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Four Generations of Velas

If your last name is Vela or if you have Vela ancestors this book is an excellent resource.  It is titled “Four Generations of Velas” and was compiled by Alfonso R. Ramirez back in 1986. This books focus is on the first four  generations of Vela descendants of Salvador Vela and Leonor Zamora whose marriage rites were performed in the…

Desiderio Flores Flores and Guadalupe Villarreal

1st Generation Desiderio Flores Flores is my wife’s great-grandfather, he was born on Dec. 12, 1883 in Mexico and died on Jan. 25, 1968 in Pct. #4, Hidalgo, Texas.  He was the son of Anastacio Flores Flores and Manuela Flores Vela. He married Guadalupe Villarreal on Feb. 11, 1919 in Starr, Texas, USA. Guadalupe, daughter of Juan Villarreal* and San…