Felicidad V. Ruiz - death record

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Felicidad V. Ruiz - death record - DESCENDANT OF EARLY SP FAMILITCALLED Mrs....
DESCENDANT OF EARLY SP FAMILITCALLED Mrs. Felicidad De Ruiz, 85, Who Saw Treasures. Buried in Valley One of the few remaining characters characters of the famed Spanish aristocracy aristocracy which made old California plo 'urrsque passed on yesterday, alien Mrs. Felicidad Valdes de Kj L a native of this atate. died here a: the age of SS years. Death claimid the pioneer Californlao at her borne at HS Sierra way. Mrs. Ruir's career was as colorful as It was long. During her alnrnst a century of life she ssw Ca'ifornls develop from a wilderness aod witnessed witnessed many of the stirring events whlcb make up ths history tf tbe state. Saw Famed Treasures Treasures Buried in Vslley She bed gated upon the famous treasures of old Tiburclo Tapia. Spanish grandee, snd haJ seen them lowered Into the ground near what is now Cucsmonga. She remembered several years afterward, when thry were reported missing, the frantic but fruitless search which was carried carried on for mom ha by the household of Senor Tapla. The whereabouts of the lost treasure atlll remains a mystery, but Mrs. Ruls could d. scribe taem la detail aad ofuu i.i so. The story goes thst Tapla not' from Spain to California, probab!) between 1S20 and 130. He was onr of the wealthiest men of Old Bps a. and some say be came here at th request of the king to further Spaa, ah Interests, Hs cams first to Los Angalei then a straggling village, where h. s said to havs formed ths ac quaintance or Mrs. Ruix's father aiso a man or aome wealth. Tia are believed by soma to bars ocea distsnt relatives. Fsmiliss Ssttlsd an Vast Eetate Tbey came together to the Cuc.i-monga Cuc.i-monga Cuc.i-monga district, where they and th.T families settled upon a vast In i. Ths treasure apparently wele .d heavily on Tapla'a mind aod he soivea to bury it for lbs sake of safety. Whether be forgot the la: 1 "ueiuer toe treasure stolen bss never been estahlli."-. estahlli."-. estahlli."-. .1 i... . . wo jar aa ia Known. It n. cr bavs been found. That It : no mythical treasure, either, was attested attested by Mrs. Rulx. When she reached tnsturttr. the wss married at the historic Sar. Ca-brlel Ca-brlel Ca-brlel mission to Joes Maria ! m. a young don who held propen :o inis aisincL Tbey resided ir me Cucsmonga district for uany j . irs. snd It was not until his . eath. a ut Ml years ago. that Mrs. Run ...-to ...-to ...-to tbe dty of Saa Bernard ,. - to live. Hundreds Will Mourn Passimj All ber life, or until ale n- n- - of ber death, aha bad bern and had a boat of friends . , Saa Bernardino valley. Ea,;,':.,Mj summer her health benn i, .: rapidly, and she waa forced -1 -1 come leas active. It was nci ir'' .:; month ago. however, that r :- :- ! ness became acute, aad she I left ber bed sinre. 8hs Is survived b three dan. tour sons. t grandchildren grest-graadchlldrea. grest-graadchlldrea. grest-graadchlldrea. It ported. The daughter Mrs. D IL Alvarad a Mrs. P. B. Moraao and Mrs. I Corona of Saa Bernardino. four sons are J. ML Ruia. r.. 3. Rulx. Oro Orande, E. G. 1. i. Kulx of Baa Bernards Funeral services will be h. T-n- T-n- T-n- T-n- day, at aa hear to be sr.; ller by J. W. Woodhouf who will be la charge. T cas will be held at the h i burial la Catbollo cemetr ... toe body of ber bus band. iSH j - j J ; J I , j

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  1. The San Bernardino County Sun,
  2. 10 Dec 1927, Sat,
  3. Page 15

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