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Jose Celestino Encarnacion Montoya

Jose Celestino Encarnacion Montoya[1]

Male 1905 - 1988  (83 years)

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  • Name Jose Celestino Encarnacion Montoya  [2, 3, 4, 5
    • Jose Celestino Encarnacion Montoya is the name entered into his baptismal record; In life he used Joe C. Montoya
    Nickname Joe 
    Born 25 March 1905  Bosque, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and location are from Social Security Death Index and confirmed by obituary; At the time of Joe's birth "Lyden" was known as "Bosque."
    Christened 10 Apr 1905  Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • San Juan de los Caballeros Cathoic Church
    Gender Male 
    Census 9 May 1910  Velarde, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as "Celestino," age 6 born abt 1904 in NM; Living in Precinct 25 with his father, Max (39), his mother, Juanita (30) and his siblings Ramonceta (13); Franceorita (10); Leopoldo (8) and Juan (3). Max and Juanita state that they have been married for 14 years - and that they have five children. Max is a gardner working in "garden patch." Spanish is the language spoken at home. Father Max states that he can read and write.  
    Census 24 Jan 1920  Velarde, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed "Celestino," age 14 born abt. 1906 in New Mexico; Living in Precinct 25 with father Maximiano (49), mother Juanita (39) and siblings: Leopoldo (18); Juan (12); Amadeo (7); Hilario (3); and Reymundo (1). Ramonceta and Franceorita are not present in the home by the 1920 census.  
    Census 2 Apr 1930  Alcalde, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Misindexed as "Celestina," age 25 born abt 1905. He is living in Precinct 2, Alcalde, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. He is living with his first wife Manuelita De Los Reyes Lujan who is 24 years old. They have been married five years. They have two sons - David (age 2) and Pedro (age 6 months). Jose states that he owns his own home valued at $300. He states that both he and Manuelita are able to read and write. Jose is employed as a laborer doing odd jobs. The family owns a radio; Jose and Manuelita are living next door to her father Antonio Jose Lujan (age 69), her brother Thomas (21) and sister Lisaida (18). On the other side lives Zekedeo Lujan (age 23). I don't know what the connection is - this could be Manuelita's brother. The next house over belongs to Jose's oldest sister Ramoncita (who has married Florentino Gallegos and has given birth to sons Eugino, Juan and daughter Josifita). 
    Arrival 1931  Bingham, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Information from Carma Gallegos Owen - The Montoya brothers (along with Carma's father Jose Eugenio Gallegos - Ramoncita's oldest son - Ramoncita being Jose Celestino's oldest sister) came to Utah to work at the Kennecott Copper Mine in Bingham Canyon, Utah. This must have been in either 1931 or 1932. Not all the brothers that came to Utah are identified...but we do know that Leo (Leopoldo) was one of them. He is buried in Bingham Canyon.
    The Bingham Canyon Copper Mine produces gold, silver and molybdenum (a hardener for steel). Kennecott Copper Mine is the world's largest man-made excavation and first open-pit, is located 28 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, is 2 -miles across, and -mile deep, the mine is so big, it can be seen from space shuttles in outer space. Bingham Canyon mine expanded rapidly, and by the 1920s the region was a beehive of activity. Some 15,000 people of widely-varying ethnicity lived in the canyon, in large residential communities constructed on the steep canyon walls. The population declined rapidly as mining techniques improved.  
    Census 1940  Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as C. Joe Montoya, age 35 born abt 1905 in New Mexico; male; white; married; head of house; he had completed 8 years of school; he was a miner employed by U.S. Mining Co.; He earned $1,880; Living at 462 Main Street; had been living in Bingham Canyon in 1935; Sheet No. 4A, Household No. 68; Also in the home is his wife Eva Pearl, age 25, she had completed 8 years of school; Children: Max, 7, he had completed 1 year of school; Richard, 5; Juanita, 3; and Eugene, 1; Also in the home is father-in-law, George Spencer, age 70 who is listed as being single, he completed 1 year of school, his residence in 1935 was Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah; the family is renting their home for $15 per month; It appears that Joe is the one that provided the information to the enumerator; It appears that the family had two baorders: Dave Werrett, age 71 and John Anderson, age 55 
    Residence 1943  Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved to Ogden in 1943; Lived on Union Street 
    Residence 1957  Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989:
    Lea G. Montoya, female, 2734 Union Avenue; Spouse: Joe C. Montoya - section worker OUR&DCo; Ogden, Utah, City Directory, 1957 
    Residence 1958  Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989:
    Gladys Montoya; female; 2734 Union Avenue; Spouse Joe C. Montoya - labor OUR&DCo; Ogden, Utah, City Directory, 1958  
    Residence 1959  Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    U.S. City Directories
    Ogden, Utah, City Directory, 1959
    Lea G. Montoya, female; 2734 Union Ave.; Spouse Joe C. Montoya - laborer OUR&DCCo 
    Residence 1960  Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    U.S. City Directories
    Ogden, Utah, City Directory, 1960
    Gladys Montoya; female; 211 W. 30th; Spouse Joe C. Montoya - laborer OUR&DCo 
    Baptized (LDS) 19 May 1984  Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Physical Description He had blue eyes. 
    Occupation On his son's birth certificate (Richard) it states that he is a "mucker." In mining, a mucker is a person who shovels broken ore or waste rock into orecars or ore buckets. 
    Died 22 October 1988  Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and location are from Social Security Death Index and confirmed by obituary
    Buried 25 Oct 1988  Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Washington Heights Cemetery; Garden of Green Lawn, Row 14, Space 102; Buried with third wife Lea Gladys Overson
    Jose Celestino Montoya x Lea Gladys Overson
    Jose Celestino Montoya x Lea Gladys Overson
    Headstone
    Plot: Garden of Green Lawn, Row 14
    Notes 
    • Notes from Elmo Montoya (grandson of Pete Montoya), December 2013: Elmo stated that his father spoke of his father often. He said that Joe used to get up very early in the morning to do farm work. (This was probably while the family was still in New Mexico.)
    Person ID P13  Curbow Montoya Family | Curbow Family Branch, Montoya Family Branch, Spencer Family Branch
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2014 

