Some years ago, before the library had a scanner, a descendant of the Block family gave us these photos, which were duplicated on copier, along with the handwritten notes. Photos taken from 1910-1930 from the estate of the James B. Block family, who lived in Jemez Springs and Albuquerque.
Elijah McLean Fenton The Rev. Elijah McLean Fenton came to New Mexico as a missionary in 1881. In addition to his duties as a preacher, he became a surveyor and surveyed most of Sandoval County. In 1892, he was at the Jemez Pueblo mission, and his wife, Jessie Lime Fenton, … More Fenton Family
Moses Abousleman came to America from Lebanon in the early 1890s and first made his way to Santa Fe. Always an entrepreneur, he was a traveling salesman, selling housewares of all kinds from the back of a wagon, according to an article by Linda Vozar Sweet in the New Mexico … More Abousleman Family
San Ysidro Stories: Enrique (Henry) Claudio Emilio Perea Source: Conversation on February 22, 2017, with Jean Ramsey, Diana Sellers and Judith Isaacs Enrique Claudio Emilio Perea – or Henry as he is called – was born at home, with the assistance of una comadrona (a midwife) in San Ysidro … More Perea