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Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Thursday, March 09, 2006 at 06:49:59 :

Marin County Tocsin
Saturday, December 2, 1916
page 8

Well Known Pioneer Dies Aged 93 Years

In the death of Constantine DeSalla at Sausalito last Tuesday Marin county loses one of its best known and oldest pioneers. At the time of his death Mr. De Salla was 93 years and five months of age and had been in Marin county for seventy years.

In the early days Mr. De Salla had charge of the dining arrangements on the boats running between Sausalito and San Francisco. Later he became famous as the proprietor of the Summit House, on the Bolinas Ridge where he made many friends. He was famous as a chef.

Mr. De Salla was born in Greece and was always an ardent admirer of Lord Byron. He was a very well educated man and with his snow white hair and beard he was a picturesque character. He had always been an enthusiastic attendant at San Rafael celebrations.

He leaves a wife, Mrs. Catherine De Salla, and a daughter Mrs. J. C. Wilson and a son Leo De Salla.

Funeral services were held yesterday morning at the Star of the Sea church in Sausalito, and interment made in Fernwood cemetery.

Transcriber's note: He is first found in Marin County on the 1870 census in Sausalito Twp.
#72-72: DeSiller, Constant; 44; m; w; duck ranch; Azore Islands

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