Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Papa Crespin and Grandson Juan José

Patriarch Crespin Torres had eight children. He and wife Andrea also took in a grandchild, Juan José Montoya, after the boy’s mother Monica died. Here’s a 100-year old picture of the young man outdoors with his farmer grandpa.
One of Juan José’s sons shared this information: Juan José served in the Army 1917-1919. He was a Pvt. 1st Class in Ambulance Co. No. 2 and was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. He married Sara Sanchez of Tucson, Ariz., in 1920. Juan José at the time was selling life insurance and Singer sewing machines. The couple and their three sons later moved to California.

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