Manuscripts/Mixed Material [The Biography of Guadalupe Lupita Gallegos]: a machine readable transcription.
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Mary [Flba?] C. De Baca
DEC 13 1938
THE BIOGRAPHY OF GUADALUPE LUPITA GALLEGOS
Mary Elba C. De Baca
After Grandfather's death, grandmother went to live with her parents. Exactly one year after his death, Rosenda, her 18 year old daughter died of a heart attack.
For six years grandmother and her parents lived at Los Alamos. Then her father was elected probate judge so they moved to Las Vegas. That year grandmother's daughter, Lele, twelve years old, died of heart trouble.
Her oldest son, Magin, married, and then here oldest daughter [Cleotide?], married and both left her. In 1917 great grandmother mortgaged the last of her land and all their money ended. They had little to live on except the pension which great grandmother received because her husband had fought in the Civil War.
In 1918 great grandmother loaned the Sisters of Mercy one tho'usand dollars to help build the St. Antho'ny's Mercy Hospital at Docatello, Idaho. Great grandmother, Mrs. Severo Baca, started going blind. Two years later she went completely blind and died.
Grandmother stayed with mother part of the time. The other part of the time she was in Denver with her grand-children. In 1928 grandmother's oldest daughter, Cleotilde, died. Grandmother took the death calmly. That spring she left for Pocatello, Idaho to visit with her daughter Sister M. Dolores. She stayed only a short time for she got homesick