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Death of a Pioneer.
Francisco Lopez Succumbs to Infirmities of Old Age.
Los Angeles Times | Sunday, January 21, 1900.
Francisco Lopez, one of the oldest residents of Los Angeles, died late Thursday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M.S. de Cummings, No. 1700 Michigan avenue, in his eightieth year. The deceased was born in what is now San Diego county in 1820 and was  a family of early settlers, his grandfather, Claudio Lopez, having come to this country during the last century with the priests who founded the San Gabriel Mission. Such was the service of this pioneer that after his death his body was buried inside the mission and a tablet in his memory is in the mission today.
Francisco Lopez was at one time one of the largest property-owners in this section of the country. His vineyard interests were very extensive and covered districts in this and surrounding counties. He married early in life and his family consisted of nine children, five of them survive him. They are Mrs. John Lazzarevich, Mrs. M.S. de Cummings, Miss Rose Maldenez and R. Bilderrain [sic] of the City of Mexico. His wife died in 1875. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock and the interment will be in the Catholic Cemetery.
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