Victoria P. Hammond

Victoria P. Hammond (maiden name: de Pedrorena) was born on July 29, 1842 in El Cajon, San Diego, California (Mexico at the time), to Miguel de Pedrorena and his wife. Her father, a prominent “Californio,” had supported the United States during the war with Mexico. She married John Fox Hammond at the age of 13 in 1856 in San Diego, California. A week later, after the marriage was annulled without consummation, she was taken back to Mexico. Hammond's pension record, however, describes a divorce in 1858. She later married Henry Cave Magee and had several children, before dying on August 6, 1886, in San Francisco.

Name:Hammond, Victoria P.
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  • de Pedrorena, Victoria (alternative name)
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Birth date:1842-07-29
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Birth place:San Diego, CA
Death date:1886-08-06
Death place:San Francisco, CA
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Hammond, Victoria P.wife ofHammond, John Fox

Pension Records for John Fox Hammond, RG15, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; "Maria Victoria Ynez de Pedrorena," genealogical profile (; United States Federal Census, 1860, 1870; California, Wills and Probate Records, 1850-1953 for Victoria P De Magee, accessed through; The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California), July 31, 1938 and October 23, 1939; William Ellsworth Smythe, History of San Diego, 1542-1908 (San Diego: History Co., 1907), 172-173; “Miguel Pedrorena,” Wikipedia (