Monday, February 15, 2010
On 26 Sep 1894, Hilario Martinez and Juan Dimas were both assassinated (killed) at the Ojito de Las Conchas in Eastern New Mexico. Both were living in Manuelitas, New Mexico at the time of their deaths. They were both buried in Chaperito, New Mexico. I do not know why they were buried there, perhaps they had family there.
We also do not know how they were killed nor who killed them.
Hilario Martinez was the son of Teodoro Martin(ez) and Maria Virginia Apodaca. He was born on the 18th of January in 1850, making him 44 years old when he was killed. It is not known if he was married or not, but he probably was.
Friday, February 12, 2010
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Below is a family chart for my grandfathers sister, Josefa. I would be interested in visiting with some of her descendants. Leave me a note here if you have knowledge of any of these family members or their descendants. FYI, La Junta and Watrous, New Mexico are one and the same.
Josefa Martín(ez) was born in 1872 in La Jara, New Mexico. She was christened on 15 Sep 1872 in La Junta (Watrous), New Mexico.
She was born Martin and in the U.S. Census she is listed as Martinez. Her parents were Teodoro Martin(ez) and Maria Simona (Monica) Benavidez. She is listed in the 1880, 1900 in Watrous, NM and was enumerated at Encinoso, NM in the 1910 U.S. Federal Census.
Josefa married Juan Gurule on 24 Nov 1890 in La Junta, New Mexico. Juan was born in Dec 1872.
Juan is the son of Rafael Gurule and Ascencion Cordoba from Encinosa, NM. In the 1900 U.S. Federal Census he was enumerated in Watrous, NM, in 1910 he was enumerated in Encinosa, NM and by 1920 he is listed as a widower in Koehler, Colfax County New Mexico, Koehler was a coal camp town located 16 SW of Raton, NM. He was working on the railroad and living there with 3 of his younger children.
They had the following children:
M i. Rafael Gurule was born in Encinoso, New Mexico. He was christened on 1 Sep 1893 in La Junta, New Mexico.
F ii. Carolina Gurule was born in May 1894.
F iii. Juanita Gurule was born on 11 Jan 1895 in La Junta, New Mexico. She was christened on 22 Jan 1895 in La Junta, New Mexico.
M iv. Luis Antonio Gurule was born on 1 Feb 1896 in La Junta, New Mexico. He was christened on 16 Feb 1896 in La Junta, New Mexico.
M v. Manuel Gurule was born in Watrous, New Mexico. He was christened on 22 Sep 1897 in Watrous, New Mexico.
F vi. Maria Justa Gurule was born on 28 May 1899 in La Junta, New Mexico. She was christened on 1 Jun 1899 in La Junta, New Mexico.
M vii. Simon Gurule was born on 18 Feb 1901 in Watrous, New Mexico. He was christened on 18 Mar 1901 in Watrous, New Mexico.
M viii. Eduardo Gurule was born on 24 Aug 1904 in Watrous, New Mexico. He was christened on 16 Oct 1904 in Watrous, New Mexico.
F ix. Albina Gurule was born in 1903.
F x. Amelia Gurule was born in 1907.
M xi. Reymundo Gurule was born in 1909.
It is assumed that not all of the children lived to adulthood.