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:
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.
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
son-Fidel-born April 1880
The article mentioned by the previous reply is here:http://www.herencia.com/magazine/fall_07_elgrito.pdf
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