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Descendants of Domingo Martinez and Francisca Rodriguez

Updated December 10, 2012

About Our Family Research


I started this research several years ago but never really made much progress until Summer 2003. As far as I know we have never had a full blown family reunion. It would be fantastic if we could all get together and work on our family tree or just have a great time. My grandparents on my father's side were originally from the city of Guerrero, Tamaulipas Mexico. The city was inundated in the 1950's by the filling of the Falcon dam. I am not sure when they moved to Laredo, but they lived about 2 blocks from Guadalupe church. My father Feliberto was christened at St Augustine church on July 6, 1904.
If any of my family would like to get together and discuss family history in order to have it written down they can contact me at 956-337-3323 in Laredo, TX.

 
Family Trees (viewing trees requires 4.0 or later browser)
 
Family Photos
  • Pepe and Mom (107 KB)
    This is me and my mom Guadalupe Briones Martinez standing in front of my brother Domingo's house in Cotulla, Texas in May 2004.
  • Cotulla High School Drinking Fountain (407 KB)
    I vividly remember drinking the hot Cotulla water out of this drinking fountain.
  • Los Barajas (42 KB)
    From the left Juan Carlos, Guadalupe, Lucy, Maria Cruz, and Gabriel Barajas.
  • Cotulla High School (211 KB)
    Cotulla High School circa 1930. Cotulla Texas. It has since been replaced by a new facility. The old building still stood as of 2000.
  • Nieves y Manuel Briones Wedding Pic (45 KB)
    Manuel Briones and Nieves Guerrero wedding picture in Nuevo Laredo circa 1930
  • Victor, Leti, and Gilberto Martinez (83 KB)
    Photo of Gumercindo (Victor) Martinez, Leti, and Gilberto Martinez circa 1975
  • Children of Filiberto Martinez (77 KB)
    Taken at Maria De Jesus Martinez wedding reception in Cotulla, Texas 1987. L to R: Juanita Vega, Jose Martinez,Porfirio Martinez, Rosario Ramos, Gilberto Martinez, Maria De Jesus Leal, Domingo Martinez, Daniel Martinez, Melba Dorado, Josefina Martinez
  • Alejandro Martinez in Germany 1946 (116 KB)
    Alejandro "Cando" Martinez was a demolitions expert for the US Army during WWII.
  • Domingo & Gumercindo "Victor" Martinez (160 KB)
    Domingo Martinez and his grandson Gumercindo "Victor" Martinez. The location is either Laredo, Texas or Catarina, Texas.
  • Olivia, Alejandro Jr., and Johnny (467 KB)
    Children of Alejandro and Dora Martinez from Laredo, TX.
  • Maria Caballero (202 KB)
    The Martinez kids visiting Maria Caballero Martinez. From the left standing: Gilberto "Topo" Martinez, Gumercindo "Victor" Martinez, Alejandro "Cando" Aguilar Martinez, Porfirio Martinez, and Daniel Martinez. Sitting are Maria Francisca "Pancha" Martinez, Maria Caballero, and Rosario "Chayo" Martinez.
  • Porfirio "Chio" Martinez (12 KB)
    This is Porfirio Martinez when he was at the top of his game as a pitcher in the Mexican baseball league. He was voted #51 by the Laredo Morning Times January 1, 2001 for their Century of Athletes article.
  • Los Galleros (82 KB)
    Picture taken in Cotulla, Texas circa 1965. At right is Daniel Carbajal, good friend of Filiberto Martinez who is on the right. Both were arrested at least once for partaking of this pasttime.
  • Juanita Resendez Vega (642 KB)
    Juanita Vega is married to Joe Vega and lives in Seguin, Texas.
  • Nephew of Valeria Martinez (283 KB)
    The writing on the back of this postcard photo says: "Te dedico este retrato en pruebas de carino a mi estimada tia Valeria Martinez". Valeria was Domingo Martinez sister. Thank you Francisca "Pancha" Martinez for the use of the picture.
  • Martinez Brothers (182 KB)
    From the left, Jose, Porfirio, Gilberto, Domingo, and Daniel Martinez.
  • Joe Vega Senior (79 KB)
    Photo of Jose (Joe) Vega next to his truck. circa 1972
  • Victor Martinez in football uniform in Catarina. (72 KB)
    Victor used to play football in Catarina, Texas. He served in the US Army for 20 years until he retired.
 
Related Files
  • Descendants of Francisco Martinez (36 KB)
    This is a tree of descendants of the earliest ancestor I could tie to our family. His name was Juan Francisco Guajardo Martinez. One of the original founders of Saltillo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico (1577). He was a Hacienda and Mill owner. He appeared in a 1604 census take of all grown males in Saltillo. His son Juan Guajardo Martinez married Isabel Flores de Abrego they had seven children one being Nicolas the other son, Lorenzo Guajardo Martinez married but to whom is unknown; a son-in-law was Joseph De Los Santos Coy. Veteran of the Chichemeca wars.
 
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