DOLORES MACHADO de BARROW was the charming descendant of both the Machado and Sepulveda families, who gave a good patriotic, civic and social account of themselves in California for four generations. Her recent passing on July 25, 1937, filled the hearts of her many Southland friends with a sense of deep personal and community loss.
Dolores was born on Rancho de la Ballona, a part of the original grant from the King of Spain to Augustin Machado, her grandfather. She attended school on a part of the estate of her grandmother, Ramona Sepulveda, in Santa Monica. Her college degree was obtained from U.S.C. Since education had always been synonymous with progress to her, she chose to spend several years in the United States government service in establishing our wonderful school system in the Philippines. Back in Chicago, she took additional studies, after which she returned to Los Angeles, where her civic and club interest kept pace with modern progress.
Her best service was devoted to the Friday Morning Cub, Women’s University Club and Native Daughters of the Golden West. She was chairman of History and Landmarks of California Parlor. A member of the “Faculty Wives” of the University of Southern California, Women’s Service Auxiliary of the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles County Medical Association, she was largely responsible for founding the latter’s splendid library. She was also State program chairman (health education) of the California Women’s Medical Auxiliary.
She married Dr. John V. Barrow, physician and surgeon, and became the mother of two sons, one of whom is attending Stanford.