Picture of Leopoldo Delgado and wife Rupertita Chavez with son Felipe Emilio (photo courtesy of Felipe Emilio)
Emilio Delgado, the son of Felipe S. Delgado and Benigna Garcia de Delgado, married Manuelita Gonzales y Delgado. She was born in Bernalillo on June 25, 1898. She was the daughter of Francisco Gonzalez y Baca and Agripina Delgado, herself the daughter of Fernando Delgado, the brother of Felipe S.. They are buried in Rosario Cemetery. Their gravestones give 1887(?)-1943 as Emilio's dates and 1880-1950 for Manuelita G. Delgado.
The 1900 Federal census lists him as a farmer born June 1876, 23 years of age and married to Manuelita born April 1879 for 2 years.
The 1920 Census (ED no. 30, no. 3) lists Emilio as head of the household and 42 years old. Manuela his wife is 39; Josefa is 14; Leopoldo 12; Agripina 6; Benigna 5. They are living in Burro Alley. Their children were Pablo, José, Benigna (who died as children), Lena, a second Benigna, Agripina.
Their daughter Josefa was Adelina Ortiz y Delgado de Hill's godmother and is pictured in the Wedding Picture of Frank Ortiz and Margaret Delgado on this site. Here is her obituary: DELGADO y BACA (FeFa) Josefita - Born: October 19, 1900 and Died: Friday December 11, 1987. Died Friday at the age of 87 at St Vincent Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband Antonio J. Baca and daughter Lucinda (Lucy) Baca de Armijo. She is survived by three sons, Antonio J. Baca Jr. of Santa Fe, Edward and wife Lorena of Las Cruces. Philip and Stella of Santa Fe, and son-in-law Alex Armijo, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. One brother Leopoldo Delgado, three sisters, Agripina Delgado de Craig. Benigna Delgado de Dantis, and Adelina Delgado de Armijo. One sister-in-law Tita Delgado, and brother-in-law Allan Craig. Fefa was a life long resident of Santa Fe and member of the prominent Delgado family with roots in Santa Fe dating back to the year 1780 to Captain Manuel Francisco Delgado y Xavier de Chavarria. She is a direct descendent of Captian Christobal Vaca who with his family came to the Santa Fe area in the year 1600. He came as an early settler to enforce the Juan de Oñate colony, 25 miles north of present Santa Fe.... Interment at Rosario Cemetery.
Their son Leopoldo was born in 1907 and married Rupertita Chavez in 1952. They lived in Santa Fe and ran the Delgado Dairy. Leopoldo is buried near his parents in Rosario Cemetery. The gravestone reads 1907-1992.
Felipe Emilio was the son of Leopoldo and Rupertita. He was born in 1954 and married Elisa Sifuentes in 1981. They made their home in Santa Fe. Their children are Candace, Henrietta, Sylvia and Moses.
Felipe Emilio died on February 14, 2005 at the age of 50. He was a visitor of this website and contributed some stories. I really enjoyed corresponding with him and he had the nicest things to say about his family. Cousin Mardell Ortiz de Trujillo wrote: "I attend morning mass now for Lent and he sat behind me every morning for the last several years. I spoke to him every morning, even if it was only a quick hello. I see his empty spot and remember him in prayer every morning."
Rancho Pancho received this note from family: "In great appreciation for what you have done for my husband Felipe, enrolled him in Sacred Heart Association. On his behalf, I Elisa and his children thank you from the inner most depth of our hearts. A wonderful man has passed on to be with us in a greater form and he too will be with you because he loved his family so much."
His obituary reads: Felipe Emilio Delgado. Age 50, of Santa Fe, passed away Monday, February 14, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, aunts and uncles. Felipe was born November 21, 1954 in Santa Fe, the loving son of Leopoldo A. and Tita Delgado who preceded him in death. Felipe was a direct descendent of Captain Manuel Delgado and Don Felipe S. Delgado. He married Elisa Sifuentes Delgado in Santa Fe on June 30, 1981. He graduated from Santa Fe High in 1971 and obtained his Associates Degree in Accounting from the Santa Fe Community College in 1997. He also worked as a meat cutter for over 30 years and as a Financial Specialist/Accounting for over 12 years. Felipe also served as a volunteer for St John's Soup Kitchen. He is survived by his loving wife, Elisa Delgado, son Moses Delgado; daughters Sylvia Delgado, Candace Delgado and Henrietta Batcher and husband Jason; brother Patrick Patterson and wife Susan; nieces: Pam Trujillo and Sarah Patterson; nephew Patrick Patterson; grandsons Andrew Delgado and Brennen Carrillo; aunts: Benigna, Becky, Mary; Uncle, Robert; as well as numerous cousins and friends.... Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, February 18, 2005, 9 a m at St John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery.
