Requela "Rachel" Baca

Brief Life History of Requela "Rachel"

When Requela "Rachel" Baca was born on 28 July 1912, in Pena Blanca, Sandoval, New Mexico, United States, her father, Marcial C. de Baca, was 42 and her mother, Jesusita Hurtado, was 40. She married Pedro Almendarez on 30 December 1929, in Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 4 Cabezon, Sandoval, New Mexico, United States in 1940 and Supervisorial District 1, Coconino, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died in March 1982, in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pedro Almendarez
Requela "Rachel" Baca
Marriage: 30 December 1929
Alfredo "Freddie" Almendarez
Aurora Baca Almendarez
Maria Merced Anastacia Almendarez
Virginia Almendarez Jimenez Young
Antonia Josefina Almendarez
Nora Almendarez
Charlie Almendarez
Mary Almendarez

Sources (19)

  • Rachael Almendarez, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Requela Baca, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
  • Rachel Baca Almendarez, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.


The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Manuel, Juan, Carlos, Jesus, Ruben, Ernesto, Luis, Francisco, Ramon, Trinidad, Benito.

Spanish: variant of Vaca .

Polish and Romanian; Slovak and Czech (Bača); Croatian (Bača, also Baća): occupational name from Polish baca, Romanian baci, Slovak bača, and Croatian bač(a) ‘senior shepherd’. Compare Bacha .

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

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