Thomas Ortez & "Louisa" Gerarda Contreras. HIs mother died when he was a young boy. on 12 Oct 1906 in Colton, CA. He had several siblings and one brother died young according to his juvenile record. His other siblings were.
He was stealing, bicycle, $25, brass
wont listen to his father or his sisters
He would spend the money on picture shows.
He was placed on parole 23 Oct 1919 and finally discharged on 25 Mar 1920 when he became 16.
I only found one census record for the family, Mom was still alive.
|Colton, CA 1910|
I am so happy he seemed to have a good life after he grew up. I didn't find any more criminal records for him. Losing his mom had to of been so hard on this family. His 14 year old sister was left in charge while dad had to work so they could live. How heart breaking.