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Rivera from Guanajuato & Ortiz from Sonora

Updated May 16, 2005

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We are eight brothers and one sister. The Rivera paternal comes from Jaral de Progreso, Guanajuato, Mexico. The Ortiz maternal name comes from Oquitoa, Sonora, Mexico.

The Ortiz family:

Santiago, Dolores, Beatrice, & Abran Ortiz were brothers and sisters who lived in or near Oquitoa, Mexico. Abran Ortiz was our maternal grandfather. He was born in Florence, Arizona.

I believe that most were from Florence.

• Santiago:
• Dolores Ortiz: “Mi Lolita” taught Catechism (Never married)
• Beatrice: (never married)
• Abran Ortiz & Ignacia Garcia (maternal grand parents) raised 9 kids on a ranch near Oquitoa, Sonora.

Below is a delineation of Abran's & Ignacia's Children (our Aunts & Uncles):

 Irene married Alejandro Monteverde
• (ranch near La Vervena)
• (had 3 kids)

 Abran married Amparo Garcia from Oquitoa
• (had 3 kids)
• Lived most of his life in Sonora, but died in Tucson, while staying with daughter.

 Laura
• (never married)
• Lived most of her adult life in El Mirage.
• Then moved in with her sister Hilda and brother Jamie in Phoenix Arizona.

 Gonzalo (never married)
• died in mining town, El Boludo (Sonora)

 Ruben married Josefa Hinojos
• (~ 5 kids; all girls?)
• He passed away in Texas

 Hilda married Arturo Moreno
• (had four children)
• lived in Phoenix
• Her brother, Jamie, lived in same house with them

 Twins: Ema (died as baby) & Maria
• Maria is my mother. (aka Marucu)
• Maria married Salvador Ramirez Rivera
• Resides in El Mirage, Arizona
• had 9 children, (I am the youngest)

 Jamie (never married). Resides in Phoenix

My mother, Maria (i.e., Marucu), grew up in Ranch near Oquitoa. I believe that she received part of her education in Altar, Mexico.

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