|AGNES CHRISTINE LIGDA||Born: 1911-12-11|
|Father: PIERRE LIGDA||Mother: AGNES C. MAGNESON|
Agnes was the only child born to Peter Ligda and Agnes Magneson. She was born on December 11, 1911 at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley. Her parents were then living at 2712 College Avenue in Berkeley.
Her father abandoned the family in 1912, so Agnes was raised by her mother. There was little contact with the Ligdas. Barbara belied Agnes attended Berkeley High School. The 1930 City Directory lists her as living with her mother at 2721 1/2 College Avenue.
Edith believed Agnes attended the University of California during some of the time her cousin, Victor, was there between 1924 and 1928. They did know of one another. Barbara beleived Agnes attended after 1928, which is more likely given her age at that time.
Agnes was probably unmarried at the time of her grandmother’s death in 1931 as her family name is Ligda in the obituary. Edith believed she later marrried, but could not recall her married name. It may have been Byers as the informant at her mother’s death in 1985 is listed as a granddaughter named Judith Byers then living at 7096 Ann Arbor Way in Dublin, California.
In the 1960’s, I tried to locate people who knew Agnes or her mother in the area around 2712 College Avenue. In 2001, I tried to locate people who know them in the area around 7096 Ann Arbor Way in Dublin. I was unsuccessful.