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Luis Padilla
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Birth: 1855
Death: 1916
Tome
Valencia County
New Mexico, USA

Luis believed he was truly an instrument of God; succeeding when he should have failed. For example, at the tender age of 13, he mounted a large ram and rode him all the way from the El Paso area to Tome, a trip that took several months.

This was quite a feat. He left El Paso thinking that he had family in Tome that he could join. Once he got to Tome, he found that he had no family and was alone. Father Ralliere took pity on him and took him under his wing.

Luis became a master carpenter. His exquisite craftsmanship can still be seen in the various statues in the church. He built an ornate confessional, a sarcophagus and other church objects.

He eventually married and raised a family. Many of his descendants still live in the area.

Quoted from the Valencia County News-Bulletin - http://www.news-bulletin.com/nb/index.php/la-vida/4374-the-hidden-cemetery.html 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Baptiste Ralliere (1834 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Eloisa Padilla*
 
 Children:
  Antonia Padilla (1922 - 1922)*
  Gabriel Padilla (1931 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
LUIS PADILLA
1855 - 1916
(ADOPTED BY PADRE RALLIERE)
"PASO POR AQUI Y QUEDO POR SIEMPRE
 
Burial:
El Cemeterio de Los Ricos
Tome
Valencia County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: Padilla family plot (back right corner)
 
Created by: Linda Jasmin
Record added: Aug 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75587092
Luis Padilla
Added by: Linda Jasmin
 
Luis Padilla
Added by: Linda Jasmin
 
 
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