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Concepcion (Reyes) Valenzuela (1915 - 1987)

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Concepcion "Concha" Valenzuela formerly Reyes
Born in Cottonwood, Yavapai, Arizona, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 15 Sep 1939 in Los Angeles County, Californiamap
Descendants descendants
Mother of , , [private daughter (1940s - unknown)], [private daughter (1940s - unknown)] and [private son (1940s - unknown)]
Died in Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 11 May 2020 | Created 5 Feb 2017
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Biography

Concepcion Reyes was born on 6 October 1915 in the town of Cottonwood located in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. Concepcion also went by the nicknames of Concha and Connie. She was the daughter of Francisco Lopez Reyes and Refugia Yanez Lopez. Concepcion had four siblings: Rosa (Reyes) Gonzales, Mary Lopez (Reyes) Murillo, Josephine Lopez Reyes, and Eliodoro Reyes.

In 1930, Concha was living with her parents and siblings in Clarkdale, Yavapai County, Arizona.[1]

In March 1937, Concepcion gave birth to a son Roberto "Bob" Morales.[2] Bob passed in 2018.

Concepcion married Joseph Stephen Valenzuela on 15 September 1939 in Los Angeles, California.[3] They had a son, Richard Steven Valenzuela. He was a musician who went by the name of Ritchie Valens. He died in a plane crash in February 1959 at the age of 17.

In April 1940, Concepcion, her husband Joe, and her three-year-old son Bobbie Morales were living in San Fernando, Los Angeles County, California. They were living in a rented house at 11636 Dronfield, which they rented for $8 per month. Joe had been living at this address since at least 1935 and this appeared to be the only Hispanic residence in the neighborhood. Joe was working as a watchman at the sewer pumping station. In 1939, he had worked 30 weeks and earned $385.[4]

Death

Concepcion died on 18 October 1987[5] in Santa Cruz, California[6] at the age of 72. She was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California.[7]

Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH1C-WTZ : accessed 29 January 2020), Concho Reyes in household of Frank L Reyes, Clarkdale, Yavapai, Arizona, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 6, sheet 5B, line 69, family 147, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 63; FHL microfilm 2,339,798.
  2. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9HJ-YD9 : 24 November 2019), Bobbie Morales in household of Joe S Valenzuela, Councilmanic District 1, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-8, sheet 2B, line 70, family 36, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 374.
  3. "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8V8-PHM : 8 December 2017), Joe Steven Valenzuela and Concepcion Lopez Reyes, 15 Sep 1939; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,114,341.
  4. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9HJ-YDM : 24 November 2019), Concepcion Valenzuela in household of Joe S Valenzuela, Councilmanic District 1, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-8, sheet 2B, line 69, family 36, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 374.
  5. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V9YJ-5YS : 20 May 2014), Concepcion Valenzuela, 18 Oct 1987; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  6. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPVQ-Z99 : 26 November 2014), Concepcion Reyes Valenzuela, 18 Oct 1987; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
  7. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVS-JJTS : 11 July 2016), Concepcion Reyes Valenzuela, 1987; Burial, Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, San Fernando Mission Cemetery; citing record ID 6942265, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com. Find a Grave: Concepcion Reyes Valenzuela

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