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Dr. Jonas Salk (1914-1995

Medina Elders
The above picture is from Joe (Junior) Medina. Here are his notes:
Left to Right: Pete Pedro Medina, my uncle; Rafaelita Medina, Uncle Pete's wife; Beneriza Medina, my Mom; Jose Demetrio Medina, my Dad; Teofilita Medina, Uncle Cayetano's wife; Cayetano Medina, my uncle; unknown, could be Grandma Ortega; Juanita Fernandez, my aunt; Ramoncita Taylor, my aunt; Pablita Valdez, my aunt; Adelina Gonzales, Mom's sister; Ruben Gonzales, Aunt Adelina's husband. If you look closely between my Dad and Uncle Cayetano is Sherman Taylor, Aunt Ramoncita's husband. Missing from the picture are Uncles Eliseo (veteran of World War I) and Daniel Medina.
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Selodonio Medina and Family1911 Seledonio Medina Funeral Card 1911 Grandma Maria Manuelita Ortega Medina 1949

The above pictures are of Seledonio (1850-1911) and Maria Manuelita Ortega Medina (1865-1950), Grandfather Jose Demetrio Medina's Parents. They had eleven children. If the group picture was from 1911, the baby is probably Aunt Regina (born in 1908), the boy in the middle is probably Uncle Daniel (born about 1906), and the two young women are probably Aunt Juanita and Aunt Pablita


"Mi Martin", Narciso Martin
This is "Mi Martin", Narciso Martin (1859-1935), Grandmother Beneriza Martin Medina's father. Her mother was Maria Jacinta Abeyta Martin (1867-1910).

Jose Demetrio Medina

Grandfather Jose Demetrio and Grandmother Beneriza Medina 1959
Grandpa and Grandma Medina in 1959

Demetrio and Beneriza 1919
Grandma and Grandpa Medina in 1919

Demetrio Medina 1968