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Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pablo Galtes - Union Cemetery

Historical Marker #1

 
 
Pablo Galtes - Union Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 22, 2012
1. Pablo Galtes - Union Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Pablo Galtes facilitated the establishment of the Catholic community of Bakersfield in the early 1870's. The first Mass celebrated in Bakersfield was said in the back of Pablo's store located on 19th Street near Chester Avenue. (Eleven family members are buried in the crypt).

To the north are the Howell Family plots. The Howell's were highly active in the building of St. Francis Church, giving great help to Mercy Hospital. On August 7, 1952, William Howell was awarded the Papal Knighthood of St. Gregory for his outstanding service to the Catholic community.

The next stone cross marks the burial place of Rev. Patrick Lennon, Paster of St. Francis from 1897 to 1904.
 
Erected 2010 by St. Francis Church. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 35° 21.735′ N, 118° 59.785′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from East Potomac Avenue west of South King Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 788 East Potomac Avenue, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Elisha Stephens (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Enternal Flame
The Galtes Family Crypt image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 22, 2012
2. The Galtes Family Crypt
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Don José Jesús (J. J.) Lopez (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kern River Flour Mills (approx. 1.1 miles away); Last Home of Alexis Godey (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kern County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Colonel Thomas Baker (approx. 1.5 miles away); Weill's Department Store (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
The Crypt Guardian image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 22, 2012
3. The Crypt Guardian
Rev. Patrick Lennon, Pastor of St. Francis 1897-1904. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 22, 2012
4. Rev. Patrick Lennon, Pastor of St. Francis 1897-1904.
Howell Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 16, 2012
5. Howell Family Plot
William A. Howell Sr. 1862-1960 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 16, 2012
6. William A. Howell Sr. 1862-1960
 
 
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