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Ord, Angustias de la Guerra (1815–1890) - U.S. History, Southern

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Angustias de la Guerra Ord was born in San Diego, California, on June 11, 1815, to Jose de la Guerra y Noriega and Maria Antonia Carrillo, who was of noble blood. The family moved to Santa Barbara immediately after Angustias’s birth, and her father became commander of the Presidio. Angustias married Manuel Jimeno Casarin in 1833 and moved to Monterey, where her husband served as secretary of state, senior member of the Assembly, and occasionally acting governor. He died of cholera in 1853 during a visit to Mexico, and she later married James L. Ord, a U.S. Army surgeon, grandson of King George IV of England and Maria Fitzherbert. The Ords moved back to Santa Barbara; before dissolving their marriage in 1875, they met President Ulysses S. Grant at the White House and Mexico’s President Benito Juarez at the castle of Cha-pultepec. Meanwhile, California fell under United States military rule and de la Guerra Ord wrote of the power struggles and rebellions that were part of her life. Her reflections on this historical period were published in Occurrences in California , dictated to Thomas Savage of the Bancroft Library in Berkeley, California, in 1878. The manuscript was placed in the Hubert Howe Bancroft Collection; it was translated into English and published by the Academy of American Franciscan History in 1956 as Occurrences in Hispanic California . It became one of the authoritative works of pre-statehood. Angustias de la Guerra Ord died on June 21, 1890, and was buried in the Santa Barbara Mission cemetery. “I wish to rest with those I loved so well” is written in Spanish on her tombstone, and her home is considered a Santa Barbara architectural landmark.

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“I wish to rest with those I loved so well” is written in Spanish on her tombstone, and her home is considered a Santa Barbara architectural landmark.



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