Here are some family and other historical photos and slideshows about the Moraga family.
This image of a mural of Lt. Gabriel Moraga in the Town of Moraga is courtesy of Jessica Velarde-Montes. The Velarde family is related to the San Francisco branch of the Moraga family living in Ventura County, California.
Courtesy photo of information on Gabriel Moraga in Porterville in the southern Central Valley of California.
Image of the Jose Joaquin Moraga family tree courtesy of Jessica Velarde-Montes. The Velarde family is related to the San Francisco branch of the Moraga family living in Ventura County, California
Click on image above to see slideshow of Frieda Castro Martinez de Moraga family in El Rio, California.
Great photo provided by Roxanne Mueller of old El Rio near the intersection of Highway 101 and Vineyard Avenue in Oxnard. The building in front was known as the Doghouse bar with plenty of great stories to tell about it. Roxanne said the photo also shows her old house on Mrytle Street. Just to the left of the Doghouse is El Rio Drive where just out of the picture were the homes of Bertha, Evelyn and Toney Moraga.
Photo said to be of Jose Trinidad Octaviano Moraga circa 1900, a former barkeeper at the New Parian Bar in Ventura. He and his wife originated from Magdelena, Sonora. Octaviano, son of Antonio and Margarita Moraga, would eventually own his own boarding house in Ventura, before opening a livery stable in El Rio.
Photo said to be of Rosario Moraga de Andrade, circa 1900, who arrived in California circa the 1870s. Said to be related to the Andrade family in Ventura. She would eventually have at least 13 children. Her headstone, and that of her husband and son, can be found at the Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard in the old section of the grounds. Newspaper reports at the time said she died on the family ranch in El Rio after a rope broke holding a galvanized water tank, killing her instantly.
Octaviano Moraga in El Rio circa 1910.
Photo of Tony Moraga, right, and Victor Castro circa 1900. They were both playing baseball for the Montalvo team.
Photo of Jose Antonio Moraga (Tony), circa 1900. Tony worked with his father running the stage line from Montalvo to Port Hueneme. He eventually went to work for the Maulhardt family before running his own firewood supply business in El Rio. He was an inventor and an avid lover of baseball.
Photo of Bertha Moraga de Moreno circa 1900. Born in the Rancho Camulos area of Piru, raised by the Dominguez family, she eventually moved to Santa Paula, working in the local lemon packing plants. She met Tony during a dance in Oxnard. They would eventually have 13 children.
Among Tony and Bertha’s 13 children was Toney Frank Moraga II. Born in 26 April 1914, one of the earliest photos shows him in a baptismal gown circa 1915.
Photo believed to be of Toney Frank Moraga riding a donkey circa 1922.
Photos of Emma and Toney Frank Moraga circa 1922.
Frieda and Bernie Moraga circa. 1907.
Frieda and Bernie Moraga circa. 1925.
Frieda Moraga circa. 1925.
Bernie Moraga circa. 1925.
Frieda Moraga, seated, and Tula circa 1930. Photo courtesy of Roxanne Mueller.
Toney Frank Moraga and friends circ 1934
Jose Pablo Moraga circa 1944.
Jose Pablo Moraga circa 1944.
Toney and Socorro Moraga circa 1948
Tony and Bertha Moraga, with Toney III circa 1949
Tony Moraga and sons Rudy and Toney circa 1948
Bertha 'Chiquita' Moraga, right, and Rose circa 1948. Photo courtesy of Roxanne Mueller.
Toney Frank Moraga circa 2007.
Hover over the photo in sideshows to see a description of the photo.
A visual tour of Palacio – Casa de los Moraga in Cáceres, Spain
The Casa de Moraga in Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain. To the left is the shield Benito Moraga y Nidos. That on the right is the shield of his wife, Doña Maria de Carvajal. Photo courtesy of Lance Beeson.
Gabriel Moraga family arrive in Ventura County
Following the death of Gabriel Moraga, his second wife, Joaquina Alvarado de Moraga, petitioned the Mexican government and was granted on 30 Jan. 1841 a total of 6,559 acres of land in the area known as La Cañada Larga north of the city of Ventura. Photo courtesy of Gerry Hamor.
Photo by Gomacinda de Los Santos Moraga, daughter of Jose de Jesus Moraga, grand daughter of Joaquin Trinadad De La Santisma Moraga, great-granddaugter of Gabriel Moraga and great-great granddaughter of Joseph Joaquin Moraga. Photo courtesy of Lance Beeson.