Jose E. Torres was my maternal grandmother's maternal grandfather. In other words, he was one of my 2nd great-grandfathers.
The text under his signature reads:
JOSE E. TORRES, tres. and collector Socorro Co., merchant, rancher and
stockraiser; educ. pub. and priv. schools Socorro; engaged in ranching several
years; engaged in retail liquor business for eleven years; became interested in
Rio Grande Supply Co., Socorro, 1908; Vice-pres. Rio Grande Supply Co.; city
marshal, Socorro 1889-90; mayor Socorro, one term; member city council, sixteen
years; probated judge, Socorro Co., 1897-1903; tres. & collector, Socorro
Co., 1905-11; mem. New Mexico Bureau of Immigration, 1898-1904. Address:
Source: Peterson, C.S. Representative New Mexicans: The National Reference Book of the New State Containing Photographs and Biographies of over Four Hundred Men Residents of New Mexico. Denver, Colo.: C. S. Peterson, 1912, page 304.
Below are other posts in my blog about Jose Epitacio Torres and his family:
* Death Certificate of Guadalupe (Padilla) Torres - Jose's wife.
* Wedding of Esteban Zimmerly and Delfina Torres - Delfina, my great-grandmother, was Jose's daughter.
* Short Biography of Jose Epitacio Torres.