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 Casimiro Barela

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Casimiro Barela

Birth
Embudo, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, USA
Death 18 Dec 1920 (aged 73)
Barela, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA
Burial Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 41612314 View Source
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Colorado State Senator. Called the "perpetual senator", he was elected to his first term as State Senator in 1876 and served in this role for 37 years. He was an active politician and businessman in Las Animas county starting at the age of 22. He advocated for the Hispanic population in Colorado, and owned two different Spanish newspapers, Las Dos Republicas in Denver, and El Progresso in Las Animas County. He served as Denver consul for Mexico and Costa Rica. He also supported women's voting rights in Colorado. In 1907, he proposed the Columbus Day bill that was not passed until 1971. His family donated the land for the Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad. He attended the 1920 inauguration of President Obregon of Mexico with Governor Shoup. He developed pneumonia shortly after returning home and soon passed away.


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  • Created by: Eric Crow
  • Added: 5 Sep 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 41612314
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/41612314/casimiro-barela : accessed ), memorial page for Casimiro Barela (4 Mar 1847–18 Dec 1920), Find a Grave Memorial ID 41612314, citing Catholic Cemetery, Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Eric Crow (contributor 46623671) .