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Ernest De La Garza Sr. of South Texas

Updated January 30, 2001

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Born March 29, 1937 in Tobey, Tx. his parents were Samuel Sr. and Jesusa Amador De La Garza. He had only one brother Samuel Jr. The story told about his parents was that Samuel Sr. was born on April 12, 1883 and died March 6, 1955, he was a rancher in the town of Jourdanton Tx. He lived a humble life and at the age of 64 he went blind which was the result of diabetes. He was known to travel the towns in the area with his two children. Ernest’s mother died around 1941 the exact date is not yet confirmed due to grave site unknown. Unable to confirm dates of the county, annex for that county burned in the mid 40’s. Ernest lived in San Antonio where he married Martha Guevaro and they had a daughter Sylvia De La Garza born March 16, 1958. They soon divorced and at this time he moved to El Paso Tx. Ernest then met and married Julia Flores on Nov 24, 1962 and they had 6 children. The first, Selma Anita was born on March 31, 1964 in El Paso. In April of 1966 the family moved to Los Angeles Ca. where Ernest Jr. was born on May 23, 1966 and in Oct 1966 they moved back to El Paso. Raul was born on Nov 24,1967 and Leticia followed in Jan 9, 1969. Edward was then born on July 26,1970. At this time they felt they had filled the nest. Years went buy and the family relocated to the west Texas town of Andrews. Ernest Sr. started an venture of a business that gave him a since of accomplishment. While in Andrews, Tx. Leopoldo Roger was born on Jan 15, 1976. In March of 1978, Ernest brought the family back to El Paso. In June of 1986 Ernest found himself yearning for his hometown of San Antonio and moved back. Again after a few years he felt the need to move, this time to East Texas in the town of Chandler it was by the lake and this was where he would retire to fish and enjoy life. Soon he started complaining of back pains, Dr. diagnosed “cancer”, this was March 1990. In Feb of 1991 he moved back to San Antonio, he later died on April 25, 1991 and was buried in the family plot outside Jourdanton, Tx.

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