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Maria Lorenza Garza (1904 - 1992)

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Maria Lorenza (Lorenza) "Lencha" Garza
Born in General Terán, Nuevo León, Mexicomap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [half], [half], [private brother (1920s - 1990s)] [half], [half] and [half]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married 4 Aug 1940 in Hidalgo County, Texas, USAmap
Mother of and [private daughter (1950s - unknown)]
Died in Pharr, Hidalgo, Texas, USAmap
Profile last modified 5 Apr 2017 | Created 28 Mar 2017
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Biography

Early years

Lorenza Garza was born in Mexico on August 10, 1904. Her father, Francisco Garza, died less than two months after she turned 1. It is not clear when she immigrated from Mexico to Texas. She possibly lived there until her mid-20s.

Early 1940s

She married Walter Harvey Pyles in Hidalgo County on August 4, 1940. They adopted Diana Marie “Dianita” as a newborn in 1944, possibly from someone she knew who had gotten pregnant and whose partner had left her. Dianita had Down Syndrome, which was discovered after her birth, but Lencha wanted her regardless. Harvey died of coronary thrombosis on Dianita’s first birthday (three days after Lencha’s 40th birthday).

1950s - 1960s

It is unclear when she married Robert Murray Yeadon. Bexar County records show deeds with both of their names starting in 1957. They lived in San Antonio, Texas for several years. At some point, they adopted their daughter, Lillian.

1970s

Robert died and was buried in 1978. He was 95 years old. Lencha was 73.

1980s - early 1990s

It is unclear when she moved back to Pharr, Texas, but she lived next door to her brother, Elijio. She took in boarders for a few years. Later, when she got sick, she moved in with Elijio and was taken care of by her sister-in-law, Eloisa.

Death

Died 26 December 1992. Pharr, Hidalgo, Texas, USA. [1][2][3]

She is buried next to her daughter at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens in Pharr, Texas in Section G. Elijio and Eloisa are also buried nearby. Harvey Pyles is presumed to be buried in Pharr, but his gravesite is unknown.

Maria Lorenza Garza. [4] Source: Christening 3 18 Dec 1905. Note: https:/familysearch.org/ark:/619031:1:NFSJ-DS9. Note: "México bautismos, 1560-1950," database, FamilySearch (https:/familysearch.org/ark:/619031:1:NFSJ-DS9 : accessed 20 January 2016), Maria Lorenza Garza, 18 Dec 1905; citing , reference item 12 p 302; FHL microfilm 1,389,163.[5][6][7]

Born 10 August 1904. General Terán, Nuevo León, Mexico. [8] Source: Christening 3 18 Dec 1905. Note: https:/familysearch.org/ark:/619031:1:NFSJ-DS9. Note: "México bautismos, 1560-1950," database, FamilySearch (https:/familysearch.org/ark:/619031:1:NFSJ-DS9 : accessed 20 January 2016), Maria Lorenza Garza, 18 Dec 1905; citing , reference item 12 p 302; FHL microfilm 1,389,163.[9][10]

Residence Pharr, TX. [11]

Buried Pharr, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA. [12]

Christening: At Nuestra Señora de la Soledad. 18 December 1905. General Terán, Nuevo León, Mexico. Source: Christening 3 18 Dec 1905. Note: https:/familysearch.org/ark:/619031:1:NFSJ-DS9. Note: "México bautismos, 1560-1950," database, FamilySearch (https:/familysearch.org/ark:/619031:1:NFSJ-DS9 : accessed 20 January 2016), Maria Lorenza Garza, 18 Dec 1905; citing , reference item 12 p 302; FHL microfilm 1,389,163.

Sources

  1. Source: #S-773878014 Number: 455-18-3324; Issue State: Texas; Issue Date: Before 1951
  2. Source: #S-741104930
  3. Source: #S-739679302
  4. Source: #S-773878014 Number: 455-18-3324; Issue State: Texas; Issue Date: Before 1951
  5. Source: #S-741104930
  6. Source: #S-739679302
  7. Source: #S-740730470
  8. Source: #S-773878014 Number: 455-18-3324; Issue State: Texas; Issue Date: Before 1951
  9. Source: #S-739679302
  10. Source: #S-740730470
  11. Source: #S-740730470
  12. Source: #S-739679302
  • Source: S-739679302 Repository: #R-1197056682 U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
  • Repository: R-1197056682 Ancestry.com
  • Source: S-740730470 Repository: #R-1197056682 U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
  • Source: S-741104930 Repository: #R-1197056682 Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc
  • Source: S-773878014 Repository: #R-1197056682 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc


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