Maria Martinez and Crescencio (Táe, 1879-1918) Martinez

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Crescencio Martinez (Táe, 1879-1918) was married to Maximiliana Montoya Martinez (1885-1955) or Anna - sister to Maria Martinez. Maria stated that Anna would assist her when the men were out in the fields. Anna’s husband, Crescencio Martinez (1879-1918), painted some of Anna’s pottery and it is known that he, too, painted designs on some of Maria’s pottery before Julian started assisting Maria.  Crescencio died at age 39 from a New Mexico flu epidemic in 1918.


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