Margaret Favrot Collection


Margaret (Margo) Favrot; 2011


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Photos (1921 – 2002); scrapbooks with photographs and clippings of extended family events; certificates and awards; family correspondence, interview transcriptions, documents, and letters; genealogy of Dr. Antoine F. Saugrain to Favrot-McBride and Magoffin-Glasgow; French translations from 1695; artifacts, books, slides, cameras


Although her ancestors were from Paris, France, Margaret Favrot was born in El Paso on May 27, 1907, and grew up in Las Cruces, NM. In oral interviews, she describes her memories of the city in 1912 and later years. In particular, Margaret mentions two World War II Prisoner of War camps in Las Cruces, and describes the early campus of what is now New Mexico State University. She graduated in the second class of Las Cruces High School and worked as a secretary with the NM State Extension, the Farmer’s Home Administration, and the Soil Conservation Service. Margaret was also a member of the Saint Genevieve Catholic Church.

After her retirement in 1969, Margaret worked part time in the NMSU Biology Department office and was active in the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She also travelled the Southwest with her extended family and enjoyed outdoors activities such as hiking and camping. Margaret passed on July 26, 2011.



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