Juan's Parents--Another Generation Found!
So, it has unfortunately but quite literally been years since I last posted information on this blog. Recently, however, I visited the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and found a book that I have had a hint might provide important information for some time. The title is "New Mexico Mining Fatalities and Accidents: 1894-1925," and it was written, abstracted, and compiled by Karen Stein Daniel. The publisher was the New Mexico Genealogical Society in 2001.
My grandmother Frances's (Juan and Porfiria's youngest daughter/child) medical record documents provided a small hint that I had been unaware of. She stated that her father had been killed in a mining accident. I hoped against hope that this book would contain what I was looking for.
I quickly located the book and used the index to find all of the listings for Perea. The second entry, on page 66, revealed the exact information that I was looking for . . . voilà! Listed by the accident date and death date, it shows:
25 Nov/02 Dec 1922 - JUAN PEREA, age 54 yrs. (born in Algodones, NM), occupation miner, married with five children. Died in hospital in Albuquerque from effects of burns. Wife PORFIRIA PERES [sic]. Father, JUAN PEREA. Mother, FRANSISCITA MIERA. Buried in Madrid, NM. [Death certificate # 905 (1922), microfilm 2032885, Bernalillo Co., NM]
Page 76 also includes the following:
25 Nov 1923 - JUAN PEREA, occupation miner. Severely burned. Sent to St. Joseph Hospital at Albuquerque, but died. Victims killed by a body of gas igniting and exploding.
No. 4 Anthracite Mine, Santa Fe Co., NM
There is, of course, a year disparity in the two dates, but it is clearly the information I have been hunting for for some time.
I'm pleased as can be and thought I would share. I will use this to spur some more research and will post additional information as I find it.