Sunday, March 07, 2010
Here is some the Marquez family history. We will start with Leon Marquez who was born around April 1st 1889 - Leon parents were Rufugia Padilla and Eugenio Narejo. He was born in Texas.
Below is a census of 1900 where there is a Rufugia Padilla who is a widow with 5 children. It is hard to read this document . The 5 children in descending age order are Marcela,Librada,Leon,Alvino and Hilaria.
If you Click on the document it will open up bigger
Leon married an Elvia Valenzuela and had a son Fredrico and another child we are not sure of the name I have been unable to locate them in the 1910. Below is a picture of Leon with his first wife and children (Thanks to Walter and Syl Marquez for providing pictures )
On March 10th 1914 Leon's future wife Paz Prieto is coming to visit her sister Belen in El Paso.
Her father Pablo her mother Paz Garcia,her brothers Pablo jr, Antonio and Gregorio and her sister Maria de jesus also crossed the border that day.
In 1920 Leon and Paz are living at 747 Avila St in Los Angeles with Leon's son Fredrico who is 11 and thier daughter Estella who is 2. The census takers often spelled names incorrectly. Leon is going by Espididon Parillo which should be Padilla see #3. Paz's family are living in the same building her sister Maria Jesus and brother Gregorio are #1 and #2 - The next census shows the rest of the family her father Pablo her Mother Paz and her brothers Antonio and Pablo
Here are pictures of Leon and Paz and Family