Pico Family Genealogy Forum
"Castroville Argus" - May 29, 1869
Died -- PICO -- at his residence in San Jose, Sunday, 23rd inst., Antonio Maria PICO, aged 60 years. Death of Antonio Maria PICO -- Antonio Maria PICO, one of the most prominent [damaged] Californians for the last 20 years, died of inflammation of the lungs, at his residence in San Jose, yesterday morning, aged 60 years. He was a cousin of ex-Governor Pio PICO, and was related by blood or marriage to the CASTROs, VALLEJOs and nearly all the native Californians who had much wealth or influence in 1845. Under the Mexican Government he was Alcalde of San Jose for many terms, a member of the Territorial Legislature and Captain of the Militia, and under the American dominion he became Prefect of Santa Clara,then member of the Constitutional Convention in 1849, residential Elector in 1860 and Receiver of the Land Office at Los Angeles in 1861. When the rebellion broke out he assisted with his money and influence in organizing a company of native Californians. A large family and a host of friends lament his loss. He will be buried in San Jose tomorrow at 11am. [from Alta California, 24th May.]
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