Jose Ramon Pico

8 August 1832–1 February 1905 (Age 72)
Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States

The Life of Jose Ramon

When Jose Ramon Pico was born on 8 August 1832, in Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States, his father, Antonio Maria Ygnacio Pico y Cota, was 23 and his mother, Maria Lugarda Del Pilar Bernal, was 20. He married Anita Hall in June 1861. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in San Francisco, California, United States in 1880 and Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1900. He died on 1 February 1905, in Alameda, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jose Ramon Pico
Desea Kinney
Marriage: 19 November 1868
William James Todd
William Pico
Desea Isadora Pico
Catalina Teodora Pico

Spouse and Children


    Desea Kinney


19 November 1868
San Francisco, California, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Jose Dolores Pico


    Marcelina Pico


    Andres Pico


    Albino Urbano Pico


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 16

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 25

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish, Portuguese, Galician: from pico ‘beak’ or ‘(mountain) peak’; perhaps a nickname for someone who had a prominent pointed nose, a topographic name for someone who lived by a peak, or a habitational name from a place named with this word (Pico in Galicia, El Pico in Asturies).2 Catalan (Picó): probably a nickname from Catalan picó ‘having a thick upper lip’.3 Italian: from pico ‘woodpecker’ or southern dialect picu ‘(pick)axe’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Jose Maria de la Natividad y Raimundo Pico

ID: P643 Burial: Plot: Block 3, Lot 82 02-02-1905 Mission Santa Clara Cemetery, Santa Clara Co., CA ALIA: Major Jose Ramon Pico Death: Blood poisoning due to gangrene 02-01-1905 in Oakland, Alameda Co …

Sources (3)

  • J R Pico in household of Justin Gates, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Don Pio Pico in entry for Catalina Teodora Pico Weller, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Jose Romone Bell in entry for Charles Marion Morrow and Cathalena Tedor Pico Bell, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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