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Emmigrants Antonia Torres from Spain and Adelberto Arandules from Greece met and married while attempting to immigrate to the United States. Unable to disembark in the U.S., they landed in Mexico. They arrived in Arizona prior to statehood and ranched in the San Pedro Valley. Their daughter, Rita, met her first husband, Dennis Duane Walsh in Harshaw and in
1929 they came to live in Patagonia. Rita later married Arthur Smith whom she met in Patagonia. Rita learned vegetable gardening and received rose cuttings from her
neighbor, Dr. Eva Henderson. Dr. Henderson, b. 1871 d. 1965, earned a degree of Osteopathy in Kirksville, Missouri in 1902 and was Patagonia’s early doctor. Eva taught Rita to start her rose cuttings by inverting a glass jar over the cutting and watering the cutting when moisture evaporated from the inside the jar.
Dennis Duane Walsh-Wife's named Rita Torres Arandules
Charles Harvey Walsh
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