George Washington Armijo (1876 - 1947)

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Birthplace: Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Death: Died in New Mexico
Managed by: Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator
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About George Washington Armijo

George W. Armijo was the son of Mariano de Jesus Armijo and Dolores Elizabeth "Lola" Chavez. He attended private schools in NM and in 1893 graduated from the Christian Brothers College in St. Louis, Missouri.

On 2 May 1898, Santa Fe, New Mexico; George W. Armijo enlisted as a Sergeant with Troop F of the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry (The Rough Riders). On 6 May 1898, he mustered into service at a camp near San Antonio, Texas. He was described as a native of Valencia County, New Mexico; 20-2/12 years old (B: Mar 1878), 5 feet 6-3/4 inches, fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, and a farmer. His parent/guardian was identified as Mariano Armijo of Albuquerque. On 17 May 1898, he mustered into service at a camp near San Antonio, Texas with the same description except his age was recorded as 22-2/12 years (B: Mar 1876). On 13 June, the Rough Riders sailed from Tampa, Florida to Cuba. On 24 June, Sgt Armijo was wounded during The Battle of La Guasimas. The Charge on San Juan Heights and the Seige of Santiago de Cuba began on 1 July. Santiago de Cuba surrendered on 17 July. On 15 Sep 1898, Camp Wikoff, Montauk Point, Long Island; George W. Armijo and his unit were mustered out of service after the mandatory 30 day quarantine.

In 1905, George was Chief Clerk NM House of Representatives; Vice President Santa Fe City School Board; and Alderman for Santa Fe. From 1907 to 1911, he was Probate Clerk & Recorder for Santa Fe. In 1910, he was a member of a group called the Spanish American Alliance; On Oct 3, he was elected Secretary of the Constitutional Convention. In 1912, he was appointed secretary of the NM Corporate Commission. In 1920, he was Santa Fe Sheriff and married to his wife Eulia "Lulu" with the following children: George W. Jr., Consuelo G., and Antonio "Tony" J. Also in the 1920 residence was George's widowed mother Lola who was recorded as a Santa Fe County Supervisor.

On 29 Oct 1928, George filed for his pension for his service with the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry. In 1930, George and his family were living in Albuquerque where he was District Court Interpreter.

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Sgt. George W. Armijo, Rough Rider's Timeline

March 16, 1876
Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
April 9, 1903
Age 27
February 16, 1947
Age 70
New Mexico
February, 1947
Age 70
Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States