Katherine B Bixby

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Personal and Family Information

Katherine was born on 16 JUN 1899 in Long Beach, Los Angeles Cnty, California, the daughter of Fred Hathaway Bixby and Florence Elizabeth Polly Green.

She died on 10 OCT 1979 in San Marino, Los Angeles Cnty, California.

Her husband was Joe Preston Hotchkiss, who she married in 1923 in San Gabriel, Los Angeles Cnty, California. Their four known children were Katherine (c1925-?), Joan (c1928-?), Preston B (c1930-?) and John F (c1932-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Katherine B Bixby
(1899-1979)

 

Fred Hathaway Bixby
(1875-?)

 

John William Bixby
(1848-?)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Susan P Hathaway
(1845-?)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Florence Elizabeth Polly Green
(1876-1961)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth16 JUN 1899
Place: Long Beach, Los Angeles Cnty, California
Death10 OCT 1979
Place: San Marino, Los Angeles Cnty, California

Notes

Note 1

!Source: ancestry.com/ 1930 United States Federal Census

Preston J Hotchkis 37, head, abt 1893, California

Katherine B Hotchkis 30, wife, abt 1900, California <<<<

Katherine Hotchkis 5, daughter, abt 1925, California

Joan Hotchkis 2, daughter, abt 1928, California

Preston B Hotchkis 0, son, abt 1930 [abt 1929], California

Pearl A Brehm 21, cook, abt 1909, Kansas

Jessie A Rodermacher 40, servant, abt 1890, Illinois, Occupation: Nurse

!Source: ancestry.com/ 1930 United States Federal Census

Preston Hotchkis 46, head, abt 1894, California

Katharine Hotchkis 40, wife, abt 1900, California <<<<

Katharine Hotchkis 15, daughter, abt 1925, California

Joan Hotchkis 12, daughterm abt 1928, California

Preston B Hotchkis 10, son, abt 1930, California

John F Hotchkis 8, son, abt 1932, California

Janet Pyper 28, nurse, abt 1912, New Jersey

Jannah W Redman 34, servant, abt 1906, Tennessee, Occupation: Cook

!Source: ancestry.com/ U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

Name: Katharine Hotchkis

Birth Date: 16 Jun 1899

Birth Place: Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, United States of America

Death Date: 10 Oct 1979

Death Place: San Marino, Los Angeles County, California, United States of America

Cemetery: San Gabriel Cemetery

Burial or Cremation Place: San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California, United States of America

Has Bio?: Y

Father: Fred Hathaway Bixby

Mother: Florence Elizabeth Bixby

Spouse: Preston Hotchkis

URL: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-...

!Source: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87349710&ref=acom

Birth: Jun. 16, 1899

Long Beach

Los Angeles County

California, USA

Death: Oct. 10, 1979

San Marino

Los Angeles County

California, USA

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Katharine was the eldest of five children born to

Fred Hathaway Bixby, b. Apr. 20, 1875 in Los Angeles, L.A., CA. and d. May 17, 1952 in Los Angeles, L.A., CA. &

Florence Elizabeth "Polly" Green, b. Jul. 18, 1876 in CA. and d. Feb. 08, 1961 in Los Angeles, L.A., CA.

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She was the granddaughter of John William Bixby, b. 25 May 1848 and d. May 06, 1887 &

Susan P. Hathaway, b. Mar. 22, 1845 and d. Feb. 03, 1906.

In 1881, John and Susan bought what is now Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach and lived in the ranch house there.

When John and Susan died, Fred and Florence and their children moved into the ranch house to live. In 1968, the Bixby heirs deeded the 7.5 surviving acres of Rancho Los Alamitos to the City of Long Beach.

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Fred and Florence's children were:

1) Katharine Bixby, b. Jun. 16, 1899 in Long Beach, L.A., CA. and d. Oct. 10, 1979 in Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA.

2) Florence Elizabeth Bixby, b. Nov. 11, 1900 in Long Beach, L.A., CA. and d. Sep. 23, 1993 in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.

3) Deborah Bixby, b. Jan. 11, 1904 in Long Beach, L.A., CA. and d. May 15, 1959 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Deborah married Robert Clarke Green.

4) John Treadwell Bixby, b. Apr. 15, 1906 in Long Beach, L.A., CA. and d. Jul. 07, 1929 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA.

5) Frederick Hathaway Bixby, b. Apr. 05, 1910 in Long Beach, L.A., CA. and d. Feb. 12, 1972 in Los Angeles, L.A., CA.

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In 1923, Katharine Bixby married Preston Hotchkis, son of Finlay Montgomery Hotchkis and Flora Cornelia Preston, at

San Gabriel, L.A., CA.

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*Note: Some members of the Bixby family have contributed charming memoirs of life on the ranch during the early years of the twentieth century. Two come from the pen of Fred's oldest daughter, Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Christmas Eve at Rancho Los Alamitos and Trip with Father .

Her mother Florence Bixby, published two volumes: Is There a Thing Called Spring and Verses . Sarah Bixby Smith beguiles us with Adobe Days: A Book of California Memories .

Susanna Bixby Dakin, author of the biography of Hugo Reid mentioned above, adds her memories in A Scent of Violets . Family genealogist, A. Maxon Smith provides the Hathaway-Bixby Quick Reference Guide .

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Family links:

Parents:

Fred Hathaway Bixby

Florence Elizabeth Green Bixby

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Spouse:

Preston Hotchkis

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Siblings:

Katharine Bixby Hotchkis

Elizabeth Bixby Janeway *

John Treadwell Bixby *

Fred Hathaway Bixby *

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*Calculated relationship

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Note: Katharine Hotchkis is buried with Preston Hotchkis. Also in the family plot are Carolyn Hotchkis, Hilary and Richard Hotchkis. A few spaces away are Katharine's parents and all of her siblings except for Deborah Bixby Green.

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Burial:

San Gabriel Cemetery

San Gabriel

Los Angeles County

California, USA

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Created by: ChloƩ

Record added: Mar 25, 2012

Find A Grave Memorial# 87349710