Archive ID: 1982-055-2

Our Lady of Guadalupe Holy Communion Class

Date Created: 1935

Donor: Faye Torres

Media Type: Photograph


The Martinez family donated many items to the Southeast Chicago Historical Museum. Lucio and Pasquala Martinez emigrated to the United States from the Zacatecas region of Mexico in the period during, and just after, World War I. They and their six children lived on 108th and Torrence Ave in South Deering near Wisconsin Steel where Lucio worked. The family originally attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and, later, St. Kevin’s in South Deering. The daughters, Carmen, Olga, Coni, Martha, and Faye (who donated this picture), along with Carmen’s daughter Rita Jirasek, provided a lively oral history of growing up Mexican-American in South Deering to the Southeast Chicago Historical Project and Dominic Pacyga in 1982.

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