Pilar Miranda Jr.1

M, b. 12 October 1855 or 13 October 1855, d. 23 August 1941
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FatherPilar Miranda2,3,4 b. c 1830
MotherYduvigen Barela2,3,4 b. c 1840
ChartsDescendents of Jesus Lopez
Decendents of Pilar Miranda
Pilar Miranda. The date of the photograph is unknown, but was probably taken in the late 1930's or in the 1940's sometime before his death in August 1941. Photo courtesy of Art Cuaron.
     Pilar Miranda Jr. was born on 12 October 1855 or 13 October 1855 at Dona Ana, Dona Ana County, New Mexico.4,2,5,6 He was baptized on 14 October 1855 at Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe, Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.2 He married Octaviana Lopez, daughter of Jesus Lopez and Severiana Marquez, on 28 February 1881 at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico.3 Pilar Miranda Jr. died on 23 August 1941 at Dona Ana, Dona Ana County, New Mexico. According to his death certificate, he died of Illio Colitis (ileocolitis), which is an inflammation of the ileum and colon, and old age at 01:20 AM on 23 August, 1941. The certificate indicates that the duration of his ailment was three days.4,7

According to church records, his baptism took place in Juarez, Mexico a day after his birth. Although his place of birth is not given, his death certificate and several censuses indicate that he was born in New Mexico. His death certificate indicates Dona Ana as his place of birth. However, the death certificate also indicates that he was born on 12 October 1856, although the year must have actually been 1855 in order for baptism to have taken place on 14 October 1855.4,2

In the 1910 census Pilar claims to have immigrated to the United States in 1860, which would explain the family's absence in the 1850 census. Also, in the 1920 census he indicated that he could not speak English.8,9

Pilar was seventeen years old, living at home, and working as a laborer in 1870. He was 25 years old, living at home and working as a laborer in 1880. In 1910 he is shown as a laborer doing "odd jobs," but in 1920 he is shown as a farmer doing general farm work. On his death certificate he listed his usual occupation as farmer.6,10,11,8,9,4

His death certificate indicates that he was a veteran of a war. The name of the war is barely legible, but it could be "Ap Indian" for the Apache Indian Wars circa 1877-1880?12

Pilar's wife is shown as "Petra" in the 1910 census, although in the 1900 census it is "Octavious" and in the 1920 census it is "Otabinia." Pilar and "Petra" claim in the 1910 census to have been married for 27 years, which clearly could not be the case if the 1900 census shows him married to "Octavious." The fact that he married "Octaviana" about 27 years earlier (actually they were married in 1881, which is 29 years earlier) and the similarity of the names "Octaviana," "Octavious" and "Otabinia," suggests that "Petra" was probably really "Octaviana" and that the census taker horribly butchered her name. The census takers and/or the surveyed population in Dona Ana County during the early 1900's seem to have been very careless, making numerous errors in both the spelling of names and the listing of ages.3,11,9,8

Family

Octaviana Lopez b. c Apr 1859, d. a 23 Aug 1941
Marriage*He married Octaviana Lopez, daughter of Jesus Lopez and Severiana Marquez, on 28 February 1881 at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S124] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch Number: C512901, Call Number: 0016758, Type: Film.
  2. [S125] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch Number: J600525, Call Number: 0016758, Type: Film.
  3. [S123] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch Number: M528852, Call Number: 0016758, Type: Film.
  4. [S154] Pilar Miranda, Certificate of Death (Miranda, Pilar).
  5. [S118] 1860 U.S. Census, Post Office Mesilla, Dona Ana County, Territory of New Mexico; Page 77; Dwelling 690; Family 695.
  6. [S117] 1870 U.S. Census, Dona Ana, Dona Ana County, Territory of New Mexico; Page 164; Dwelling 59; Family 57.
  7. [S116] Art Cuaron, "Cuaron Genealogy e-mail," e-mail to Robert Reyes, 5/26/2007.
  8. [S120] 1910 U.S. Census, Precinct 2 Dona Ana, Dona Ana County, New Mexico; Enumeration District 63; Supervisor's District 181; Sheet 9A; Dwelling 130; Family 136.
  9. [S121] 1920 U.S. Census, Precinct 2 Dona Ana, Dona Ana County, New Mexico; Enumeration District 25; Sheet 7A; Dwelling 134; Family 135.
  10. [S119] 1880 U.S. Census, Dona Ana, Dona Ana County, Territory of New Mexico; Enumeration District 10; Supervisor's District 86; Sheet 248; Page 7; Dwelling 60; Family 60.
  11. [S122] 1900 U.S. Census, Dona Ana, Dona Ana County, Territory of New Mexico; Enumeration District 41; Supervisor's District 170; Sheet 4B; Dwelling 85; Family 85.
  12. [S153] Candelaria Miranda Cuaron, Certificate of Death (Miranda Cuaron, Candelaria).
  13. [S132] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch Number: C512901, Call Number: 0016758, Type: Film.
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