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Guissell Galindo of Chicago IL.

Updated February 6, 2005

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My Great-grandmother Consolacion was a very pretty young lady. She was born on May 18, 1910, and died at the age of 75. Consolacion was born in a small town named San Ramon in Durango, Mexico. My great-grandma had a very poor family; her family lived by farming and getting food from farm animals. Consolacion went to a small school in her village for two years. She only went for two years because back then there weren’t many teachers to teach higher levels. When my great-grandma was eight-years- old her sisters, Hermana, Bartola, Maria, her brother, Rafael, and her parents moved to a small town called Garame. They moved there because they thought they would grow better food because of the soil. Consolacion and her family traveled on horses over and around the mountains to the small village. There they established their home and lived until Consolacion met my French great-grandpa, Domingo.
Domingo was born in 1896 in a village named La Estancia. Domingo and his family had a very economic position. His parents had come from France on a boat during the war between Spain and Mexico. Domingo and his brothers and sisters did go to school all the way to sixth grade. They had an economic position because his parents owned market places around the town. When Domingo was five-years-old, they moved to Garame because they also thought there would have better soil for the food they were to sell in the market places. When Consolacion was 16-years-old, she met Domingo. They lived in the same village, and then they started to get to know each other. A couple of months later, my great-grandpa proposed marriage to Consolacion. They got married in 1922. My grandpa, Hector, he was born on May 25, 1925.
My Grandpa Hector had four brothers and sisters. There was Emma, who died at the age of three, Oscar, who died in the year 2003, Atala, who died in the year 2004,and Hermelo, who died when he was 29 because of a lightning strike. Abel is the only one left that is alive. My Grandpa Hector went to school all the way to third grade. Hector lived in Garame all of his life. When he was 18-years-old, he was in the army for three years. Other than that, he worked in agriculture all of his life. When he was then 25 he then married my Grandma Petra.
My Great-grandpa Luis was born in the year 1889 an died at the age of 86. He was born in Garame and lived there all of his life. He didn’t go to school because back then there weren‘t schools around where he lived. My great-grandpa worked in agriculture all of his life, and then, when he was 24, he got married to Higinia in a nearby church around the village called St. Santiago Apostles.
Higinia was my great-grandmother; she was born in the 1894 and died at the age of 66. My great-grandma didn’t go to school because back then their weren’t schools around where she lived. Her life wasn’t really as interesting as most of my other relatives. Very little was known about her because my grandma was the youngest, and she can’t remember much about her. Higinia was a housekeeper all of her life, and she met my Great-grandpa Luis in the small village where she had lived all of her life. When Higinia got older and she was about 65, she had liver cancer, and that was when she died.
When Great-grandma Higinia and Great-grandpa Luis met and lived in the same village they had lived all of their life. They were good neighbors and basically grew up together. In 1913 they were married in a church called St. Santiago Apostles. In the year 1914 they had their first baby named Roberto, followed by Juana, Natividad, Lucio, Jesus, Natividad, Monico, and, Grandma Petra.
Petra was my grandma, and she had a very poor family. My grandma went to school only to the second grade. She was born on June 29, 1931. Petra lived all of her life in Garame. Petra was a housemaid all of her life.
My Grandpa Hector and my Grandma Petra had lived in the same village all of their lives.

 
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