I am helping my mother find her PERALES roots. I have done some brief research but have come to a road block. My mother was born in Laredo, Texas. Her father RAMON PERALES was also I understand born in Texas, but his father immigrated from Mexico ;according to the census in 1900 his father GABRIEL PERALES (a carpenter) was 26 old and wife REYES MI MALDONADO was age 21 (married in 1897). The wife according to the census was from the U.S. According to the 1900 census they came with one child ARTURO PERALES (born 1898). Family Search Record indicates GABRIEL PERALES parents were GABRIEL PERALES (family say he came from SPAIN on boat and immigrated to Mexico and the offspring came from Mexico to Texas) AND (wife) JUANA. Apparently GABRIEL PERALES AND REYES MALDONADO had possibly 4 children; Arturo, Ramon, Carlata, Maria. The story is Reyes Perales (1918) died when my grandfather (Ramon Perales-born 1909)was between 6-10 years of age and all the children were spread out. I have found a possible record that indicates GABRIEL PERALES went to Tennesse and died Sept. 1918 and was buried in Laredo Texas. I am at a road block because I can't find any information of death of REYES MI PERALES or of any of the relatives or records tracing PERALES to SPAIN.