Consuelo at age 80
Consuelo was born in 1911 to Antonio Arias and Hijinia
Corral, in Chihuahua, San Andreas. At the age of 5 or 6 she was
brought to Morenci, AZ where her father worked in the copper mines,
and she and her sister picked cotton. She often went back to visit
her grandmother, and even has a photograph of her great aunt's wedding
with Pancho Villa.
Around 1923, the family moved to Los Angeles, her
brother was born, and she went to school. In 1934, her sister Maria
married Mola Singh (nicknamed Vicente) and moved to Brawley. It
was in their home that she met Mota Singh. She was complaining about
her hands getting scratched from picking cotton, and Mota said,
"No mas you go field. We gonna get married." They got married in
Las Vegas, on February 7, 1935 and went off to see the World Fair
in San Diego for their honeymoon.
Mota and Consuelo Singh