    Father Maximiano de Herrera Montoya,   b. 21 Aug 1871, Bosque, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1945, Lyden, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Maria Juana Adelia Martinez,   b. 25 Jun 1880, San Francisco, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1956, Espanola, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Pearl Eva Spencer,   b. 22 Sept 1914, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 July 1949, Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1933  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and location are from Marriage License No. 65333 - State of Utah; County of Salt Lake. The Deputy Clerk performing the ceremony was an LDS Elder named George Graham. The witnesses were Pearl's older brother Ernest Richard Spencer and Eugene Paybal (not identified). It appears that Pearl is about five months pregnant with her first child. According to my father's cousin - Bonnie Mortensen (daughter of Marie L. Spencer) the couple met in Bingham Canyon, Utah. Marie owned a hotel and Pearl was working for her cleaning the hotel rooms. Joe had recently arrived in Utah from New Mexico and was working the mines in Bingham Canyon. Joe and Pearl started their married life in Bingham Canyon and all but two of their children were born there.
    Pearl Eva Spencer - Certified copy of Marriage License
    Pearl Eva Spencer - Certified copy of Marriage License
    Pearl Eva Spencer x Jose Celestino Montoya
    Pearl Eva Spencer Marriage License
    Pearl Eva Spencer Marriage License
    Pearl Eva Spencer x Jose Celestino Montoya
    Children 
     1. Max George Montoya,   b. 16 May 1933, Bingham, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1994, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +2. Richard Ernest Montoya,   b. 31 May 1935, Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 August 1993, Austin, Travis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Juanita Montoya,   b. 16 May 1937, Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 July 1949, Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
    +4. R.E. Montoya
    +5. L.C. Montoya
    +6. M.A. Montoya
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2012 18:53:56 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lea Gladys Overson,   b. 12 Mar 1917, Leamington, Millard County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1993, Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1951  Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and location are from Joe's obituary
    Jose Celestino Montoya x Lea Gladys Overson
    Jose Celestino Montoya x Lea Gladys Overson
    Marriage Certificate
    Children 
     1. R. Montoya
    Photos
    Jose Celestino Montoya - Family
    Jose Celestino Montoya - Family
    With third wife Lea Gladys Overson
    Jose Celestino Montoya and Lea Gladys Overson
    Jose Celestino Montoya and Lea Gladys Overson
    From the collection of Margie Montoya
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2011 13:02:03 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Manuelita de los Reyes Lujan,   b. 10 Jun 1904, San Francisco, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1931, Lyden, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1925  Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and location are from the Marriage Books of San Juan de los Caballeros Catholic Church; New Mexico Marriages 1751-1918, digital images from familysearch.org; Index Project M51284-4, NM-VR; Source Film No. 16979; Ref: 2:26WKLGL.
      Text of marriage record provided by Marilyn Herrera Britton:
      "February 23, 1925 - In this Church of San Juan the matrimony of Jose Celestino Encarnacion Montoya baptized in El Bosque son of Maximiano Montoya and Maria Juana Martinez with Manuelita de los Reyes Lujan baptized in San Francisco daughter of Antonio Jose Lujan and Encarnacion Martinez."
    Children 
     1. Jose Encarnacion Antonio Montoya,   b. 21 Apr 1926, San Francisco, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1927, San Francisco, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +2. David Alfonzo Montoya,   b. 14 Jul 1927, San Francisco, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 2017, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +3. Peter Augustine Montoya,   b. 2 Oct 1929, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1997, Castro Valley, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 19:39:10 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Eloisa Montoya,   b. btwn 1927 - 1932, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. btwen 2004 - 2014, Hayward, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2014 10:46:06 
