Rafaela Beliz Garcia

23 May 1832–
Soto la Marina, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The Life of Rafaela Beliz

When Rafaela Beliz Garcia was christened on 23 May 1832, in Soto la Marina, Tamaulipas, Mexico, her father, Telésforo Veliz, was 17 and her mother, Maria Anacleta Garcia, was 16.

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Telésforo Veliz
Maria Anacleta Garcia
Casiano Velis
Rafaela Beliz Garcia
Jose Franco. Velis Garcia
Agustina Veliz Garcia
Susano Veliz Garza
Ma. Juana Belis Garcia
Jose Maximo Veliz Garcia
Jose Francisco Velis Garcia
Jose Luciano Velis Garcia

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World Events (3)


Santa Anna elected president. Dictatorship established in 1834. End of first liberal reforms. Tithes abolished.
1833 · National Library of Mexico

The construction of the National Library of Mexico came by decree of Benito Juarez in 1867 to become a bibliographic repository of Mexico and home to all foreign books published about Mexico. It was linked to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) for research and to help students learn more about Mexico. The building was damaged after an earthquake in 1985 and a new annex was built to help preserve the books that weren’t destroyed. 

Texas pioneers seek independence from Mexico in 1835, achieving it in March 1836. Santa Anna defeated and forced to recognize independence of Texas. Spain and Vatican recognize Mexican republic in 1836.

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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  • Rafaela Beliz Garcia, "México, bautismos, 1560-1950"

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