Patricia Sanchez Mora County, New Mexico

Patricia Sanchez, a merchant and farmer of Mora, was born February 10, 1867, at Raciada, this Territory, son of Felipe and Bonifacia (Lujan) Sanchez. Felipe Sanchez, also a native of New Mexico, was born in 1829; has been engaged in ranching and the cattle business all his life, and now has a hundred acres of land under cultivation. In his younger days he served in the United States army against the Indians. His children are: Jesus Maria; Julia, wife of Juan B. Sanchez; Jose Ignacio; Pascoala, wife of Jose Martinez; Patricio, whose name introduces this sketch; Eulgio; Consolacion, wife of Manuel Martin; and Ignes, wife of Casto Mastas.

Patricio Sanchez received his education in the Christian Brothers College at Mora, and when he started out to make his own way in the world he went to Las Vegas, where for four months he was driver on a street car. Returning to Mora, in 1890 he engaged in the liquor business, which he has since continued. Also he is interested in cattle and sheep ranching, and has under cultivation about fifty acres of land: owns city real estate, and has a half interest in the general merchandise store at Ledoux, New Mexico.

Always more or less interested in public affairs, Mr. Sanchez has for years been called upon to act in some public capacity. He was school superintendent of Mora County in 1897 and 1898. Previous to that, from 1892 to 1896, he was deputy collector and treasurer; was deputy assessor three years, and at this writing is deputy sheriff. Politically he has always been a Republican. February 18, 1889, he married Miss Loretta Mucy. They have no children. 

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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