Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


Sunday Faraola, an enterprising business man whose progressive methods and remarkable standards have made him a dependable factor in industrial and financial circles, is the genial and accommodating manager of the Western California Fish Company, with their conveniently located offices on the City Wharf, at 74 Washington street. Santa Cruz. He was born in this city, April 6, 1873, and his parents were Dominc and Bessie (Herman) Faraola. The father came to Santa Cruz in the year that California was admitted to the Union, and with A. Palidini and T. Simmons was a pioneer among the first foreign fishermen on this coast. At first they had to fish from rowboats, but before Mr. Faraola died, in 1877, he saw a newer era, when fishing was far less a hardship, if also less a sport. Mrs. Faraola, the "devoted wife and metier, is still living at the age of seventy-one years, an interesting representative of an old family, once owners of a great Spanish grant.

Sunday Faraola attended the Santa Cruz public schools, and at the age of eighteen entered the service of the H. Cowle Company, doing a lime and cement business at Santa Cruz. He remained with them for eighteen years and then joined his brother, John Faraola, in handling fish both at retail and wholesale. They did a thriving trade together for several years, both being favorites. After their partnership was dissolved, Sunday Faraola continued with the Western California Fish Company that took over their fish trade, and became the local manager for the concern.

On the 4th of April, 1897, Mr. Faraola was married, at Santa Cruz, to Miss Rose Molares, also a native of this city, and a member of another old-time family. Several children were born to them. Percy was a member of the famous Rainbow Division in the World war, and was gassed in France; yet he was fated to die from the effects of an automobile accident after his discharge and return home. His funeral was one of the largest ever held in Santa Cruz, attesting to his own popularity and the high esteem enjoyed by the family. Leland is the only son now living. Mr. Faraola is an Eagle and it is safe to say that his standing in that well known order is enviable.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California's history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925, 890 pgs.