Descendants discover Badillo brothers were Badilla
Date: 11/24/2011 Album ID: 1367022
Photos by Claudia S. Palma
Documents stating the Badillo brothers of Covina were actually named Badilla and never-before-seen-photos of the brothers by the Covina Historical Society, were brought to the Covina Firehouse/Jail Museum. The discovery was made by La Puente resident Linda Morales and her cousin Pat Gorraiz of Arizona showing the Badillo brothers were actually named Badilla. The cousins are great-granddaughters of Carmen Gaxiola, a daughter of Jose Julian Badilla.
La Puente resident Linda Morales holds a photo of Jose Julian and Andrea Badilla and their remaining 7 of 9 children, including her great-grandmother Carmen, that she brought to the Covina Firehouse/Jail Museum.  Morales and her cousin Pat Gorraiz of Arizona discovered documents that show the Badillo brothers of Covina history were actually named Badilla. (SGVN/Staff photo by Claudia S. Palma/HIGH)
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Never-before-seen in Covina, photos of the Badillas were brought to the Covina Firehouse/Jail Museum.  La Puente resident Linda Morales points to her great-grandmother Carmen in the photo. The document discovered by La Puente resident Linda Morales and her cousin Pat Gorraiz of Arizona shows the Badillo brothers of Covina history were actually named Badilla. (SGVN/Staff photo by Claudia S. Palma/HIGH)
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A copy of a sale deed stating Pedro M. Badilla and Jose J. Badilla bought land from John Rowland's widow, Charlotte in 1876 and a family picture of Jose Julian Badilla and his family is brought to the Covina Firehouse/Jail Museum. The document discovered by La Puente resident Linda Morales and her cousin Pat Gorraiz of Arizona shows the Badillo brothers were actually named Badilla. (SGVN/Staff photo by Claudia S. Palma/HIGH)
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Never-before-seen in Covina, photos of the Badillas were brought to the Covina Firehouse/Jail Museum. The document discovered by La Puente resident Linda Morales and her cousin Pat Gorraiz of Arizona shows the Badillo brothers of Covina history were actually named Badilla. (SGVN/Staff photo by Claudia S. Palma/HIGH)
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Never-before-seen in Covina, photos of the Badillas were brought to the Covina Firehouse/Jail Museum.  La Puente resident Linda Morales points to her great-grandmother Carmen in the photo. The document discovered by La Puente resident Linda Morales and her cousin Pat Gorraiz of Arizona shows the Badillo brothers of Covina history were actually named Badilla. (SGVN/Staff photo by Claudia S. Palma/HIGH)
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A copy of a sale deed stating Pedro M. Badilla and Jose J. Badilla bought land from John Rowland's widow, Charlotte in 1876 and a family picture of Father Pedro Maria Badilla is brought to the Covina Firehouse/Jail Museum. The document discovered by La Puente resident Linda Morales and her cousin Pat Gorraiz of Arizona shows the Badillo brothers were actually named Badilla. (SGVN/Staff photo by Claudia S. Palma/HIGH)
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Documents stating the Badillo brothers of Covina were actually named Badilla and never-before-seen in Covina, photos of the Badillas were brought to the Covina Firehouse/Jail Museum. The document discovered by La Puente resident Linda Morales and her cousin Pat Gorraiz of Arizona shows the Badillo brothers were actually named Badilla. (SGVN/Staff photo by Claudia S. Palma/HIGH)
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La Puente resident Linda Morales holds a photo of Father Pedro Maria Badilla that she brought to the Covina Firehouse/Jail Museum.  Morales and her cousin Pat Gorraiz of Arizona discovered documents that show the Badillo brothers of Covina history were actually named Badilla. (SGVN/Staff photo by Claudia S. Palma/HIGH)
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A copy of a sale deed stating Pedro M. Badilla and Jose J. Badilla bought land from John Rowland's widow, Charlotte in 1876, at the Covina Firehouse/Jail Museum. The document discovered by La Puente resident Linda Morales and her cousin Pat Gorraiz of Arizona shows the Badillo brothers were actually named Badilla. (SGVN/Staff photo by Claudia S. Palma/HIGH)
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