March 9, 2002 —
According to the inscription on her grave marker, Niebes Ruiz was born in 1794 and lived a remarkable 110 years.
However, her great-granddaughter Michelle Nuñez reports that birth records show she was actually born about 1812.
Regardless, the Ruiz family came to San Francisquito Canyon in the mid-1800s,
operated a farm and left a legacy through numerous descendants.