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  • ID: I24960
  • Name: Francisco Charles Brito
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 AUG 1877 in Pinos Altos, Grant, NM
  • Death: 22 APR 1973 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
  • Burial: 1973 San Jose Cem., Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
  • Note:
    !BIR,MAR,DEA: Frank J. Brito Records
    !BIR,DEA: SSDI; Issued - NM (Listed as Frank)
    !MIL: Spanish-American War; 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry ("Rough Riders"), Troop I, New York
    !MIL: Spanish-American War; Enlisted at Santa Fé, New Mexico on May 6, 1898; Discharged from the "Rough Riders" on September 15, 1898.
    !MIL: U. S. Army National Guard (sent to Columbus, New Mexico with his unit immediately after Pancho Villa’s 1916 raid on that border city to guard from further raids)
    !OCC: Cowboy, Miner, Deputy Sheriff, Town Constable, City Jailor and Game Warden
    !CEN: 1880 Census; ???
    !CEN: 1890 Census; NONE
    !CEN: 1900 Census; Pinos Altos, Grant Co., NM; age: 22; married 1 year; b. AUG1877; b. NM; Parents b. MEX; Engineer (Listed as Frank)
    !CEN: 1910 Census; ???
    !CEN: 1920 Census; Las Cruces, Dona Ana Co., NM; age: 43; married; b. NM; Parents b. MEX; Deputy Sheriff (Listed as Frank)
    !CEN: 1930 Census; Las Cruces, Dona Ana Co., NM; age: 52; married; b. NM; Parents b. MEX; Police - County (Listed as C. Frank Breto)
    !BUR: San Jose Cemetery, Las Cruces, Dona Ana Co., NM (Listed as Frank C. Brito)

    * Known as Frank.
    * Frank was a trooper in Teddy Roosevelt's "Rough Riders" in the Spanish American War. Frank joined with his older brother, Jose.
    * Frank and Jose never made it to Cuba but was stationed at Tampa, Florida. They were shipped to San Antonio, Texas where the men were drilled in cavalry basics until the end of May. On May 29th, they were shipped to Tampa, Florida.
    * Because Frank was bilingual in speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish, he was placed in charge of the stockade (Tampa) established to deal with the potential Spanish prisoners of war.
    * Per 1930 census, he was 22 years old at first marriage.




    Father: Santiago Brito b: 1821 in Sonora,,MEX
    Mother: Ancelma Ruiz Sedillos b: 1845 in Corralitos, Chihuahua, MEX

    Marriage 1 Maria de los Dolores Calles b: 11 JUL 1878 in ,,NM
    • Married: 1899 in ,,NM
    Children
    1. Has No Children Teodoro Roosevelt Brito b: JAN 1900 in Pinos Altos, Grant, NM

    Marriage 2 Concepcion (Van Patten) Padilla b: 23 APR 1876 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
    • Married: 2 JUN 1906 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
    Children
    1. Has No Children Emelia Alma Brito b: 13 JUL 1906 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
    2. Has No Children Frank C. Brito b: 1907 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
    3. Has No Children Santiago Brito b: MAR 1909 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
    4. Has No Children Jose Brito b: ABT 1910 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
    5. Has No Children Maria Juana Estéfana Brito b: 17 MAR 1910 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
    6. Has No Children Francisco Brito b: 29 MAY 1911 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
    7. Has No Children Santiago Padilla Brito b: 28 OCT 1912 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
    8. Has Children Joseph Charles Brito b: 2 MAR 1916 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
    9. Has No Children Anselma Brito b: 31 MAY 1917 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
    10. Has No Children Isabel Brito b: 27 NOV 1918 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
    11. Has No Children Guadalupe Brito b: 7 SEP 1920 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM

    Marriage 3 Petra Padilla b: 1 AUG 1894 in ,,TX
    • Married: 2 JAN 1938 in ,,NM
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