Benigna Delgado de Dantis (Bennie) was Emilio's and Manuelita's daughter too. A lifelong New Mexican died on Friday, September 16, 2005. She is survived by her children: John Dantis and wife Judy of Albuquerque, Linda Romero and husband Leonard of Santa Fe and Lena Gonzales and husband Carmen of Albuquerque; grandchildren: Tina Martinez, Joseph and Raymond Gonzales, Melissa, J.J., and Jamie Dantis, Mario, Jeff, and Matt Romero; great-grandchildren: Shawntianna and Marqus Martinez, Lauren, Emilee and Roman Romero; along with nephews: Tony Baca and wife Marian of Santa Fe, Edward Baca and wife Lorena of Las Cruces and Phil Baca and wife Stella of Las Cruces, Lisa Delgado of Santa Fe; and many great nieces and nephews. Bennie was preceded in death by her husband, Nick Dantis; son, Nick L. Dantis; parents: Emilio and Manuelita Gonzales Delgado; sisters Josefita Baca and husband Antonio, Adelina Armijo and husband Al, Agripina "Tina" and husband Allan Craig; brother Leopoldo Delgado and wife Tita; nephew Felipe Delgado and niece, Lucy Armijo and husband Alex. Benigna is a member of the prominent Delgado family with roots in Santa Fe dating back to the year 1780 to Captain Delgado y de Chavarria Butron and is a direct descendant of Captain Cristobal Baca, who with is family came as a settler to the Santa Fe area in the year 1600 with Juan de Oñate. She was a graduate from the former Loretto Academy in Santa Fe. She worked at Kahn's Shoe Store and the Santa Fe Public Schools. She is also a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary. She recently celebrated her 90th birthday with many, many relatives and friends. Through the efforts of her great niece, Cecilia and husband Charles Tafoya, the event was also recognized with a birthday card from President and Laura Bush, framed card and signed picture from Senator Pete Domenici and a beautiful proclamation from Mayor Larry Delgado of Santa Fe (a relative of course) proclaiming May 20, 2005 "Benigna Delgado-Dantis Day" in Santa Fe. Bennie will always be remembered for her engaging smile, friendly nature and willingness to share with others. The family would especially like to thank the staff at St Mary's Rest Home for their support and many kindnesses and her "extended family" at Rallis 4th Street Grill and Lindy's her two favorite restaurants that she visited weekly. Everyone made her feel at home and so special.... The funeral mass will be celebrated in Santa Fe at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1301 Osage Ave on Tuesday September 20, 2005.... Pallbearers will be her grandsons: J.J. and Jamie Dantis, Joseph and Raymond Gonzales, Mario and Jeff Romero. Honorary Palbearers will be surviving nephews: Tony, Edward and Phil Baca; grandnephew Moses Delgado; grandsons: Tommy Martinez and Matt Romero.
Nick Louis Dantis y Delgado has died also. His obituary reads: Nick Louis Dantis Jr. July 6, 1945-February 11, 2005. "Quick Nick" known to many of his friends passed away at home. He joins his father and all his uncles and aunts. He is survived by his mother, Benigna Delgado y Dantis, sister, Lena and husband Carmen Gonzales; sister Linda and husband Leonard Romero; brother John and wife Judy; niece, Tina and husband Tommy; niece Melissa Dantis; nephews Joseph and Raymond Gonzales, J.J. and Jamie Dantis, Mario Romero, Matt Romero and wife Elizabeth, Jeff Romero, and wife Elizabeth; grand nieces and nephews: Marques and Shawntianna, Roman, Lauren, Emilee and many other relatives and close friends. Nick was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM. He attended and graduated from El Rito High School in El Rito, NM in 1964. He joined the USMC along with his brother John and proudly served a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was awarded a "Meritorious Mast" in recognition of his outstanding work and received an Honorable Discharge in 1968. In 1968 he was hired by the Santa Fe Public Schools to work in their warehouse. He advanced to become the Foreman of the Public Schools Warehouse until he retired. He was also a member of the VFW. He will always be remembered for his engaging personality, huge heart and unwavering loyalty to family and friends... Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, February 16, 2005, 9 a m at St John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery.