This collection contains papers and photographs from the Christiano Machado family as well as, the family of Angelo Decarli
and Jessie Machado Decarli. Christiano Machado, a former whaling captain, farmer, and early caretaker for the Carmel Mission.
Christiano, with the help of a local Indian woman, located the grave of Father Junipero Serra. The collection includes These
include newspaper articles, handwritten notes and letters, wedding invitations, naturalization papers, bank checks, biographical
information for Angelo Decarli, marriage licenses, cards in remembrance of Nellie Decarli, diplomas, receipts, and photographs
of various family members.
(Mary) Josephine Decarli Cornett was the granddaughter of Christiano Machado, a former whaling captain, farmer, and early
caretaker for the Carmel Mission. Christiano, with the help of a local Indian woman, located the grave of Father Junipero
Serra. Josephine’s mother was Jessie Machado Decarli, daughter of Christiano and Mary Josephine Machado. Josephine Decarli
was the principal of the Lincoln Elementary School in Salinas. She married Iver Cornett, manager of Tassajara Hot Springs,
after she retired.
2 archival boxes, 1 over-sized photograph
The Henry Meade Local History Room, Harrison Memorial Library does not hold copyright to these items. Permission to publish
must be obtained from the copyright holder by the user.
Materials are open for research.