    Family ID F228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 March 1905 - Bosque, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Apr 1905 - Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as "Celestino," age 6 born abt 1904 in NM; Living in Precinct 25 with his father, Max (39), his mother, Juanita (30) and his siblings Ramonceta (13); Franceorita (10); Leopoldo (8) and Juan (3). Max and Juanita state that they have been married for 14 years - and that they have five children. Max is a gardner working in "garden patch." Spanish is the language spoken at home. Father Max states that he can read and write. - 9 May 1910 - Velarde, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed "Celestino," age 14 born abt. 1906 in New Mexico; Living in Precinct 25 with father Maximiano (49), mother Juanita (39) and siblings: Leopoldo (18); Juan (12); Amadeo (7); Hilario (3); and Reymundo (1). Ramonceta and Franceorita are not present in the home by the 1920 census. - 24 Jan 1920 - Velarde, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Feb 1925 - Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Misindexed as "Celestina," age 25 born abt 1905. He is living in Precinct 2, Alcalde, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. He is living with his first wife Manuelita De Los Reyes Lujan who is 24 years old. They have been married five years. They have two sons - David (age 2) and Pedro (age 6 months). Jose states that he owns his own home valued at $300. He states that both he and Manuelita are able to read and write. Jose is employed as a laborer doing odd jobs. The family owns a radio; Jose and Manuelita are living next door to her father Antonio Jose Lujan (age 69), her brother Thomas (21) and sister Lisaida (18). On the other side lives Zekedeo Lujan (age 23). I don't know what the connection is - this could be Manuelita's brother. The next house over belongs to Jose's oldest sister Ramoncita (who has married Florentino Gallegos and has given birth to sons Eugino, Juan and daughter Josifita). - 2 Apr 1930 - Alcalde, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Information from Carma Gallegos Owen - The Montoya brothers (along with Carma's father Jose Eugenio Gallegos - Ramoncita's oldest son - Ramoncita being Jose Celestino's oldest sister) came to Utah to work at the Kennecott Copper Mine in Bingham Canyon, Utah. This must have been in either 1931 or 1932. Not all the brothers that came to Utah are identified...but we do know that Leo (Leopoldo) was one of them. He is buried in Bingham Canyon. The Bingham Canyon Copper Mine produces gold, silver and molybdenum (a hardener for steel). Kennecott Copper Mine is the world's largest man-made excavation and first open-pit, is located 28 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, is 2 -miles across, and -mile deep, the mine is so big, it can be seen from space shuttles in outer space. Bingham Canyon mine expanded rapidly, and by the 1920s the region was a beehive of activity. Some 15,000 people of widely-varying ethnicity lived in the canyon, in large residential communities constructed on the steep canyon walls. The population declined rapidly as mining techniques improved. - 1931 - Bingham, Salt Lake County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jan 1933 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as C. Joe Montoya, age 35 born abt 1905 in New Mexico; male; white; married; head of house; he had completed 8 years of school; he was a miner employed by U.S. Mining Co.; He earned $1,880; Living at 462 Main Street; had been living in Bingham Canyon in 1935; Sheet No. 4A, Household No. 68; Also in the home is his wife Eva Pearl, age 25, she had completed 8 years of school; Children: Max, 7, he had completed 1 year of school; Richard, 5; Juanita, 3; and Eugene, 1; Also in the home is father-in-law, George Spencer, age 70 who is listed as being single, he completed 1 year of school, his residence in 1935 was Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah; the family is renting their home for $15 per month; It appears that Joe is the one that provided the information to the enumerator; It appears that the family had two baorders: Dave Werrett, age 71 and John Anderson, age 55 - 1940 - Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Moved to Ogden in 1943; Lived on Union Street - 1943 - Ogden, Weber County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Nov 1951 - Ogden, Weber County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989: Lea G. Montoya, female, 2734 Union Avenue; Spouse: Joe C. Montoya - section worker OUR&DCo; Ogden, Utah, City Directory, 1957 - 1957 - Ogden, Weber County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989: Gladys Montoya; female; 2734 Union Avenue; Spouse Joe C. Montoya - labor OUR&DCo; Ogden, Utah, City Directory, 1958 - 1958 - Ogden, Weber County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - U.S. City Directories Ogden, Utah, City Directory, 1959 Lea G. Montoya, female; 2734 Union Ave.; Spouse Joe C. Montoya - laborer OUR&DCCo - 1959 - Ogden, Weber County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - U.S. City Directories Ogden, Utah, City Directory, 1960 Gladys Montoya; female; 211 W. 30th; Spouse Joe C. Montoya - laborer OUR&DCo - 1960 - Ogden, Weber County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptized (LDS) - 19 May 1984 - Ogden, Weber County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 October 1988 - Ogden, Weber County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Oct 1988 - Ogden, Weber County, Utah Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Histories
    History/Meaning of the Montoya Surname
    History/Meaning of the Montoya Surname

