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Abel Escalante1

born about 1916, died 5 March 1977
Photo of Abel Escalante taken about 1954. (Photo: robsgenealogy.net)

Facts and Notes

  • Military: A survivor of the infamous WW2 Bataan Death March, Abel Escalante was held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese for 42 months. While in captivity, his health deteriorated and his weight dropped from 135 pounds to 78 pounds.2
  • Birth: About 1916; New Mexico, USAB1
  • Residence: 1930; Doña Ana, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USAB; Age: 14; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son1
  • Marriage: 13 September 1946; Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USAB3,4
  • Death: 5 March 1977; Memorial General Hospital, Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USAB5
  • Burial: 10 March 1977; Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USAB; Military graveside rites were performed. Pallbearers were Karl Escalante, Luis Escalante Jr., Albert Holguin, Alex Barreras, Ted Reyes, and Sam Reyes.3

Citations

  1. [S523] Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Dona Ana, Dona Ana, New Mexico; Roll: 1394; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0002; Image: 550.0; FHL microfilm: 2341129, Record for Luis S Escalante
  2. [S36] Newspaper article, Las Cruces Sun-News (Las Cruces, New Mexico), Tuesday, 11 November 1975, "Veteran Remembers Death March" by Ray Lopez. Newspapers.com; accessed 18 Apr 2017
  3. [S118] Reyes Family, Memorial Notice, Reyes Family. Memorial Notice. 2011. Privately held by Robert Reyes, Lorton, Virginia. 2016, Abel Escalante Death Notice, 9 March 1977
  4. [S759] Genealogy Village, American History and Genealogy Project for NM, The posted marriage list gives Beatriz's last name as "Reyes." There is no way to know if this is actually her maiden name, or if the clerk did not know her maiden name and assigned her married name, Dona Ana County, Marriages, Recent Marriages (1908-1982), Record for Abel R Escalante and Lupe Moralez
  5. [S118] Reyes Family, Memorial Notice, Reyes Family. Memorial Notice. 2011. Privately held by Robert Reyes, Lorton, Virginia. 2016, Abel Escalante, 7 March 1977