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My family journey begins in Big Pine


Last updated 9/10/2021 at 12:09pm

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Fallbrook resident Mary Belton visits her grandparents grave in Big Pine after having the gravestone made and installed for them.

Mary Belton

Special to the Village News

Growing up, I knew nothing about my family history. I learned about the Reche Family from my sister, Gloria, on the same day that my husband decided to look for a new home in Fallbrook.

My sister called me from Texas. I told her what we were doing in Fallbrook. She yelled out, "That is the town our great-grandfather founded!" Sadly, my sister passed away a few years later, I did not get to share this with her. That is the beginning of my story!

After researching, I found that my grandmother, Myrtle Alice Cockerham, married Anthony Clarence Reche, Jr...

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