    Headstones
    Jose Celestino Montoya - Headstone
    Jose Celestino Montoya - Headstone
    Jose Celestino Montoya - Headstone; Shares a stone with third wife Lea Gladys Overson
    Plot: Garden of Green Lawn, Row 14, Space 102

    Photos
    Jose Celestino Montoya
    Jose Celestino Montoya
    Jose Celestino Montoya
    Jose Celestino Montoya
    Jose Celestino Montoya
    with youngest son Bobby
    Maria Francisca Montoya Sanchez 
From the collection of Margie Ann Montoya
    Maria Francisca Montoya Sanchez From the collection of Margie Ann Montoya
    With her brother Jose Celestino Montoya and husband Abel Sanchez in the background; Presume in New Mexico
    Jose Celestino Montoya
    Jose Celestino Montoya
    David, Joe and Pete Montoya
    David, Joe and Pete Montoya

    Obituaries
    Jose Celestino Montoya - Obituary
    Jose Celestino Montoya - Obituary
    Jose Celestino Montoya - Obituary

    Albums
    Montoya
    Montoya (41)
    Montoya Family Media and Histories

  • Sources 
    1. [S4273286779] 1940 United States Federal Census , (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.), Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T627_4216; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 18-45.

    2. [S2624649626] 1910 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. ), Year: 1910; Census Place: Velarde, Rio Arriba, New Mexico; Roll: T624_916; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 156; Image: 850.



    3. [S2624660385] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.), Year: 1920; Census Place: Valarde, Rio Arriba, New Mexico; Roll: T625_1078; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 85; Image: 608.



    4. [S2626335774] 1930 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626), Year: 1930; Census Place: Alcalde, Rio Arriba, New Mexico; Roll: 1397; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 2; Image: 528.0.



    5. [S4273286788] Web: Utah, Find a Grave Index, 1850-2011.

    6. [S294358663] U.S. City Directories, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.Original data - Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory titl), Ogden, Utah, City Directory, 1957.

    7. [S294358663] U.S. City Directories, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.Original data - Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory titl), Ogden, Utah, City Directory, 1958 .

    8. [S294358663] U.S. City Directories, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.Original data - Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory titl), Ogden, Utah, City Directory, 1959.

    9. [S294358663] U.S. City Directories, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.Original data - Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory titl), Ogden, Utah, City Directory, 1960.

    10. [S4273286846] Web: BillionGraves.com Burial Index.
      Joe Celestino Montoya; born 25 Mar 1905, age 83; died 22 Oct 1988; Washington Heights Memorial Park; South Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States