Simon Francois Gless

Male 1862 - 1903  (41 years)


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  • Name Simon Francois Gless 
    Born 16 Apr 1862  Stockton, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Also listed as Copperopolis
    Gender Male 
    Address 1884 Los Angeles City Directory
    154 Alameda, Los Angeles
    Occupation: Barkeeper  [1
    Address 1890 Los Angeles City Directory
    47 Boyle Ave, Boyle Heights
    Occupation: Farmer  [1
    Address 1893 & 1899 Los Angeles City Directory
    131 Boyle Ave., Boyle Heights
    Occupation: Rancher  [1
    Census Records 1880  Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, District 21, page 43 
    • Simon G. Gless was living on Alameda St. at the Ballade Hotel as boarders with Pascal & Marie Ballade along with his mother and step-father Marie and Jean Arroqui and his sister Marie (15 years) and other boarders and families. He was 18 years old.
    Ballade Hotel - 1880 Federal Census list of residents
    Ballade Hotel - 1880 Federal Census list of residents
    Court Cases #2819 Ordoqui v. Irilarry 12/5/1883
    #7910 Lazzarovich v. Gless, Biscailuz 6/4/1888
    #8590 Gless v. Save 9/4/1888
    #9119 Dominguez v. Gless 11/20/1888
    #9321 Ituralde v. Etcheandy & Gless 12/17/1888
    #19167 Bauchet et al v. Gless et al 2/25/1893
    #19931 So Pacific RR Co v. Amestory et al 8/2/1893
    #24130 D'hospital v. Iribarne 9/18/1895
    #22446 Amestoy & Gless v. Freeman 3/14/1899
    #29706 Insolvency of Gless & Co. 12/11/1897
    #18856 Arrambide, Oxarart v. Gless 12/23/1892
    #18881 Arrambide, Oxarart v. Gless 12/28/1892
    #1325 Estate of Save 12/19/1895
    #13576 Estate of Gless 10/14/1908
    #6585 Guardianship of Gless 9/11/1903
    #11488 Estate of Miguel Leonis  [3
    • He was interpreter in Basque for court cases & for Jean C. Leonis on contract.
      He received Rancho El Encino + $29,031.15 from his uncle, Gaston Oxarart's estate.
      In 1888, he owned northeast corner of 1st & Spring St. known as the Post Office Block & Old Fellows Building.
      He agreed to pay M.V. Biscailuz $60,000 to handle the estate of Gaston Oxarart for him.
      He was in partnership with one John Hausen in 1896-1897 of wholesale butchers in killing & selling hogs, sheep & cattle. He also at this time was engaged in general farming, insurance and caring for proerty in Los Angeles County. They declared bankruptcy in 1897.
      His property in 1897: some butchering equipment of company and inividually he owns 2 lots in Rosecrans Tract. He also has real estate in Basses Pyrenees, France and alos notes and mortgages there which are being held by one Michel Etcheverry of Aldude for collection.
    Demographics Basque 1st Generation 
    French Benevolent Society 08 Jun 1884  [4
    Record #1420 
    Voter Registration 22 Sep 1884  [5
    VR #2187: He was 22 years old, occupation - Clerk 
    Voter Registration 30 Mar 1888  [5
    VR #3822: He was 26 years old, farmer, and resided in 4th ward. 
    Los Angeles Miscellaneous Records 19 Nov 1889  [6
    Gless & D. Amestoy Deed 
    Southern California Years 1862-1903 
    Died 28 Jun 1903  Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gless, Simon F. obituary 1903
    Gless, Simon F. obituary 1903
    Buried Calvary Cemetary, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I0049  socalbbgd
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2012 

    Father Gratian Glaize or Gless,   b. 21 Jan 1828, Etorrarenia, Les Aldudes, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1873, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Maria Oxarart,   b. 28 May 1830, Gasteaguerre, Urepel, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1901, Gardena, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Family ID F102  Group Sheet

    Family Juanita Amestoy,   b. 18 Apr 1865, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 May 1929, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1886  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    1886 Gless Amestoy marriage article
    1886 Gless Amestoy marriage article
    Children 
     1. Constant Simon Gless,   b. 05 Sep 1890, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1966, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Domingo Amestoy Gless,   b. 18 Jun 1892, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1957, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Noeline Elizabeth Gless,   b. 25 Dec 1897, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1928, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F009  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Gless Bros. Boyle Heights 1890
    Gless Bros. Boyle Heights 1890
    Gless house in Boyle Heights 1890
    Gless house in Boyle Heights 1890
    Gless house in Boyle Heights 1890
    Gless house in Boyle Heights 1890
    Gless family in front of Boyle Heights home
    Gless family in front of Boyle Heights home

    Histories
    Simon F. Gless biography
    Simon F. Gless biography
    Rancho El Encino
    Rancho El Encino

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Los Angeles City Directories.

    2. [S36] 1880 US Federal Census.

    3. [S14] Los Angeles County Court Cases.

    4. [S12] French Benevolent Society.

    5. [S4] Los Angeles County Voter Registration.

    6. [S21] Los Angeles County Miscellaneous Records.

    7. [S25] www.findagrave.com.

    8. [S82] U.S. Passport Applications.