Working for the Vanderlips — Christina Jalomo Wilson

Holy Trinity teacher and lifelong Harbor Area resident Christina Jalomo Wilson tells the story of how her Mexican immigrant grandfather worked for the wealthy Palos Verdes family, the Vanderlips, and his role in building Holy Family Church in Wilmington.

Mexican Family Immigration to Wilmington — Christina Jalomo Wilson

Christina (Jalomo) Wilson native of Wilmington, California and second generation American vividly recounts story of her grandparents emigrating to California from Mexico on the rails — and her Aunt Julia, the Pancho Villa revolutionary. They settled in Wilmington where the family has had a strong presence since the early 20th century.