The Baca / Douglas Genealogy and Family History Blog

24 November 2016

Obituaries for two Bourguignon siblings

Felipe Bourguignon and Carolina (Bourguignon) Baca were children of Civil War Union Army Sergeant Philip Bourguignon, and his wife Maria Tomasa Gonzales. Felipe, one of the elder Bourguignon children, was born circa August 1861. Carolina, one of the youngest children, was born on 3 July 1882 in Lemitar, New Mexico.

According to his obituary, Felipe died in hospital in Albuquerque on 5 February 1954. He was 92 years old. Carolina's Bourguignon's obituary stated that she was 80 years old when she died on 17 May 1963. Both obituaries were published in the Albuquerque Journal.

Below are my transcriptions of the obituaries:

Socorro Resident 92; Dies Here
Felipe Bourguignon, 92, of Socorro, died Friday in an Albuquerque hospital.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Andres Romero and Mrs. J.O. Gallegos, both of Albuquerque, Mrs. Mary Bourguignon of Socorro, and Mrs. Estanislado Armijo of Bayard; one sister Mrs. Juan Baca of Socorro; 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Garcia Mortuary.
Source: Death notice: Felipe Bourguignon, Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 6 February 1954, p. 10. Microfilm.

BACA - Carolina B. Baca, 80, died in Socorro Friday. She is survived by four sons, Lorenzo B. Baca, Robert B. Baca, Phillip B. Baca, and Martin B. Baca; and one daughter, Prescilla B. Baca, all of Socorro, and eight grandchildren. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7:30 this evening at Steadman Memorial Chapel in Socorro. Requieum mass will be said at 9 a.m. Tuesday in San Miguel Church in Socorro. Interment will be in San Miguel cemetery. Steadman Funeral Home is in charge.

Source: Obituary: Carolina Baca, Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 20 May 1963, Albuquerque Genealogy LAN.

 Carolina's son Robert B. Baca was my grandfather.

Additional Sources: 
1900 U.S. Census, Socorro County, Territory of New Mexico, population schedule, Precinct No. 1, Socorro City, enumeration district (ED) 135, p. 4B, dwelling # 109, family # 109, Felipe Bourgingon (sic); digital images, Ancestry, Library Edition ( : accessed 14 February 2016).

Personal tombstone research. Carolina B. Baca tombstone, San Miguel Cemetery, Socorro, New Mexico.