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Ernestine (Tina) Cooke and Children
Tataviam Culture | Newhall, California


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Ernestine Agnes "Tina" Cooke (at right) with her four children in ascending order in front of Tina's parents' home, 23300 8th St., Newhall, early 1980s.

From left: Scott Daniel Thomas, 1962-2014; Veronica Theresa Thomas (Baggett), b. 1961; Laura Cathy Thomas (Herron), b. 1959; Leticia Marie Thomas, b. 1957; Ernestine (b. 7-15-1939 at Newhall Community Hospital).

Ernestine's parents were Ernest "Ernie" Cooke and Edna Louise Balsz (Cooke). Ernie's ancestry can be traced to individuals who lived in the Santa Clarita Valley prior to European contact in 1769. (Edna's mother was Chiricahua Apache.)


LT8301: 9600 dpi jpeg courtesy of Leticia Thomas.
ERNEST COOKE FAMILY

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Ernie & Daughter Tina, Balsz Ranch, Honby 1940s

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Daughter Tina ~1946

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Tina, Newhall School

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Daughters Tina & Susan with Charlotte Chacanaca Late 1940s

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Ernestine, Susan & Belen, Ridge Route 1951-52

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Bus Driver ~1957

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Ernestine & Children
Early 1980s

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