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Jose Eugenio Gallegos

Jose Eugenio Gallegos[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1920 - 1996  (75 years)

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  • Name Jose Eugenio Gallegos 
    Nickname Joe 
    Born 18 Nov 1920  San Francisco, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date is from Social Security Death Index and Utah, Military Records, 1861-1970; confirmed by daughter
    Christened 25 Nov 1920  Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • San Juan de los Caballeros Catholic Church
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Alcalde, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as Eugenio Gallegos, male born abt 1921 in New Mexico, age 9, white, single son of Florentino Gallegos, age 56; and Ramoncita, 33; Siblings: Juan, 7 and Josefita, 4 
    Census 8 Apr 1940  Guique, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as Jose E., son, male, white, age 19, single; farmer; 8 years of school; living with parents Florentino, age 66 and Ramonsita, age 43; and siblings: Juan F., age 17 and Josifita, age 14 
    1940 Census - Guique, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
    1940 Census - Guique, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
    Family of Florentino Gallegos
    Military 25 Nov 1942  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed Joe Eugenio Gallegos, White; 399-02-463; United Sates Army; born 18 Nov. 1920 IN Chamito, New Mexico; Parents are Florentino Galegos and Ramoncita Montoya who live at Route 1, Box 99, Chamita; Single 
    Eugenio Gallegos
    Eugenio Gallegos
    Army Enlistment Card
    Social Security Data Indexed as Joe E. Gallegos; 525-36-2672; Last residence: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; 118 Nov. 1920; 20 Feb 1996; Issued New Mexico (before 1951) 
    Died 20 Feb 1996  Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location of death are from family; confirmed by Social Security Death Index
      OBITUARY published Thursday, Feb. 22, 1996 in unknown newspaper (provided by daughter Carma Gallegos Owen):
      Joe E. Gallegos, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away on February 20, 1996 in Murray. Born in San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico on November 18, 1920 to Florentino and Ramonacita Gallegos. Married Dorothy Romero September 15, 1947.He was a veteran of World War II serving honorably with the 729th Railway Operations Battalion. Golden Eagle member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. after 42 years of service as a train engineer. Enjoyed fishing, gardening, horses and loved being with his family. Survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Mona (Byron)
      Case; Margaret (Tommy) Higginson, MaryAnn (Richard) Davis, Becky (Randy) Webster, Carma Robert) Owen; 14 grandchildren; sister, Josie Vigil; brother and sister-in-law, Juan and Josie Gallegos; and many nieces and nephews.
      Thank you, Daddy, for always taking care of us. We will
      miss you and our love will be with you forever. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 24,1996 at 1 p.m. at Lake Hills Mortuary, 10055 South State Street, where friends may call on Friday evening from 6:30-8 p.m. and again on Saturday, one hour prior to services. Interment, Lake Hills Memorial Park. Funeral directors, Deseret Mortuary at Lake Hills.
    Buried 24 Feb 1996  Sandy, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lake Hills Memorial Cemetery
    Jose Eugenio Gallegos
    Jose Eugenio Gallegos
    Headstone
    Notes 
    • New Mexico Genealogist - The Journal of the New Mexico Genealogical Society; June 2006; Volume 45, No. 2 - Written by his daughter Carma Gallegos Owen

      Jose Eugenio Gallegos - He was also known as Joe E. Gallegos. He was born 18 November 1920 and was christened 28 Nov. 1920 at the San Juan de los Caballeros Catholic Church. Joe joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. at age 16 and a half, telling the enrollment officer that he was eighteen. He was well over 6 feet tall so that probably helped his case. In the CCC, the boys earned $30 a month of which $25 was sent to the family. they receieved "three squares" or three meals a day, room and board and clothing. He received an Honorable Discharge from the Civilian Conservation Corps. in March of 1939. He received $11 at his discharge and was furnished transportation from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Espanola, New Mexico.

      When Joe was about 20, he moved to Salt Lake City with his maternal uncles. He began working at the Bingham Copper Mine in Utah as a laborer on the railroad. After World War II began, he joined the Army. He was living in Copperton, Utah and was featured in Democracy Triumphs by the Victory Flag Society in Bingham Canyon, Utah. He was inducted on 25 Nov. 1942, just after his 22nd birthday. He received an Honorable Discharge and was released on 3 Oct. 1945 after serving at Normandy in northern France and in Central Europe-Rhineland. He received a Good Conduct Medal and the European-African-Middle Infantryman Badge on 26
      Aug. 1945. The mustering out pay was $300, of which he was paid $100 at that time. He also received $48.85 for travel. In the Copperton City Park, there is a large World War II monument for veterans from Bingham Canyon. His name is listed as J. E. Gallegos.

