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Family from Roy, New Mexico,

Family from Roy, New Mexico,

Posted: 1229179111000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lucero, Gonzales, Rivera
I'm trying to research my future son-in-law's family. I have some names but no dates and very little information. I've never done any research in New Mexico and would appreciate any help you could give me.
I've been told that this family came from Roy or lived near there.
Paul Henry Lucero married Frances Lola Gonzales
Paul's parents: Encarnicion Lucero m. Margarita Gonzales.
Encarnicion father: Martin Lucero

Frances parents: Epitacio Gonzales m. Margarita Rivera
I'm guessing that Paul Henry Lucero and Frances Lola Gonzales were born sometime in the 1920's or 30's.
Thanks for your time.

Re: Family from Roy, New Mexico,

Posted: 1231132779000
Classification: Query
Here is an interesting article on Encarnacion
Lucero in the Herencia magazine, Spring 2007
Volume 53, page 13. I tried sending the link but
I can't seem to copy it. the article is title
Grandfather's Photo A Surprise. Lucero is pictured
with his brothers, Candelario and Severo.
The family homesteaded in El Sabino, about 18
miles east of Roy.
One of Lucero's daughter was named Celia, born July 23,
1913 in El Sabino. If you go the the web site for
the New Mexico Genealogical Society, you will find
information for locating church records in New Mexico.
There is also the Surname Pedigree Project (of NM)
and the New Mexico Death Index Project.


Re: Family from Roy, New Mexico,

Posted: 1231175126000
Classification: Query
NM can be tricky on several fronts: birth and death records were not issued until 1919;names became "anglicized" over time;spellings were left up to the person recording the records,and spellings changed over time-for example "B" turned into "V"-"Bibiana" would become "Viviana",or in reverse "Vaca" became "Baca" etc.;feminine names end in "A",masculine in "O" "Benina"-"Benino"-that can be recorded backwards;early marriage records are held by the church and nearly unobtainable from the state. Also, county formation dates play a big part in where you will find folks;this family probably would be found in Union as well as Harding Co. records-and perhaps Mora Co.,depending on where their farm was.

That said-I think this is the family you seek-given that there is only one fellow with the name:
1910 census,Albert,Union,NM
Lucero,Encarnacion-37;married 15yrs
wife-Margarita-31;8 children born, 7 living
sister in law-Gonzales,Sinforosa-36
all and their parents born NM

Encarnacion registered for the WWI in 1918 in Roy;birth date given as May 4,1873;nearest relative his wife,Margarita G. Lucero.

1920 Lucero,Union,NM
sister in law-Gonzales,Sinforosa-45

They are in Sabino,Harding,NM in 1930,with only Celia,age 16,Encarnacion,age 11,and Desiderio age 9, still at home.

I think Lucero family in 1880,Santa Gertrudis,Mora,NM:

And the Gonzales family in 1880,La Cueva,Mora,NM
dau-Margarita-age unreadable
son-Fidel-born April 1880

The article mentioned by the previous reply is here:
you must have an adobe acrobat reader to see the photo-but it's very nice-distinguished looking gentlemen!

And I found this obit for a daughter:

CLAYTON, N.M. - Celia A. Sanchez, 87, died Thursday, June 14, 2001.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in the church with the Rev. George Silva, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Sanchez was born on July 23, 1913, in El Sabino, N.M., to Encarnacion Lucero and Margarita (Gonzales) Lucero. She was a faithful member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton.

Survivors include three daughters, Nora Luna of Canyon, Dorothy Valdez of Wagon Mound, N.M., and Elsie Marquez of Grapevine; a son, Victor Padilla of Belen; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Clayton, N.M.; or SunBridge Care and Rehab for Clayton, Clayton, N.M.

Amarillo Globe-News, June 15, 2001

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