A family reunion is being planned at the Historic Hacienda de la Canoa on March 3, 2018 from 10am-2pm. The Canoa ranch is where Charles A. Proctor worked as a Foreman/Superintendent for Maish and Driscoll cattle interests in the 1880s-1890s. The Foreman’s house original construction date is unknown but it’s possible that Charles A. used this as his ranch living quarters in the late 1800s. It’s the oldest building on the property and is in the later stages of restoration.
This past year, Robert Vaughn from the Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation – (Special Projects and Trades Manager) started the tedious process of moving a large personal collection belonging to George Redondo Proctor from Patagonia, AZ. The remaining of George Redondo Proctor Western Heritage Collection will be officially displayed in the Foreman’s house on March 3rd. Stop by and see artifacts from the area ranches.
Proctor Family Canoa Ranch Connection
Charles A. Proctor was foreman/superintendent of Maish and Driscoll southeastern Arizona cattle interests in the 1880s-90s. He is listed is newspaper articles as residing or doing business for the Canoa ranch from 1887-1898.
Redondo Family Canoa Ranch Connection
In 1821 Tomas and Ignacio Ortiz received the San Ignacio de la Canoa, a Spanish/Mexican land grant. Tomas Ortiz and Fredrick Maish worked out a land deal for the Canoa ranch but was not finalized until after Ortiz’ death. Tomas had two daughters, Rosa and Serafina. Antonio Redondo married Serafina Ortiz. They had two daughters, Rosa and Virginia. Rosa Redondo negotiated the remaining of the ranch deal. Tomas Ortiz died in 1877 and the Maish & Driscoll era began.
This event is not exclusive to Proctors. It’s a celebration of Southern Arizona history. We may even find some ‘new’ cousins.
The Historic Hacienda de la Canoa is south of Continental Rd in Green Valley, AZ. There are limited hotels in the Green Valley area. If you wish to stay in Tucson – downtown and Tucson International Airport (TIA) are 30 miles away. About a 30 minute drive.
Wyndham Green Valley Canoa Ranch Resort
10am-2pm – The Proctor Family Reunion will have light snacks (to be determined) and water available. There will be a couple local food trucks with items to purchase at the Canoa Heritage Fair. We will have a Family Tree and a couple games for the kids or kids at heart.
10am – George Redondo Proctor Collection Dedication (Foreman’s House)
High noon – Family photos