Simon Venceslao Tafoya

January 1865–14 February 1946 (Age 81)
Belen, Valencia, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Simon Venceslao

When Simon Venceslao Tafoya was born in January 1865, in Belen, Valencia, New Mexico, United States, his father, Seferino Tafoya, was 41 and his mother, Candelaria “Rebecca’ Baca Tafoya, was 17. He married Manuela Chavez in November 1888, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Barelas, Bernalillo, New Mexico Territory, United States in 1910 and Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States in 1930. He died on 14 February 1946, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Simon Venceslao Tafoya
1865–1946
Manuela Chavez
1868–1943
Marriage: November 1888
Josefa Candelaria Tafoya
1889–1958
Eduardo Tafoya
1892–
Enrique B. “Henry” Tafoya
1896–
Felicita Tafoya
1898–
Eloisa Tafoya
1894–1943
Virgilia Tafoya
1899–
Rosendo Urbano Tafoya
1900–1970
Epimenia S Tafoya
1905–
Manuelito A Tafoya
1906–
Fernando A Tafoya
1908–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
November 1888
Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States
children

(10)

    Female1889–1958Female

    Eduardo Tafoya

    Male1892–Male

    Eloisa Tafoya

    Female1894–1943Female

    Enrique B. “Henry” Tafoya

    Male1896–Male

    Felicita Tafoya

    Female1898–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1865

Age 0

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

Age 2

The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

possibly Spanish: variant of Tafolla .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Simon Tafoya in household of Sefernio Tafoya, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Simon V Tafoya, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Simon V Tafoya, "United States Census, 1930"

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