"The proprietor of the Turlock French Laundry and an enterprising and
progressive man is Martin
Etcheto, a native of Ustarits, Basses-Pyrenees, France, born in March, 1888,
where he was reared on a farm. His
parents being in limited circumstances, he was early set to work and from a lad
helped to support the family. When
seventeen years of age, he entered the employ of a nobleman for three years,
when he enlisted in the
Fourteenth Regiment of Artillery in the French Army from Tarbes, serving for
two years. Having served the required
time, he was honorably discharged and free to leave his country for other
"In 1911, Mr. Etcheto migrated to California, choosing San
Francisco as his location. He purchased an interest in
the Pleasant French Laundry, which he ran for four and
one-half years. Selling out, he removed to Reno, Nev.,
where he worked at stock raising and riding the range for
a year. "
"In March, 1919, he came to Turlock and purchased the
Tur1ock French Laundry, then located on North Broadway,
and continued the business. It prospered and grew and he
found it necessary to secure a new location, so in the
fall of the same year he purchased the present location
on South First and erected the new building, 25 x 120,
installing new, modern machinery for the latest and most
up-to-date method of laundry work, having ample boiler
and electric power capacity. He is meeting with deserved
success and is well satisfied with his venture and
pleased with the prospects of the town of his adoption."
"Mr. Etcheto's marriage took place in Modesto
September 6, 1913, when he was united with Miss Marie
Claverie, also born in basses-Pyrenees, where she secured
a good education in the public schools. Her father had
made a trip to California in former years, but returned
to his native land and resided until his death; her
mother is still living."
- History of Stanislaus County,
California, by George H. Tinkham, Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, CA -
1921, p. 1438
From the Ellis Island web site, Martin, 23 years old, left Le Havre,
Seine-Inferior, France on the 7th of November, 1911, along with his brother
Bernard and sister Graciense, both listed as 20 years old.
on the Chicago, built by Ateliers et Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St.
Nazaire, France, 1908. 9,350 gross tons; 508
(bp) feet long; 57 feet wide. Steam triple
expansion engines, twin screw. Service speed 16
knots. 1,608 passengers (358 first class, 1,250
third class). Built for French Line, French flag, in 1908
and named Chicago. Le Havre-New York
and later Le Havre-Caribbean service.
Renamed Guadeloupe in 1928. Scrapped
in France in 1936.
Rites Wednesday For Marie Etcheto
Requiem mass for Mrs. Marie Etcheto will be held Wednesday at St. Thomas
Aquinas Catherdral at 10 a.m.
Recitation of the rosary will be held Tuesray (sic) at 7:30 p.m. in the
Ross-Burke Co. chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in the
form of mass cards.
Mrs. Etcheto died here suddenly on Saturday, a few minutes after admission to a
A native of France, she came to the United States in 1913 and had lived in Reno
With her husband, Martin Etcheto, who survives her, she operated the Deluxe
She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Madeline Urustoy of France and many
nephew abnd nieces,
including Mrs Emilie Quintuburu of France; Peter Etcheto, Kansas; Capt. R. J.
Etcheto of Japan;
John Etcheto, Reno; James Etcheto, Mexico; Mrs. Jose Sejas, Stockton, Calif.,
and Mrs. Morlan Tanner, Sacramento, Calif.
- Reno Evening Gazette, 1959
Martin Etcheto, former owner and operator of the Deluxe Laundry here, died
Tuesday at the age of 81.
A Native of Ustaritz, France, he came to San Francisco at the age of 24, went
to work in a laundry operation, and later owned and operated laundries in
California before coming to Reno.
He had resided here at 1295 wilson Ave., and had operated the Deluxe Laundry on
South Wells Avenue until 1966 when he sold it and went into retirement.
He was a member of the Church of the Little Flower congregation.
His wife Marie, died in 1959. They had been married 45 years.
Surviving are: nephews, Raymond, Peter and John Etcheto, all of Reno; nieces,
Frances Sejas of Stockton, Calif., June Tanner, of Sacramento, and several
other nieces and nephew in France.
A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday in the Ross, Burke and Knobel
Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the St. Thomas Aquinas
Cathedral. Entombment will be in the Mountain View Mausoleum.
Pall bearers will be: Joe Lembeye, Gilbert Mandagaran, Bernard Etchemendy Sr.,
Jean Barnetche, Ambrose Arla, and John Sapparrart.
Honorary pallbearers will be; Emil Gezelin, Lino Del Grande, Glenn Dory, John
Petri, Simon Toulouse, Paul Bernadicou, Gaston Larre, and Martin Indiano.
- Reno Evening Gazette, Thursday, Nov 6, 1969