%> Nevada Riches: The Land and People of the Silver State
People & Life Ways
Riches, Ranching & Railroads
(1850-1900)

My Mother and My Father (English)

My mother's name is Dominga Urriolabeitia.  Mother was born on a small farm near Ondarroa and she was Basque.  She came from Spain to Elko, Nevada when she was eighteen and worked in a Basque Hotel in Jack Creek.  She met my father, Jose Ancho, in Jack Creek.

Jose Ancho, my father, was Basque and was born on a small farm in Navarra.  He came from Spain to Elko, Nevada when he was eighteen.  He worked as a sheepherder for a few years and then he met my mother.  Jose and Dominga were married and they lived on a big ranch near Battle Mountain.  They had five children, Mary, Joe, Frances, Tony and George.

They are both buried in the Battle Mountain cemetery.
 
 

Reader: Mary Ancho Davis