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A BIT OF HISTORY - My family line..I wish I had pictures!!!!!!

My Great Great Grandfather worked on NWP Railroad this is a clip from his obituarty from 1945

Oldest Retired NWP Employee, Valentino Zumini Dies At 80

One of Marin county's oldest retired railroad workers, Valentino Zumini, former section foreman for the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company and its predecessors, died today in a local hospital after a three-year illness. A resident of Point Reyes Station, he was 80 years old.

Zumini, the husband of Louisa Zumini and father of Raymond Zumini, Mrs. Beatrice Wessman, and Mrs. Henrietta Cearley and Mrs. Naomi Bean, was born in Switzerland and came to Marin county at the age of 15.

He was section foreman on the old narrow gauge railway line. Zumini was a member of Tomales Grove No. 83 of the Druids

I wish I had a picture of the old lines....He lived in Point Reyes and came to America when he was only 15 years old.  My Great Great Grandmother Louisa Forqueras Zumini was his wife...her parents were pioneers of Point Reyes this was her obituary 

Marin Journal
Thursday, January 24, 1918
Page 5

Marin County Pioneer Dies At Point Reyes

The death of Mrs. Antonia R. Forqueras, of Point Reyes, occurred last Friday morning at her home. She was 77 years of age and had been a resident of California for 66 years. She was a native of Chile, and the widow of the late Miguil Forqueras.

Her surviving children are Celia Forqueras and Mrs. L. R. Zumini of Pt. Reyes, Mrs. Edward Ward of Duncan’s Mills, Mrs. A. Holt of Oakland, and Mrs. E. E. Smith, of Petaluma.

The funeral took place at Tomales Sunday.

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correction..that was her mother's obituary Great Great Great Grandmother...

Thanks for sharing your family NWP history with us -- you definitely have deep roots in this fair state of ours!  Regards,

Mark D.


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