Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Born in Mesa, Arizona; part of Mormon Colonist group to move to Colonia Juarez in Mexico.
Summary of Interview
Biographical information; the founding of Colonia Juarez by the Mormons; the peon system in Northern Mexico; the Mexican Revolution, especially in the Casas Grandes region; Maximo Castillo; Felipe Angeles; Pancho Villa and his relationship with Lem Spilsbury, Mrs. Hatch's brother; Spilsbury and Dave Brown, Mormon scout for the Pershing Punitive expedition; intermarriage and other relations between Anglo and Mexican Mormons; Mexican students who attended the Mormon academy in Chihuahua; Colonia Juarez after the Revolution; the Mormon colonies today.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
2 hours 45 minutes
Length of Transcript
Leticia Felix and Irene Ramirez
Interview with Nelle S. Hatch by Richard Estrada, 1977, "Interview no. 422," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.