Alvarado History

Alvarado, from 1850 to Jan. 1959

The history of Alvarado from approx. 1850 to the date of the incorporation of Union City on January 14, 1959. Eleven chapters, 1,092 pages. Also included is a 407 page biography of persons who worked, played, or had an influence on Alvarado history. The biographies cover 632 persons and one dog (Flash). There is also an excel file of names in the Word biographies.

Alvarado Newspaper Clippings
This is the story of Alvarado, Alameda County, California, USA. Preceded by an historical narrative, it is told through the use of newspaper clippings and short articles, from published histories and the Internet. It covers the period from 1850 to January 14, 1959 when Alvarado became a district of Union City. It is the story of every day events and people according to the time where they took place. None by themselves are particularly earth shattering or worthy of national attention. But they are the story of Alvarado and if you are not consumed with an overwhelming curiosity of Alvarado’s history I would suspect that it would make for very dull reading.

... Anthony Gualco

Download:
Alvarado History by Anthony Gualco. (1498 pages, PDF, 11mb).

Page Index:

  • Page 1 - Preface
  • Page 3 - Overview
  • Page 5 - Topography
  • Page 8 - Early California History
  • Page 12 - Early Union City/New Haven/Alvarado
  • Page 17 - Introduction - The Town of Alvarado
  • Page 20 - Alvarado As Seen Through Newspaper Articles & The History Books
  • Page 21 - November 4, 1850
  • Page 43 - 1860
  • Page 56 - 1870
  • Page 89 - 1880
  • Page 124 - 1890
  • Page 246 - 1900
  • Page 418 - 1910
  • Page 507 - 1920
  • Page 640 - 1930
  • Page 627 - 1940
  • Page 1183 - 1950
  • Page 1307 - 1955
  • Page 1497 - January 13, 1959 11:59:59 Last second of Alvarado's existence on earth
  • Page 1498 - Bibliography
Content Index

The set of six sets of pdf indexes below allow one to locate articles by date in Alvarado News Clippings by Anthony Gualco. For example, to find when Louis A Silva intended to marry, in the Name Index "S", look up Silva, Louis A and see that he has an entry dated.May 19, 1941. In the Alvarado History PDF file, scroll down to May 19, 1941, and his "Intention to Wed" article at the bottom of
page 868 can be found:

"Intention to Wed:
Louis A. Silva, Alvarado, 22
Doris A. Gonsalves, San Lorenzo, 19
The Hayward Daily Review, May 19, 1941"


These indexes were created by Diane Louise Silva George in 2016-2017 to aid with searches.

Additional Resources

U.S. Censuses

FamilySearch - requires free registration to FamilySearch.org

Ancestry.com 1950 U.S. Census (Free, but may require Setting up free Ancestry account)

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