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Abel Escalante1,2

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.3
  • Birth: About 1916; New Mexico, USABGO1,2
  • Residence: 1920; Los Barelos, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USABG; Age: 4; Age: 4 3/12; EnumerationDistrict: 6; MaritalStatus: Single; RelationToHead: Son1
  • Residence: 1930; Doña Ana, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USABGO; Age: 14; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son2
  • Residence: 1940; Precinct 2, Doña Ana, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USABG; He was staying with his sister and brother in law at the time of the census4
  • Death: 5 March 1977; Memorial General Hospital, Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USABG5
  • Burial: 10 March 1977; Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USABG; Military graveside rites were performed. Pallbearers were Karl Escalante, Luis Escalante Jr., Albert Holguin, Alex Barreras, Ted Reyes, and Sam Reyes.6

Citations

  1. [S446] Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Los Barelos, Bernalillo, New Mexico; Roll: T625_1074; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 6, Record for Matilde Escalante
  2. [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
  3. [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
  4. [S373] Ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census, United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls., Year: 1940; Census Place: Dona Ana, Dona Ana, New Mexico; Roll: m-t0627-02443; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 7-3, Record for Alejandro Cuaron
  5. [S118] Reyes Family, Memorial Notice, Reyes Family. Memorial Notice. 2011. Privately held by Robert Reyes, Lorton, Virginia. 2016., Abel Escalante, 7 March 1977
  6. [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