      After marrying in 1947, Joe E. lived with his wife and three daughters in Bingham Canyon. He moved the family to Murray, Utah about 1956, and they added two more daughters. He continued working at the copper minue for over 40 years, retiring in 1980.
      While working at the mine, he went from being a laborer to a train engineer. He took pride in his wife and five daughters, worked hard in the family garden and enjoyed going on the occasional fishing trip. He was known for his generosity, his bravado and his ability to tell a good story. He died 20 Feb. 1996 and was buried 24 Feb 1996 at the Lake Hills Memorial Park in Sandy, Utah.

      The Gallegos family is an integral part of New Mexico history. Although they were regular people, living regular lives, it is the time they put into the land and into their communities that make their history worthwhile.
    Person ID P551  Curbow Montoya Family | Curbow Family Branch, Montoya Family Branch
    Last Modified 7 May 2014 

    Father Florentino Gallegos,   b. 22 Oct 1873, San Francisco, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov. 1958, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Maria Ramoncita Montoya,   b. 1 Mar 1897, Bosque, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1981, Espanola, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F470  Group Sheet

    Family Dorothy Romero,   b. 5 Apr 1930, Vadito, Taos County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 2009, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 15 Sept 1947  Penasco, Taos County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location are from daughter; see notes from Carma Gallegos Owen: "Author's personal records. See also Gallegos-Romero entry, in Marriages 1859-1955, Liber Matrimonio 28 Feb 1928-15 Sep 1947: 51 entry 9, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Penasco (Taos County), New Mexico: microfilm no. 16862, FHL"

      Date further confirmed by obituary.
    Jose Eugenio Gallegos x Dorothy Romero - Wedding Day
From the collection of Carma Gallegos Owen
    Jose Eugenio Gallegos x Dorothy Romero - Wedding Day From the collection of Carma Gallegos Owen
    Romero and Joe E. Gallegos marriage photo with La Magge and Antonio Martinez Sept 1947
    Sealed S (LDS) Sept 1977  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Salt Lake Temple
    Children 
     1. M. Gallegos
     2. M. Gallegos
     3. R.D. Gallegos
    +4. C. Gallegos
     5. R. Gallegos
    Photos
    Dorothy Romero
    Dorothy Romero
    with husband Joe Gallegos - about 1987 - Photo is courtesy of their daughter - Carma Gallegos Owen
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F587  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Nov 1920 - San Francisco, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 25 Nov 1920 - Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Eugenio Gallegos, male born abt 1921 in New Mexico, age 9, white, single son of Florentino Gallegos, age 56; and Ramoncita, 33; Siblings: Juan, 7 and Josefita, 4 - 1930 - Alcalde, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Jose E., son, male, white, age 19, single; farmer; 8 years of school; living with parents Florentino, age 66 and Ramonsita, age 43; and siblings: Juan F., age 17 and Josifita, age 14 - 8 Apr 1940 - Guique, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Indexed Joe Eugenio Gallegos, White; 399-02-463; United Sates Army; born 18 Nov. 1920 IN Chamito, New Mexico; Parents are Florentino Galegos and Ramoncita Montoya who live at Route 1, Box 99, Chamita; Single - 25 Nov 1942 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Sept 1947 - Penasco, Taos County, New Mexico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSealed S (LDS) - Sept 1977 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Feb 1996 - Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Feb 1996 - Sandy, Salt Lake County, Utah Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jose Eugenio Gallegos
From the collection of Carma Gallegos Owen
    Jose Eugenio Gallegos From the collection of Carma Gallegos Owen
    Jose Eugenio Gallegos
From the collection of Carma Gallegos Owen
    Jose Eugenio Gallegos From the collection of Carma Gallegos Owen
    Photo taken sometime during World War II
    Joe Gallegos
    Joe Gallegos
    From the collection of Carma Gallegos Owen

  • Sources 
    1. [S2626335774] 1930 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626), Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Alcalde, Rio Arriba, New Mexico; Roll: 4660950; Page: 1A; Image: 528.0; Family History Library Film: 2341132..

    2. [S2371314286] Utah, Military Records, 1861-1970, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Utah State Historical Society World War I Service Questionnaires [1914-1918]. Series 85298. Microfilm, 25 reels. Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake Cit), Source Citation: Utah State Archives and Records Service; Salt Lake City, Utah; Military Service Cards, ca. 1898-1975; Creating Agency: Department of Administrative Services, Division of Archives and Records Service; Series: 85268; Reel: 69..

    3. [S4273286779] 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.).
      State of New Mexico; County of Rio Arriba; Guique; S.D. 1; E.D. 20-22

    4. [S2624729542] Social Security Death Index, (Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security), Source Citation: Number: 525-36-2672; Issue State: New Mexico; Issue Date: Before 1951..