I am posting this info because it seems MARKOTA are also from Blato
Ivan Markota Suffers fatal Heart attack
Ivan Markota, 71, passed away August 9th in the American Hospital, Paris from an apparent heart failure.
He had almost completed a vacation to his native Yugoslavia and would have embarked for home Aug. 10th.
Born in Ikopyski Dalmation, Yugoslavia Dec. 15, 1895, he came to America in 1912 and settled in Ohio where he learned the trade of brick. laying. He came to California 40 years ago and was active in many of the building trades for several years until his retirement.
Not content to spend his remaining years on the porch, he purchased a section of ground 3 1/2 miles east of Mojave where he built a comfortable house, huge garage, and planted an acre of fruit trees and various produce.
Ivan was an excellent bowler, pursuing the hobby with vigor despite his age, and had won many trophies in a lifetime at the sport.
Surviving in addition to his wife Clotilda are ten children, 23 grandchildren, a brother and cousin.
Funeral services are pending shipment of the body back to this country.
Posted by East Kern Genealogical Society
Courtesy of Mojave Desert News, California City, Kern, CA
Published: 10 Aug 1967