Alberto Bravo Celaya and Patricia Bravo Tanori, two of Alberto Celaya's grandchildren, grew up in Sonoyta, Sonora, and Ajo, Arizona. They particularly thank cousins Diane Celaya de Felix and Frascuelo Celaya, who at one time or another lived in the Celaya house in Sonoyta, Mexico. Special thanks to Sally Ortega Bravo, Alberto's wife, for her helpful reviews and edits; and to Steve Hayden for photos.
1. According to relatives, Refugio Ortega was a sister of Cipriano Ortega. Refugio married José Jesús Celaya (Zelaya), and out of that marriage José Jesús Celaya Ortega was born February 24, 1855. Then José de Jesús Matías Celaya Ortega married Inéz Rodríguez, and their son Alberto Celaya was born February 20, 1885. So Cipriano Ortega is a tío abuelo (great uncle) to Don Alberto.
2. Don Albertó's father was born February 24, 1855, and baptized February 28, 1855, at San Gabriel Mission, California (book III, page 532, number 2451, records of Old San Gabriel Mission, California). Baptism sponsors were José Ortega and Isidora Ortiz.
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1998 The Sierra Pinacate. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
1962 In Memory—Alberto Celaya. Explorers Journal 40(2):91–92.
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