Nevada, California, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Birth Year (Estimated): 1854
Father's Name:
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Name: Lucinda M. Cota
Spouse's Age: 23
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1864
Spouse's Father's Name:
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Page: GS Film number: 1293666
Digital Folder Number: 004666496 Image Number: 00495

Citing this Record:
"California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch


Marriage Certificate for James Gallagher and Lucinda Cota the 4 day of May 1887 in Nevada City witneses John F Miller a resident of Grass Valley , Nevada County, CA and cousin Melena Durbin resident of Grass Valley.


1880 United States Federal Census
Name:Lucinda Cota
Birth Year:abt 1862
Birthplace: California
Home in 1880:Grass Valley, Nevada, California
Relation to Head of House: Niece
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Occupation:At Home
Household Members: Name Age
Francis Morris 33 (Uncle)
Lucinda Cota 18
Josephine Cota 16 (sister to Lucinda)

1870 United States Federal Census
Name:Lucinda Cota
Age in 1870:8
Birth Year:abt 1862
Birthplace: California
Home in 1870:Grass Valley, Nevada, California
Household Members: Name Age
Mary P Cota 28 (X wife on Nelson Cota/Cote)
Napoleon Cota 9
Lucinda Cota 8
Josephene Cota 6

Family Members


Unable to locate marker. appreciate any help in locating grave.

  • Created by: Barbara A. in CA
  • Added: 21 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57409083
  • Barbara A. in CA
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lucinda Marie Cota-Cote Gallagher (1863–23 Feb 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57409083, citing Saint Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA ; Maintained by Barbara A. in CA (contributor 47024710) .