Soul's Name

MARTINEZ, Ygnacio Nicanor

Date of Obituary

1848 June 18

Ygnacio Martinez

San Francisco Alcalde (Mayor). A native of Mexico, Don Ygnacio Martinez joined the Spanish Army in 1788. In 1822, he was appointed commandant of the presidio of San Francisco and served as such 1831. In 1824, he was granted a large tract of land in the Alhambra Valley, now present day Contra Costa County, which became Rancho Pinole. In 1837, he was appointed the fourth Alcalde, or Chief Administrator, of San Francisco while under Mexican rule serving until 1838. The city of Martinez, California is named in his honor.

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Ygnacio Martinez
BIRTH: 1774

DEATH: 18 Jun 1848

BURIAL: Mission San Jose Cemetery
 Fremont, Alameda, California


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