Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Obituary

Peter Artellan

Submitted by Gary Carlsen ~ May 19, 2007

Monterey Peninsula Herald
Monterey, California
4 May 1931


A man who was born in Monterey 76 years ago, and whose entire life has been spent on or about the Peninsula was tendered a final tribute this morning by scores of relatives and friends when funeral services were held in San Carlos church for Peter Artellan, member of one of Monterey's oldest pioneer families.

Artellan died Friday evening following a lengthy illness. The large funeral cartage started from the Dorney chapel at 10:15 am this morning. A requiem mass was said in San Carlos Church at 10:30 am, followed by interment in the Atrellan family plot in the Catholic cemetery.

Artellan was one of the oldest employees of the Del Monte Properties company, and helped break ground for the original Del Monte Hotel in 1880 as an employee of the old P B Company. He was one of the best reinsmen in this section in the old days, and drove many famous people about the peninsula with four and six in hands when the tallyho was the popular mode of transportation.

Atrellan was one of the group of old timers of Monterey, the numbers of which are gradually dwindling. Included among his pallbearers at the funeral this morning were several life long friends. Pallbearers were Charles Miller, Markus Vargus, Robert Wolter, William Tripp, Harry Jewell, and Fred Mira. Honorary pallbearers were Manuel Muntz, Fred Silva, Fred Dana, Frank Wilson, and Joe Torres.

Surviving relatives include a son J W Artellan of Monterey, three daughters, Mrs. Rose Carroll of Monterey, Mrs. Annie Oltera and Miss Lizzie Artellan , both of San Francisco, a brother Pancho Artellan of San Francisco, two sisters Mrs. Mary Butler and Juana Leoni both of Watsonville, and a step brother Joe Dutra of Monterey.