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Ofelia Garza Lopez, 1927 Civil Registration Births of Congregacion Arcabuz Tamaulipas Mexico

The following death record is that of my grandfather’s sister, Ofelia Garza Lopez was my. At the cemetery of Los Trevinos, Tamaulipas, Mexico I had found Ofelia’s tombstone with a death date of September 15, 1944. The following document indicates that she was born on the 29th of October 1924. So she was 19 years old when she died. At this time she was already married. I need to ask my father to see if he heard anything in respect as to her short life.

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Mexico, Tamaulipas, Civil Registration, 1800-2002 > Arcabuz >
Nacimientos, matrimonios, defunciones 1925-1930 > Pg 111

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Acta N. # 53.

Ofelia Garza
nacio el 29 de
Octubre de 1924
Arcabuz, Tam (Tamaulipas)
En Arcabuz Tamaulipas, a horas que son las nuebe del dia tres del mes de octubre de mil novecientos veintisiete ante mi Matias Reyna, Juez del Registro Civil de esta municipalidad, comparecio el Sr. (Senor) Eusebio Garza, quien manifesto ser vecino de este lugar casado, labrador de 44 cuarenta y cuatro anos de edad y quien presento a este jusgado a una nina viva manifestando que es su quinto hijo legitimo y de su esposa la Sra. (Senora) Paubla Lopez de 38 Treinta y ocho anos de edad; Que son abuelos paternos de la nina el Sr. (Senor) Martin Garza y la Senora Ruperta Lopez, ya finada y abuelos maternos el Sr. (Senor) – Jorge Lopez y la Senora Luz Garza, ya finados; que la expresada nina nacio a las diesiocho horas del dia 29 veintenueve del mes de Octubre de 1924 mil novecientos venticuatro y que le impone por nombre “Ofelia Garza’ leida la presente acta al interesado y firmo siendo testigos los Senores Hermenegildo Garcia y Froilan Garza, casados, labradores, y vecinos de este lugar los que firman de conformidad doy fe —– Matias Reyna = Eusebio Garza = Hermenegildo Garcia = Froilan Garza = Rubricas. _____
Es copia fiel y legal de su original de la qu doy fe. _____
El Juez del R. Civil
Matias Reyna

Sources: FamilySearch

Guest Post: Victor Garcia and Guadalupe Alanis – A Love Story

This guest post is brought to you by Michael Garcia.

After reading a recent post by Moises about his great grandparents’ relationship, I thought I would follow in kind and share a love story from my own family’s history. The following story was told to me by my aunt, with additional information added by her cousin:

My grandfather Victor Garcia was born in 1926 in Los Aldamas, Nuevo León. When Victor was 10 years old his father, Bernardo, died from a gangrenous infection. After his father’s death Victor started traveling between Mexico and the U.S. as a migrant worker.

As a young man Victor fell in love with a beautiful girl from Los Aldamas named Guadalupe Alanis. Victor would later describe her to his daughter (my aunt) as being very beautiful with black hair and green eyes. Victor asked Guadalupe to marry him and she agreed. Needing money to build a life together Victor returned to the U.S. for work. When Victor returned to Los Aldamas he discovered that while he was gone Guadalupe had passed away from tuberculosis.

Distraught over Guadalupe’s passing Victor left Los Aldamas. A year later Victor met and married a girl (my grandmother) he had met in Texas and spent the next 50 years of his life with her.

Using the information I got from the story I tried to find any additional information about Guadalupe. All my aunt knew was what she had heard from my grandfather – and that Guadalupe had a brother named Jose. I searched the 1930 Mexico Census and found two girls around my grandfather’s age in Los Aldamas, both of which had brothers named Jose.

Guadalupe Alanis #1 was born on December 5, 1928 to Antonio Alanis and Maria Alanis and lived just one street over from my grandfather as a child. Her known siblings were: Dorotea (1915), Rosa (1917), Josefa (1918), Carmen (1920), Jose (1921), Antonio (1922), and Ubaldo (1925).

Guadalupe Alanis #2 was born on May 23, 1929 to Alejandro Alanis and Maria Luis Pena and lived a couple of miles from Los Aldamas in Estacion Aldamas. Her known siblings were: Ramon (1920), Alejandro (1922), Jose (1924), and Maria (1926).

Apart from the above information I could only assume that since my grandparents were married in 1949 Guadalupe most likely died between 1946-1948.

If anyone knows anything about this story, or is perhaps related to either of these Alanis families please let me know.

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First Head Stone of Eusebio Garza Lopez

This picture is of the first head stone, Eusebio Garza Lopez, my great-grandfather had from the time of his burial in June of 1947 all up until the death of his wife Paula Lopez in December of 1975. The head stone was removed and moved to an old Jacal at Rancho El Ebanito where it remains up to this date. The reason for removing it, is that the family bought both of them matching monuments. I’ll be posting those pictures at a later date.

