Fred LaLone and Margarite Vega
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Lalone was born October 29, 1878 on his
father’s ranch in Nogal,
Fed married Margarite Vega November 23,1903, on the Vega ranch in Nogal. It was a three day affair; Margarite wore a new dress every day. Their padrinos were Feliz Guebara and Carmela Torres.
Margarite Louise Vega was born June 21, 1884 on her father’s ranch in Nogal. She was the daughter of José María Vega and Esiquia Torres. Read the documents below for details of her life.
Margarite brought their family to
The children of Margarite and Fred:
Josephine LaLone b. October 29, 1905
d. July 12, 1974
m. Seth VanWickle, May 25, 1930
Albert LaLone b. November 11, 1906
d. November 17, 1934
m. Eva, May 5, 1934
Julian LaLone b. February 16, 1907
d. April 8, 1989
m. First spouse: Dorothy
Fred LaLone, Jr. b. August 29, 1908
m. Ellen, February 19, 1938
Abelina LaLone b. December 16, 1909
d. December 27, 1909
John LaLone b. October 21, 1910
d. October 21, 1910
Margarite LaLone b. January 21, 1912
d. September 17, 1961
m. Alfred Domschke, March 9, 1932
Robert LaLone b. August 22, 1913
d. November 15, 2004
m. Evelyn “Joyce” Fowler, April 8, 1938
Edward LaLone b. May 11, 1915
d. August 18, 1994
m. Georgene Norris
March 30, 1917
m. Neil McCarron, September 26, 1939
LaLone b. April 18, 1919
d. June 10, 1922
Frances LaLone b. March 19, 1921
m. Chud Finley, September 20, 1942
LaLone b. June 18, 1923
May 5, 1925
m. Margaret, November 10, 1950
LaLone b. June 16, 1927
d. June 16, 1927
The following documents were offered by Frances LaLone Finley, Ed.
A. Fred Narcissus La Lone
29, 1878, Nogal, New
m. November 23, 1903,
l, 1958 at the age of 80 In Sierra
B. Margarite Louise Vega
b. June 21, 1884
1, 1936 at the age of 52 in Sierra
Children: Josephine, Albert, Julian, Fred,
Abelina, John, Margarite, Robert, Edward,
was the third of six children born to Tioflio and Estanislada La Lone. When he
was born his father was a cattle rancher in Nogal,
His first job was working in the hay fields with his father when he was a little boy, He later did odd jobs.
Fred used to see Margarite,
who was six years his junior, peaking through the fence and he’d always say ,
“That’s, the girl I’ll marry”. When still a young girl Margarite was sent to a
wore two beautiful dresses. Her wedding dress was a cream color with a high neck.
After the marriage, Fred and Margarite moved to White Oaks where Fred worked in the gold mines. Jo, Albert and maybe Julian were born there, They stayed 2-3 years, Tioflio needed help at the ranch so Fred moved in with him. This ranch was seven miles out of Carrizozo. Then Tioflio and Estanislada moved to town so Fred. took over the ranch and his brother, Louie, was supposed to run it too. Louie had a house built on the ranch but he finally gave it up and sold his part to Fred. Fred raised cattle and worked in town in the winter. There is one incident that happened while living in town: When living in Carrizozo Papa used to drop by the bar and play poker or pool. He got to doing this quite often. Mama got made at him and told him never to do it again. He did stop but only
for a while, then it started
again. One night Papa stayed out quite late so Mama told Jo to look after the
kids and took Albert with her to the bar. Mama just opened the bar room door
and said, “Hello Fred”. As further punishment Mama refused to talk to him for a
week, After that be never went to the saloon again. Anyway, in 1912 Fred worked
for the railroad, clerking and working in the freight yard. Then back to the
ranch in the summer he went. In the winter time when it started snowing the
family would move into town so the children could go to school. Fred worked at
a Ford garage as a mechanic, also as a Deputy Sheriff for 2-3 years. They
wanted him to run for Sheriff but his wife wouldn’t let him. Then he worked for
a trading company or general store for Mr. Lutz, a great big German with a
mustache. Fred worked winters for him for a few years.Also during the winters
he was a taxi driver; he took people around in his model T Ford; up to 100
miles away. Then Fred sold the ranch, put a down payment on a house and started
his own general store. He opened his store across the street from Lutz, it was
a cash and carry store. He worked this store until 1924. In 1924. the bank
closed and the banker left town with the money. Fred had sold too much
merchandise on credit. When the bank closed the people told him they couldn’t
pay. Fred was in debt to the wholesalers so he returned his goods and quit. He
sold the house, making very little. Then he decided to move to
Fred died of a heart attack on New Years Eve,1958. Margarite, his daughter, always called him at 4 o’clock. This particular evening she got no answer. She then called Jo, his eldest daughter, and told Jo she couldn’t get an answer from Papa. Jo called Papa’s landlady and asked her to check. When she returned to the phone she said Papa was on the bed and she couldn’t get a heart beat. Jo called Dr. Norman Johnson and told him to meet her there. Dr. Johnson was there when Jo arrived and told her that he was dead and had been that way for at least half an hour. Jo was almost in a state of shock to think that Papa had suffered alone. Dr. Johnson, knowing this, said I want to show you something Jo. The bed is not ruffled, even the oxygen tank, that papa kept for emergencies, is unused. There was no strugg1e for life, he didn’t suffer one second. Papa had taken a bath, shaved, his suit and tie were on, hair combed and he was all ready for the party to be given at Julian’s that night. But that’s just the way he wanted to died, alone and with his shoes on.
