Maria Marcissa del Carmel Churchill (Cardaro) (1819 - 1930)

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Birthplace: Mexico
Death: Died in Campbell, Santa Clara, CA, USA
Managed by: Julie Ann Reid
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Immediate Family

    • Pedro
    • Adolph
    • Eliza
    • Lenora
    • Aozera
    • Fortino
    • Helena
    • Roberto
    • Juana
    • Laterio
    • Joseph
    • Faustino

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CFernandez5128added this on 26 Sep 2012

San Jose Mercury Herald - Wednesday Morning, October 10, 1928 (alongside the photo) Cigarettes that is, not stockings. In fact, Mrs. Marie Marcissa Del Carmel Churchill, celebrated this month what she claims was her 110th birthday. Attributes her longevity to the use of tobacco Smoke? That is all i live for, thus Mrs. Marie Marcissa Del Carmel Churchill, county hospital resident who celebrated one hundred and tenth birthday on October 4. PUFF Another time honored belief, long the subject of heated argurments between irate parents and headstrong youth, that the use of tobacco shortens life, goes up in smoke. For Mrs. Churchill is an enthusiastic booster of the tobacco in the little white sack with the cow on it. More over she can roll her own with the best of them, according to the nurses. About fifty to one hundred years ago, she can't quite remember when, Mrs. Churchill left her home in Mexico were she was born, and sailed up the coast of California to Monterey, a 20-day trip at that time. Here she settled for 19 years and raised a family of 10 childen. She had 10 grandchildren, up until the time she lost count, Mrs. Churchill explained. She next moved to San Jose, working regularly in the canneries until her 100th birthday, after which she did less strenuous work, such as picking prunes with her youngest son. Authorities were skeptical of the age given by Mrs. Churchill upon her entrance there, records however substantiated her assertion. My sister always kept track of my age for me, never being able to remember it myself, said Mrs. Churchill. Upon her release from the hospital, which she expects soon, Mrs. Churchill intends to open a tamale palor. (contributed by Dolores Perez Horoszy, Sept. 2012)

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May 25, 1819