Latinos/Hispanics in Colorado Collection; image no. Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy, FrankGallegos-314.
Portrait of José Victor García, a rancher in Conejos County, Colorado, he served in the Colorado Territorial Legislature and held many political appointments. He wear a suit and tie, has thick gray hair combed back and a full mustache.
[between 1890 and 1896?]
Content derived from inventory prepared by Dana EchoHawk.; From inventory: "José Victor García, born in 1832 in New Mexico traded with Apache, Navajo and Ute Indians, a business that spanned seven years. He served in the New Mexico Territorial Legislature from 1859 to 1860. He settled in Conejos County, Colorado in 1855 and was elected Conejos County Justice of Peace in 1857. Between 1865 - 1867, he represented both Conejos and Costilla Counties in the Colorado Territorial Legislature as a Republican. José married María Candelaria Jaques in 1854 and they had three children. After his wife's death, he married Trinidad Silva by whom he had nine children." (Courtesy of Hispanic Pioneers in Colorado and New Mexico); Scan of photograph from: Hispanic pioneers in Colorado and New Mexico / Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy, 2006. Source: Frank Gallegos.; Scanned image from loaned collection.; Source: loan, Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy, 2010.; Title derived from inventory.; Digitization sponsored by the Library Services and Technology Act and the Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library.