On April 1, 1930, the census taker found patriarch Crespin Torres in Los Angeles. Sure he was a lifelong resident of Socorro, New Mexico. But on that date, the 82-year-old widower was in the household of his daughter Domitila Sanchez and family. Crespin must have gone to California for a short visit that spring. Every other record of Crespin -- birth, marriage, U.S. Censuses, death -- can be found in Socorro.
Note: The L.A. household includes Dometelia (misspelled) and sons Henry, Crespin and Joe, plus Joe's wife Patsy and son Joe Jr.