Monday, December 12, 2016

Salazar family arrives in Tucson

U. Arizona Special Collections. View of Tucson from campus, 1902.

After finding Ambrosia Salazar's baptism record in Magdalena, I found a few more references to her family in Tucson. In the 1900 US Census, Ambrosia is living in the household of her mother, Jesus Varela, with her sister Jesus Salazar. It is curious to see Jesus listed as a widow, because in the 1910 and 1920 US Census, her father Juan Jose Salazar was living in Tucson with the family. Perhaps Juan Jose was still in Mexico or working somewhere else when the census taker visited the home on 7 June 1900.
1900 US Census, Tucson, Arizona.
I do not yet know if there is a family connection to Teodoro Diaz and Francisca Salazar, living next door to Ambrosia. He and wife Dolores were living next to Francisco Urias and family in the 1910 US Census. I did find Daniel Palafox, living next door to Ambrosia Salazar de Urias and family in the 1920 Census, he was a son of Vicente Palafox, and Daniel witnessed Ambrosia's naturalization documents in 1940.

The 1900 US Census entry shows Jesus Varela arrived in Tucson in 1880, while Ambrosia arrived in 1881. I could not find a baptism record in Mexico for Ambrosia's sister Jesus Salazar, and this census shows why. The record indicates Jesus was born in Arizona in 1882.

The death record for Jose Salazar states that he was born in 1836 in Hermosillo, Sonora. Francisco Urias was the informant. Jose died on 9 September 1920 in Tucson.

Unless I am able to find a marriage record for Jose Salazar and Jesus Varela in Madgalena or elsewhere in Sonora, the is probably the end of the trail on this research for now. This takes me back to the Urias family, which I will pick up in the next post.

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