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01 July 2008

Anastacio C. Torres, Editor of El Defensor

Photo of Anastacio Torres (click photo to get a larger image.)

Anastacio C. Torres was the nephew of my 2nd great grandfather Crespin Torres. He was the long-time editor of "El Defensor", a Spanish language newspaper from Socorro, New Mexico.

By the 1950s, El Defensor became a dual language newspaper, with most of the articles written in English. However, it still retained a single page of Spanish articles. Anastacio was still named as "Honorary Associate Editor", but since he was in his eighties at the time it was unlikely that he actually performed any of the editing for the newspaper.

The photo above has the caption "Anastacio C. Torres. Quien muchos de sus amigos lo estan congratulando en su compleano de ochenta-y-tres anos el dia 28 Febrero de 1951." I don't understand Spanish well, but I believe that it say basically that many friends congratulate him on his 83rd birthday on 28 February 1951.

I would be very appreciative if one of my readers could do a better translation of this caption.


Photo of Anastacio Torres, El Defensor - Socorro County News, Socorro, New Mexico, 1 March 1951, page 2 - Spanish section.

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