Individual Record 175

Name}   Hildebrand, Rachel S. (Seline)* Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 17 May 1869 Place} Utah
Marr.: Date} Exa 26 Apr 1888  M Place} Alhambra, Los Angeles, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  7 Jan 1957 Place} Los Angeles County, California
Burial: Date} Aft  7 Jan 1957 Place} San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 115 = Interview
Source 2}1035=Geog history
Source 3}   80 = 1870 USA cen
Source 4} 113 = 1880 USA cen
Source 5} 226 = Marriage rec
Source 6} 1430=Marriage rec
Source 7}1101=Photographs
Source 8}1093=Photograph
Source 9} 364 = Newspaper
Source 10} 180 = 1900 USA cen
Source 11} 901 = Birth record
Source 12}   44 = 1910 USA cen
Source 13} 322 = Business dir
Source 14}736 = 1920 USA cen
Source 15} 323 = Phone book
Source 16}1034=1930 USA cen
Source 17}1456=1940 USA cen
Source 18}716 = Death record
Source 19} 1439=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Charles Hildebrand & Wilhelmina Staheli
   Relationship No.} 78
1st Household No.} 444 = Santa Clara, Washington, Utah
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:   Prime} Fishback, Henry
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  *Rachel's middle initial in many records is "S".  She was known by Donald Olson as "Seline", not Rachel.  Her first name Rachel is sometimes spelled as Rachael.  Her middle or nickname appears in various sources written as Selma, Salina, Seleina, and Salina.  She was born 17 May 1869 in either Arizona or Utah.  The 1870 U.S. census reports Arizona, where her older sister had been born.  However, Rachel was living with her parents in Santa Clara, Utah in the 1870 U.S. census, and subsequent future census records give Utah as her place of birth.  Rachel had four more sisters born in Utah, before the family moved to Alhambra, California in 1879.
340 Atlantic Avenue In 1880, Rachel's family was living in Alhambra. Rachel had four younger sisters, namely Emma, Tilda, Julia, and Dora.  Her father Charles was a fruit farmer.  In the ensuing years her brother Charles, and sisters Caroline and Alice were born.  Rachel is seen with a pet sheep in the photograph to the right.

On 26 Apr 1888, Rachel married Henry Fishback.  Prior to their marriage, Henry had sworn an Affidavit for Marriage License on 14 Apr 1888.  The local newspaper reported the publication of their marriage license, but did not know if the ceremony had yet been performed.  The paper stated that they were "anxiously waiting for the cake".

Rachel and Henry had nine children.  These included Charles (1889), Minnie (1891), Harriett (1893), Martha (1895), Francis (1898), Henry R. (1902), Adel (1906), Almira (1909), and Albert (1910).  Their daughter Francis was mentally or physically retarded, and Donald Olson remembers Rachel pushing Francis in a large baby buggy.  The family lived at 28 S. Electric Avenue in Alhambra until shortly before 1930.

In 1900, the census still lists Rachel's husband Henry as being a miner.  They owned their home, which had a mortgage.  In 1910, the U.S. census lists Henry and their son Charles as being carpenters.  Minnie was a telephone operator.  In the 1920 U.S. census, Rachel and Henry now owned their home free and clear.  Only Henry R., Adel and Almira are listed in the census as living with their parents.  Henry R. was a laborer working in a lumber yard, probably the Olson Lumber Company.  Rachel appears in the voter registration records in Alhambra in the years 1924, and 1926, registered as a Socialist.

By the 1930 U.S. census, Rachel and Henry had left Alhambra, moving to 581 Valmont Street in the Tujunga area of the City of Los Angeles.  In the census records, Henry is listed as being a poultry farmer.  Their daughter Adele was a telephone operator, and Almira and Albert were not employed.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Rachel, now a widow, is living with her son Albert at 6663 Valmont Street, Los Angeles.  Also in the household was Betty Fishback, a niece.  Rachel died 7 Jan 1957 in Los Angeles County, California.  Her husband Henry had preceeded her in death in 1932.  They are both buried in the San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, California.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Rachel Fishback cir 1897
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 27 Nov 2015
Date Created}  27 Jun 1993
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