[The Biography of Guadalupe Lupita Gallegos]: a machine readable transcription.
Her parents were very angry but they swallowed everything for their daughter's sake. They would do anything to prevent a scandal in the family and besides they hated to hurt their only daughter. At San Ilario my great or great, great grandfather owned the Bell Ranch. His name was Ilario Gonzales. Grandfather, finding himself in need of money, sold the ranch witho'ut great grandfather's knowledge. Great grandfather was very old and when the officers went to foreclose on the ranch the old man was grief-stricken and died shortly after.
Grandmother's money and all of her property were gradually being wasted by grandfather. Several years after he sold the Bell Ranch my father's father, Manuel C. De Baca, a lawyer, came over to my Grandmother's mother to ask if she wanted him to sell her beautiful farms for her at a considerable sum. She consented and when my grandfather Baca want to sell them he fould that they had been sold already.
When Grandfather finished with most of his wife's money he started in on her wealthy relatives. Grandmother's favorite aunt, Nanita Lousianita, lived with Grandmother's parents and she owned one tho'usand sheep. Grandfather sold them. He sold her ranches and everything he could get hold of.
Now my grandparents had