Women and Their Work | Trinidad/Las Animas County

Juana Maria Paiz, wife of Rafael Chacon, 1880s


Born March 10, 1844 in Peñasco, New Mexico, the daughter of Rafael Paiz and María Dolores Olguín. She married Rafael Chacon on April 15, 1858 in Peñasco, New Mexico. Her father and three of her brothers came to Colorado in the 1860’s. Juana and her husband came in 1872. She died in 1927 in Trinidad

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