Something is fishy.
There was/is no reason to name a racetrack after Toribio Tanforan. This is bullshit invented to hide the Turners – THE TURNVEREIN GERMANS – who went to Belmont Park on the train, and to the horse races. Germans love horses and race tracks.
Torbria may have been A Prussian from Chile – who was a Turner. The guy who wrote the following sees this tombstone as a post-fabrication. Torbria was twenty-three when his wife died. Did he get remarried?
Apr. 4, 1884
Information from Julia Christy 4-1-2004
Toribio Tanforan died 4 April 1884
Maria de los Angeles Valencia Tanforan (his wife) died 10-12-1844.
They are Julia’s great grandparents. It appears that the tombstone was inscribed long after the fact with approximate dates. The 1884 dates match what is shown in the Mission Dolores Burial Register and the obits that were published in the San…
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