Conrada A. Baca Socorro County, New Mexico

Conrada A. Baca, deputy county treasurer, living at Socorro, was born about three miles north of this city, in Socorro County, November 26, 1865, and his parents, Jose and Asencion (Baca) Baca, were also natives of that county, and the father followed merchandising throughout his entire life in Socorro and Frisco. In 1878 he represented his district in the general assembly as a member of the house, and has also been county treasurer, and was county judge of El Paso County, Texas, from 1880 until 1882, thus becoming an active factor in public life.

Conrada A. Baca was educated in Socorro, and in 1877 went to El Paso County, Texas, locating at Ysleta, where he remained for six years. He, too, was prominent and influential in local public affairs, serving as a member of the city council for one term, as deputy assessor in 1886 and deputy sheriff from 1900 until 1902. In the latter year he was storekeeper in the penitentiary for six months, and in January, 1903, he was appointed deputy treasurer and collector in Socorro County, serving under H. E. Baca for two years, and since that time under Mr. Terres. He has also been clerk of the board of education since 1903, and he is identified with commercial interests as a member of the mercantile firm of Jose Baca & Company, the partnership having continued five years. In 1903 he began raising Angora goats on a ranch in Socorro County, below San Marcial, and this business also claims a part of his time and attention.

On the 10th of March, 1883, Mr. Baca married Juanita Shaw, and their children are: Jose S., Lillie R. Tuan, David and Piedad, all yet living. The parents are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


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

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