This photo was taken in 1896, before Monica's death. Originally, I speculated that Monica may have died in childbirth with her son, but as we can see she is very much alive in this photo. She probably died soon afterwards.
For more about the Torres family, click on the following posts:
* Crespin Torres and Andreita Trujillo's Children
* More Torres Family Pictures
* The Torres Family Reunion Mini-Blog