Martin Garcia

2 May 1884–15 February 1964 (Age 79)
Justice Precinct 5, Bexar, Texas, United States

The Life of Martin

Martin Garcia was born on 2 May 1884 as the son of Susano Garcia and Brigida Mata. He had at least 1 daughter with Encarnacion Frausto. He died on 15 February 1964, in Justice Precinct 5, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 79.

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Martin Garcia
Encarnacion Frausto
Elena Garcia

Spouse and Children


    Encarnacion Frausto




    Elena Garcia


Parents and Siblings

    Susano Garcia


    Brigida Mata




World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 10

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 21

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Name Meaning

Spanish (García) and Portuguese: from a medieval personal name of uncertain origin. It is normally found in medieval records in the Latin form Garsea, and may well be of pre-Roman origin, perhaps akin to Basque (h)artz ‘bear’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martin Garcia, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Martin Garcia, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Martin Garcia in entry for Teresa <Garcia>, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"

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