The Head stone reads “Eusebio Garza Nacio En Agosto 14 1883 Fallecio Junio 4 1947 Dedican Este Recuerdo su Esposa E Hijos“. (Eusebio Garza born on August 14, 1883 Died June 4 1947 His Wife and Children dedicate this Memory).

I remember that as a child I would always see this headstone and be amazed. My mind would start wondering about many things. How was his life? Soon I wanted to learn more and I am lucky that I have.

Eusebio’s parents are Jose Martin Garza Garcia and Maria Ruperta Lopez Garza. He was also the husband of Paula Lopez Garza.

1837 Baptism of Jose Martin Garza Garcia, Mier Tamaulipas Mexico

The following image is of the baptism of Jose Martin Garza in February 9, 1837 which took place in the church of Inmaculada Concepción, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. It lists as place of birth Rancho Santa Teresa and his parents as listed as Rafael Garza and Ramona Garcia. It also states that he was 11 days old, thus one can conclude that he was born on Jan 30 1837.

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Original image can be found at; FamilySearch > Mexico, Catholic Church Records > Tamaulipas > MierInmaculada Concepción (Mier, Tamaulipas) > Indice de Bautismos 1819-1874

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N. 25 Jose Martine Del Rancho de Sta Teresa

En esta Parroquia de la Villa de Mier a los nueve dias del mes de Jose MartinFebo. de mil ochocientos Treinta y siete. Yo el Presbto D. J. Ponciano de del RanchoLaurequi: Cura into. de Esta Villa, Bautize solemnemente puse los de Sta Teresa stos oleos y sagrado Crisma a Jose Martin de Once dias h. l. de Rafael Garza y de Ramona Garcia Fueron Padrinos Juan Lo-pes Y Franca. Lopes, Y para que conste lo firme.

Fr. Ponciano de Laurequi

The Children of Jose Jorge Lopez Gonzalez and Maria de la Luz Garza

Through my Mexican genealogy research I have found the following information in regards to my 2nd great grandparents Jose Jorge Lopez Gonzalez and Maria de la Luz Garza.

1st Generation

Jose Jorge Lopez Gonzalez was born About 1855 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on an unknown date.  He was the son of Gabriel Lopez and Maria de Jesus Gonzalez. He married Maria De La Luz Garza (have not been able to find her parents, yet)  her parents are Rafael Garza and Maria Ramona Garcia. If anyone knows who the parents of Ramona are please send me an email.

Children of Jose Jorge Lopez and Maria De La Luz Garza

  1. Faustina Lopez was born About 1879 and died on an unknown date.
  2. Felicitas Lopez was born on Jan. 20, 1881 and died on Feb. 20, 1962.
  3. Calixta Lopez was born in 1885 and died on an unknown date.
  4. Paula Lopez was born on Jun. 4, 1891 in El Arcabuz, Nuevo Leon, Mexcio and died on Dec. 8, 1975.
  5. Carmelita Lopez died on an unknown date.
  6. Manuela Lopez died on an unknown date.
  7. Jorge Lopez died on an unknown date.

2-nd Generation (Children)

  1. Faustina Lopez was born About 1879 and died on an unknown date.  She married Genaro Garza on Jul. 21, 1902 in Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Genaro, son of Jose Martin Garza and Maria Ruperta Lopez, was born About 1881 and died on an unknown date.
  2. Felicitas Lopez was born on Jan. 20, 1881 and died on Feb. 20, 1962.  She married Jose Angel Lopez on Aug. 13, 1902 in Inmaculada Concepción, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Jose Angel, son of Jose Angel Lopez and Maria Soledad Burnia, was born on Apr. 10, 1880 in San Diego, Texas, USA and died on Mar. 30, 1969.
  3. Calixta Lopez was born in 1885 and died on an unknown date.  She married Secundino Garza on Sep. 17, 1905 in Aldamas, Nuevo León, Mexico. Secundino, son of Nazario Garza and Tomasa Garcia, was born About 1884 in Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on an unknown date.
  4. Paula Lopez was born on Jun. 4, 1891 in El Arcabuz, Nuevo Leon, Mexcio and died on Dec. 8, 1975.  She married Eusebio Garza on Mar. 20, 1907 in Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Eusebio, son of Jose Martin Garza and Maria Ruperta Lopez, was born on Aug. 14, 1883 and died on Jun. 4, 1947.
  5. Carmelita Lopez died on an unknown date.
  6. Manuela Lopez died on an unknown date.
  7. Jorge Lopez died on an unknown date.

I have found the Marriage records for Faustina, Felicitas, Calixta and Paula. I will be transcribing those and posting them on this blog.

NOTE: Most of the information here came from my father Lauro Garza Marroquin. Also some from FamilySearch and cemetery tombstones.