Granger Resident Surfaces in Fort Dodge, Iowa
on the cover of "Equal before the Lens"
|From an e-mail
received in August: |
“While doing research on my family history I ran
across this article.
It has a picture of my Uncle holding an ear of corn with a cross on it. The article
says it is a girl by the name of Louisa Escobedo. It is actually Louis Escobedo.
Uncle Louis had long hair because he was ill as a small child and my Grandmother
promised if he was cured she would not cut his hair until he turned 12. My Aunt
still has that ear of corn and my Uncle Louis is still living. I don't think you
can fix what is printed in the book Equal Before The Lens By Barbara McCandless.
But thought you might be able to make the correction in your article. There also
was an article in The Temple Daily Telegram with the same error.”
Escobedo and Canuta Moreno Escobedo|
|Update from September:|
"I am working on getting a picture of my Uncle. My Aunt Jane is trying to make
arrangements to go to Fort Dodge with the ear of corn to take his picture.
would also like to let you know that there is a picture of my grandfather with
his mother in the book. It is under the couples chapter on page 149. Their names
are Jose Escobedo and Canuta Moreno Escobedo.
My family lived in Granger
from the early 20's to the mid 30's. My uncles Louie and Greg both have lots of
memories of living there."
| November Update:|
Aunt was finally was able to get a picture of my Uncle Louis with the ear of corn
(which has deteriorated greatly from the last time I saw it a couple of years
ago). She also made a recording when she visited him. Louis is still real sharp
and remembers a lot. He is temporarily in a nursing home at this time.
Minutes of Separation"
November 22, 2009 column