funeral was at Riples, Rev. Lindsay officiated and he was buried next to
Margarite in the
b. Margarite Louise Vega was born in the
Nogal vicinity and reared in
as a. young girl Margarite was sent to a convent in El Paso, Texas, to become a
nun, but was called home when her sister Bertha, died of pneumonia. Her parents
then took her to
died in l936 at the age of 52 after a long illness. The final cause of death was
kidney failure. She was buried in the
This document also came from Frances LaLone Finley. These are her Grandparents or Fred LaLone’s parents. I have left it intact with some minor typing changes. Ed.
I. Tioflio LaLone
3, 1837, 0gdensburg,
d. January 3, 1908,
m. 1867 to Patrick Ryan who died in 1867
m. 1868 to Tioflio LaLone
Children: 1. Fanny b.? m. Doc Lacy;
2. Louis b. Sept. 11,? , m. Alvera;
3. Fred b. Oct. 29, 1876, m. Margarite, d. Dec. 31, 1958;
4. Carrie b. Nov. 8, ?, m. .Juliano Leal;
5. Addie b. ?, m, Jose Sanchez
6. Rebecca b. ?, m. D, H. Tinnon
I. Tiofljo worked as a pilot, mate, then
captain of steamboats on the
Estanislada was married to an Irishman, Pat Ryan. They were married about 3 months when he accidentally shot himself while getting into a wagon. About a year later she married Tioflio having met him after the death of her first husband.
They 1ived in
Tioflio died on January 3, 1908 on his ranch near Carrizozo. The funeral
took place at the
II. Estanislada’s parents were Spanish and Mexican. Her mother died after having three children. Her father remarried and there were three or four children by that marriage. Her father then died and Estanislada’s step-mother remarried. Then Estanislada and her two full siblings were given to an Uncle to raise. One of the siblings was a girl named Casimira.
Unanswered questions regarding Tioflio:
1. Parents names, birth dates, birthplaces, death dates.
2. Did he have any brothers or sisters?
3. Whit kind of education did he have?
4. What did he die of?
5. What was his personality like?
Unanswered questions regarding Estanislada:
1. Parents names, birth dates, birthplaces, death dates?
2. Her date of birth, place, death date and cause?
3. Her brothers and sisters names?
4. What was the name of the Uncle who raised her?
5. What kind of education did she have?
6. Did she ever hold a job? What kind?
7. Where did she meet Tioflio?
m. 1883 to Euphema Torres
m. 1892 to Josefa Sandoval
m.1883 to Joseph Vega
Children: Margarite b. June 21, 1884, m. Nov, 23, 1903, d. April 1, 1936.
Antonio b.?, m. ?, d.?;
Florentio b.?, in. ?, d.?
V. Josefa Sandoval Vega
m. 1892 to Joseph Vega
Children: Bertha; Antonia; Joseph; Susie; Leandro; Bertha II; Martin; Nick; Frank
III. I have no information about Joseph Vega.
IV. Euphema Torres Vega died while pregnant with her fourth child. She had made a big batch of hot cocoa for a party they gave. After the party she drank the little cocoa remaining in the pot. The metal in the pot had turned it bad. She died the next morning.
IV. Josefa Sandoval Vega-was forced into a marrige she did not want. Joseph Vega was an established widower with three children. Josefa’s parents thought he was a good match. She was married at the age of 15. Misfortune plagued her children. Her first child, Bertha, died of pneumonia at the age of 16. Antonia died at 16 from falling of a horse. Joseph became an alcoholic and died in his early 40’s. Susie died between 45 and 50 of a heart attack. Each of these children died before Josefa. Nick was the other child to die in his prime at the age of 45 in a car accident.
This letter is also offered by
April 5, 1936
My estimable godfather (compadre) this is in answer to the sad telegram I received. It was a great hurt to me and my family. Well, Godfather I hope in the Lord that you and all the family will be consoled.
You know the poor health Margarita was
in, the Lord have her in his
I hope you can find consolation in what the Lord does. Poor Margarita it was much what she suffered with her long illness. Until my Lord remembered her, you can consider how sad she was without hope of alleviation.
Godfather we would have accompanied you
gladly but did not receive the telegram till 5:00 that same evening. I sent
Nick to tell Florencio but he returned and said Florencio did not want to
believe him, but that he wanted to say it was April Fools. I sent him again to
see if he wanted to go, we would take him, but he did not want to go. It is an
ungrateful brother that seems to ________ _______ his sister. He said that in
the end he also had to die. Nickolas, Liandra and I were to go but Leandro’s
wife was ill and became very ill and Leandro could not go. Nick and I were
afraid to go alone for we did not know the route and it became late. I hope the
Lord has her in the
I hope that if the Lord will give us life and health, we will see each other this summer. We are going to try, Nick, Leandro and I, to at least console ourselves by seeing the sepulcher of my daughter.
With nothing else console yourself godfather and your family with what the Lord does.
Your comadre wishes you happiness.
Josefa Vega ~