by Moises Garza

January 19, 2012

Last Names of Nuevo Leon
This is the death record of Paula Mendoza, one of my brick walls. Did I say brick walls? Well thanks to this record she is no longer one of my brick walls. Paula Mendoza is my great-great-grandmother for whom I had not been able to find her parents but the following document clearly indicates that her fathers name was Tiburcio Mendoza and her mother’s name was Lorenza Mireles. It also indicates that they were from Zacatecas. Through a bit more research I found out that they were form a small town named Ojuelos, Zacatecas, Mexico. More research pending.  :  )

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Paula Mendoza

fallecio el 15 de
Abril de 1932. 

“Acta numero # 3. tres. “
” En la Congregacion de Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, a las 18 diesiocho dias del mes de Abril de 1932 mil novecientos treinta y dos; hallandome en el despacho de esta Oficina se recibio una acta que a la letra dice. = ” En el Rancho de El Nogalito, Jurisdicion de Ciudad Mier, a horas que son las diez del dia 15 quince de Abril de 1932 mil novecientos treinta y dos, ante mi Eulalio Hinojosa, Subdelegado Municipal de esra comprencion, comparecio el senor Zenon Zamora, soltero, mayor de edad, y de esta vecindad, manifestando que a las cinco horas de el dia de hoy, en el rancho de La Meca y en su propia casa fallecio la senora “Paula Mendoza” ha consecuencia de fiebre; a la edad de 62 sesenta y dos anos; que dejo desendientes, que el cadaver fue sepultado en el cemeterio de Arcabuz y que fue hija de los finados Tiburcio Mendoza y Senora Lorenza Mireles, originarios de Zacatecas. Fueron testigos de esta acta los senores Santos y Teodoro Hinojosa, mayores de edad y vecinos de esta; leeida la presente acta al interesado y testigos estubieron conformes y firman. Doy fe. = Eulalio Hinojosa. = Zenon Zamora. = Santos Hinojosa. = Teodoro Hinojosa = Rubricas. = Es copia correcta de su original Doy fe = El Juez del R. Civil. = Reyes Reyna. = Rubrica. ==

Es copia fiel y legal que abra en el libro original Doy fe. __

El Juez del R. Civil. __
Reyes Reyna

Sources: FamilySearch

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