Monday, July 4, 2016

Ramon Sandoval's Son

© Kathy Duncan, 2016

News reports are often tantalizing tidbits of information that are never followed up with the end of the story. That's still just as frustrating today as it must have been a hundred years ago. This tidbit of information concerns Ramon Sandoval of Taos whose son shot himself in the knee with a shotgun.

That would have made a very nasty wound. He likely lost his leg. Or he could have gotten gangrene and died. But who is he?? Which son of Ramon Sandoval's was wounded?

Since Ramon's wife Rosa Leyba was probably deceased by this date, that would have left Ramon and his remaining children to nurse and care for this son.

Of course, the great thing about newspapers is that they help to fill in some of the gaps between a person's birth date and death date.



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