98 and going strong

Mary Thompson, President of Olivas Adobe Historical Interpreters and member of the Breeze staff enjoying a day at the Olivas Adobe with Benjamin.

His name is Benjamin Garcia and he was born on Aug. 16, 1925 in Torrion Mexico.  He never knew his father because he had passed away when his mother was 6 month pregnant with him.  He was raised by his mother and three sisters until he was old enough to work, then he went to live with his uncle to help him work the farm.  At the age of 18 years he served in the Mexican military for 2 years.  In 1948 he married Nativida Garcia and had 7 children. In 1960 he immigrated to the US with his wife and children.  He first worked in the farm fields of Ventura County and later worked in the packing houses.  His last job, until he retired was at a machine shop on the Avenue.  He now is retired and enjoying life in his home in Colonia Oxnard at the age of 98 years old.

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