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Jose Dolores Narvaez

Male Abt 1829 - 1910  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name Jose Dolores Narvaez  [1
    Alternate birth Jan 1816  San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Born Abt 1829  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jun 1910  San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Buried 25 Jun 1910  Calvary Catholic Cemetery, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I31419  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2020 

    Father Jose Agustin Narvaez, Alcalde of San Jose,   b. Abt 1782,   d. Aft 1865  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother María Josefa Higuera 
    Married 13 Dec 1800  Mission Santa Clara de Asís, Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F18651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Agustina Alviso,   b. 2 Feb 1831, Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872, Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 13 Jul 1850  St. Joseph's, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    +1. Mary Angela Narvaez,   b. Abt 1856, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1937, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F18650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1870 census has him 13 years younger than claimed by the newspaper obituary below. It would hardly be the first time that the age at death of a prominent individual was exaggerated. And an 1829 birth matches well with the 1831 birth of his wife.

      From "San Jose's Oldest Resident is Called," San Jose Evening News, 25 Jun 1910:

      Jose Dolores Narvaez, one of the founders of the Pueblo of San Jose, has taken his departure from life's duties at the ripe old age of 94.

      Mr. Narvaez was at one time a very wealthy man, having made his fortune in trading with the Indians of early California. He was born in an old adobe at Sycamore grove near San Jose.

      In Narvaez' day there was no bank and he buried his gold. Later when he wished to get it, his workmen could not find it owing to the failing sight of the owner who could not point out the exact spot of burial. While digging operations were going on, thieves came and found the cache and took the precious hoard with them.

      Mr. Narvaez is survived by the following family members: Mrs. B. Ortega, Mrs. D. Berryessa, Mrs. R. Chaboya, Mrs. L. Cantua.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5119] "When San Jose was Young: No. 62, San Jose's Oldest Painting." San Jose Evening News, 16 Dec 1916.

    2. [S5117] Find a Grave page for Jose Dolores Narvaez.

    3. [S5116] "San Jose's Oldest Resident is Called" and "Funeral of Joe Narvaez." San Jose Evening News, 25 Jun 1910., year only.

    4. [S2231] 1870 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    5. [S5116] "San Jose's Oldest Resident is Called" and "Funeral of Joe Narvaez." San Jose Evening News, 25 Jun 1910.

    6. [S5117] Find a Grave page for Jose Dolores Narvaez., place only.

    7. [S5120] Early California Population Project: Database of Baptism, Marriage, and Burial Records from California Missions. Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    8. [S5118] Find a Grave page for Maria Agustina Alviso Narvaez.