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Information for Antonio Quilantan
27 January 1910 - 28 February 1986
From The Caldwell News-Tribune

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Antonio Quilantan

     Rosary for Antonio Quilantan, 76, of Nampa, who died Friday, Feb. 28, in a Boise hospital, will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Nampa, by the Rev. Henry Carmona.  Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
    Mr. Quilantan was born Jan. 27, 1910, at San Rafael, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, a son of Bernardino and  Maria Quilantan.  He was reared at San Luis Potosi.  As a young boy, he lived through the Revolutionary War in Mexico, often risking death trying to get food and drink to the campesinos hiding in the mountains.
    He married Maria Ascension Garcia Jan. 17, 1931, at Villa de la Paz, San Luis Potosi.  They made their home in that area and he worked in the silver mines of the region.
    They moved to Monterrey, Mexico. in 1943, and from there immigrated to the United States in December 1944, with four small daughters.  They settled in Mission, Texas, and he worked as a farm laborer.
    From 1953 to 1959. when they settled in Rupert, he worked as a migrant farm laborer.  He retired in 1970 and they moved to Nampa in 1981.
    He firmly encouraged education for all his children and was fortunate enough to have had several of them become college graduates.  He always stressed to them respect for justice and for the rights of others.
    He was a member of the Catholic Church.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa: four sons, Alejandro, Francisco and Ricardo, all of Nampa, and Antonio, Jr., of Rupert; seven daughters, Amada Q. Perez and Maria Q. Garcia, both of Rupert, Consuelo Quilantan of Nampa, Ana Maria Q. Hawley of Phoenix, Ariz., Aurora Quilantan and Juanita Q. Ramirez, both of San Antonio, Texas, and Rosa Q. Rodriguez of Idaho Falls; two brothers, Bartolo Quilantan of Rupert, and Sotero Quilantan of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Julia Tristan of Matehuala, Mexico, and Martina Rodriguez of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico; sixteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, one daughter and two brothers.


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