|Arizona Citizen, 7 Nov 1874|
Jesus married Dolores Rodriguez in Pinal County on 7 September 1885. According to Irene, they had a huge family. Several of them can be seen in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 US Census entries. Here is a great photo of Jesus and Dolores, provided by Irene.
|Jesus N. Olivas and Dolores Rodriguez, undated.|
Jesus also had a musical talent. From various news articles in Florence, Tucson and the surrounding area his Olivas Orchestra was highly regarded as "one of the best bands in the territory." It is great to see how the band regularly played at charity events to support the local community in Florence, help with renovations to the church, and provide general entertainment for weddings and birthdays. The article below refers to Jesus as Prof. Olivas, which makes me wonder where he taught.
|Florence Tribune, 20 Jan 1900.|
|Arizona Weekly Citizen, 19 May 1894|
|El Fronterizo, 26 May 1894.|
|Florence Tribune, 23 Sept 1899.|
|Florence Tribune, 12 Jan 1901.|