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Rev Fr Fray Angelico Chavez
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1910
Wagon Mound
Mora County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1996
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA


Born Manuel Esequiel Chavez, Reverend Fr. Fray Angelico Chavez was an American Franciscan priest, historian, author, poet, and painter. "Angelico" was his pen name. As a priest he was assigned to the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Pena Blanca, New Mexico. During World War II, he attended the chaplaincy school at Harvard University. From there he was placed in the 77th Infantry Division where he was present for the beach landings at Guam and Leyte. He was appointed archivist of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe where he took on translating and cataloging its Spanish Archives. His works include, "Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period." This work defined the original families of New Mexico. The Museum of New Mexico at the Palace of the Governors named the new history and photographic library in his honor following his death. A bronze statue of his likeness is displayed at the entrance.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Fabian Chavez (1879 - 1966)
  Nicolasa Roybal Chavez (1884 - 1969)
 
 Siblings:
  Fray Angelico Chavez (1910 - 1996)
  Maria Consuelo Chavez Gorski (1921 - 2011)*
  Fabian Chavez (1924 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosario Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: Kelly G
Record added: Oct 17, 2010
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Rev Fr Fray Angelico Chavez
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- Steve
 Added: May. 16, 2014
~ Rest In Peace ~
- ChaseCreekKid
 Added: Dec. 3, 2013

- Kelly G
 Added: Apr. 8, 2011
 
 
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