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Mary Pacheco

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Mary Pacheco

February 28, 1875–December 9, 1875

Significant Facts

Born: January 22, 1842 in Madison Indiana
Died: November 5, 1913 in San Francicso, California
Married: Romualdo Pacheco on October 31, 1863
Maiden Name: McIntire


Father: David McIntire
Mother: Sarah J. Handley
Husband: Romualdo Pacheco
Children: Romualdo and Maybella

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Did You Know?

  • Mary's three plays – Loyal until Death, Nothing but Money and Incog – were popular and received good reviews in the press.
  • Mary's work was very well regarded. In The Story of the Files: a Review of California Writers and Literature, the author noted that "it is a pleasant thought that California should produce the first woman dramatist who excels in humor and that her work should be of such high order, containing wit that is clever and sparking and vivid."