I am trying to research my wifes, fathers family. Very little is known about them and she wants to know more. Here is what we know.
Francisco Antonio Espinosa used the name to Frank A. Smith. Frank told his children that Smith was spanish for Espinosa. Anyway.
From Frank's Social Security Application he states that his father was Nichols Espinosa (he used Smith) and his mother was Felecana Paris. Frank was born June 13, 1901 in Helisco, Mexico.
From Frank's Death Cert. it states that his father was Nicholas Smith and his mother was Feliciana Perez. (this is the info the children provided)
Frank had stated in family conversations that his parents were field workers in Leon, Mexico (northwest of Mexico City) and that his mother was of Spanish decent. Frank claimed to be from Trinidad, Mexico.
Frank stated that, he and 3 or 4 of his brother were sent to the U.S. (we are thinking El Paso, Tx) about 1913/1914 by his parents to avoid being forced into the Mexican Revolution. After a time (not sure how long) all the boys returned except Frank. Frank never returned to Mexico that we know of. Frank had 12 sibling all together. All names are unknown.
Frank's marriage certificate dated Oct.16, 1920 states that he was 22 years old and he was from El Paso, Tx. (this makes the birth date above incorrect)
Frank had some family in southern New Mexico as late as 1968, not sure who. He had a brother that died in Colorado (not sure when or where), that was a large man. My wife remembers seeing a picture of his casket (oversized).
Frank was married in 1920 and in 1944, both of them preceded him in death. Frank had a total of 14 children, 2 from first marriage and 12 from the second. 12 children still living, they range in age from 36-82.
We do have a photo of 1 of his brothers. It is a picture postcard that probably dates fromn the 1920's.
If anybody has any information on this family it would be appreciated very much.