Marguerita Avenue

Like several other streets in this area, this was named for one of James De Barth and Sue Shorb’s children. (See Shorb Street for more.) Margaret Nina Shorb (1871-1875) was less than four years old when she passed away from unknown causes. (A newspaper blurb marking her death called her only an “interesting child”.) She shares a tombstone with her infant brother Benito. Why dub this avenue “Marguerita”? Probably because there was already a Margaret Avenue a few miles away. There was also once a Nina Avenue nearby; it’s unclear what it was changed to.